Atlanta Motor Speedway's seventh points week of Friday Night Drags presented by ACDelco featured the return of motorcycle competition and featured four repeat winners, three from last week and the defending motorcycle champion.
Highlander Evans of Decatur successfully defended his motorcycle win from Friday Night Drags first motorcycle event on July 11. Motorcycle racing, a fan favorite at Atlanta Motor Speedway, will return to Friday Night Drags on August 22.
In addition, three other class winners repeated their success from a week ago. In the ATV class, Covington's David Brand claimed his second-consecutive victory. Dwayne Bethune extended his points lead in the truck division with another victory, while street outlaw winner John Bonner continued inched closer to Danny Lowry's lead and now rests three points behind, with 12 points to Lowry's 15.
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 August 1 winners:
Pro: Frank Taylor (Gray) in a 1993 Chevrolet Lumina
Pro Four: Mike Chambers (Griffin) in a 1957 Volkswagen Bug
Charter Communications Street Outlaw: John Bonner (Molena) in a 1986 Toyota Pickup Truck
Pep Boys Auto Sportsman: Joey Stone (Forest Park) in a 1977 Chevy Luv
Trucks: Dwayne Bethune (Covington) in a 2006 Dodge 2500
Domestic Advanced: Adam West in a 1977 Chevrolet Nova
ATV: David Brand (Covington)
ACDelco Domestic: Raymond Morgan (McDonough) in a 1981 Chevrolet Corvette
Tuners: Allen Payne (Marietta) in a 1994 Honda Del Sol
Motorcycle (Street): Highlander Evans (Decatur) on a 2005 Suzuki 1000
Motorcycle (Cruiser/Dirt bike): Michael Sisemore (Griffin) on a 2006 Honda
The Show N' Shine competition featured everything from new imports to classic muscle cars. Below is a complete list of the August 1 winners:
Showroom Current (1973 through current): Bob Fossett (Zebulon) in a 1986 Pontiac Grand Prix
Runner-up: Scott Nelson (McDonough) in a 2007 Shelby GT
Third-place: Matthew Cose (Alpharetta) in a Ford Mustang GT Sherrod
Showroom Classic (1972 and prior): Billy Poore (Locust Grove) in a 1951 Victoria
Runner-up: Kenny Harwell (Concord) in a Pontiac Lemons
Third-place: Carol & Bret Looker (Stockbridge) in a 1961 Chevrolet Impala
Tuner (all sport compact vehicles): Scooter Johnson (Senoia) in a 2007 Mitsubishi Spider Eclipse
Runner-up: Doug Dickson (Locust Grove) in a Mitsubishi Eclipse
Third-place: Clark Morris (Hampton) in a Toyota Celica GT
Current Custom (1973 through current: Patricia Hayes (Hampton) in a 2003 Ford Mustang GT
Runner-up: Joy Jones (Jackson) in a 2008 Mustang GT
Third-place: Reba Smith (Williamson) in a Ford Mustang
Classic Custom (1972 and prior): Phil Hibbs (Loganville) in a 1963 Chevrolet Corvette
Runner-up: Keith Liles (Stockbridge) in a 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z28
Third-place: Ken Thaxton (Fayetteville) in a 1966 Chevrolet Nova SS
Motorcycle: Mark Miller (Senoia)
Runner-up: Earl Reed (McDonough) on a Harley Davidson Street Glide
Third-place: William Ferguson (McDonough) on a Harley Davidson 1200
President's Award (chosen by AMS president Ed Clark): Robert Keck (Locust Grove) in a 1977 Ford Bronco
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.