Monday, June 16, 2008

Atlanta Motor Speedway Events


Pit Gates Open at 6pm.
Tech Opens at 6pm.
Practice Runs Start at 6:15pm.
Registration for Show-N-Shine Opens at 6:15pm.
Grandstand Gates Open at 7:00pm.
Show-N-Shine Parade at 8:15pm.
Show-N-Shine Awards at 8:55pm.
National Anthem at 9pm.
Drag Race Eliminations begin at 9:05pm.

Spectators - $7 (six and under FREE)
Drag Racing Entry - $20
Show-N-Shine Entry - $20
Both Drags and Show - $30
Infield Parking - $20 per car

This Friday is the season points opener for the Friday Night Drags presented by AC Delco. All classes will be competing for trophies and divisions awarding points will begin counting this weekend. Competitors winning the main event will be awarded three points and the runner-up will receive two points. All other drivers competing will receive one point for the night. The top drivers in each division will receive year-end awards along with the opportunity to race this October during the NASCAR Sprint Cup weekend (date and times to be determined).

The exciting news for Show-N-Shine participants is that all the first place award winners along with the President’s Choice award winners will be invited back in October for a special winner’s showcase along the front straightaway during the pre-race festivities for the Pep Boys Auto 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup race on Sunday, October 26. The entries will be lined up in front of the pre-race stage throughout the pre-race including the introductions of the NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers.

This Friday night (June 20) drag race fans will have the opportunity to win tickets to the Kenny Chesney concert at Turner Field next month. There will also be chances to win an assortment of other prizes, enjoy the extra festivities for the kids, tour the garages checking out the Show-N-Shine vehicles, stand along the launch area and enjoy a night with a family and friends. Invite some friends, pack up a cooler (no glass) and make plans to be at the season points opener for Friday Night Drags presented by AC Delco.

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Friday, June 27

Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue and his staff will be joining the fun of Friday Night Drags presented by AC Delco on Friday, June 27. Perdue has invited his staff to celebrate the end of session, end of bill signings and the beginning of summer by enjoying a night of heads up drag racing at Atlanta Motor Speedway. He will be competing in a 2008 Chevrolet Impala SS Atlanta Motor Speedway pace car in the Domestic division. The Governor will also have at least one match race against AMS president and general manager Ed Clark.

The evening will also feature the General Lee Challenge as the speedway welcomes the 30th Anniversary of the 1970’s hit television show Dukes of Hazzard the following morning. Several 1969 Dodge Chargers are expected for this unique drag racing competition.

There will also be a full night of points racing for the Friday Night Drags competitors. A full awards night for the Show-N-Shine participants and a more fun for the fans in the stands.

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Friday, July 4

A special 4th of July sparktacular celebration is being planned for everyone affiliated with Friday Night Drags presented by AC Delco. There will be a race car parade through the city of Hampton, extended practice runs, special awards for the nightly winners and one of the largest fireworks displays in the history of Atlanta Motor Speedway. Everyone is encouraged to make plans to gather with family and friends at the speedway and experience some fun in the sun, drag racing on the eighth mile and fireworks above the speedway. Bring a grill, pack a cooler and plan for a fun time at Friday Night Drags presented by AC Delco.

The 4th of July celebration will begin early in the day with a drag racers parade through the city streets of Hampton (located one mile from the speedway). There is a city celebration planned with vendors, entertainment and kiddie rides. The organizers have invited drag racers to participate in the parade and then stay for a while before heading over to the speedway to begin dialing in for the night of racing. They will be shutting down their activities around 6pm and will be ending their city celebration at Friday Night Drags. Let’s show our support by giving them a great parade of drag racers and Show-N-Shine vehicles!

The pits will open early on the 4th of July, soon after the completion of the Hampton Parade. We will begin drag practice runs earlier and eliminations will begin around 7:30pm. The fireworks display will take place around dusk just prior to the semi-final rounds.

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Thursday Thunder - Military Night!!!
Amazing Afghan Al Quida Obliteration
June 19

Season Points Opener
Friday Night Drags & Show-N-Shine
June 20

Dukes Fest ’08 and Hazzard County Fair
June 28 and 29

Thursday, July 3 - Thursday Thunder
Friday, July 4 - Friday Night Drags

Pep Boys Auto 500 weekend
October 24, 25 and 26
Reserve your seats today!
Call 770-946-4211.

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