Friday Night Drags & Show-N-Shine Week 15 News & Notes
Super pro competitor Michael Ramsey of Canton has contended for final-round victories on multiple occasions throughout the season. Last Friday, however, he earned his first final-round points win of the summer, topping Stockbridge's Bobby Daniel.
Ramsey's win cut Daniel's lead in the super pro standings to one point with two points events remaining in the season. Daniel still leads all drivers in the division with three wins behind the wheel of a 1999 Chevrolet Monte Carlo.
"I had it turned up full notch, it was all it had. He's got a great car, it feels good to have a win," Ramsey said. "It was a great time to have a good run."
The super pro division is just one of many divisions featuring tight points battles with two points events remaining in the 2013 season on the pit lane drag strip.
Championship Night Fireworks Display Next Week
Friday Night Drags & Show-N-Shine will cap its season Aug. 16 with the crowning of season champions. The fireworks show will start at 9:15 p.m. Pennsylvania's Zambelli Fireworks will once again provide fans with another award-winning fireworks display moments before the final points eliminations of the 2013 season on the pit lane dragstrip.
The 2013 Friday Night Drags & Show-N-Shine season runs Friday nights through Aug. 16, with the Fall Stampede taking place Sept. 13 and Sept. 20. 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 track cruise at 8:05 p.m. Drag racing eliminations begin at 9:15 p.m.
All racers ages 16 and 17 must have a fully-executed minor's release form on file at the speedway prior to competition and forms are available at the speedway or at www.atlantamotorspeedway.com/drags. Competitors must wear a DOT-approved helmet and have operational seat belts in their vehicle and pass a pre-race safety inspection.
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.
For more information on Friday Night Drags or Atlanta Motor Speedway, contact the Atlanta Motor Speedway Ticket Office at (770) 946-4211, (877) 9-AMS-TIX or visit www.atlantamotorspeedway.com/drags.