The Castrol GTX Friday Night Drags Series returns to the one-eighth-mile drag strip at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Friday, May 18. 

Fans and competitors alike are looking forward to getting heads up, street-style drag racing underway, as inclement weather only allowed for practice runs last Friday night.  Each competitor that registered on last week was awarded one point towards the season championship title; however no one was claimed the nightly winner as the elimination round was cancelled.

In addition to all the great race action, this Friday night will feature a drag exhibition from the All Harley® Drag Racing Association Tour (  These motorcycles will explode down the drag strip at speeds reaching 145 mph. 

Classic cars will be on display in the Busch garage when the Show N' Shine car show returns, with trophies awarded to the winner of each of the five classes. 

The 2007 Castrol GTX Friday Night Drags Series will run this Friday then take a week off for Memorial Day weekend, returning on June 1, 8, 22, 29, August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 and September 7. Pit gates open at 6 p.m., grandstands open at 6:30 p.m. and practice drag runs begin at 6:40 p.m.  Show N' Shine car show judging begins at 8:30 p.m. with the Championship drag runs starting at 9:10 p.m.

Both drag and Show N' Shine competitor entry fees are $20 while spectator admission is only $7.  Children under six are free.

For more information about Castrol GTX Friday Night Drags, contact the Atlanta Motor Speedway ticket office at (770) 946-4211.