HAMPTON, Ga. - Atlanta Motor Speedway announced on Friday that the 2020 Friday Night Drags season on the track’s pit road dragstrip has been cancelled.
For the last several months, AMS officials have worked diligently to find a suitable way to host the weekly grassroots drag racing series. Despite those efforts, due to circumstances outside of the Speedway’s control, no such plans have been able to materialize.
“We hoped to at least be able to put on an abbreviated schedule of racing on our pit lane dragstrip later this summer,” explained AMS Executive Vice President and General Manager Brandon Hutchison. “However it has become apparent we won’t be able to host the event with the same level of social interaction that has become synonymous with O’Reilly Auto Parts Friday Night Drags.”
“Given the unique circumstances we all face, we feel canceling the 2020 season is the right choice for our competitors, fans, staff, and our community at large,” Hutchison continued. “While we share our racers’ and fans’ disappointment, we’re shifting our focus to ensuring a strong rebound for the 2021 season of O’Reilly Auto Parts Friday Night Drags. We were excited about the momentum going into this season and had put together a great schedule for our fans. We look forward to entertaining families from across the southern crescent next year. In the meantime, we hope everyone stays healthy and safe.”
The schedule for the 2021 season of O’Reilly Auto Parts Friday Night Drags will be announced at a later date. For more information, visit AtlantaMotorSpeedway.com