The pavement-pounding and sound barrier rattling sensations of speed and power will take center stage this week at Atlanta Motor Speedway with an appearance by the Jersey Thunder Jet Car at both Thursday Thunder and Friday Night Drags and MCR Safety Show-N-Shine.

Powered by a jet engine, the jet car is capable of generating a speed of 225 mph on a one-eighth mile track and has a reputation for wowing crowds with its deafening noise and engine which propels 30 feet of flames in its wake.

The car can also travel the length of a football field in a single second and generates more horsepower than the first four rows in the AdvoCare 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series night race.

The car will make a run down Atlanta Motor Speedway's pit road before the first feature race at Thursday Thunder and on two separate occasions at Friday Night Drags.

Video of the Jersey Thunder Jet Car is available at

Featuring a full slate of short-track racing, Thursday Thunder is an affordably priced activity that offers something for spectators of all ages. Tickets are just $6 for adults and $2 for children 6-11 (ages 5 and under are free) for each evening of family fun and grass roots racing. Gates open at 6 p.m., heat races start at 6:15 p.m. and feature races start at approximately 7:50 p.m.

Spectator entry for Friday Night Drags is just $8. Competitors pay $20 to drag race or enter the Show-N-Shine, or a combo-ticket to enter both can be purchased for $30. Outside parking is free or fans can park on the Speedway's Infield for close proximity to the action for just $20. Motorcycle parking is free on the Infield. Pit gates open at 6:00 p.m. for competitors and grandstand gates open at 6:30 p.m. for fans.

For more information about Thursday Thunder or Friday Night Drags and Atlanta Motor Speedway, contact the Atlanta Motor Speedway ticket office at (770) 946-4211 or visit