Street Wars III Set To Light Up The AMS Drag Strip Tomorrow Night
After finding success in its first two Street Wars nights at O'Reilly Auto Parts Friday Night Drags in 2017, the pit lane drag strip at Atlanta Motor Speedway will host the third and final installment of the high-intensity, money-paying night of the season this Friday, as drivers go to battle in Street Wars III, with cash rewards and championships at stake.
Summoning unprecedented competition among many of the fastest drag cars from across the region, this week's lineup will supply an overloaded combination of thunderous engines and heart-pounding speed in the most adrenaline-pumping motorsports spectacle in the South.
In last month's Street Wars II, David Waksman of Sharpsburg made it two straight victories in the Hard Tire Division by beating out finals challenger, Jeff Nance, behind the wheel of his powerful 1994 Chevrolet Camaro. Meanwhile, John Bonner of Molena has also twice emerged victorious in the 28-inch Big Tire Division, piloting his souped-up 1966 Ford Mustang.
Once again, this Friday night's Street Wars III will feature the same two high-powered, racing divisions paying cash prizes to both its winners and finalists. The 28-inch Big-Tire Division will pay $1,000 guaranteed to Friday night's winner, as well as a racer's pot, while the runner-up will take home $250. Semi-final losers will also each be awarded $50.
Similarly, the hard-tire division will award $500 to its winner, with the runner-up and semi-final losers earning $50.
Friday night is drivers' final chance to knock both Waksman and Bonner off the pedestal and prevent their 2017 Street Wars season sweeps.
For drivers who have either chosen not to participate in the payout divisions or whose vehicles do not qualify to compete in them, Street Wars III will be the deciding event in the three-night points series, awarding a 2017 Street Wars title in each racing division, though it is separate from the overall 2017 Friday Night Drags season points championship.
Prior to Friday's Street Wars III racing action, the weekly Show-N-Shine will take place in the infield garage areas. Participants will show their vehicles in one of nine judged categories, with awards handed out to the top three vehicles in each class. Show-N-Shine car owners will then participate in the weekly track cruise on the legendary AMS high banks at 8 p.m., prior to the beginning of drag racing eliminations.
Participation in O'Reilly Auto Parts Friday Night Drags is open to any car, truck or motorcycle-driver possessing a valid driver's license for just $20. Registration gates open each week at 6 p.m. at the speedway's main infield tunnel, and all racing competitors must sign a safety waiver and wear a DOT-approved helmet.
Show-N-Shine registration is also just $20 apiece per vehicle and is open to all interested participants.
Spectator admission to O'Reilly Auto Parts Friday Night Drags is just $10 with children five and under free. Gates open at 6:30 p.m., and exterior parking is free, while infield parking is $20.
For more information, contact the Atlanta Motor Speedway ticket office at (770) 946-4211, (877) 9-AMS-TIX or visit www.atlantamotorama.com.