With only three weeks left in the 2011 Friday Night Drags & MCR Safety Show-N-Shine season, second half points become ever more critical with each run down the pit lane drag strip at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

One division that continues to tighten up is the Super Pro division. With first half champion Mark White sidelined with a mechanical issue, it has become a highly competitive grouping. Bobby Daniel and second half points leader Tony Morse squared off in the final, with Daniel speeding to victory. It was Daniel's first win of the year, tightening up the race to determine who will face White on championship night.

After a short hiatus, first half points champion Rick Gilbert returned to action in the Diesel Truck division. His truck appeared to be helped from the time off, as his 1995 Dodge Ram was hooked up throughout the night. It was his sixth win of the year.

Drivers like Gilbert who have missed time or have not performed up to par have new chances in next week's penultimate event. Double points will be awarded to drag racers for the first time in the second half of the season. With two weeks now left on the 2011 campaign, it's quickly approaching crunch time for the competitors.

The season's first and second half points champions will race against one another on August 19 to determine the season's overall points champion. Below is a complete list of the August 5 winners:

Super Pro: Bobby Daniel (Stockbridge) in a 1999 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS
Pro: David Harbin (McDonough) in a 1969 Chevrolet Nova
Street Outlaw: Darryl Stiles (Williamson) in a 1968 Chevrolet Camaro
Sportsman: David Vickers (McDonough) in a 1988 Ford Mustang
Domestic: Darren Lewis (Covington) in a 1970 Chevrolet Nova
Truck Advanced: Danny Mason (Locust Grove) in a 1968 Chevrolet
Truck: Shelton Maynard (Hampton) in a 1972 Chevrolet C-10
Diesel Truck: Rick Gilbert (Locust Grove) in a 1995 Dodge Ram
Domestic Advanced: Tony Armour (Dalton) in a 1996 Dodge Viper GTS
Pro Four: Andrew Chambers (Griffin) 1973 Volkswagen Beetle
Tuner: Trey Holley (Thomaston) 1993 Mazda RX7 R1
Sport Compact: Ruben Quiambao (Phillipines) in a Nissan 350Z
Super Bike: Kevin Connolly (Hampton) on a 2009 Yamaha
Street Motorcycle I: Aaron Hayes (Senoia) on a 2002 Honda 954
Street Motorcycle II: Michael White (Jonesboro) on a 1992 Honda CBR 600RR
Cruiser/Dirt Bike: Jacob Turner (Griffin) on a 1987 Honda CR 500
Sportbike: Roderick Stephens (Newnan) on a Suzuki Hayabusa
ATV: Lamar Fitzgibbon (Griffin) 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 August 5 winners:

Showroom Current (1973 through current):
First Place: Nick Nicholson, 2004 Ford Mustang Cobra
Second Place: Darryl Shoemaker, 2007 Ford Mustang GT
Third Place: Gene Murray, 2009 Pontiac G8

Showroom Classic (1972 and prior):
First Place: Rick Murphey, 1956 Ford Thunderbird
Second Place: Vern Kiernan, Chevrolet
Third Place: Brett Preston, 1972 Plymouth Duster

Tuner (all sport compact vehicles):
First Place: Cameron Serrentino, Honda S2000
Second Place: Michael Hiett, 1998 Ford ZX2
Third Place: Chris Sumpter, 1992 Mazda Miata MX-5

Classic Custom (1972 and prior):
First Place: Gene Fuller, 1955 Chevrolet
Second Place: Glenn Graves, 1969 Chevrolet Camaro
Third Place: John Hardy, 1971 Chevrolet Chevelle

Current Custom (1973 through current):
First Place: Al Segal, 2005 Ford Roush Mustang
Second Place: Mark Allen, 1967 Chevrolet Impala
Third Place: Steve Kochik, 2008 Ford Mustang GT

First Place: Paul Manning, 2002 Chevrolet Silverado
Second Place: David Cathcart, 2005 Dodge Ram Daytona
Third Place: Will Daniel, 2006 Chevrolet Z-71

Street Rod:
First Place: John Hardy, 1940 Ford Coupe
Second Place: Chud Larsen, 1932 Austin Bantam Roadster

First Place: Randy Youmans, 1999 Honda Shadow VT1100

Atlanta Motor Speedway's Friday Night Drags resumes August 12. 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.