Atlanta Motor Speedway's ninth points week of Friday Night Drags presented by ACDelco featured the "Chevy Challenge" and two Chevrolet's claimed victory in their respective classes, while Friday Night Drags also featured four repeat winners.
Featuring Chevrolet power in Friday Night Drags' ninth week, both Frank Taylor and Daryl Stiles were able to claim wins with their Chevy machines. Taylor claimed victory in the Pro class for his third-consecutive victory in his Lumina, while Stiles took first in the Charter Communications Street Outlaw division in a Camaro.
In addition to Taylor's consecutive wins, three other drivers posted repeat victories - Rodney Tolbert (ATV), Justin House (Motorcycle - Dirt) and Bill Hatfield (Sportsman).
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 15 winners:
Pro: Frank Taylor (Gray) in a 1993 Chevrolet Lumina
Pro Four: Mike Chambers (Griffin) in a 1957 Volkswagen Bug
Charter Communications Street Outlaw: Daryl Stiles (Williamson) in a 1967 Chevrolet Camaro
Pep Boys Auto Sportsman: Bill Hatfield (Hampton) in a 1993 Ford Mustang
Trucks: Alex Cook (Decatur) in a 1995 Dodge Dakota
Domestic Advanced: Neil Skipper (Covington) in a 1988 Ford Mustang
ATV: Rodney Tolbert (Locust Grove) on a 1987 Yamaha
ACDelco Domestic: Bill Garren (Lithia Springs) in a1972 Buick Riviera
Tuners: Jon Anderson (McDonough) in a 2002 Volkswagen GTI
Motorcycle (Street): Derrick Burn (Rex) on a 2005 GXR 1000
Motorcycle (Cruiser/Dirt bike): Justin House (Jackson) on a 2008 Suzuki 450
The Show N' Shine competition featured everything from new imports to classic muscle cars. Below is a complete list of the August 15 winners:
Showroom Current (1973 through current): Scott Nelson (McDonough) in a 2008 Roush 427R
Runner-up: Stacy Huckaby (Fayetteville) in a 1997 Ford Cobra
Third-place: Chris Gallagher (Fayetteville) in a Pontiac Trans Am
Showroom Classic (1972 and prior): Earl Reed (McDonough) in a Chevrolet Corvette
Runner-up: Bill Farwig (Fayetteville) in a 1964 Ford Fair Lane 500
Third-place: Ken Barros (Fayetteville) in a 1969 Plymouth Road Runner
Tuner (all sport compact vehicles): Clark Morris (Hampton) in a Toyota 4x4 Pickup
Runner-up: Chad (Hampton) in a 1999 Honda Civic SI
Third-place: Kimmy Lozano (Jonesboro) in a 2001 Pontiac Sunfire GT
Current Custom (1973 through current): Justin Thompson (Senoia) in a 2004 Ford F350
Runner-up: James White (Anniston) in a Ford Mustang GT
Third-place: Dave Dunson (Griffin) in a 2005 Pontiac GTO
Classic Custom (1972 and prior): Jeff Perkins (McDonough) in a Ford F100
Runner-up: Ken Thaxton in a 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
Third-place: Keith Liles (Stockbridge) in a 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z28
Motorcycle: Bill Steele (Hampton) on a Harley Davison Classic
Runner-up: Scooterbug Johnson (Senoia) on a Harley Davidson Fat Boy
Third-place: Robert Thomas (McDonough) on a Harley Davidson Fat Boy
President's Award (chosen by AMS president Ed Clark): Debi Sish in a 1967 Chevy Chevelle
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.