The door-to-door excitement of short track racing greets fans year-round with Legends and Bandolero racing on the 1/4-Mile "Thunder Ring," located on the frontstretch of Atlanta Motor Speedway! Grassroots racing in various divisions occurs year-round with offseason events on the 1/4-mile and road course tracks as part of Winter Flurry and the Thursday Thunder Legends Series presented by Papa John's Pizza!

Mark Your Calendars for the 2019 Season!

The Thursday Thunder Legends Series presented by Papa John's Pizza is one of the most affordable, exciting family activities in Atlanta. Every Thursday night, and a few Wednesdays, from early June into late July, a smorgasbord of games, contests, giveaways and hot on-track racing excitement take place at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Grandstand tickets are just $5 for adults and ages 5 and under are admitted free for each evening of fun and grass-roots racing on the paved quarter-mile track at AMS, the Thunder Ring. Drivers as young as 8-years-old come from all over the nation to battle each night in eight different classes for the right to be called champions at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Gates open at 6 p.m. and feature races start at 7:30 p.m. Don't miss this summer's most fun and affordable activity. Come see the region's up and coming drivers each Thursday night at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Call (770) 946-4211 for information or visit

All grandstands are non-smoking at Thursday Thunder, with smoking being permitted in designated areas near the grandstands. 

You can enjoy the excitement of sanctioned auto racing from behind the wheel! Thanks to US Legend Cars and Legends of Georgia, it's easy, affordable and a great source of family fun. Legends Cars are 5/8 scale replicas of classic coupes and sedans of the '30s that were modified into the fordable racing machines of NASCAR's grassroots history. But don't let their size fool you - these are serious race cars powered by 1200cc, 4-cylinder Yamaha engines delivering 122 horsepower - more than enough to give you some major league racing thrills.

Pit admission for offseason events may be purchased at the security command post, located near the AMS main entrance. Pit admission is $30 for competitors, $20 for other individuals and free for ages 5 and under. 

NEW for 2019! 

Atlanta Motor Speedway Thursday Thunder Legends Series presented by Papa John's Pizza season passes are on sale now!

Season passes will include 10 weeks of feature races.  Feature races will be rescheduled in the event of inclement weather.  No refunds will be issued to crew or guest passes for rainouts.

Fees are listed below:

  • Driver $270.00  ($30.00 discount if purchased on a weekly basis)
  • Adult Crew/Guest $180.00 ($20.00 discount if purchased on a weekly basis)
  • Child (ages 6 - 11) $50.00 (no discount)

NEW this season is the 10 week Practice Season Pass, $240.00 for 10 weeks of practice.  No refunds will be issued for inclement weather.

Practice fees are $30.00 per practice, season pass is discounted $60 if purchased.  Practice season passes will receive a 2019 series sticker to be displayed on the driver's car.

Drivers must have a 2019 INEX license and 2019 Parental Consent forms must be on file for anyone under 18 years of age prior to season pass being distributed.

Avoid the long wait lines on May 30th.  Contact the ticket office 770.946.4211, Legends office 770.707.2977 or Sheila Summey in Finance 770.946.3905 to purchase your pass today. 

A photo ID will be required for the season pass. 

Season passes will include a lanyard.  Passes must be displayed at all times while inside the pit area.

Thanks for a Great 2018 Season! 

Catch up on which drivers finished the 2018 summer on top as champions here.  


2019 Thursday Thunder Legends Series Presented by Papa John's Pizza Season Schedule! 

Week 1 - May 30

Week 2 - June 5 

Week 3 - June 6

Week 4 - June 13

Week 5 - June 20

Week 6 - June 27

Week 7 - July 3

Week 8 - July 10

Week 9 - July 11

Week 10 - July 18 

*Promotional Nights to be Announced Soon!*

*All events and times are subject to change*