Drag Racing Portion of Week 9 of O’Reilly Auto Parts Friday Night Drags Rained Out

The drag racing portion of tonight’s Week 9 action in Atlanta Motor Speedway’s O’Reilly Auto Parts Friday Night Drags and Show-N-Shine has been cancelled due to inclement weather. Prior to the arrival of tonight’s rain, 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... Read More

Results From Week 4 Of Thursday Thunder presented by Papa John’s Pizza

Atlanta, GA/Friday, June 23, 2017 Week 4 of the Thursday Thunder Legends Series presented by Papa John’s Pizza hit the quarter-mile Thunder Ring Thursday night, as the 10-week summer racing series continued at Atlanta Motor Speedway. With wet weather in the area for much of the evening, Legends races were the only features to record Week 4 results, as Bandolero... Read More

Drag Racing & fireworks at AMS June 30th

What better way to celebrate the upcoming July Fourth weekend than with some drag racing and fireworks?! See the Southside of Atlanta’s biggest display of fireworks plus one of the country’s most popular grassroots drag racing series on June 30th at the Papa John’s Pizza Fireworks Extravaganza during O’Reilly Auto Parts Friday Night Drags! The sky-illuminating display fireworks will begin... Read More

Results from Week 3 of O’Reilly Auto Parts Friday Night Drags at AMS

Week 3 of the popular street-style drag racing series, O’Reilly Auto Parts Friday Night Drags, hit the pit lane drag strip at Atlanta Motor Speedway Friday night, as competitors continued to tune-up in preparation for the points season. A four year veteran of the O’Reilly Auto Parts Friday Night drags, Steve Shaffer of Newnan and his brand new bright yellow Corvette... Read More


After a rough and tumble opening weekend for all three national touring series, the 2017 NASCAR season shifts 400 miles north to Atlanta Motor Speedway, a track where drivers will face a whole different set of challenges, as the historic facility, first opened in 1960, closes the books on one iconic era of racing before opening another on a new... Read More


Georgia native to drive NASCAR Camping World Truck Series entry for GMS Racing:  Dawsonville, Georgia native and 2016 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Rookie of the Year, Chase Elliott, will have two chances to score his first NASCAR national touring series win at his home track, Atlanta Motor Speedway, as he pulls double-duty in races both Saturday and Sunday, March... Read More

Atlanta Motor Speedway To Repave in 2017

Twenty years after it was last resurfaced, Atlanta Motor Speedway’s historic racing surface is scheduled to be repaved this spring, following the March 3-5 NASCAR Weekend triple-header. Work is scheduled to begin in late March with an expected completion in mid-April. The current asphalt at AMS is the second-oldest racing surface on the entire NASCAR Cup Series circuit, and officials credit its... Read More

AMS set to kick off Independence Day Weekend with fireworks and drag racing this Friday night

Atlanta Motor Speedway will celebrate the Fourth of July Weekend this Friday, July 1 with its biggest, most patriotic night of the summer. The Papa John’s Pizza Fireworks Extravaganza will feature one of metro Atlanta’s first and largest fireworks displays of the holiday weekend, followed by Week 9 of O’Reilly Auto Parts Friday Night Drags, the summer-long street-style drag racing... Read More


Atlanta Motor Speedway’s street-style drag racing series, O’Reilly Auto Parts Friday Night Drags, returns to the pit lane drag strip this spring and summer, starting April 29, while its U.S. Legends and Bandolero car racing program, Thursday Thunder Legends Series Presented by Papa John’s Pizza, hits the quarter-mile “Thunder Ring” for its 19th consecutive season beginning June 2. O’Reilly Auto... Read More

Rome Speedway – Rome Boss Races

Story/Photos: Phillip Prichard, MSA On September 6th, Labor Day weekend, 127 race cars were at Rome Speedway for the Rome Boss Races. Seven classes – Econo Bomber; Super Bomber; 525/Steelhead Late Models; Pony Division; Super Late Models; Crate Late Models and Cruiser Division were on hand. The large crowd was thrilled with the heat races, Super Late Model Qualifying; Steel Head... Read More