With 12 weeks of points racing remaining, Friday Night Drags continues at Atlanta Motor Speedway this Friday, June 12 as competitors are still eager for an early-season points advantage. This week will feature Kids' Power Wheel races and a "60's Muscle Car" Show-N-Shine special class.
In addition to 14 classes of high-speed drag racing entertainment on Atlanta Motor Speedway's pit-lane drag strip, this week's Friday Night Drags will include Kids' Power Wheel races. Open to all children of all ages, the Kids' Power Wheel races will include Friday Night Drags most youthful competitors on bicycles, tricycles and Power Wheels and will take place after the Show-N-Shine parade laps at approximately 8:30 pm.
In addition to fun for the children, this week's Friday Night Drags will also feature a "60's Muscle Cars" Show-N-Shine class. The weekly Show-N-Shine car show is held in the infield Nationwide garage and the show cars will take a few parade laps on Atlanta Motor Speedway's 1.54-mile quad oval before parking on the frontstretch for fan viewing. Last week's winner of the "50's Are Forever" special class was Billy Poore of Locust Grove in a 1951 Ford Victoria.
The 2009 Friday Night Drags season features heads up, street-style racing on AMS' eighth-mile pit road drag strip. It will run on Friday nights through Sept. 11. Grandstand gates open at 6:30 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 elimination drag runs starting at approximately 9:00 p.m.
A simple points system will be in place for 2009 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.
The series is open to any automobile and any driver, provided they possess a valid driver's license. All racers ages 16 and 17 must have a fully-executed minor's 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.
Entry to drag race or for the Show N' Shine is $20 or competitors can enter both for $30. Spectator admission is only $7 and exterior parking is free, while infield parking is $20.
For more information about drag racing at AMS, contact the Atlanta Motor Speedway ticket office at (770) 946-4211 or visit www.atlantamotorspeedway.com.