Road Course Racing!
For the first time in six years, we'll host road course racing for Legends and Bandolero cars!
The series will feature two separate road course layouts: a short course and a long course, each within the footprint of the AMS infield. The four-week series will be split in half, with two races on each layout.
The short course will feature an eight-turn, 0.7-mile layout, while the long course will cover 1.2 miles and 10 turns and will utilize portions of both the Thunder Ring and the main 1.54-mile AMS oval.
Competing classes will include Beginner Bandoleros, Outlaws and Bandits divisions in Bandolero cars and Young Lions, Semi-Pros and Masters divisions in Legends cars. Points will be awarded in each race based on finishing positions, and series champions will be crowned at the conclusion of the final week.
Dates for the road course series are as follows:
Sept. 12 (Short course)
Sept. 13 (Short course)
Sept. 26 (Long course)
The Sunday, Sept. 13 race on the short course will be an official INEX national qualifier. Drivers will compete for wins and points in their quest for an appearance in the U.S. Legends and Bandolero Nationals later in the fall.
Infield admission is available at the security command post near the Speedway's main entrance and is just $12 for adults, $5 for children ages six through 11 and free for children ages five and under.
The door-to-door excitement of short track racing greets fans year-round with Legends and Bandolero racing on the 1/4-Mile "Thunder Ring," located on the frontstretch of Atlanta Motor Speedway! Grassroots racing in various divisions occurs year-round with offseason events and the Winter Flurry season in addition to the Thursday Thunder series during the summer months!
All grandstands are non-smoking at Thursday Thunder, with smoking being permitted in designated areas near the grandstands.
Thursday Thunder is one of the most affordable, exciting family activities in Atlanta. Every Thursday night from early June into late July, a smorgasbord of games, contests, giveaways and hot on-track racing excitement take place at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Tickets are just $6 for adults and $2 for children 6-11 (children under 6 are free) for each evening of fun and grass-roots racing on the paved quarter-mile track at AMS, the Thunder Ring. Drivers as young as 8-years-old come from all over the nation to battle each night in eight different classes for the right to be called champions at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Group parties and children's birthday parties are also available during Thursday Thunder. Gates open at 6 p.m., practice begins at 6 p.m. and feature races start at 7:30 p.m. Don't miss this summer's most fun and affordable activity. Come see the region's up and coming drivers each Thursday night at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Call (770) 946-4211 for information or visit www.legendsofga.com.
You can enjoy the excitement of sanctioned auto racing from behind the wheel! Thanks to US Legend Cars and Legends of Georgia, it's easy, affordable and a great source of family fun. Legends Cars are 5/8 scale replicas of classic coupes and sedans of the '30s that were modified into the fordable racing machines of NASCAR's grassroots history. But don't let their size fool you - these are serious race cars powered by 1200cc, 4-cylinder Yamaha engines delivering 122 horsepower - more than enough to give you some major league racing thrills.
COMPETITOR WAIVER FORMS MUST BE PRINTED IN COLOR. BLACK AND WHITE COPIES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED