The fastest two-wheel racers at Atlanta Motor Speedway's Friday Night Drags & Show-N-Shine will take center stage this week on the pit lane drag strip with the Super Bike Shootout and the drivers in the Cycle Nation Super Bike division.
The Cycle Nation Super bike division boasts the highest speeds out of all 5 motorcycle divisions. This division has the lowest amount of restrictions compared to the rest of the divisions in which two-wheeled racers compete. Any bike with stretched chassis, wheelie bars, a slick rear tire or nitrous is permitted. Because of this rules package, some of the most exciting drag racing among motorcycles is produced.
Stockbridge's Toney Freeman is currently clinging to a one-point lead in the Cycle Nation Super Bike division with Lithonia's Robin Malcolm in second. Both drivers share a common thread in that they each race Suzuki Hayabusas. Freeman's bike is a 2002 model with Malcolm's being a 2003 version.
Chambers In Contention For Another Title
Griffin's Mike Chambers is no stranger to victory lane at Friday Night Drags, having won multiple final round eliminations and championships in the past. Now, with the season moving into the second half, he is in position to win a championship in one of the faster divisions in the series.
Chambers is currently tied for first place in the street outlaw division, having raced a 1985 Chevrolet S-10 this season. He is tied for the lead with McDonough's Vic Vickers. The Vickers entry leads all Street Outlaw drivers in victories this season with a pair of wins with Chambers having picked up one final round win.
The 2013 Friday Night Drags & Show-N-Shine season runs Friday nights through Aug. 16, with the Fall Stampede taking place Sept. 13 and Sept. 20. Practice runs begin at 6:15 p.m. and grandstand gates open at 6:30 p.m. Show-N-Shine car show judging begins at 6:15 p.m. with a track cruise at 8:05 p.m. Drag racing eliminations begin at 9:15 p.m.
All racers ages 16 and 17 must have a fully-executed minor's release form on file at the speedway prior to competition and forms are available at the speedway or at www.atlantamotorspeedway.com/drags. Competitors must wear a DOT-approved helmet and have operational seat belts in their 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 $8 with children five and under free. Exterior parking is free, while infield parking is $20.
For more information on Friday Night Drags or Atlanta Motor Speedway, contact the Atlanta Motor Speedway Ticket Office at (770) 946-4211, (877) 9-AMS-TIX or visit www.atlantamotorspeedway.com/drags.