Friday Night Drags is a heads up, street-style drag racing series on Atlanta Motor Speedway's eighth-mile pit road. Averaging 225 drag racers and 90 show cars in front of nearly 5,000 fans nightly, Friday Night Drags has become one of the Speedway's most-popular events with local racing enthusiasts.
Drag racing action is open to any automobile and any driver possessing a valid driver's license. In addition to the on-track drag racing action, a Show N' Shine car show also takes place each Friday night. All vehicles are welcome to enter and awards will be given for the top-three finishers in each class.
Spectator entry for Friday Night Drags is just $8. Competitors pay $20 to drag race or enter the Show-N-Shine, or a combo-ticket to enter both can be purchased for $30. Outside parking is free or fans can park on the Speedway's Infield for close proximity to the action for just $20. Motorcycle parking is free on the Infield.
Pit gates open at 6:00 p.m. for competitors and grandstand gates open at 6:30 p.m. for fans. Show-N-Shine entries are accepted until 7:15 p.m. and a mandatory drivers meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m.
The drag Tech Area will open at 6:00 p.m. and practice runs begin at 6:15 p.m. and run through 8 p.m. A driver's meeting will take place at 8:25 p.m. Drag racing eliminations begin at approximately 9:19 p.m. and follow Friday Night Drags' nightly Opening Ceremonies at 9:10 p.m. Please note, no minors are allowed in the pre-stage/grid area or winner's lanes and only the driver and one crew member are allowed in winner's lanes.
For the Show-N-Shine car show, judging begins at 6:30 p.m. Entrants are invited to participate in a Show-N-Shine Speedway Cruise around Atlanta's 1.54-mile quad oval track at 8:20 p.m., but are encouraged to return to their vehicles before 8:00 p.m. to stage for the Cruise. Following the Cruise, the Show-N-Shine Awards Ceremony will take place at 8:55 p.m. on the Speedway's frontstretch in front of thousands of racing fans.