Points will be awarded each night during the 12-week season with the division winner taking home three points, second-place two points and the rest of the participants will be awarded one point. The competitor with the most points at the end of the season wins the championship title on September 7. In the event of a tie, the competitor with the most wins will be awarded the title.
A packed grandstand and standing room only pit road area watched nearly 300 competitors tear down the drag strip. Below is a complete list of last night's winners:
Drag Racing Winners:
Super Pro: Frank Taylor (Gary, GA) 1993 Chevrolet Lumina
Pro: Len Gibson (Naylor, GA) 1968 Chevrolet Camaro
Street Outlaw: Daryl Stiles (Williamson, GA) 1967 Chevrolet Camaro
Pro Four: Mike Chambers (Griffin, GA) 1957 Volkswagon Beetle
Sportsman: Adam West (Gay, GA) 1972 Chevrolet Nova
Trucks: Phil Taylor (McDonough, GA) 1994 Dodge 2500
Domestic: Claude Hamley (Stockbridge, GA) 1971 Chevrolet Camaro
Tuners: Allen Payne (Rex, GA) 1993 HONDA Del Sol
The Show N' Shine competition showcased everything from new imports to classic muscle cars and even a drag boat was entered.
Show-N-Shine winners include:
Showroom Current (1973 through current): Kyle Pope (Senoia, GA) 2002 Chevrolet Camaro SS
Runner-up: Rob Dorsey (Hampton, GA) 2002 Pontiac Trans AM Firehawk
Showroom Classic (1972 and prior): Tom Goforth (College Park, GA) in 1966 Ford Mustang
Runner-up: Frank Harris (Orchard Hill, GA) in 1958 Edsel Pacer
Foreign (all vehicles manufactured outside the USA): Henry Byrd (Hampton, GA) 1974 ½ MGB Roadster
Current Custom (1973 through current): Bobby McWhorter (McDonough, GA) 2001 Ford F150
Runner-up: Brian Rice (McDonough, GA) 2001 Chevrolet Camero SS
Classic Custom (1972 and prior): Randy Brinson (McDonough, GA) 1955 Chevrolet 210
Runner-up: Charles Chapman (McDonough, GA) 1933 Ford 3 Window Coupe
Atlanta Motor Speedway's Castrol GTX Friday Night Drags will break for Memorial Day weekend and return on June 1. Pit Gates open at 6:00 p.m. Grandstand gates at 6:30 p.m. Drag practice runs start at 6:40 p.m. and nightly drag race eliminations start at 9:10 p.m. Entry for drag racing or the Show N' Shine is $20, spectator tickets are $7 for adults and children under six are free.