No. 61 Darrel Hamilton took the win Saturday. Pantas made a last-gasp pass on Hamilton in Turn 11 at Road Atlanta to take second in Thunder Roadster on Sunday.

Two new Spec Thunder Roadster drivers, Will Miller and Scott Lanford from Tennessee, passed comp school and became the newest Roadster rookies.

Saturday morning qualifying put Randy Suddreth on pole, Jordan Anderson second, Darrel Hamilton third. The top three were separated by less than .3 seconds.

At the start, Jordan Anderson got by Randy Suddreth and led until the back stretch where Suddreth drafted by to lead lap one. Anderson passed Suddreth and led the next three laps. Darrel Hamilton and Suddreth swapped second several different times before Suddreth spun on lap four in Turn 7 and lost four positions.

Hamilton was able to get back by Anderson and they exchanged the lead numerous times before a full-course caution came out with Anderson in the lead. On the restart Robert Summers, Brandon Pantas and Suddreth had joined Anderson and Hamilton in the battle for the lead. When the white flag came out, it was Anderson leading, followed by Suddreth, Hamilton and Summers. Anderson got loose in Turn 7, which allowed Suddreth, Hamilton and Summers to get by. Summers pushed Hamilton by Suddreth to the lead on the back straight. With Hamilton in the lead, it was three wide behind him for second coming to Turn 10A. Anderson ran off and Suddreth got by. The finishing order was Darrel Hamilton first, Randy Suddreth second, Jordan Anderson third.

Sunday qualifying had Jordan Anderson first with Brandon Pantas second, Darrel Hamilton third. The race was every bit as exciting as Saturday’s race. At the start Anderson, Pantas and Randy Suddreth jumped out to an early lead and ran nose to tail for the first six laps. A full-course caution came out for a Spec E30 in the gravel trap in Turn 5. On the restart, it was again Anderson, Pantas and Suddreth up front with Hamilton and Robert Summers giving chase. Suddreth and Pantas drafted by Anderson on lap 10. Suddreth spun in Turn 5 and lost positions. Pantas and Anderson battling for the lead allowed Hamilton and Summers to join the fight for first. A second full-course caution came out for an incident in Turn 10A. It was a green, white, checker finish. Jordan Anderson won with Brandon Pantas beating Darrel Hamilton by a nose at the stripe for second, Robert Summers fourth and Randy Suddreth fifth.

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