Atlanta Motor Speedway's 10-week season of Friday Night Drags presented by ACDelco continues on August 22 with the 10th and final week of points racing for the 2008 season.
The 10th week of Friday Night Drags will see tight points races decided and will also feature motorcycle drag racing for the fifth time in 2008. While a few classes have already been decided, Friday Night Drags' Domestic Advanced class features one of the most intriguing points races, with Neil Skipper needing to make the class finals to have an opportunity to jump Mike Munoz in the standings.
Although the Friday Night Drags season will be wrapping up after week 10, drag racing at Atlanta Motor Speedway continues this fall with the inaugural ACDelco Street Drag Nationals on Sept. 19 and 20. This national drag racing event will feature hot rods, tuners, and drag cars and includes a Show-N-Shine competition, a speedway cruise around Atlanta Motor Speedway, a burnout contest and fireworks on Friday night.
Each division points winner from Atlanta Motor Speedway's Friday Night Drags presented by ACDelco will receive a berth into the ACDelco Street Drag Nationals championship bracket, seeded by their total FND points. Entrants not locked into the top six in points will have the opportunity to vie for one of two remaining bracket spots, with the seventh seed going to Friday's champion and eighth to Saturday's.
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 six classes, with trophies awarded to the top-three finishers of each division. There will also be 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 wrap up this Friday, 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.