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Super Bowl champ wins at AMS

By Doug Gorman

He has a Super Bowl ring.

Thanks to his performance Thursday night, Myron Guyton also has a Legends victory trophy to go with the piece of jewelry.

There's been a 13-year gap between Guyton's Super Bowl championship with the Giants, and his victory at Thursday Thunder, but there's no doubt the resident of McDonough hasn't lost his flare for victory.

"We had a good car, and I was glad to finally have won," he told the enthusiastic crowd after his victory.

The former NFL star helped usher in Atlanta Motor Speeway's sixth season of Thursday Thunder.

Thursday night, it might have been safer for the former NFL standout to be back on the gridiron instead of racing in the Chargers' Division, of the AMS Series, but despite a caution-plagued race, Guyton prevailed holding off the No. 43-Richard Petty modeled car driven by Larry Pepples.

It was Guyton's first career win at AMS.

Guyton skipped last year's series.

In 2001, Guyton had a second, third and fourth place finish at AMS before taking a brief hiatus.

While Guyton was racing to his first victory, 13-year-old Joey Logano continued to show the maturity of a driver much older.

After winning the Semi-Pro Division last year, Logano has moved up again. This time to the Pro Division.

It appears nothing can stop the talented young driver has he took control of the points standings in the Pro Division with a solid victory.

Logano, who already holds the track record for consecutive victories with 14, is dividing his time between Late Model racing, Legends racing on Tuesday night at Lowes Motor Speedway in North Carolina and at AMS.

Confidence Booster: A year ago, Hunter Robbins finished third in the Bandits Division. This year he is sounding like a champion after winning the first race of the season in the division.

"I plan on winning them all," he said.

Semi-Pros: A year ago Bubba Harry captured the points title in the Chargers' Division. Moving up hasn't seemed to slow the Griffin driver.

Thursday in his Semi-Pro Debut, Harry wasn't slowed by the switch as he crusied to the checkered flag.

Because the event was not finished before the Daily's deadline, results were not available in the Masters, Bandolero Outlaws, Bandolero Young Guns or Roadsters.

Thursday Thunder continues for the next nine weeks at AMS.

Tickets to the summer event at the Speedway are $5 for adults and $1 for children 12 to 6. Children under six are admitted for free.