Atlanta Dragway (1/4 mile)
Affectionately known simply as “Commerce”, Atlanta Dragway is the Atlanta’s NHRA sanctioned drag strips. It’s a full 1/4 mile drag strip. Come here to see the full lineup of drag cars – Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro stock, etc.
However, most enthusiasts know Atlanta Dragway for their “Fast Fridays”. Fast Fridays are test & tune races open to anyone in any car that can past a safety inspection.
A great thing about Fast Friday’s is not only will you get a chance to race your car and see dozens of other sportsman and enthusiasts – you might get a chance to see some rather unique cars. Previous Fast Friday’s have had appearances by jet powered drag bikes, wheel standing dragsters and even full blown Top Fuel cars.
More Information: atlantadragway.com
Silver Dollar Motorsports Park (1/4 mile)
Silver Dollar Motorsports Park is a full 1/4 mile drag strip about 2 hours south of Atlanta. Known for being less crowded (and cheaper) than Atlanta Dragway, Silver Dollar hosts some of the Atlanta area’s longest standing drag racing events.
Like many tracks Silver Dollar is open most Friday’s for test and tune passes, known as “Street Legal Drags”. Any vehicle that can pass the safety inspection can make passes on Fridays. At about $25 it’s a pretty cheap way to get to make passes.
More information: silverdollarraceway.com
Atlanta Motor Speedway (1/8 mile)
Known to most people as a NASCAR track, Atlanta Motor Speedway (AMS) hosts a number of local enthusiast centric events, including Friday night drag racing and AutoX.
AMS Friday Drag races are open to everyone, but focus more on competition. Unlike most drag strips there is no speed/time posted. It’s a competitor for “first one to the end of the track”. While a unique take, and no time slips to walk away with, it’s still a great place to get out try drag racing in a competitive format.
AMS has competitive drag races most Friday nights.
More information: https://www.atlantamotorspeedway.com/events/friday-night-drags/
Paradise Drag Strip (1/8 mile)
Paradise Drag Strip is an 1/8th mile drag strip (half of the length of a 1/4 mile drag strip) located in Calhoun. Running since 1961, the “T The Hill” hosts a variety of test & tune as well as competition events.
Paradise Drag Strip has open run (test & tune) events on a variety of Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
LaGrange-Troup County Drag Strip (1/8 mile)
LaGrange-Troup County Drag Strip is an 1/8th mile drag strip (half of the length of a 1/4 mile drag strip) located in La Grange, GA about an hour south of Atlanta.
LaGrange-Troup County Drag Strip has open run (test & tune) events on a Fridays and races traditionally on Saturdays.