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Powers fastest clergyman at AMS

Photo By Gabriel Stovall
David Powers shows off his hardware after winning the Thursday Thunder series’ Faster Pastor race. Powers is a staff pastor at McDonough’s Momentum Church.

Photo By Gabriel Stovall David Powers shows off his hardware after winning the Thursday Thunder series’ Faster Pastor race. Powers is a staff pastor at McDonough’s Momentum Church.

THURSDAY THUNDER WEEK 5 RESULTS

Bandits

  1. Ashton Winger

  2. Zach Leonhardi

  3. Reid Morris

Outlaws

  1. Taylor Jorgensen

  2. Christopher Clanton

  3. Alton Clark

Young Lions

  1. Will Fagan

  2. Riley Thornton

  3. Evan Bell

Semi-pro

  1. Myatt Snider

  2. William Plemons III

  3. Jay Coen

Masters

  1. Ed Clark

  2. Skip Nichols

  3. Tina Johnson

Pro

  1. Mason Massey

  2. Jeff Haynie

  3. Taylor Hull

Buzz Cars

  1. Brian Sutton

  2. Zack Privette

  3. Tim Broatzge

David Powers is officially the fastest pastor in the Southern Crescent.

Powers, who is a staff pastor at Momentum Church in McDonough won the ninth Faster Pastor exhibition race during Thursday Thunder at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

The race was not only a way for area pastors and their churches to enjoy a night at the racetrack, it also gave churches the opportunity to raise money for charitable causes.

Six pastors from five different Southern Crescent area churches bumped and jostled their way around the quarter-mile track at AMS for eight laps, entertaining regular Thursday Thunder fans and supporting parishioners alike.

The churches were able to donate for charitable causes that ranged from supporting their own in-house ministries to contributing to overseas missions.

Powers drove a stripped down, gray Chrysler New Yorker that was fashioned in the manner of a stock car. After the six cars nudged each other around for the first couple of laps, Powers pulled away from the pack and cruised to a fairly easy victory.

Afterward, the pastors gathered with their families and laughed at themselves and each other as they recapped their adventures behind the wheel.

Powers gained pole position in the race as his church collected the monetary donations of the six churches toward its missions ministry.

“Oh this was great,” Powers said while mingling with his fellow clergymen drivers. “It was fun out here (Thursday).”