'Fake News Night' Unveiled As Thursday Thunder Finale Theme
With doubt and skepticism swirling around several recent announcements surrounding this Saturday's season finale in the 2017 Thursday Thunder Legends Series presented by Papa John's Pizza - including reports of being hacked - Atlanta Motor Speedway has revealed the "truth" behind the rumors of its championship-night event.
On Saturday, Aug. 5, Atlanta Motor Speedway will celebrate "Fake News Night" in a special promotion of the unique Saturday edition of the summer quarter-mile racing series.
Though 100 percent accurate as written, the recent news items that have been called into question may not prove to be exactly what they initially seem. For that reason, a thorough review of the wording and terminology in the announcements the track admittedly volunteered as "unbelievable" may be required for full comprehension.
Those very "real" but "unbelievable" news items include:
- A record-breaking giant TV giveaway
- Pre-race Neil Young musical entertainment
- A visit from an Alaskan pizza-eating champion
- An appearance by a "Trump-appointed" cabinet
- "Plans" for a figure eight track layout on Saturday
These promotions will be fully executed at this Saturday's Thursday Thunder season finale, and fans are invited to attend the special weekend races for a fun, quirky night of what may be considered pure covfefe.
Fans are also encouraged to submit their own news items, which may or may not be "fake news," to the AMS information table. These headlines will be read over the track's 100,000-watt, 42-speaker public address system, which can be heard from every seat in the grandstands and even on the concourse, throughout the night. Be assured, fans will NOT be bombarded with shouts of "wrong" when their "fake news" item is read.
With championship trophies on the line, the entire season all comes down to Saturday night's finale, as drivers in six racing divisions go to battle with door-to-door racing and squealing tires in the final quest for "Thunder Ring" immortality in 2017.
Spectator tickets for the affordable, family-friendly racing series are just $5 at the gate, with children ages 5 and younger admitted free. Gates open at 6 p.m., and feature races begin just after 7:30 p.m.
For more information, contact the Atlanta Motor Speedway ticket office at (770) 946-4211, (877) 9-AMS-TIX or visit www.atlantamotorspeedway.com.