By Anthony Rhoads
Trey Maughan is gunning for a three-peat this season at Thursday Thunder but even if he doesn't achieve that goal, he's going to have fun along the way and enjoy the ride.
"It's going to be the most fun I've had," Maughan said. "I'm going for the three-peat but even if I don't I'll have fun."
Maughan won the 2003 Bandolero Young Guns title and last year, he edged Tina Johnson by five points last year to take the Outlaws title.
"It was an exciting and competitive division," he said. "It was fun but nerve-wracking. It was a lot of fun last year. If I won it or if Tina had won it, it still was a lot of fun."
This season, Maughan is looking forward to racing Daniel Moore, last year's Young Guns champ who is running in his first season of Outlaws this year.
"We've raced each other a lot and always raced well against each other," Maughan said. "It's back and forth. Seeing him progress is amazing, he's probably one of the best drivers out here.
Maughan played soccer at Starr's Mill High School and was on the team that was the Class AAAAA state runner-up in 2004. He also was on back-to-back Peachtree City Dodgeball Champs, the Starr's Mill Gentleman's Club.
"It takes complete focus, no matter which sport it is," Maughan said.
The 19-year-old is attending University of Tennessee, where he is a sports management major.
Trey Maughan File
School: Graduated from Starr's Mill High School and currently attends the University of Tennessee
Other sports: Played soccer in high school and was on Starr's Mill state runner-up team in 2004
Family ties: His father Don is his crew chief
Racing achievements: 2001 Senoia Speedway Track Champion, third place at 2003 Nationals, second in state points in 2003, 2003 Thursday Thunder Young Guns Champion, 2004 Thursday Thunder Outlaws Champion, has won more than 20 races in Georgia, Florida and Alabama