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Jorgensen aims to repeat as Bandolero Outlaws champ
by Maurice Dixon
June 24, 2014 06:18 PM | 1188 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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Stockbridge resident Jensen Jorgensen won the Bandolero National Outlaws title last year.
Staff / Christine Fonville / Stockbridge resident Jensen Jorgensen won the Bandolero National Outlaws title last year.
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This Saturday, Jensen Jorgensen will get the opportunity to defend his 2013 Bandolero National Outlaws title during the 17th annual zMAX Micro-Lubricant Bandolero Nationals at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

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

The last time the Bandolero Nationals were at Atlanta Motor Speedway was in 2009.

“We are thrilled to once again play host to the zMAX Bandolero Nationals,” said Brandon Hutchison, vice president of events at the speedway. “With some of the toughest competitors from around the country planning to run, it should be a great weekend of racing.”

“We’re honored and excited to be hosting the Bandolero Nationals again at Atlanta Motor Speedway,” speedway President and General Manager Ed Clark said. “We are eagerly looking forward to hosting the best Bandolero drivers from all over the country as they’ll try to tame one of the most challenging racing surfaces around.”

The INEX National Bandolero Outlaw race included another highlight for the Jorgensen family since Jorgensen’s sister, Taylor, finished second in the competition.

“The Bando Nationals is a highlight in our family,” said Jensen Jorgensen earlier this month. “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,” said Taylor Jorgensen earlier this month.

Chandler Smith, who is also a Thursday Thunder driver, won the Bandits title last year and will be looking to repeat as well.

There will be practice sessions Friday and Saturday morning for this event.

“I think we will see an all-out effort for another championship from Jensen this season,” said Clark earlier this month. “I think if this year goes well, he may move up to the Legends cars.”

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