Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals
Atlanta, Ga.
(April 16-19)

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April 16-19
Atlanta Dragway

500 E. Ridgeway Road
Commerce, GA 30529
Elevation: 1,100 feet
Tickets: 800-884-NHRA (6472); 404-249-6400
Radio Frequency: 96.7 FM

One of NHRA’s long-established events — the race celebrated its 28th anniversary last season — this belle of the South has gained a reputation as one of the tougher events on the tour to win. With summer approaching, warm temperatures can turn the event into “Hotlanta” and throw crew chiefs a curve as they try to glue their charges to the facility’s 660-foot concrete launchpad. The event is the third on the schedule to feature the high-revving 190-mph Pro Stock Motorcycles.

How to Get There: The track is about 65 miles north of Atlanta on Interstate 85 at U.S. Highway 441. From Atlanta, take I-85 north to Exit 149 (Highway 441). Travel north on Highway 441 to Steven Tanger Boulevard. Go left on Tanger Boulevard, then right on E. Ridgeway Road, and follow the signs to the track (approximately a half-mile on the right).

Visitor Information: Atlanta Dragway, 706-335-2301; Banks County Chamber of Commerce, 706-677-2108; Banks County Convention and Visitors Bureau, 706-677-5265