September 19-20 - ACDelco Street Drags Nationals

The inaugural ACDelco Street Drag Nationals will bring together hot rods, tuners and the fastest drag cars together for the biggest-ever drag racing event at Atlanta Motor Speedway this September 19 and 20, Friday and Saturday. In addition to a seeded, bracket-style drag championship, the ACDelco Street Drag Nationals will feature Show-N-Shine competitions, a speedway cruise on Atlanta Motor Speedway's 1.54-mile quad-oval track, a burnout challenge, a fireworks show and more special attractions. Additionally, more features will be added to the event schedule preceding the event date.

Two days of head-to-head drag racing at the ACDelco Street Drag Nationals will culminate with an eight-car bracket competition. Each division points winner from Atlanta Motor Speedway's Friday Night Drags presented by ACDelco will receive a berth into the bracket, seeded based on their total FND points. Entrants for Friday and Saturday's drag action will then have the opportunity to vie for one of two remaining bracket spots, with the seventh seed going to Friday's champion and eighth to Saturday's.

Final Points | Street Drag Nationals Ladder
Bracket-Style Championship to Climax Two-Day National Event The tie-breakers are as follows:
1) Most final event wins
2) Most final event runner-ups
*If you have any questions, please contact
Ted Austad: 770-946-3954 or

Friday Night Drags Series is heads up, street style drag racing. Racing is held on the one-eighth-mile Atlanta Motor Speedway pit road and the events are open to any automobile and any driver, provided they possess a valid driver's license.
In addition to the on-track action, a Show N' Shine car show will take place each Friday night as well. All vehicles are welcome to enter and awards will be given for the top three finishers in each class.

At 8:15 p.m., the show cars will parade down the frontstretch and park on the drag strip until 8:55 p.m. Time permitting, we will present Show N' Shine awards on the frontstretch in front of thousands of fans. All judging is scheduled to be complete by 8:50 p.m., so participants are encouraged to arrive at 6 p.m. The gates open at 6:30 p.m. for spectators. No minors allowed in pre-stage/grid area or winner's lanes. Only the driver and one crew member allowed in winner's lanes.

Competitors can also participate in both the Show N' Shine and Drags for just $30.

Drags Rulebook 

MOTORCYCLE SAFETY
  • Atlanta Motor Speedway recommends long sleeves, long denim pants, full finger gloves, full face helmet, above ankle boots and a jacket.
  • Motorcycles will race at ALL remaining Drag Race events
  • Two classes of Motorcycle Drag Racing include Super Bikes & Harley/Big/Dirt Bikes


2008 Friday Night Drags & Show-N-Shine Schedule (Points Races)

June 20 - "Tuner Tourney" - Special awards and race for Turner Divisions 'Points Opener'
Results | Photo Gallery | Victory Lane Gallery

June 27 - Dukes Fest ‘General Lee' Challenge & Celebrity Appearances
Results | Photo Gallery | Victory Lane Gallery

July 4 - "4th of July Frenzy" Fireworks, Fireworks, Fireworks & Drag Racing Points Race
Results | Photo Gallery | Victory Lane Gallery

July 11 - Special Series - "Motorcycle Races"
Results | Photo Gallery | Victory Lane Gallery

July 18 - "Backwards Drag Racing & Backwards Drag Racing"
Results | Photo Gallery | Victory Lane Gallery

July 25 - Dick Rosberg and his wild Jet Car returns to AMS!
Results | Photo Gallery | Victory Lane Gallery

August 1 - Special Series - SEMDRA Showcase
Results | Photo Gallery | Victory Lane Gallery

August 8 - "Mustang Mania" - Special Awards & Races for Mustangs
Results | Photo Gallery | Victory Lane Gallery

August 15 - "Chevy Challenge" - Special Night for the Bowtie Brigade
Results | Photo Gallery | Victory Lane Gallery

August 22 - "Points Championship" Plus, motorcycle race
Final Points | Results | Photo Gallery | Victory Lane Gallery


2008 Friday Night Drags & Show-N-Shine Schedule (Non-Points Races)

May 2* - Mopar Street Nationals "Mopar Madness"
Photo Gallery

May 30* - Street Warriorz "Motorcycle Races"
Photo Gallery

June 6 - Friday Night Drags & Show-N-Shine ‘Season Opener'
Photo Gallery

October 3-5 - Super Chevy Weekend


*Check out our Special Events page for additional drag racing and car show activities this year
Additional information available by calling 770-946-3954.