Motorcycles Return to AMS' Eighth-Mile Strip for the Second Time In 2008
Atlanta Motor Speedway's seventh week of Friday Night Drags presented by ACDelco continues on August 1 with the seventh of 10 weeks of points racing and a feature class of motorcycle drag racing.
For the second of three 2008 Friday Night Drag dates, the motorcycle class will return to AMS' eighth-mile pit lane drag strip. Motorcycle enthusiasts are encouraged to come participate in the action and competitors are required to wear denim or leather pants, a long-sleeve shirt and appropriate helmet.
Friday Night Drags will also feature the normal weekly drag racing excitement with elimination drag racing in nine classes.
Now in the event's third season, Friday Night Drags presented by ACDelco features heads up, street-style drag racing on AMS' eighth-mile pit road drag strip. The series is open to any automobile and any driver, provided they possess a valid driver's license. A simple points system will be in place for 2008 and division champions will be crowned at the end of the season. Three points will be awarded for a final round win with two points awarded to the runner-up. A single point will be awarded to every participant, ensuring a tight points battle throughout the season.
In addition to the pavement-pounding drag action, a Show N' Shine car show is held in the AMS infield garage area and features collector vehicles divided into five classes, with trophies awarded to the top-three finishers of each division. There will also be motorcycles on display and a weekly "President's Choice" award.
All racers 16 and 17 must have a fully executed minors release form on file at the speedway prior to competition (forms available at the speedway or at www.atlantamotorspeedway.com). Competitors must wear an approved helmet and have operational seat belts in the vehicle and pass a pre-race safety inspection.
The 2008 Friday Night Drags season presented by ACDelco will run every Friday night through August 22. Gates open at 6:00 p.m. and practice drag runs begin at 6:20 p.m. Show N' Shine car show judging begins at 8:20 p.m. with the championship drag runs starting at 9 p.m.
Both drag and Show N' Shine competitors entry fees are $20 while spectator admission is only $7. Competitors can participate in both the drag racing and car show for $30.
For more information about drag racing at AMS, contact the Atlanta Motor Speedway ticket office at (770) 946-4211 or visit www.atlantamotorspeedway.com.