Sanction: Grifco Racing Equipment Thunder Series (March Madness) - $1,500
Information provided by: Various reports (last updated March 4, 8:23 am)
Gray captures Thunder's Cherokee opener
- Lee Gray
- Rod Roberts
- Mark Wilbanks
- Billy Rushton
- Jeff Robinson
- Michael Smith
- Chris Patterson
- Jason Wallace
- Baron McDowell
- Keith Baker
- Chris Woods
- Sean Thomas
- Victoria Purcell
- John Price
- Kyle Huntley
Lee Gray won Cherokee's Thunder tour season-opener Saturday.
What won the race: Retaking the lead from John Price following the race’s second caution, second-starting Lee Gray of Tunnel Hill, Ga., captured Saturday’s Alpha Art Thunder Series season opener at Cherokee Speedway. Gray earned $1,500.
Key notes: After Gray led the opening laps, Price slipped by on a restart following the feature’s first caution. … Gray returned the favor when he grabbed the top spot following the second caution. … Price retired on lap 13 with overheating issues. ... The young Price, of Mill Spring, S.C., is the reigning Crate Sportsman track champion at Cherokee. ... The Thunder tour is slated to return to action on April 12 at Travelers Rest (S.C.) Speedway for another $1,500-to-win event.
Winner's sponsors: Gray drives a CVR Race Car sponsored by North Georgia Motorsports and Whitmire Construction.
Car count: 15
Next series race: April 12, Travelers Rest Speedway (Travelers Rest, SC) $1,500
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.