Atlanta Motor Speedway's summer racing series, Thursday Thunder, returns to AMS' quarter-mile frontstretch "Thunder Ring" on June 12 for round two of the 10-week racing series that runs each Thursday through August 7.

Week two will be highlighted by Mascot Mania Night, a Goodguys classic car display, as well as weekly concourse activities, grandstand games and on-track racing action.

An adult ticket to Thursday Thunder is just $5 while kids ages six to 11 are just $1. Kids five and under are free. Gates open at 6 p.m., heat races start at 6:15 p.m. and feature races start at approximately 7:50 p.m.

Atlanta Area Mascots to Race at AMS as Part of Week Two of Thursday Thunder Competition:       

Atlanta Motor Speedway's mascot, Monkey Wrench, will serve as Grand Marshal this Thursday, when several Atlanta area mascots invade AMS for the second annual "Mascot Mania Race." Freddie, Homer, Harry, Skyhawk, Dream and Thrash, representing the Atlanta Falcons, Braves, Thrashers, Dream and Hawks respectively, are all scheduled to compete. Georgia Tech's Buzz, Bubba the Bear from 92.5 FM are all also slated to take the green flag in one of the greatest spectacles to hit Thursday Thunder in years.

Last year's winner, the Aaron's Sales and Lease Ownership Lucky Dog emerged victorious after a daring last lap pass for the win.

2nd Napa Southern Nationals Goodguys Rod and Custom show preview:      

In town for this weekend's 2nd Napa Southern Nationals Goodguys event, several classic rods and customs will be showcased on the concourse level throughout the night for fans who want a sneak peek at this weekend's event where over 2,000 classic cars and trucks will be on display.

Atlanta Motor Speedway Thursday Thunder Awards:

Atlanta Motor Speedway will present two awards each week for the 2008 Thursday Thunder season. 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.

New for 2008, Atlanta Motor Speedway has implemented the "Promoters Choice" race. Each week eight drivers who have not won a feature race or heat race are selected to race in a trophy dash.

Week one winners:

Top Dog: Ten-year-old Alex Coffey was deemed to have the sharpest car during week one's competition. Coffey drives in the Young Guns Division and drives the red No. 7 Bandolero.

Smooth Move: With just a few laps remaining in the Pep Boys Semi-Pro Division feature race, Austin Hill exercised extreme patience and persistence in passing race leader Justin Swilling. Driver of the No. 24 Legends car, Hill mirrored Swilling for several laps before setting him up and making the pass, eventually claiming the checkered flag.

Promoters Choice Winners: Bandoleros: Jordan Rogers. Legends: Amber Colvin.

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 or visit