Next-to-last week of racing sets up championship night at O'Reilly Auto Parts Friday Night Drags
The penultimate week of the 2016 season of O'Reilly Auto Parts Friday Night Drags and Show-N-Shine got underway on the pit-lane drag strip at Atlanta Motor Speedway Friday night in the second-to-last chance for drivers to earn valuable points in the heated division championship battles.
In the Active Pest Control Pro Division, Griffin's David Clevenger got back into the win column after his four-week streak was snapped by Kevin Mayo in Week 14. On Friday, Clevenger flipped the script, getting the better of Mayo in the night's final race, and locking up the season championship with a comfortable margin heading into next week's finale.
Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Division leader Jon Stovall of Fayetteville made his seventh trip to Victory Lane with a final round win over challenger Bonnie Queen of Jonesboro. Piloting his red 2006 Dodge Viper, Stovall has defeated the competition in every one of his points-season appearances and has a firm grip on the division title.
Kelvin Mills of Newnan notched his second straight win in the Harding Plumbing, Heating and Cooling Domestic Division behind the wheel of his 2000 Ford Mustang. Prior to last week, he had never advanced past the first round but now finds himself on a hot streak with one week remaining in the season.
Other repeat winners from Week 14 included Kelly Kilbourne of McDonough in the Domestic Advanced Division and Mike Chambers of Griffin in the Dynamic Towing Street Outlaw Division.
Winning for the first time on the season Friday night were Andrew Morgan of McDonough in the HeadsUpGeorgia.com Street Modified Division, Nicolas Feliciano of Griffin in the MetroPCS Tuner Division, Keith White of Luthersville in the Truck Advanced Division and Seth Fowler of Griffin in the Sport Bike Division.
Below is a complete list of the Aug. 12 Week 15 race winners:
Active Pest Control Pro Division
David Clevenger (Griffin); 1986 Chevrolet Corvette
Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Division
Jon Stovall (Fayetteville); 2006 Dodge Viper
Harding Plumbing, Heating and Cooling Domestic Division
Kelvin Mills (Newnan); 2000 Ford Mustang
Domestic Advanced Division
Kelly Kilbourne (McDonough); 1988 Chevrolet S-10
Dynamic Towing Street Outlaw Division
Mike Chambers (Griffin); 1988 Ford Mustang
HeadsUpGeorgia.com Street Modified Division
Andrew Morgan (McDonough); 1987 Ford Mustang
Peach Pass Factory Street Division
Arnold Rubin (Locust Grove); 2015 Ford Mustang
MetroPCS Tuner Division
Nicolas Feliciano (Griffin); 1982 Toyota Corolla
Mini Melts Sport Compact Division
Courtney Perry (Covington); 1995 Honda Del Sol
Shelton Maynard (Hampton); 1972 Chevrolet C-10
Diesel Truck Division
Taylor Wilder (Locust Grove); 1994 Dodge Ram 1500
Truck Advanced Division
Keith White (Luthersville); 1982 Chevrolet
Super Bike Division
Graham Mayo (Williamson); 207 Hyabusa
Sport Bike Division
Seth Fowler (Griffin); 2016 BMW
U.S. Marines Motorcycle Division
Jamar Copes (Locust Grove); 2003 Suzuki
Robert Thomas (Griffin); 2004 Harley-Davidson
ATV/Dirt Bike Division
Omar Ruiz (Cumming); Banshee
The Show-N-Shine competition featured everything from new imports to classic muscle cars and automobiles ranging as far back as the 1930s. Those vehicles then took part in the Speedway Cruise following judging.
Below is a complete list of the Aug. 12 winners:
Classic Custom (Through 1972)
First Place: Gary Berry (Peachtree City); 1969 Chevrolet Camaro
Modern Custom (1973 through 1999)
First Place: Jan O'Hara (Peachtree City) 2013 Chevrolet Camaro
Second Place: Terry Ison (Zebulon); 1999 Chevrolet Camaro
Third Place: Josh Fowler (Austell); Ford Mustang
Current Custom (2000 through current)
First Place: Jason Moore (Palmetto); 2015 Ford Mustang
Second Place: Steve McKeague (Dacula); Ford Mustang
Third Place: Ken Thaxton (Fayetteville); 1967 Chevrolet Corvette
Showroom Classic (Through 1972)
First Place: Jonah Iner (McDonough); 1964 Chevrolet SS
Second Place: Logan Williamson; 1986 Buick Grand National
Third Place: Sil Benotto
Showroom Modern (1973 through 1999)
First Place: Fred Briggs (McDonough); 1971 Plymouth Duster
Second Place: Chris Gallagher (Fayetteville); 1998 TransAm
Showroom Current (2000 through current)
First Place: MJ Dorse (Hampton); 2001 TransAm Firehawk
First Place: Jose Lopez (Griffin); MR2 Toyota 2000
Second Place: Adam Wallace (McDonough)
Third Place: Chris Soule (Fayetteville); 2002 IS300
First Place: Steven Smith (Covington); 2010 F-250 King Ranch
Second Place (tie): Tara Ogletree (Barnesville); 2002 Chevy Silverado 1500
Second Place (tie): Chris Cheers (Griffin); 2015 Dodge Ram R/T
First Place: Joyce Freeman (McDonough); 1936 Plymouth Sedan Delivery
Second Place: Roy Schwarz (Locust Grove); 1970 VW Bug
Third Place: Gary Hearing (Hampton); Dune Buggy
Atlanta Motor Speedway's O'Reilly Auto Parts Friday Night Drags & Show-N-Shine concludes the 2016 season with Week 16's Championship Night next Friday, Aug. 19.
Grandstand gates for O'Reilly Auto Parts Friday Night Drags open at 6:30 p.m., and nightly drag race eliminations start after 9 p.m.
Spectator tickets are just $8, and children 5 and under are free. Entry to drag race or for the Show-N-Shine and Track Cruise is just $20 or competitors can purchase a combo ticket for $30.
More information can be found at www.atlantamotorspeedway.com/drags or by calling the Atlanta Motor Speedway Ticket Office at (770) 946-4211.