Atlanta Motorama concludes with high-flying action and big winners; 2020 date announced
Summit Racing Equipment Atlanta Motorama Presented by Georgia Lottery finished on a high note with a day packed full of entertainment and prizes.
Perhaps the biggest highlight of the day was Monster Truck Mayhem, which pitted Motorama staple BIGFOOT against challengers War Wizard, Black Stallion, and Overkill Evolution. A large crowd turned out to see what those massive machines could do, and when they took the track they didn't disappoint, with all four flying high into the air, crushing cars, doing doughnuts, and even bursting through a motor home.
Each performance was impressive on its own, but the fans were won over by Michael Vaters Jr. in Overkill Evolution; with a spectacular performance featuring two-wheeled tricks and big air, Vaters' run sent the crowd into a frenzy and ultimately made him champion of Monster Truck Mayhem.
There were more winners to be found among the large contingency of participants in this year's edition of Motorama, which boasted well over 1,000 vehicles. More than 200 awards were presented at the Bojangles Stage, recognizing cars, trucks, and clubs that stood out at this year's show.
Meanwhile, for the second day teams from local high schools competed in qualifiers for the Hot Rodders of Tomorrow dual finals in Las Vegas and Indianapolis. The fastest rebuild of an engine during Motorama weekend was done by "E3 Spark Plugs" out of Forsyth Central High School with a time of 18 minutes 11 seconds. The following times were the best for each team that participated during Motorama weekend:
- Forsyth Central High School "E3 Spark Plugs" - 18:11
- Forsyth Central High School "Meziere" - 21:20
- Gordon Central High School "R&R Marketing" - 22:10
- Forsyth Central High School "Howard's Cams" - 27:52
- Americus Sumter High School "Energy Suspension" - 27:59
- Sequoyah High School (TN) "PRW" - 28:45
- Sequoyah High School (GA) "Aeromotive" - 29:29
- Maxwell High School of Tech. "Voodoo Rides" - 30:36
- Maxwell High School of Tech. "Vibrant Performance" - 31:22
- DeKalb County Tech Center "SCAT" - 42:30
- DeKalb County Tech Center "Painless" - 58:54
An engine that didn't need any rebuilding was a Chevrolet ZZ6 engine, which was one of several prizes given away to in the Superprize Giveaway to participants in the show. All told thousands of dollars in cash and prizes were given away, including the ZZ6 engine, which went home with Jeffrey Johns of Macon.
Summit Racing Equipment Atlanta Motorama Presented by the Georgia Lottery returns for its seventh year on April 25-26, 2020, for an even bigger weekend of celebrating anything with a motor.
For more event information and to purchase tickets, visit www.atlantamotorama.com or contact the Atlanta Motor Speedway ticket office at 770-946-4211 or 877-9-AMS-TIX.