If you're in the Atlanta area and love racing and family fun at an affordable price, join us on Thursday nights during the summer! Thursday Thunder, the Speedway's weekly summer racing series on its ¼-mile track located on the AMS frontstretch, begins June 2.

Thursday Thunder is short track racing on the grassroots level. Current NASCAR drivers Joey Logano, David Ragan and Reed Sorenson are past champions of Thursday Thunder. Other drivers making their way up the NASCAR ranks such as Chase Elliott, Max Gresham, Austin Dillon and Darrell Wallace have also raced on Atlanta’s challenging ¼ track.

Thursday Thunder features racing with drivers behind the wheel of cars in the Legends, Bandolero, Thunder Roadster and Buzz Car divisions. Legends and Bandolero cars may seem small with their 5/8-scale size, but don’t be deceived, as a mixture of young up-and-coming drivers and seasoned veterans fight hard each Thursday night all summer long to earn a trip to Victory Lane.

This summer will also feature the debut of the Buzz Cars, which allow you to get into racing on a limited budget. In short, these are not racecars, they are cars that you race. Buzz Cars are three or four-cylinder front-wheel drive stock cars and may have a wheel base of no more than 105." For information on racing your own Buzz Car, call (770) 946-3954.

But Thursday Thunder is more than racing on Thursday nights. Grandstand activities, similar to what you may see at a minor league baseball game, entertain the crowd in the grandstands throughout the night with pizza eating and trivia contests being among the favorite activities of fans in recent years. There are also special activities for kids each week, such as a candy scramble, bike trike and power wheel race, and a chance to meet Monkey Wrench, Atlanta Motor Speedway’s mascot.

Needless to say, there will be no shortage of family fun at Thursday Thunder this summer. Best of all, Thursday Thunder is among the most affordable ways for a family to enjoy itself with admission being $6 for adults, $2 for kids ages 6-11 and free for kids 5 and under!

For more information, go to www.atlantamotorspeedway.com or call 877-9-AMS-TIX.