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Siblings seek more success at Thursday Thunder
by Maurice Dixon
June 03, 2014 04:02 PM | 1147 views | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Staff / Maurice Dixon<br>From left, siblings Taylor and Jenson Jorgensen, who will once again compete in the Thursday Thunder racing series this summer.
Staff / Maurice Dixon
From left, siblings Taylor and Jenson Jorgensen, who will once again compete in the Thursday Thunder racing series this summer.
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With the Thursday Thunder racing series back on tap at Atlanta Motor Speedway, the sibling duo of Taylor and Jenson Jorgensen are ready to add to their history of success in short track racing.

After winning the Winter Flurry Championship in the Semi-Pro class, Taylor Jorgensen is looking to top her third-place finish in Thursday Thunder last season.

“Last year was my learning season,” she said. “I did better than I thought. I got rookie of the year. I’m looking forward to another season of really doing well in the Legends car. I want to be in the running for the Thursday Thunder championship.”

“We’ve watched her grow up and progress through here,” speedway President and General Manager Ed Clark said. “She has an excellent record in racing.”

Meanwhile, her brother hopes to improve on a fourth-place finish last year in the Bandolero class. Ten months ago, Jenson Jorgensen won the INEX National Bandolero Outlaw Championship.

With Jenson Jorgensen ahead of the pack for the entire race, Taylor Jorgensen, who decided to get back in the smaller car one more time, finished second.

“The Bando Nationals is probably a highlight in our family,” Jenson Jorgensen said. “It was unbelievable. That was everybody in the country racing and we finished first and second. We don’t say she got second. We say we all got first.”

“Finishing first and second was a surreal moment,” Taylor Jorgensen said.

Jenson Jorgensen will try to defend his title on June 28 when the Bandolero Nationals return to Atlanta Motor Speedway.

“It would awesome to go 2-for-2,” Jenson Jorgensen said. “Hopefully, I will do that and next year be in a Legends car.”

“I think we will see an all-out effort for another championship from him this season,” Clark said. “I think if this year goes well he may move up to the Legends cars. We really appreciate the commitment the Jorgensen family has made. It’s great to see families out here doing this together.”

Taylor Jorgensen has nine overall wins at Thursday Thunder which is the most for a female driver.



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