Thursday Thunder is a 10-week Legends racing series at Atlanta Motor Speedway held every Thursday night through August 3. The ninth season of Thursday Thunder racing at AMS is currently underway, and both competitors and spectators are enjoying an exciting season of short-track racing.
"Run What Ya Brung": For the first time ever at AMS, fans will have the opportunity to race their personal vehicles around the Thunder Ring, the one-fourth-mile track located along the frontstretch at AMS. Any street legal passenger car or truck with working seatbelts will be permitted to race. Drivers must have a helmet and a valid drivers' license. Entries are still being accepted and fans can call Ted Austad in the events department at (770) 946-3954 for more information.
Dizzy Dean World Series Opening Ceremonies at AMS: Atlanta Motor Speedway will be hosting the opening ceremonies for the seven and 11-year-old 2006 Henry County Dizzy Dean World Series Thursday night, July 13. More than 100 baseball teams from across the Southeast will be on-hand at AMS for the ceremonies. Fans attending Thursday Thunder should wear their favorite baseball team's apparel.
Atlanta Motor Speedway Thursday Thunder Awards:
Atlanta Motor Speedway presents three awards each week for the 2006 Thursday Thunder season. The "Hard Charger" award is given to the driver who improves the most positions in the feature race each week. The "Smooth Move of the Night" award is given to the driver who completes the smoothest move on the race track. The driver who has the best looking car each week is presented with the "Top Dog" award. Winners are determined by a vote of select AMS staff members. Week six winners are:
Hard Charger: Ty Bennet, driver of the No.8 Bandolero in the Zaxby's Young Guns Division and Robbie Dunlap, driver of the No. 99 Bandolero in the Zaxby's Young Guns Division. Both drivers improved 11 positions in the feature race to garner them the Hard Charger award this week.
Smooth Move of the Night: Jason Turner, driver of the No. 23 Legends car in the McDonough Hospitality and Tourism Chargers Division takes home the Smooth Move of the Night award for week six courtesy of a daring pass for third place. The current points leader jumped into a narrow gap between the infield pylons and the third place car of Will Hannah. He completed the pass without touching Hannah or the infield pylon to snare third place on the night.
Top Dog: This week's "Top Dog" is Taylor Bryant, driver of the No. 25 Bandolero in the Zaxby's Young Guns division. Bryant had his blue and yellow Bandolero shining, earning him the "Top Dog" honors.