Bragging rights will again be on the line Friday at the final Fall Stampede event of the season at Atlanta Motor Speedway's O'Reilly Auto Parts Friday Night Drags & Show-N-Shine.

This week's event will be the final O'Reilly Auto Parts Friday Night Drags event of the year. It will mark the final chance for both racers and spectators to enjoy the excitement of street drag racing on the pit lane drag strip.

A multitude of drivers seized the opportunity to claim bragging rights in last week's fall stampede event with a total of four competitors claiming their first final round victory at Friday Night Drags.

McDonough's Ed Blanford won in a 1968 Ford F-100 in the truck division. In the sport compact division, Jalary Roges of Jonesboro won in a 1992 Honda Civic. Forest Park's Nicholas Strain seized the win in the diesel truck driving a Ford F-250 with the domestic advanced division also seeing a first-time winner with Heath Maddock's 1982 Chevrolet S-10.

Fall Stampede races follow the same format as O'Reilly Auto Parts Friday Night Drags events with the only exception being that no points are earned by competitors during drag racing eliminations.

Path2College 529 College Savings Plan Power Wheels Races Friday  

Friday will mark the final Path2College 529 College Savings Plan Power Wheel Races of the year at O'Reilly Auto Parts Friday Night Drags.  The Power Wheel races will allow children ages 12 & under to race in their battery-powered car, truck or motorcycle.

The Power Wheel races will take place in the grass ball field area near the drag race starting line at 8:30 p.m. Kids wishing to participate should be in this area with their Power Wheel and ready to race following the Speedway Cruise. All participants will receive an award.

Friday Night Drags practice runs begin at 6:15 p.m. and grandstand gates open at 6:30 p.m. Show-N-Shine car show judging begins at 6:15 p.m. with a Speedway Parade at 8:05 p.m. Drag racing eliminations begin after 9 p.m.

Drag Racing is open to any licensed driver.  Competitors must wear a DOT-approved helmet and have operational seat belts in their vehicle. All racers ages 16 and 17 must have a fully-executed minor's release form on file at the speedway prior to competition. Forms are available at the Speedway or at

Entry to drag race or for the Show-N-Shine is $20 or competitors can enter both for $30. Spectator admission is only $8 with children five and under free. Exterior parking is free while infield parking is $20.

Fans are reminded that Atlanta Motor Speedway offers a non-smoking grandstand. Smoking is allowed in designated areas behind the grandstands or the infield, but not in the grandstands, concourse or seating areas.

For more information on O'Reilly Auto Parts Friday Night Drags, contact the Atlanta Motor Speedway Ticket Office at (770) 946-4211, (877) 9-AMS-TIX or visit