Fanning flames of excitement for this Saturday's 2017 season finale in the Thursday Thunder Legends Series presented by Papa John's Pizza, Atlanta Motor Speedway has upped the ante for the final event with a unique twist.

Adding to the recent series of "unbelievable" announcements promoting the weekend edition of Thursday Thunder, Atlanta Motor Speedway has just completed plans to run a figure eight track configuration for this Saturday's championship night.

Key last-minute design considerations, and plenty of after-hours work by several members of the AMS staff allowed the plans to take shape earlier in the week and were completed this afternoon, just in time for Saturday's races.

Even though the news of these plans was a surprise, McDonough's Robbie Woodall, driver of the No. 72 Legends car in the Masters Division, who trails division leader Scott Moseley by three points heading into championship night, took it in stride in a recent video posted by AMS.

Never having experienced a course like this, "we're going to have to change a few things on the car," said Woodall. "Probably do more of a road-race setup to give us both directions."

Exact course maps detailing the figure eight plans will be available at the AMS info table on the concourse for fans attending this Saturday's races.

While today's announcement may come as a surprise, it joins other previous announcements regarding this Saturday's event, including a record-breaking giant TV giveaway, pre-race Neil Young musical entertainment, a visit from an Alaskan pizza-eating champion and an appearance by a "Trump-appointed" cabinet all slated for the same night.

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.

Readers curious about the nature of these very "real" announcements regarding this Saturday's event are encouraged to spell out a phrase using the first letter of the first word of each of the preceding paragraphs of this article for a valuable clue. AMS will make a final announcement with more details tomorrow morning.

For more information, contact the Atlanta Motor Speedway ticket office at (770) 946-4211, (877) 9-AMS-TIX or visit