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!
Infield passes may be purchased at the Security Command building located near the main entrance to Atlanta Motor Speedway. Infield passes are $12 for adults, $5 for ages six through 11, and children ages five and younger are admitted for free.
Atlanta's summers will heat up when Thursday Thunder, Atlanta Motor Speedway's weekly racing series takes the green flag for the 2014 season.
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., heat races start at 5:50 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.
Driver Recruitment Event
A one of a kind recruiting event specifically designed for truck drivers and carriers. The family friendly job fair includes a raffle, kids face painting and concessions, all available in the NASCAR garage at the Speedway.
Winter Flurry Races No. 2 & 3
Hot laps at 11:15 a.m. Qualifying at 12:25 p.m.
|01/25 - 01/26/14||
GunRunner Gun, Knife & Prepper Show
Gunrunner Gun, Knife & Prepper Show will feature over 250 tables offering an array of weapons, ammunition, supplies and more. The show will be held in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series garage on Saturday, Jan. 25 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday, Jan. 26 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Winter Flurry Races No. 4 & 5
Hot laps at 11 a.m., qualifying at 11:50 a.m.
|02/27/14||Employment Seeker Job Fair ||
|03/01/14||Winter Flurry Race No. 6 ||
|03/07 - 03/08/14||Richard Petty Driving Experience ||
Winter Flurry Race No. 7
Hot laps begin at 6 p.m., qualifying at 6:50 p.m with 20-lap feature races to follow.
|03/15 - 03/16/14||Rusty Wallace Racing Experience ||
|03/20 - 03/22/14||
Sweet Repeats Consignment Sale
Sale will be held in the NASCAR Nationwide Series garage located in the AMS infield. Visitors should follow directional signs to the infield tunnel. Sale hours are from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on March 20, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on March 21 and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on March 22.
Bacon Chase is a celebration honoring the gloriously divine food of the gods: bacon. Rejoice along a 5K piggy pilgrimage or 0.05K blitz to the bacon while feasting on savory strips of cracklin meat-candy. Celebrate your crowning achievement by toasting your bacon-feasting bretheren at the finish line with a bloody mary and boatloads of unlimited bacon in all its meaty majesty. Bacon. A nominal parking fee will be charged.
|03/29 - 03/30/14||
What is an ImportAlliance meet? It’s a grassroots style cruise-in, meet, social gathering, show-n-shine, learning opportunity, teaching opportunity, marketing opportunity and motorsports event. ImportAlliance is everything that you love about import cars. It is not a lifestyle event. It is how people who enjoy import cars get together and have fun while learning things to make their cars better.
Winter Flurry Race No. 8
Event schedule: Hot laps begin at 10:30 a.m., qualifying at 11:20 a.m with 20-lap feature races to follow.
The Color Run
The Color Run, also known as the Happiest 5k on the Planet, is a unique paint race that celebrates healthiness, happiness and individuality. Now the single largest event series in the United States, The Color Run has exploded since its debut event and has more than tripled in growth, hosting more than 170 events in 30+ countries in 2013. The Color Run is about people of all different speeds, ages, shapes and sizes toeing the start line. The Color Run will leave you covered in color from head-to-toe.
|04/12 - 04/13/14||Dale Jarrett Racing Adventure ||
|04/26 - 04/27/14||
Summit Racing Equipment Atlanta Motorama presented by Classic Collectors Insurance & zMAX Microlubricant
Those who consider themselves a car enthusiast of any type will want to be here for this! Get ready for the must-see auto show event of the year, the inaugural Summit Racing Equipment Atlanta Motorama presented by Classic Collectors Insurance & zMax Micro-lubricant!
|05/02 - 05/03/14||
RUSH Ministries brings you the Worship Experience of the year! Featuring Hillsong United, Jesus Culture, Colton Dixon in addition to speakers Pastor Carl Lentz of Hillsong NYC, Marc Pritchett, and Nick Hall! Register before March 2, and get the whole weekend for just $45.
|05/09/14||O'Reilly Auto Parts Friday Night Drags & Show-N-Shine Spring Race No. 1 | Friday Night Drags|
|05/16/14||O'Reilly Auto Parts Friday Night Drags & Show-N-Shine Spring Race No. 2 | Friday Night Drags|
|05/17/14||Thursday Thunder | Thursday Thunder|
|05/23 - 05/24/14||Richard Petty Driving Experience ||
|05/30/14||O'Reilly Auto Parts Friday Night Drags & Show-N-Shine Points Opener | Friday Night Drags|
|06/05/14||Thursday Thunder | Thursday Thunder|
|06/06/14||O'Reilly Auto Parts Friday Night Drags & Show-N-Shine | Friday Night Drags|
|06/12/14||Thursday Thunder | Thursday Thunder|
|06/12 - 06/14/14||Richard Petty Driving Experience ||
|06/13/14||O'Reilly Auto Parts Friday Night Drags & Show-N-Shine | Friday Night Drags|
|06/19/14||Thursday Thunder | Thursday Thunder|
|06/20 - 06/22/14||Driving 101 ||
|06/20/14||O'Reilly Auto Parts Friday Night Drags & Show-N-Shine | Friday Night Drags|
|06/25/14||Thursday Thunder | Thursday Thunder|
|06/26/14||Thursday Thunder | Thursday Thunder|
|06/27/14||O'Reilly Auto Parts Friday Night Drags & Show-N-Shine | Friday Night Drags|
|06/27 - 06/28/14||
17th Annual Bandolero Nationals
The best Bandolero drivers in the country will take to the 1/4-mile "Thunder Ring" to compete for a national championship!
