The difference between a typical AMS Legends race on the speedway's quarter-mile "Thunder Ring" and one on the winding road course at Atlanta Motorsports Park is nearly an entire mile, six turns and a rare opportunity to turn the steering wheel in a clockwise direction.
The 2017 Winter Flurry Legends and Bandolero racing series began Saturday afternoon at Atlanta Motor Speedway with doubleheaders in all eight racing divisions, as drivers returned to the quarter-mile Thunder Ring for off-season racing following the 20th Anniversary season of Thursday Thunder earlier this summer.
Atlanta Motor Speedway is inviting Hurricane Irma evacuees staying on property during the storm - and any interested local residents - to watch tomorrow's quarter-mile Legends and Bandolero races from the grandstands free of charge.
Atlanta Motor Speedway will open its camping facilities free of charge to evacuees seeking temporary refuge from the approaching Hurricane Irma. The Speedway, which is equipped to handle thousands of campers during its annual NASCAR weekend, will open both RV and tent campgrounds to any interested evacuees beginning tomorrow, Sept. 7.