mostlycloudy
Saturday May 30th, 2015 6:39AM

Fireworks in the sky, on the track at Friday Night Drags

By Dustin Bixby
Related Articles
HAMPTON, GA - Fans younger than a year old as well as all the way up to the age of 86 enjoyed an exciting evening of Fourth of July Fireworks and thrilling street drag racing during week eight of Atlanta Motor Speedway's O'Reilly Auto Parts Friday Night Drags.<br /> <br /> Among the drivers who captured their first win on Friday was Luthersville's Keith White in his 1982 Chevrolet pickup. White outraced Fayetteville's Chad Etheridge in a 1981 Chevrolet C-10 to get the milestone win. The victory gave him sole possession of second place in the division after Friday's final-round first-place finish.<br /> <br /> "It feels great, it really does. I come out here and the place is great, we meet a lot of nice people out here," White said. "It's not really about the wins, because I just enjoy racing out here and meeting people. The win is icing on the cake."<br /> <br /> In the latest turn in the sibling rivalry within the Harding Plumbing, Heating and Cooling Domestic Division, Chris Morgan, driving a 1966 Ford Mustang, won his second final round of the season as he topped brother Kelly Morgan in a 1968 Ford Mustang.<br /> <br /> Williamson's Daryl Stiles, who was a past winner in the Street Outlaw Division, found victory for the first time this season in the Jailhouse Brewing Company Super Pro Division in his 1967 Chevrolet Camaro. He beat out Hampton's Billy Clevenger in the final. Clevenger was racing in memory of his wife, Deborah, who died early this week and had lettering on his car honoring her memory.<br /> <br /> Atlanta Motor Speedway's O'Reilly Auto Parts Friday Night Drags continues on July 11. More information can be found at <a href="http://www.atlantamotorspeedway.com/drags" target="_blank">atlantamotorspeedway.com/drags</a>.<br /> <br /> <strong>Atlanta Motor Speedway
© Copyright 2015 AccessNorthGa.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
2014 Top 10: Looking back at the top sports stories of the year
It was another year for the record books in 2014, mostly for the right reasons -- state championships, new challenges and new stars taking their turn to shine. But there were also plenty of big stories that reminded us that sports -- like life -- isn
11:55PM ( 4 months ago )
NASCAR K&N Pro Series schedules set for 2015
DAYTONA BEACH, FL - NASCAR announced recently the 2015 schedules for its top developmental regional touring series, the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and NASCAR K&N Pro Series West.
2:00PM ( 4 months ago )
Lanierland boys final: Johnson makes history with win over Red Elephants <b> (VIDEO) </b>
Ever the aggressor on the court, Johnson
8:55AM ( 4 months ago )
Sports
Pits will be tight as Chili Bowl entry count hits 316
TULSA, OK - The 29th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals presented by General Tire is on track to be a record smashing event, with the entry count climbing over the 300 mark for the first time to 316 entries confirming 303 drivers for the indoor spectacular happening Tuesday, January 13 through Saturday, January 17 at the Tulsa Expo Center in Tulsa, OK.
9:59AM ( 4 months ago )
Falcons fire Mike Smith after 2nd straight losing season
Mike Smith's status as the winningest coach in Falcons history wasn't enough to save his job. Owner Arthur Blank said he fired Smith on Monday because in his "heart of hearts" he didn't believe Smith could take the Falcons to the Super Bowl.
7:58PM ( 5 months ago )
New promoters in place for 2015 at Senoia Raceway
SENOIA, GA - Lease papers have been signed and a team of new promoters is in place for the upcoming stock car racing season at Senoia Raceway in Senoia, GA.
6:00AM ( 5 months ago )
Professional Sports
Garbo, Jr. to compete in NASCAR K&N East with Whelen sponsorship
CHARLOTTE, NC--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- When Marsh Racing and longtime team sponsor Whelen Engineering Company, Inc. got the opportunity to put together a race team for 2015, they looked closely at the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East.
12:00PM ( 5 months ago )
Former NASCAR racer pleads guilty in high-speed chase
ST. GEORGE, UT (AP)
12:51PM ( 5 months ago )
Chili Bowl entry list again nearing record 300 mark
TULSA, OK - For the past couple years, the entry list for the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals has flirted with the 300 mark. Once again, the number of teams registering for the indoor Midget event is nearing the three century mark with 285 entries received for the 29th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals.
11:59AM ( 5 months ago )
NASCAR News
VIDEO: Spring sports standouts provided countless memories for area fans
It's been an incredible few months on the prep sports scene... And we've been lucky enough to see a lot of it in person.
By Bailey Pless
11:48AM ( 5 hours from now )
2015 baseball season will go down in history
The 2015 high school baseball season will long be remembered...
10:29AM ( 3 hours from now )
Posey powers Giants past Braves
Buster Posey hit a two-run homer in the first inning and drove in three, Tim Hudson pitched seven strong innings and the San Francisco Giants won their fifth straight, beating the Atlanta Braves 4-2 Friday night.
By The Associated Press
1:21AM ( 5 hours ago )
Georgia golfers open NCAA Championships in 2nd place
Coach Chris Haack needed just one word to sum up the performance of his Georgia men’s golf team in the first round of the NCAA Championships on Friday at Concession Golf Club...
By AccessWDUN staff
11:54PM ( 6 hours ago )
Hamlin edges Truex for top starting spot at Dover
On the final run in the final seconds of the third and final round of Friday’s knockout qualifying session at Dover International Speedway, Denny Hamlin knocked Martin Truex, Jr. off the pole for Sunday’s FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race.
By Reid Spencer-NASCAR Wire Service
11:06PM ( 7 hours ago )