Numerous drag racers seized the opportunity to build up early points leads during week six of Friday Night Drags & Show-N-Shine at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Buddy Patrick, driving the crowd-pleasing 1948 Willis Panel Wagon, was among them, winning the Truck division final round for the second week in a row.

Darryl Stiles of Williamson claimed final-round win in Street Outlaw, but it didn’t come easy, with him holding off a tenacious challenge from 2011 division champion Jason Thomas to take the victory.

In the Truck Advanced division, Andrew Pride used the night to claw back in the points standings. Pride entered the night a point behind Chuck Poole, but defeated Poole in the final behind the wheel of his 1973 Chevrolet C-10. With both racers going head-to-head, the division is expected to be one of many with highly competitive racing throughout the summer.

Among the faster classes, Mark White (Super Pro), David Harbin (Pro), Vic Vickers (Sportsman) and Terry Bates (Domestic Advanced) won consecutive points events.

Fans will be treated to a special pizza discount through Papa John’s Pizza courtesy of a red racecar victory on Friday night. All throughout 2012, red cars going to victory lane will earn customers 50% off their online order at Papa John’s with the promo code 50RED through Sunday of that race weekend. One of those red cars was Darrell Hallford of Senoia’s 1995 Ford Mustang 5-Speed, which won the Papa John’s Pizza Domestic division on Friday.

Below is a complete list of the June 8 winners:

Super Pro: Mark White (McDonough) in a 1967 Ford Shelby Mustang

Pro: David Harbin (McDonough) in a 1968 Chevrolet Camaro

Street Outlaw: Daryl Stiles (Williamson) in a 1968 Chevrolet Camaro

Sportsman: Vic Vickers (McDonough) in a 1988 Ford Mustang

Truck Advanced: Andrew Pride (Stockbridge) in a Chevrolet C-10

Truck: Buddy Patrick (Stockbridge) in a 1948 Willis Panel Wagon

Domestic Advanced: Terry Bates (Locust Grove) in a 1988 Ford Mustang Coupe

Papa John’s Pizza Domestic: Darrell Hallford (Senoia) in a 1995 Ford Mustang 5-Speed

Tuner: Hugo Hernandez (Douglasville) in a Dodge Neon SRT-4

Sport Compact: Lamar Chambers (Griffin) in a 1966 Volkswagen Bug

ATV: Justin Wooten (Zebulon) on a 2001 Yamaha Banshee

Super Bike: Toney Freeman (Stockbridge) on a 2002 Suzuki Hayabusa

Sport Bike: Tim Jones (driving for Joshua Jones) (Riverdale) on a Suzuki Hayabusa

Street Motorcycle: Jason Lowery (Williamson) on a Honda CB 900

Cruiser/Dirt Bike: Jacob Turner (Griffin) on a 1987 Honda CR 500

The Show-N-Shine competition featured everything from new imports to classic muscle cars and cars ranging as far back as the 1930s.

Below is a complete list of the June 8 winners:

Showroom Current (1973 through current):

First Place: Brad Buogiorne, 2006 Dodge Charger SRT8

Second Place: Mark and Victoria Schutter, 1973 Ford Mustang Convertible

Third Place: Julie Young, 2012 Dodge Challenger

Showroom Classic (1950 to 1972):

First Place: Jim Kleber, 1970 AMC Gremlin

Second Place: Bill Whatley, 1968 Ford Torino GT Fastback

Third Place: Bugayette, 1961 Corvette

Sport Compact:

First Place: Jesse Olive, Scion Xb

Second Place: Tom Lamb, 2012 Fiat 500

Third Place: Paul Snyder, 1995 Honda Civic

Classic Custom (1950 to 1972):

First Place: Gary Lee Berry, Chevrolet Camaro SS

Second Place: Heath Garrett, 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air

Third Place: John Bassett, 1950 Ford Two Door Sedan

Current Custom (1973 through current):

First Place: Chris Gallagher, 1998 Pontiac Trans-Am

Second Place: Michael Weisel 2006 Roush Ford Mustang

Third Place: Whiter Plesmore


First Place: Andrew Fritz, GMC Sierra

Second Place: Donald Nquyen, Lincoln Navigator

Third Place: Alan Fincher, Ford Bronco


First Place: L.F. Holland, 141 Chevrolet Sedan

Second Place: Howard Lacy, Ford Pick-Up

Third Place: Lance Loren, 1940 Ford A Model

President’s Choice:

Bo Lacy, 1948 Ford F-150

Atlanta Motor Speedway’s Friday Night Drags & Show-N-Shine resumes June 15 with week seven of drag racing action and the kid’s power wheel races before drag eliminations. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. and nightly drag race eliminations start at 9:09 p.m.

Entry to drag race or for the Show-N-Shine is just $20 or competitors can purchase a combo ticket for $30. Spectator tickets at Friday Night Drags are just $8 for adults and children five and under are free.  More information can be found at