Atlanta Motor Speedway's sixth points week of Friday Night Drags presented by ACDelco saw two undefeated streaks fall and featured two runs by Dick Rosberg in the Thriller Viper Jet Car.
Two divisions ended with new winners for the first time in 2008 as Covington's David Brand and McDonough's Juan Colmernero won the ATV and Tuner class respectively. With their wins, the undefeated streaks of Rodney Tolbert (ATV) and Jose Samaniego (Tuner) came to an end in Friday Night Drags' sixth week.
Making two runs during the night, Rosberg amazed the crowd in the Thriller Viper Jet Car as he exceeded 250 mph on Atlanta Motor Speedway's eighth-mile drag strip. Producing near deafening sounds with a General Electric J-85 jet engine from an F-16, the crowd erupted with applause as Rosberg ended the night with a final run.
Points will be awarded each night during the 10-week season in every class except the ACDelco Domestic and Tuner. Each division winner will take 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 August 22. In the event of a tie, the competitor with the most wins will be awarded the title.
Below is a complete list of the July 25 winners:
Pro: Danny Lowry (Griffin) in a 1998 Ford Mustang
Pro Four: Matt Baade (Griffin) in a 1996 Dodge Neon
Charter Communications Street Outlaw: John Bonner (Molena) in a 1986 Toyota Pickup Truck
Pep Boys Auto Sportsman: Jerritt Scott (McDonough) in a 1969 AMX
Trucks: Dwayne Bethune (Covington) in a 2006 Dodge 2500
Domestic Advanced: Heath Maddock (Alvaton) in a 1994 Ford Mustang
ATV: David Brand (Covington)
ACDelco Domestic: Bill Garren (Lithia Springs) in a 1972 Buick Riviera
Tuners: Juan Colmernero (McDonough) in a Nissan 240 SX
The Show N' Shine competition featured everything from new imports to classic muscle cars. Below is a complete list of the July 25 winners:
Showroom Current (1973 through current): Leigh Blakey in a 2002 Pontiac Trans Am
Runner-up: MJ Dorsey in a 2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer SS
Third-place: Dave Dunson (Griffin) in a 2005 Pontiac GTO
Showroom Classic (1972 and prior): Randy Bennett (Stockbridge) in a 1970 AMC Rebel Machine
Runner-up: Joseph Bradshaw (Jackson) in a 1968 Plymouth Road Runner
Third-place: Scott Vound (Fayetteville) in a 1963 Chevrolet Corvette
Tuner (all sport compact vehicles): Jesse Olive (Hampton) in a Toyota Scion Xb
Runner-up: Danny Vernon (Jonesboro) in a Nissan 350Z Roadster
Third-place: Wesley McCand (Griffin) in a GMC Sonoma
Current Custom (1973 through current: Patricia Hayes (Hampton) in a 2003 Ford Mustang GT
Runner-up: Reba Smith (Williamson) in a Ford Mustang
Third-place: Benjamin Walker (Norcross) in a Ford Mustang
Classic Custom (1972 and prior): Winfred Colley (Jonesboro) in a 1957 Chevrolet 210
Runner-up: Claude Weaver (McDonough) in a 1958 Chevrolet Apache
Third-place: Tony Ricchiozzi (Griffin) in a Volkswagen Bug
Motorcycle: Anthony Ramos (Fayetteville) on a Yamaha V-Star
Runner-up: Matt Price (Moreland) on a Suzuki GSXR 1000 LE
Third-place: Steve Rasmussen (Brooks) on a Estacy Trike)
President's Award (chosen by AMS president Ed Clark): Keith Battle in a 1955 Chevrolet 210
Atlanta Motor Speedway's Friday Night Drags presented by ACDelco is held every Friday night through August 22. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. and nightly drag race eliminations start around 9:00 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. More information can be found at www.atlantamotorspeedway.com.