The points race tightened up in multiple divisions during Week 14 of Friday Night Drags & Show-N-Shine at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Mike Ramsey of Canton, driving a 2010 Dragster tightened the gap in the super pro division with a final round victory over Bobby Daniel. Ramsey entered Friday's action three points behind Daniel and his 1999 Chevy Monte Carlo for the top spot. With the win, Ramsey is now one point out of first place.
"I got a good tree, which is a good thing," said Ramsey. "I'm not normally the best on the tree, I caught a good light. We stayed pretty close the entire way, I pulled ahead a little bit at the end, carrying a lot of speed."
David Craft of McDonough also closed the gap in the pro division aboard his 1986 Chevrolet Corvette as he took it to victory lane and pulled within one point of the top spot in the class behind Alan Kidd. Craft and Kidd, who have been the division's top two drivers for most of the season, went head-to-head in the final.
"It was a good run," said Craft. "That was the first time I have been side-by-side with him. We were skating all over the place, but it was a good run."
Toney Freeman maintained a firm grip on the top spot in the Cycle Nation Super Bike Class with his second consecutive victory at Friday Night Drags and remains the division's leader with just two points events remaining on the schedule.
Thanks to a red car win on Friday night, fans will be treated to a pizza discount on Saturday, courtesy of Papa John's Pizza. Anytime a red car ends up in victory lane in any division, fans qualify for 50 percent off any regular priced menu item on Saturday when ordering online at PapaJohns.com. Fans are asked to use the promo code 50RED when ordering at participating locations.
Below is a complete list of the August 2 winners:
Super Pro: Michael Ramsey (Canton) in a 2010 Undercover Dragster
Pro: David Craft (McDonough) in a 1968 Chevrolet Corvette
Street Outlaw: Vic Vickers (McDonough) in a 1988 Ford Mustang
Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman: Bonnie Queen (Fayetteville) in a 1994 Dodge Dakota
Truck: James Ragsdale (Riverdale) in a 1978 Ford F-100
Truck Advanced: Will Coots (McDonough) in a 1985 Chevrolet S-10
Domestic: Andrew Morgan (McDonough) in a 1987 Ford Mustang
Domestic Advanced: Neil Skipper (Covington) in a 1988 Ford Mustang
Diesel Truck: Dwayne Bethune (Covington) in a 2006 Dodge 2500 4x4
Street Modified: Eric Roycroft (Atlanta) in a 1995 Ford Mustang
Sport Compact: Lamar Chambers (Griffin) in a 1966 Volkswagen Beetle
Tuner: Jason Miller (Fayetteville) in a Mazda RX7
ATV: Daniel Rice (Jonesboro) on a Yamaha Raptor 700R
Cycle Nation Super Bike: Toney Freeman on a 2002 Suzuki Hayabusa
Sport Bike: Josh Jones (Riverdale) on a 2002 Suzuki Hayabusa
Motorcycle: Dustin Hoover (Norcross) on a Suzuki 750
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 2 winners:
Showroom Current (1973 through current):
First Place: Chris Gallagher, 1998 Pontiac Trans-Am
Second Place: Bruce Holcomb (Fayetteville), 1998 Chevrolet Corvette
Third Place: Craig McKenney (Florence, SC), 2001 Chevy Corvette
Showroom Classic (1950 to 1972):
First Place: Robert Cheney (Jonesboro), 1971 Dodge Challenger R/T
Second Place: Bruce Russell (Brooks), 1955 Chevrolet
Third Place: Keith Liler, 1969 Chevy Camaro Z-28
First Place: Jose Lopez (Griffin), 2013 Hyundai Genesis
Second Place: Taylor Green (Stockbridge), 2001 Mazda RX-8
Third Place: Mark Peppers (Fayetteville), 2005 Honda Civic
Classic Custom (1950 -1972):
First Place: Tony Taylor (Stockbridge), 1971 Chevy Chevelle
Second Place: Bill Farwig (Fayetteville), 1963 Ford Fairlane 500, 2-door Hardtop
Third Place: David Smith, 1958 T-Bird Mustang
Current Custom (1973 through current):
First Place: Steve Kochik (Stockbridge), 2008 Ford Mustang
Second Place: Christopher Shinkle (Zebulon), 1991 GMC Sonoma
Third Place: Colton Collier (Griffin), 1987 Chevy Monte Carlo
First Place: Christian Couch (Brooks), 1996 Ford F-150
Second Place: Matthew Jarraro (Newnan), 2010 Chevy Silverado 1500
Third Place: Brandon Dann (Newnan), 1997 Chevy Silverado
First Place: Don Hall, 1931 Ford Model A Sedan
Second Place: David Smith, 1934 Chevy
Third Place: Lorenzo (Griffin), 2008 Harley Street G
Atlanta Motor Speedway's Friday Night Drags & Show-N-Shine returns August 9 with week 15 of the drag racing season. 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.