Atlanta's summers will heat up when Thursday Thunder, Atlanta Motor Speedway's weekly racing series takes the green flag for the season.

All grandstands are non-smoking at Thursday Thunder, with smoking being permitted in designated areas near the grandstands. 

Thursday Thunder, an eight-week series of nine races that hosts Bandolero and Legends racing is one of the most affordable, exciting family ac totivities in Atlanta. Every Thursday night from June July, a smorgasbord of games, contests, giveaways and hot on-track racing excitement take place.

Tickets are just $6 for adults and $2 for children 6-11 (children under 6 are free) for each evening of fun and grass-roots racing on the paved quarter-mile track at AMS, the Thunder Ring. Drivers as young as 8-years-old come from all over the nation to battle each night in eight different classes for the right to be called champions at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

But the racing is only part of the fun and excitement at Atlanta Motor Speedway. On the concourse, there will be weekly themes and contests, exciting intermission activities merchandise and ticket giveaways. Group parties and children's birthday parties are also available during Thursday Thunder. Gates open at 6 p.m., heat races start at 5:50 p.m. and feature races start at 7:30 p.m. Don't miss this summer's most fun and affordable activity. Come see the region's up and coming drivers each Thursday night at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Call (770) 946-4211 for information or visit or

You can enjoy the excitement of sanctioned auto racing from behind the wheel! Thanks to US Legend Cars and Legends of Georgia, it's easy, affordable and a great source of family fun. Legends Cars are 5/8 scale replicas of classic coupes and sedans of the '30s that were modified into the fordable racing machines of NASCAR's grassroots history. But don't let their size fool you - these are serious race cars powered by 1200cc, 4-cylinder Yamaha engines delivering 122 horsepower - more than enough to give you some major league racing thrills.