Marathon QuickStop Street Fights
Think you got a smokin' ride? Well here's your chance to prove it! Bring your car. Bring your bike. Bring your Mom's Mini-Van. JUST BRING IT!
Marathon QuickStop Street Fights presented by 99.3 The X gives anyone the chance to tackle the strip in legendary Thunder Valley. All street-legal vehicles, from muscle cars to minivans and motorcycles, are welcome to compete at Street Fights. The majority of events take place on Thursday evenings, with select Saturday events in 2016.
Marathon QuickStop Street Fights brings a lot more than just head-to-head street legal racing to the table. Yes, you can race your buddy, or try to top your last run down Thunder Valley's quarter-mile, but there's much, much more. Each event night serves up fun and exciting promotions, many of which racers and spectators can take home valuable prizes. The 2016 Street Fights Season consists of 13 events from March through August. Come out and join the fun!
$5 to watch, $10 to race
Trailered Racer: $15
Children 12 & under are free
2016 Event Schedule
Street Fights #12
Gates open 5:00 p.m.; racing starts 6:00 p.m. Event ends 10:00 p.m.
Power Hour / 150 MPH Club
Street Fights #13
Gates open 12:00 p.m.; racing starts 1:00 p.m. Event ends 5:00 p.m.
TN National Guard Night
Perfect Light Day / 150 MPH Club
Car and Truck
MINORS: Anyone UNDER the age of 18 must have a parent/guardian sign a waiver form in front of a Bristol Dragway official to either ride or drive during Street Fights. The waiver is good for the entire 2015 Street Fights season.
CHASSIS: All vehicles must have functional doors. Any car or truck running quicker than 11.50 in the quarter mile must have a roll-bar (See NHRA rulebook for additional requirements).
LIGHTS: All vehicles must have functional headlights and taillights. Aftermarket lights are ok, but flashlights and equipment of that nature are not allowed.
NEUTRAL SAFETY SWITCH: All vehicles MUST be equipped with a neutral safety or clutch interlock switch.
EXHAUST: All cars and trucks MUST have working mufflers. No open exhaust allowed.
CLOTHING: Anyone driving or riding as a passenger in a car or truck while racing MUST wear long pants and a shirt with sleeves that cover the shoulder. No shorts, skirts, tank tops, or halter tops allowed while racing.
SAFETY EQUIPMENT: Anyone driving or riding as a passenger in a car or truck while racing MUST wear a seat belt. Any car or truck running quicker than a 13.99 ET in the quarter-mile WILL NOT be allowed to have a passenger and the driver MUST wear a helmet.
DRIVER LICENSE: Anyone racing a car or truck MUST have a valid driver's license from their state of residence.
AGE REQUIREMENT: Anyone riding as a passenger in a car or truck while racing MUST be at least 16 years old and signed a Release Waiver.
Motorcycles and 4-Wheel ATV's
LIGHTS: All motorcycles and 4-wheel ATV’s must have functional headlights and taillights. Aftermarket lights are ok, but flashlights and equipment of that nature are not allowed.
EXHAUST: All motorcycles and 4-wheel ATV's MUST have working mufflers. No open exhaust allowed.
CLOTHING/SAFETY EQUIPMENT: Anyone racing a motorcycle or 4-wheel ATV in the quarter-mile or going faster than 120 MPH MUST wear full leathers (pants jacket), full fingered gloves, high-top boots and a helmet. Any rider who does NOT have leather pants will be allowed to run 1/8 mile and MUST go slower than 120 MPH. Leather jacket, full fingered gloves, high-top boots and helmet are required for ALL motorcycle and 4-wheel ATV competitors.
DRIVER LICENSE: Motorcycle drivers MUST have a valid motorcycle driver's license from their state of residence. 4-wheel ATV drivers MUST have a valid driver's license from their state of residence.
PASSENGER: Passengers will NOT be allowed on any motorcycle or ATV while racing.
TECH: All cars, trucks, motorcycles, and 4-wheel ATV's MUST purchase a tech card at the front gate, fill the card out/sign it, and take the tech card along with your vehicle to tech before being allowed to race.
