Week Eight of O'Reilly Auto Parts Friday Night Drags Cancelled Due To Weather
The drag racing portion of tonight's Week 8 action in Atlanta Motor Speedway's O’Reilly Auto Parts Friday Night Drags and Show-N-Shine has been cancelled due to inclement weather.
The series will resume with Week 9 next Friday, June 30, leading off with the Papa John’s Pizza Fireworks Extravaganza, one of south metro Atlanta’s biggest and most celebrated pyrotechnic displays, just after dark in celebration of Independence Day 2017. Grandstand gates will open at 6:30 p.m., and nightly drag race eliminations start just after 9 p.m. There is no extra cost to enjoy the fireworks show.
Drag racing armbands and grandstand tickets purchased tonight will be valid for either next Friday, July 30 or the following week on July 7. Street Wars II will be made up in its entirety on Friday, July 7.
Prior to the arrival of tonight’s wet weather, 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 June 23 Show-N-Shine winners:
Classic Custom (Through 1972)
First Place: Austin Beckley (Newnan), 1967 Pontiac Firebird
Modern Custom (1973 through 1999)
First Place: Terry Ison (Zebulon), Chevrolet Camaro
Second Place: Christopher Bagley (Forest Park); 1964 Ford Falcon
Third Place: Terry Salt (Conyers); 1991 Chevrolet Corvette
Current Custom (2000 through current)
First Place: Ivan Hawkins (Jonesboro); 2017 Chevrolet Corvette
Second Place: Michael Caron (Peachtree City); 2015 Ford Mustang
Third Place: Ashley Ferguson (Griffin); 2012 Dodge Challenger
Showroom Classic (Through 1972)
First Place: Ace Bailey (Fayetteville); 1967 Chevrolet Coupe
Second Place: Timmy Flowers (Social Circle); 1965 Chevrolet Corvette
Third Place: Joan Malone (Jonesboro); 1964 Volkswagen Beetle
Showroom Modern (1973 through 1999)
First Place: Chris Gallagher (Fayetteville), 1998 Pontiac Trans Am
Second Place: Doug Wood (Sharpsburg), 1995 Chevrolet Corvette
Third Place: Tucker Williams (Fayetteville); 1998 Pontiac Trans Am
Showroom Current (2000 through current)
First Place: Ken Thaxton (Fayetteville), 2004 Chevrolet Corvette
Second Place: Wayne Muchow (Fayetteville); 2015 Chevrolet Camaro
Third Place: Mike Harrington (Locust Grove); 2008 Pontiac G8 GXP
First Place: Adam Wallace (McDonough), 2007 Mini Cooper
Second Place: Cody Johnson (Griffin), 2005 Scion TC
Third Place: Ricky Harrelson (McDonough), 2004 Mazda RX-8
First Place: Dillon Bates (Locust Grove), 1998 Chevrolet Tahoe
Second Place: Steven Wood (Henry County), 2005 Ford F-150
Third Place: Jake Haddock (Barnesville), 2015 Ford F-150
First Place: Bruce Russell (Brooks), 1930 Ford
Second Place: Josh Hicks; 2000 Legend Car
Atlanta Motor Speedway’s O’Reilly Auto Parts Friday Night Drags & Show-N-Shine continues with Week 9 next Friday, June 30.
Entry to drag race or for the Show-N-Shine is just $20 or competitors can purchase a combo ticket for $30. Spectator tickets are just $10, and children 5 and under are free. More information can be found at www.atlantamotorspeedway.com/drags or by calling the Atlanta Motor Speedway Ticket Office at (770) 946-4211.