A festive crowd was on hand Friday to see drag racers compete for double points in addition to America's Birthday Celebration at Atlanta Motor Speedway for Week Nine of Friday Night Drags and MCR Safety Show-N-Shine.

Fans were treated to an exciting display of patriotism with the Papa John's Pizza Fireworks Extravaganza prior to drag racing eliminations, as well as a large field of competitors looking to gain momentum heading into the Mid-Season Points Championship on July 8.

In the Super Pro Clash of the Titans, McDonough's Mark White claimed victory over Mike Weaver, who was making his first appearance of the season at Friday Night Drags. White claimed the win in his 1967 Shelby Mustang. Aside from picking up his fifth win of the season, White also took advantage of double points and broke up the tie in the standings between himself and Tony Morse.

In the Street Outlaw Challenge issued within recent weeks to competitors by track officials, Jason "Spike" Thomas of Stockbridge and his 1967 Chevrolet Camaro rose to the occasion and brought home the trophy and tightened up the points standings.

Below is a complete list of the July 1 winners:

Super Pro: Mark White (McDonough) in a 1967 Shelby Mustang
Pro: David Harbin (McDonough) in a 1969 Chevrolet Nova
Street Outlaw: Jason Thomas (Stockbridge) in a 1967 Chevrolet Camaro
Sportsman: Jeremy Rhodes (Hampton) in a 1989 Ford Mustang
Domestic: Gene Daniel (Grayson) in a Little Deuce Coupe
Domestic Advanced: Curtis Teal (Peachtree City) in a 1975 Chevrolet Luv Truck
Truck Advanced: Danny Mason (Locust Grove) in a 1968 Chevrolet
Truck: David Sheffield (Covington) in a 1971 Ford
Diesel Truck: Roy Slaughter (McDonough) in a 2007 Dodge Ram
Pro Four: Jahdiel Velez (Griffin) in a 1981 Toyota Starlet Turbo
Tuner: Bobby Bramblett (Loganville) in a Volkswagen Rail Car (Dune Buggy)
Sport Compact: Jose Samaniego (Jonesboro) in a Honda Civic
Super Bike: Michael Gambill (McDonough) on a Suzuki Hayabusa
Street Motorcycle I: Donnie Hayes (Senoia) on a Honda 954
Street Motorcycle II: Chad Meadows (Loganville) on a 2003 Suzuki GSXR 600
Cruiser/Dirt Bike: Jacob Turner (Griffin) on a 1987 Honda CR 500
Sport Bike: Kevin Connolly (Hampton) on a Yamaha VMAX
ATV: Daniel Rice (Jonesboro) on a Yamaha Banshee
ATV Modified: Bobby Grant (Forest Park) on a Yamaha Banshee
Junior Dragster: Austin Carden (McDonough) in a Junior Dragster

The MCR Safety Show-N-Shine competition featured everything from new imports to classic muscle cars and cars ranging as far back as the 1930s. Below is a complete list of the July 1 winners:

Showroom Current (1973 through current):
First Place: Ray Kirkland, 2011 Dodge Charger
Second Place: Mark Hand, Chevrolet Camaro SS
Third Place: Scott Nelson, 2010 Roush 427R

Showroom Classic (1972 and prior):
First Place: Wade Sorrells, 1971 Chevrolet Nova
Second Place: Jeff Swaney, 1968 Ford Mustang
Third Place: John Bassett, 1950 Ford

Tuner (all sport compact vehicles):
First Place: Dane Owens, Scion xB
Second Place: Mark Landis, 2005 Dodge Neon
Third Place: John Ethridge, 2001 Honda Accord

Classic Custom (1972 and prior):
First Place: Richard Burdette, 1969 Dodge Hemi Dart
Second Place: Tony Taylor, 1971 Chevrolet Chevelle
Third Place: Robby Grant, 1971 Chevrolet Camaro

Current Custom (1973 through current):
First Place: Jordan Smith, 2009 Ford Mustang GT
Second Place: Chris Carey, Trans Am
Third Place: Steven McLendon, 2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo

Truck:
First Place: David Downey, 1939 Plymouth P-81
Second Place: David Cathcart, 2005 Dodge Ram Daytona
Third Place: Paul Anderson, KW W900 Wrecker

Street Rod:
First Place: Chuck Berry, 1930 Model A

Motorcycle:
First Place: Randy Arnold, 2001 Softail Chopper
Second Place: Greg Govan, 2003 UMC Ground Pounder
Third Place: Bryant Arnold, Harley-Davidson Road King

President's Choice:
Steve Phillips, 1950 Chevrolet Coupe

Atlanta Motor Speedway's Friday Night Drags and MCR Safety Show-N-Shine resumes July 8. The July 8 event will award Mid-Season Points Championships and Ford will be the MCR Safety Show-N-Shine special class. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. and nightly drag race eliminations start after 9:00 p.m.

Entry to drag race or for MCR Safety 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 under six are free. More information can be found at www.atlantamotorspeedway.com.