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AMS Adds to Race Weekend Events

Info Manager | , RacinToday.com Friday, June 4 2010

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HAMPTON, Ga.– Atlanta Motor Speedway has added a 150-lap late-model race and pre-race concert with Drivin’ N Cryin’ to Friday, Sept. 3 as part of the track’s Labor Day NASCAR night racing weekend.

The event will feature a 150-lap format on Atlanta Motor Speedway’s quarter-mile “Thunder Ring” and is sanctioned by the Southern Superstars Short Track Series. The event will feature an 8:45 p.m. start time.

In addition to the racing action, the night’s activities will begin with a driver question-and-answer session at 6:00 p.m., followed by a concert by Georgia-based southern rockers Drivin’ N Cryin’ at 6:35 p.m.

“Last year’s two-day Labor Day night racing weekend was extremely popular but we had many requests to add a third night of racing on Friday night,” said Atlanta Motor Speedway president Ed Clark. “On the heels of a great Modified race in March, we decided to add a short-track race in addition to the driver question-and-answer session and a great pre-race concert with Georgia’s own Drivin’ N Cryin’.”

Admission to the event is free for fans holding tickets to Saturday’s Great Clips 300 Nationwide Series race and Sunday, Sept. 5’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. Friday-only tickets can be purchased for just $10.

“This is a great opportunity for the Southern Superstars Short Track Series and our drivers to compete at such a great track. Atlanta Motor Speedway is a beautiful racing facility, which last year brought back night racing in the South on Labor Day weekend,” said Series promoter BJ Parker.

“I know our drivers are really honored to be included in the Labor Day weekend races,” added Series racing director Ray Tennyson. “To be able to kick off the weekend with the race on Friday night under the lights is truly a once in a lifetime experience for all of us.”

For more information on the late model race and Drivin’ N Cryin’ or to purchase tickets to Atlanta Motor Speedway’s Labor Day NASCAR night racing weekend, contact the Atlanta Motor Speedway Ticket Office at (770) 946-4211, (877) 9-AMS-TIX, or visit www.atlantamotorspeedway.com.

Info Manager | , RacinToday.com Friday, June 4 2010
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