The champions of the 2009 Friday Night Drags season will be honored by Atlanta Motor Speedway in an awards ceremony on Sunday, Oct. 18 in the Speedway's infield Media Center.

Champions Day at The Speedway will feature an awards ceremony for the top-three points finishers in each Friday Night Drags class. In addition to receiving a trophy for their season-ending points position, each honoree will be offered a complimentary Richard Petty Driving Experience Ride-Along around Atlanta Motor Speedway at more than 165 mph.

The event is open to Friday Night Drags fans and lunch can be purchased for $10 and includes hamburgers, hot dogs, potato chips and a dessert bar. Fans in attendance can also purchase a three-lap Richard Petty Driving Experience Ride-Along on the high banks of Atlanta Motor Speedway, providing fans a unique opportunity to speed in a stock car around one of NASCAR's fastest tracks.

Due to the limited number of seats available, fans and guests must RSVP in advance by Thursday, Oct. 15 at noon by calling 770-946-3954.

For more information on the Champions Day at The Speedway event or Friday Night Drags, please contact Ted Austad, Atlanta Motor Speedway's Event Promotions Coordinator, at 770-946-3954.

For more information or to purchase tickets to the 2010 Kobalt Tools 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, contact the Atlanta Motor Speedway Ticket Office at (770) 946-4211, (877) 9-AMS-TIX, or visit www.AtlantaMotorSpeedway.com.