Friday Night Drags & Show-N-Shine Cancelled Due To Inclement Weather
Week 16 of Friday Night Drags and Show-N-Shine at Atlanta Motor Speedway was cancelled due to weather. Season points champions will be determined during the Fall Stampede of Atlanta Motor Speedway's Friday Night Drags and Show-N-Shine on Sept. 13 and Sept. 20.
Among the tight races that will carry over to the Fall Stampede include the pro class where Alan Kidd of Locust Grove in his 1969 Chevrolet Camaro and David Craft of McDonough in his 1986 Chevrolet Corvette are deadlocked with 24 points each.
Michael Ramsey of Canton in his 2010 Dragster trails Bobby Daniel in his 1999 Chevrolet Monte Carlo by one point in the super pro Class while Terry Bates of Locust Grove in his 1988 Ford Mustang is locked in a dead heat with Steven DeFayette of Sharpsburg in a 1988 Mazda RX7 as both drivers have 17 points.
The Show-N-Shine competition featured everything from new imports to classic muscle cars and automobiles ranging as far back as the 1930s. Those vehicles then took part in the Speedway Cruise following judging.
Below is a complete list of the August 16 winners:
Classic Custom (1950 to 1972)
First Place: Billie Russell (Brooks), 1955 Chevrolet Bel-Air
Second Place: Doug Walter (Morrow), 1955 Chevrolet B210
First Place: Jerry Crawford (Newnan), 1932 Ford Sedan
Second Place: Chris Burdett (Covington), 2004 Custom Chopper Motorcycle
Third Place: Joe Cardin (Newnan), 1931 Auburn Sedan
First Place: Jose Lopez (Griffin), 2013 Hyundai Genesis
Second Place: Jesse Gleason (Fayetteville), 2000 BMW 323i
Third Place: Flint Cook (Griffin), 1993 Honda Civic
Showroom Classic (1950 to 1972)
First Place: Robert Cheney (Jonesboro), 1971 Dodge Challenger R/T
Second Place: Michael Bavcom (Milner), 1993 Toyota Pickup
Showroom Current (1973 through current)
First Place: Leigh Blakey (Jonesboro), 2011 Ford Mustang
Second Place: Craig Gibson (Villa Rica), 2008 Shelby GT500
Third Place: Chris Gallagher (Fayetteville), 1998 Pontiac Trans Am
Jack Kern (McDonough), 1998 Chevrolet K1500
Second Place: Adam Wallace, 1985 Chevrolet Silverado
Third Place: Andrew Hall (Hampton), 1997 Chevrolet Tahoe
Atlanta Motor Speedway’s Friday Night Drags & Show-N-Shine returns September 13 with the Fall Stampede, another points night for the season championship. Grandstand gates open at 6:30 p.m. and nightly drag race eliminations start at 9:15 p.m.
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 $8 for adults and children five and under are free. More information can be found at www.atlantamotorspeedway.com/drags or by calling the Atlanta Motor Speedway Ticket Office at (770) 946-4211.
NASCAR night racing returns to Atlanta Motor Speedway on Labor Day Weekend for the AdvoCare 500 race weekend. Tickets are on sale now and adult tickets start at $39. Student tickets cost just $19. Other specials are available while supplies last. For more information, visit www.atlantamotorspeedway.com or call the AMS Ticket Office at (877) 9-AMS-TIX or (770) 946-4211.