Atlanta fans benefit Leukemia/Lymphoma Society

HAMPTON, GA - The generosity of race fans helped to raise more than $5,000 for Eagle 106.7 FM deejay Rhubarb Jones' annual March Across Georgia, which stopped last week at Atlanta Motor Speedway's Thursday Thunder. The total raised for...

HAMPTON, GA - The generosity of race fans helped to raise more than $5,000 for Eagle 106.7 FM deejay Rhubarb Jones' annual March Across Georgia, which stopped last week at Atlanta Motor Speedway's Thursday Thunder. The total raised for the March Across Georgia, which benefits the leukemia and lymphoma society, was $5,220.57.

SUPERSTAR: Bandits driver Joey Logano will be featured in the August issue of Sports Illustrated for Kids. This 11-year-old driver from Alpharetta has won 11 consecutive Thursday Thunder races at Atlanta Motor Speedway (dating back to last season), a track record.

UPON FURTHER REVIEW: It wasn't the way she wanted it, but Alpharetta's Michelle Theriault earned her first Thursday Thunder win last week after Young Lions winner Doug Ludwig's car was disqualified. Theriault became the second woman to win a Thursday Thunder feature, just one week after Cindy Anderson made history in the Semi-Pro B event.

"I started 11th and worked my way up to 2nd, but I was disappointed at the end, thinking I was so close," Theriault said. "Then I found out that I actually won, and I was thrilled."

WHERE THERE'S A WILL: Will Allison, the younger brother of Bandits driver Austin Allison has a new bright blue Bandolero and is expected to start competing soon.

"We've still got a little left to do before we feel ready to put him in the car," said Tommy Allison, the boys' father. "We're going to do some more practice and get him used to driving. But he doesn't understand why he can't go race now; his big brother is."

Will and Austin Allison are the second cousins of the late Davey Allison and the cousins of Davey's son Robbie, who also recently made his racing debut.

-AMS

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Series Charity , Stock car
Drivers Joey Logano , Michelle Theriault