AMS Concludes 5th Annual Summit Racing Equipment Atlanta Motorama, Announces 2019 Dates
The 5th Annual Summit Racing Equipment Atlanta Motorama concluded this afternoon at Atlanta Motor Speedway, as Georgia'a 2018 Motoring Festival came to a close.
In just its fifth edition, the Summit Racing Equipment Atlanta Motorama, the massive celebration of anything with an engine, has grown into one of the largest festivals of its kind in the South. From hot rods to rat rods to motorcycles, to monster trucks, there is something for everybody - and then some - at the annual two-day event.
The 2018 show was bigger and better than each of its first four editions, as attendees were treated to more than 1,000 classic and collector cars, hundreds of vendors, the Pull-A-Part Swap Meet, autocross competitions, Hot Rodders of Tomorrow national qualifying events, the Atlanta Barbeque Classic benefiting Speedway Children's Charities and much more.
There were more than 200 awards handed out to car-show participants, from Classic Chevy, to Cool Custom and from Street Scraper to Top Mopar. In addition, thousands of dollars in cash and prizes was awarded to those who registered vehicles in the show. Stitch Short went home as the owner of a brand-new Chevrolet ZZ6 turn-key crate engine as the winner of the show's Super Prize Giveaway.
After Jacksonville North Pulaski High School went home Saturday night with the fastest time of the day at 26:41, they would have to settle for third overall, as Team 1 from Forsyth Central High School out of Cumming, Georgia, last year's Atlanta Motorama champions, swooped in and posted the fastest overall time in the Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Competition Sunday afternoon with a blazing time of 21:04, punching their tickets to the dual national finals later this fall.
Complete Hot Rodders of Tomorrow results from the 2018 Summit Racing Equipment Atlanta Motorama national qualifying competition are as follows:
1. Forsyth Central High School Team 1: 21:04
2. Forsyth Central High School Team 3: 21:58
3. Jacksonville North Pulaski High School: 26:41
4. Forsyth Central High School Team 2: 26:43
5. Monticello Occupational Education Center: 27:50
6. Peach County High School: 28:41
7. Gordon Central High School Team 1: 28:44
8. Forsyth Central High School Team 4: 31:45
9. Maxwell High School of Technology Team 1: 32:03
10. Sylvan Hills High School: 32:22
11. Etowah High School: 32:26
12. Maxwell High School of Technology Team 2: 32:31
13. Forsyth Central High School Team 5: 32:46
14. Sequoyah High School: 39:35
15. Sims Academy of Innovation Team 2: 37:47
16. Americus Sumter High School Team 1: 39:57
17. Americus Sumter High School Team 2: 40:11
18. Sims Academy of Innovation Team 1: 46:30
19. Forsyth High School Team 6: 48:41
In all, seven Hot Rodders of Tomorrow teams tore down and rebuilt a car engine fast enough to qualify for the national finals over the course of the two-day event.
Dates for the 6th Annual Summit Racing Equipment Atlanta Motorama, Georgia's premier motoring festival, are set for April 27-28, 2019, and next year's show promises to be even bigger and better, with more cars, more attractions and more family-friendly fun than ever before.
For more event information, contact the Atlanta Motor Speedway ticket office at (770) 946-4211, (877) 9-AMS-TIX or visit www.atlantamotorama.com.