Racing series ends tonight

Thu, 09/06/2007 - 3:42pm
By: The Citizen

Just one evening remains in the inaugural Castrol GTX Friday Night Drags season at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

The top four competitors in each division will advance to the bracket race, to be held during Georgia-Pacific NEXTEL Cup Qualifying night of Friday, Oct. 26 in front of an estimated crowd of 40,000.

As part of a season-ending celebration, speedway officials have decided to open the drag strip to motorcycles.

To take part in Castrol GTX Friday Night Drags, all racers must have a valid driver’s license and competitors age 16 and 17 must have a fully executed minors release form on file at the speedway prior to competition (forms available at the speedway or at Competitors must wear a helmet and have operational seat belts in the vehicle and pass a pre-race safety inspection.

Below is a list of Fayette County drivers that participated in last week’s round of competition.

• Pete Gaesser, Fayetteville, Ga., Pro Four, 1965 Volkswagen Beetle, 3

• Matthew Murguia, Fayetteville, Ga., Turner, 2004 Mazda 6, 1

• Micah Snead, Fayetteville, Ga., Turner, 2002 Honda Civic SI, 2

• Christy Prince, Fayetteville, Ga., Domestic, 1995 Ford Mustang, 3

• Chase Landers, Fayetteville, Ga., Domestic, 1982 Ford Mustang, 3

• Phil White, Peachtree City, Ga., Domestic, 1965 Shelby Cobra, 7

• Leonard Teal, Peachtree City, Ga., Pro, 1972 Chevrolet Vega, 3

• Jason Miller, Fayetteville, Ga., Pro Four, 1979 Mazda RX7, 10

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