Day 1 of the 2nd Annual Summit Racing Equipment Atlanta Motorama concluded under sunny skies at Atlanta Motor Speedway Saturday afternoon.

One of the largest automotive festivals in the South, the Summit Racing Equipment Atlanta Motorama is a massive celebration of anything with an engine. From hot rods to rat rods to motorcycles, to monster trucks, there are plenty of attractions for all ages.

Fans were greeted early with the sod-slinging action of STA-BIL National Lawn Mower Racing Series action, a pinstripers showcase and Autocross sponsored by AARP.

Other attractions included car-crushing exhibitions by BIGFOOT® monster trucks, celebrity appearances, the Pull-A-Part Swap Meet, a classic car auction and much more.

Throughout the day, a dozen local high school teams competed in an official qualifying event for the Hot Rodders of Tomorrow, in the quest for an appearance at the dual national finals in Las Vegas and Indianapolis this fall. The challenge: tear down a car engine and rebuild it faster than the other teams.

In the early round, Americus Sumter High School beat out Cedar Shoals High School and Etowah high school with a time of 49 minutes, 51 seconds. Forsyth Central High School followed in the next round with a time of 28 minutes, 45 seconds, edging Peach County High School, Sequoyah High School and Tuscaloosa Career Technology Academy.

Forsyth Central again recorded the quickest time in the third round, with a time of 29 minutes, 18 seconds. Americus Sumter, Cedar Shoals and Etowah followed in order.

With the fastest time of the day, Forsyth Central shaved nearly 10 minutes off their previous time in the day's fourth and final round, finishing the tear-down and rebuild in 19 minutes, 56 seconds. Sequoyah and Peach County rounded out the rounded out the field.

Winners in the STA-BIL National National Lawn Mower Racing Series mains included:

GP/K class: Will Robertson
G/P class: Sean Kennedy
A/P class: Sean Kennedy
S/P class: Bruce Runyon
C/P class: Mitchell Dean
B/P class: Johnny Chappell, Jr.
F/XS class: Mariah Peeler
F/XT class: William Robinson

The 2nd Annual Summit Racing Equipment Atlanta Motorama concludes tomorrow with a second day of competition, attractions and fun for the whole family.

Admission to Summit Racing Equipment Atlanta Motorama is $12 per day. Kids ages 6 to 11 will be admitted for $5, and kids ages 5 and under will be admitted for free. For more event information and to purchase tickets, contact the Atlanta Motor Speedway ticket office at (770) 946-4211, (877) 9-AMS-TIX or visit