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Jorgensen ready for next challenge at Thursday Thunder
by Maurice Dixon
mdixon@neighbornewspapers.com
June 04, 2013 03:58 PM | 1061 views | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Staff / Katherine Frye<br>Stockbridge resident Taylor Jorgensen was the Thursday Thunder Outlaws division champion last year.
Staff / Katherine Frye
Stockbridge resident Taylor Jorgensen was the Thursday Thunder Outlaws division champion last year.
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After a dominant performance at Thursday Thunder in the Outlaws division in 2012, Taylor Jorgensen is ready to make her mark in the Semi-Pro division.

Last season, the 17-year-old Stockbridge native had nine wins in 10 starts and also won the points championship.

“It was a dream season,” Jorgensen said. “I started out with a goal of maybe winning four [races], if I was lucky. I just was consistent and confident throughout the whole season. I always looked forward to the next race and always prepared myself.”

To make things sweeter, Jorgensen had all of this success in her father’s former vehicle.

“I couldn’t have done it without the great car I had,” she said. “Thanks to my Dad. He sets up everything and Cody Haskins who put some great tires underneath me each and every week.”

However, Jorgensen realizes the good times she had in the Bandolero car are over and competing in the Legends car is the next challenge.

“I hope to be able to do great things in the Legends car and have people talk about the Legends car also and not just my Bando years,” she said.

So far, Jorgensen has done well in the bigger and faster vehicle. She had two top-10 finishes while racing in Auburndale, Fla.

“I’m ready to race more experienced drivers,” Jorgensen said. “The harder the competition is, the better driver you become throughout each and every race. I’m ready for fast cars like the Legends.”

Last year’s top-three Semi-Pro drivers were champion Myatt Snider and Garrett Smithley and William Plemons III of Locust Grove, respectively.

The other Jorgensen to keep an eye out for is Taylor’s brother, Jenson. He won the lone race Taylor didn’t win and finished third overall.

“I hope my brother takes my place and I hope he does better,” Taylor Jorgensen said. “Right now, he’s got the most wins in the country for the 2013 season. He’s doing awesome and has won five of the last six races at Concord [Motor Speedway].
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