Atlanta Motor Speedway's eighth week of Friday Night Drags featured immense diversity on the drag strip as a dune buggy, lawn mower and four Legends cars made their way down the Speedway's pit lane drag strip, among other unique rides.
Highlighting Atlanta Motor Speedway's functionality as a multiple-use facility, week eight of Friday Night Drags included a Bandolero in the Show-N-Shine and a Foster's Beer can car cruising the facility promoting the weekend's 2009 Bandolero Nationals and Brewery Collectables Show, respectively.
Of the unique rides, only Bobby Bramblett of Loganville claimed a win by taking his Volkswagen Rail car to Victory Lane. Bramblett dominated the Sport Compact class with his air-cooled Volkswagen Bug engine.
Points will be awarded each night during the 13-week points season in every class except the Domestic, Truck and Sport Compact divisions. 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 September 11. In the event of a tie, the competitor with the most wins will be awarded the title. Below is a complete list of the July 24 winners:
Super Pro: Frank Taylor (Gray) in a 1993 Chevrolet Lumina
Pro: Mike Weaver (Griffin) in a 1955 Chevrolet
Pro Four: Andres & Antonio Nuno (Griffin) in a 1989 Honda CRX
Street Outlaw: Jerritt Scott (McDonough)
Sportsman: Jeremy Rhodes (Hampton) in a 1989 Ford Mustang
Truck Advanced: Jeff Garmon (Griffin) in a 1995 Dodge Ram
Truck: Rick Moody (Rex)
Domestic Advanced: Curtis Teal (Peachtree City) in a 1975 Chevrolet Luv
ATV: Rodney Tolbert (Locust Grove) on a 2003 Yamaha Banshee
Domestic: Glen Brown (Meansville) in a 1955 Chevrolet
Sport Compact: Bobby Bramblett (Loganville) in a Volkswagen Rail
Tuners: Jose Samaniego (Jonesboro)
Super Bike: Michelle Ewing (Senoia) on a GSXR1000
Motorcycle (Cruiser/Dirt bike): Jacob Turner (Griffin) on a 1988 Honda CR500
The Show N' Shine competition featured everything from new imports to classic muscle cars. Below is a complete list of the July 24 winners:
Showroom Current (1973 through current): Tony & Jewel Manning in a 2009 Dodge Challenger
Runner-up: Mike Lozano (Jonesboro) in Mercedes Benz
Third-place: Lewis Martin in a 1999 Pontiac Trans Am
Showroom Classic (1972 and prior): Earl Reed in a 1961 Chevrolet Corvette
Runner-up: Ken Thaxton in a 1966 Chevrolet II
Third-place: Mike Willis (Brooks) in a 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle
Tuner (all sport compact vehicles): Marlon Machuca in a 2003 Honda
Runner-up: Jim Agrew in a BMW
Third-place: Sean Deloach in an Acura Integra
Current Custom (1973 through current): Steve Weisman (Marietta) in a Chevrolet Camaro
Runner-up: Sharon Doughty in a Chrysler PT Cruiser
Third-place: Eric Thompson in a Chevrolet Monte Carlo
Classic Custom (1972 and prior): Johnny Jones (Jackson) in a 1941 Willys
Runner-up: Ricky Hall in a Chevrolet SS Camaro
Third-place: Ron Bozek in a 1933 Lincoln
Motorcycle: Dan McMatnet (Hampton) on a Harley-Davidson Fat Boy
Runner-up: Kevin Goes (McDonough) on a Harley-Davidson
Third-place: Bill Steel (Hampton) on a Harley-Davidson
President's Choice: Eddie McDaniel (LaGrange) in a 1939 Chevrolet Coupe
Foreign Car Owner's Rally: Jimmy McDowell in a Smart Car
Atlanta Motor Speedway's Friday Night Drags is held Friday nights through September 11. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. and nightly drag race eliminations start after 9:00 p.m. Friday Night Drags' ninth week of points competition will feature the return of the Kids' Bike, Trike and Power Wheels races, allowing Friday Night Drags youngest fans to make their way to down Atlanta Motor Speedway's pit lane drag strip. In addition, week nine will present a special Show-N-Shine award to the finest machine in week nine's feature class, the "Chevy Car Owners Rally."
Entry to drag race or for the Show N' Shine is just $20 or competitors can purchase a combo ticket for $30. Spectator tickets at Friday Night Drags are just $7 for adults and children under six are free. More information can be found at www.atlantamotorspeedway.com.