Open Auditions to be Held on June 6 During Season Opener
The Georgia Bulldogs have renowned play-caller Larry Munson, while the Atlanta Braves leave their broadcasting to hall of famers Skip Caray and Pete Van Wieren. Atlanta Motor Speedway is offering fans the opportunity to be the next great announcer from the Peach State during the track's Friday Night Drags series this summer, calling all of the action during each night of racing.
Friday Night Drags non-points season opener is scheduled for June 6 and fans are invited to participate in a live audition, earning the right to be the track's public address announcer this summer.
Slated for twelve events, Friday Night Drags has been tremendously successful, regularly drawing crowds of 5,000 spectators to AMS for heads-up drag racing down AMS' eighth-mile pit-road drag strip.
"We are searching for someone passionate about drag racing," said Ed Clark, AMS president and general manager. "We could select a professional announcer, but we want someone who will have fun interacting with the crowd. They don't have to have any previous experience, just someone who will enjoy this unique opportunity."
Fans interested in participating in the audition should visit www.atlantamotorspeedway.com, click on the Friday Night Drags link and register online, or fans can mail their contact information to: Atlanta Motor Speedway, Attn.: Friday Night Drags PA, P.O. Box 500, Hampton, GA 30228. The track will contact those interested individually and provide further details.
All entries must be submitted by Friday, May 30, 2008.
2008 Schedule - Friday Night Drags & Show-N-Shine (points races)
June 20 - "Tuner Tourney" - Special awards and races for Turner Divisions 'Points Opener' (All Divisions)
June 27 - Dukes Fest General Lee Challenge & Celebrity appearances
July 4 - "July 4th Frenzy" Fireworks & Drag Racing Points Race
July 11 - Special Series - "Motorcycle Races"
July 18 - "Backwards Drag Racing"
July 25 - Dick Rosberg and his wild Jet Car returns to AMS
August 1 - Special Series - SEMDRA Showcase - Motorcycle Drag Racing Spectacular
August 8 - "Mustang Mania" - Special Awards & Races for Mustangs
August 15 - "Chevy Challenge" - Special Night for the Bowtie Brigade
August 22 - "Points Championship" Plus, motorcycle races