HAMPTON, Ga. - 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 series, Steve Shaffer and his brand new bright yellow Corvette Z06 made the jump to a new division this year. After competing in the Factory Street division in each of the past three season, Shaffer moved into the New Edge division introduced this year.
“I’ll be here all summer,” said Schaffer. “I get a new ‘Vette every year and I run it, have fun, and I enjoy coming out here. This is the best place to run and I’ve been to all of them around here and AMS has the best show in town.”
Shaffer wasted no time in tuning his machine to battle the competition in the New Edge Division. He earned his second win in as many events by defeating newcomer Ken Collier in the final on Friday night.
“Tonight it’s been running real good,” said Shaffer. “The thing about the Z06 is they run consistent and the drag radials definitely helped with the track which was biting real good tonight. The (AMS staff) did a great job of prepping the track tonight.”
Other competitors who also ended up in victory lane with Shaffer tonight included the Nate Morales in the Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Division, Chris Morgan of in the Harding Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Domestic Division and Kevin Prescott in the Harbin’s Mechanical Sport Compact Division.
Atlanta Motor Speedway’s O’Reilly Auto Parts Friday Night Drags continues with more than $2,500 on the line in Week 4 on May 19. For more information, visit AtlantaMotorSpeedway.com.
Atlanta Motor Speedway – Hampton, GA
Friday Night Drags – May 12, 2017
Week Three Results
Super Pro: Arnie Cobb – 1975 Chevrolet Nova
Pro: Kevin Mayo – 1969 Chevrolet Nova
Sportsman: Nate Morales – 1993 Nissan Hardbody
Domestic: Chris Morgan – 1966 Ford Mustang
Street Modified: Kelly Morgan – 1968 Ford Mustang
Factory Street: Nick Nicholson – 2014 Ford Mustang GT/CS
Tuner: Michael Ellis – 2005 Dodge Neon SRT4
Street Outlaw: David Helland – 1984 Mustang
New Edge: Steve Shaffer – 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Z06
Street Performer: Lamar Fitzgibbon – 1995 Ford Mustang
Diesel Truck: Aaron Patel – 2008 Chevrolet 2500 HD
Truck: James Ragsdale – 1978 Ford F100
Sport Compact: Kevin Prescott – 1994 Acura Integra
Super Bike: Robin Makolm – 2004 Hyabusa
Sport Bike: Bryan Berube – 2013 Suzuki Hayabusa
Motorcycle: Bo Price
ATV: Wayne Cline