Week 12 in the 16-week O'Reilly Auto Parts Friday Night Drags and Show-N-Shine descended on the pit lane drag strip at Atlanta Motor Speedway Friday evening, with pure horsepower and adrenaline fueling the thrilling side-by-side action of one of the largest street-style drag racing series in the nation.
Atlanta Motor Speedway will give away a giant-screen TV to one lucky fan at the 2017 Thursday Thunder finale on Saturday, Aug. 5. The massive high-definition RCA television - the largest piece of electronic equipment ever given away in the 60-year history of the facility - will be awarded prior to the evening's scheduled feature races.
Week 8 action in the Thursday Thunder Legends Series presented by Papa John's Pizza brought high-intensity racing along with a strong sense of urgency in the final Thursday night of the season, leaving just two Saturday dates - July 29 and Aug. 5 - remaining on the calendar for drivers to hone-in on coveted season championships.
Walking into the garage at Atlanta Motor Speedway sporting denim shorts and flip-flops, 21-year-old Georgia Tech student Amber Fleeman isn't your typical racecar driver in the Thursday Thunder Legends Series presented by Papa John's Pizza, the track's 20-year-strong Legends and Bandolero racing series.