|07/03/14||Thursday Thunder | Thursday Thunder|
|07/04/14||O'Reilly Auto Parts Friday Night Drags & Show-N-Shine | Friday Night Drags|
|07/10/14||Thursday Thunder | Thursday Thunder|
|07/11/14||O'Reilly Auto Parts Friday Night Drags & Show-N-Shine | Friday Night Drags|
|07/17/14||Thursday Thunder | Thursday Thunder|
|07/18/14||O'Reilly Auto Parts Friday Night Drags & Show-N-Shine | Friday Night Drags|
|07/24/14||Thursday Thunder Championship Night | Thursday Thunder|
|07/25/14||O'Reilly Auto Parts Friday Night Drags & Show-N-Shine | Friday Night Drags|
|08/01/14||O'Reilly Auto Parts Friday Night Drags & Show-N-Shine | Friday Night Drags|
|08/08/14||O'Reilly Auto Parts Friday Night Drags & Show-N-Shine | Friday Night Drags|
|08/09/14||Off-Season Legends & Bandolero Race ||
|08/15/14||O'Reilly Auto Parts Friday Night Drags & Show-N-Shine Championship Night | Friday Night Drags|
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Qualifying & Sprint Car Shootout
Start the weekend off with speed! The field for Sunday night's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series night race will be set as drivers seek to turn the fastest lap on Atlanta's lightning-quick surface.
Great Clips 300 to benefit Feed The Children
The stars of the NASCAR Nationwide Series battle it out under the Saturday night lights for 300 miles at Atlanta Motor Speedway in the Great Clips 300 to benefit Feed The Children!
NASCAR Sprint Cup Night Racing Returns
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series -
Join us in 2014 for the Biggest Labor Day Party in the USA! One of the most exciting weekends on the NASCAR schedule will keep capped by 500 miles of breathtaking racing on Atlanta's thrilling and challenging surface!
|09/12 - 09/14/14||Driving 101 ||
|09/12/14||O'Reilly Auto Parts Friday Night Drags & Show-N-Shine Fall Stampede | Friday Night Drags|
|09/19/14||O'Reilly Auto Parts Friday Night Drags & Show-N-Shine Fall Stampede | Friday Night Drags|
Get filthy Clean! This is the only obstacle mud race that doubles as a human car wash! We don’t just bring mud and obstacles; we throw more foam at you than a pack of toddlers in a bubble bath! A nominal parking fee will be charged.
|09/20/14||Off-Season Legends & Bandolero Race ||
|09/27 - 09/28/14||Rusty Wallace Racing Experience ||
|10/11 - 10/12/14||Dale Jarrett Racing Adventure ||
|10/18/14||Off-Season Legends & Bandolero Race ||
|10/25 - 10/26/14||Rusty Wallace Racing Experience ||
|11/07 - 11/09/14||Driving 101 ||
|11/15/14||Off-Season Legends & Bandolero Race ||
|11/21 - 11/22/14||Richard Petty Driving Experience ||
|12/13/14||Off-Season Legends & Bandolero Race ||
Test drive a racecar!
Anyone over the age of 8 years old can test drive a Legends or a Bandolero race car on the Atlanta Motor Speedway ¼ mile Thunder Ring. All drivers must be 14 years or older to test drive a Legends Car. AMS can accommodate a test drive any day that the 1.5 mile track is not in use, and as long as the track is 100% totally dry.
Cost of test driving a race car:
$50.00 for 15 laps in a Bandolero $75.00 for 15 laps in a Legends Car.
Both parents of minors under the age of 18 must be present and fill out a Parental Consent Form.
Test drivers are required to sign an insurance release waiver, and are responsible for any damages done to the race car.
The US Legends Car Store is located in the infield at AMS and can assist with Legend and Bandolero cars and racing at AMS. The US Legends Shop at AMS has new cars for sale as well and knowledge and information on used cars for resale.
Other services available at the US Legends Shop at AMS include:
On site repair shop for all of your repair and setup needs. Complete inventory of all parts for Legends and Bandolero cars. Leave your car with us, we’ll maintain it for you and have it ready for you to race. Garage stalls for rent if you choose to work on your own car, but don’t have a place to.
|01/03/14||2014 Competitor Waiver|