Atlanta Motor Speedway's weekly summer racing series, Thursday Thunder, will continue its 10th-anniversary celebration this week by hosting the opening ceremonies for the 6-year-old Dizzy Dean World Series. The evening's National Anthem will be performed by the Ugandan Children's Choir.

In addition to the concourse activities, intermission spectacles and grandstand games, the on-track racing action continues as drivers try to put themselves in position to win a championship with only three weeks of competition left in the 2007 season. The action continues with week eight on Thursday, July 19, and will run every Thursday through August 2.

Joe Momma Night Presented by Eagle 106.7 FM:

Five lucky fans will have the opportunity to race Eagle 106.7 FM morning drive personality Southside Steve in street cars around the Thunder Ring, AMS' frontstretch quarter-mile oval this Thursday night.

Debbie Groce (Locust Grove), Tim Johnson (Dacula), Jim Selman (Locust Grove), Larry Sweat (Pendergrass), and Phyllis Vaughn (Bremen) submitted their best "Joe Momma" joke to Eagle 106.7 FM and were selected to participate in the match race.

"It's going to be fun racing against a guy I listen to on the radio every morning on my way to work," said loyal listener Tim Johnson. "It is going to be fun, but easy. Southside has all that hair down in his face and he isn't going to be able to see around the track. He needs a hair cut."

If a fan's first name is Joe and they are accompanied by their mother, both Joe and his or her mother will receive complimentary admission to Thursday evening's activities. Photo identification must be presented to receive the admission.

Dizzy Dean World Series Opening Ceremonies at AMS:

Atlanta Motor Speedway will host the opening ceremonies for the 6-year-old 2007 Henry County Dizzy Dean World Series Thursday night, July 13. Nearly 50 baseball teams from across the southeast will be on-hand at AMS for the ceremonies, which will take place prior to the nights racing activities.

Ugandan Children's Choir to Perform National Anthem as part of Opening Ceremonies Thursday Night:

The Ugandan Children's Choir, from Kampala Uganda, will perform the National Anthem prior to the evening of racing on Thursday night. The choir, consisting or 27 children ranging in age from 6 to 12, are touring Georgia and the southeast during the months of May through August.

The choir is raising money through its Suubi Tour 2007, with proceeds going to the construction of a new school and orphanage. In 2006, the Ugandan Children's Choir sang in nearly 100 appearances and raised over $500,000 for its new orphanage.

Featuring a full slate of competitive racing, Thursday Thunder is an affordably-priced activity that offers something for spectators of all ages. Tickets are just $5 for adults and $1 for children 6-11 (children under 6 are free) for each evening of family fun and grass-roots racing. For more information about Thursday Thunder, contact the Atlanta Motor Speedway ticket office at (770) 946-4211