SPEED LIMIT: The speed limit anywhere in the pit area of the racing facility is 5 MPH. The pit area is anywhere except the racing surface. ANYONE CAUGHT EXCEEDING THE 5 MPH SPEED LIMIT WILL BE DISQUALIFIED FROM THE EVENT.
ET BOOTH: All racers must come to a complete stop at the ET Booth when picking up their time slip. Racers are not to leave the ET Booth under excessive speed or by doing a burn-out. ANY RACER DISREGARDING THE ABOVE WILL BE DISQUALIFIED FROM THE EVENT.
SAFETY: For additional equipment and safety rules/guidelines please refer to the current NHRA rulebook.
Power Hour – If you think you have a fast car or just want to compete, then make sure you attend a power hour night. See Power Hour rules below.
Perfect Light Night – So you might not have the fastest car, but maybe you can cut a mean reaction time. Join us on a perfect light night as we will be giving prizes to anyone who can produce a perfect (.000) reaction time! Bring time slip to control tower to redeem.
MPH Clubs – All you have to do is make a run at, or quicker than, that night's MPH requirement and you’ll receive a special “club” decal. Just bring your record setting time slip to the control tower and you will join the club!
Burn-Out Wars - Competition to crown the biggest and best burn-out... with a cash prize to boot.
Money Drop - Selected participants will look up toward the top of the Bristol Dragway control tower to see everyone's favorite sight…free money falling from the sky!
Frozen T-Shirt Competition - Simple, the first person to adorn a t-shirt wins a prize... can't be too hard.
2016 Power Hour Championship
- April 7th
- May 5th
- June 2nd
- June 30th
- August 4th
- Racers will receive 10 points for attempting to qualify
- Racers will receive 10 points for staging 1st Rd of eliminations
- For example, if you win 1st Rd you will have earned 20 points for that round
- Racers will receive 10 points for each round won
- No registration fee - Points will be updated automatically throughout the season
- Anyone is eligible to compete in PowerHour on the race entry fee
- Eight car field
- Will have 2 alternates
- 1 vs 2, 3 vs 4 etc.
- If car does not make it everyone will move up 1 spot
- Say 4th qualifier does not make it back the 5th qualifier moves into 4th spot, 6th moves to 5th etc… Then 9th would run 7th
- Once 8 cars are paired for 1st rd the ladder is set
- Best 2 out of 3 grudge races… if racer wins the first 2 then no 3rd pass
- If a racer breaks then there would be a competition broke single
- In order to prevent any sandbagging any racer running quicker than a .20 quicker than their quickest qualifying pass will be DQ
Racers MUST be in lanes within 15 minutes of being called. (i.e. If you are called to the lanes at 9:20 you will have 15 minutes to report – lanes would close at 9:35 no exceptions!!!)
- 6:30pm – 1st qualifying pass
- 7:30pm – 2nd qualifying pass
- 8:30pm – 1st round of competition
- 9:00pm – 2nd round
- 9:30pm – Finals
- Schedule is subject to change based on weather, down time etc
Power Hour Winners
A trophy will be presented to each of the 4 winners for their win during PowerHour nights
- One winner will be decided based on points earned throughout the year
- First tiebreaker - Most event wins throughout the season
- Second - Best average reaction time during eliminations of final PowerHour event
- Championship jacket and trophy will be awarded to the season champion
The Rookie Pass is designed to educate new drivers, who may have just received their license, about the dangers of illegal street racing while giving them the much safer alternative of Street Fights, which also offers them the fun, social atmosphere of Bristol Dragway.
The Rookie Pass allows any driver, age 16 or 17, to race for free at any Street Fight event during the season. Bristol Dragway officials will be available to give drivers a better idea of how Street Fights works and how track officials work to make the environment fun, but also safe, for everyone. Newcomers to Street Fights are encouraged to ask Dragway officials questions.
At each Street Fights event this year there will be an optional Rookie Racer Lane so our experienced staff members can identify the rookies and help with any questions they might have.
To participate in the Rookie Pass program, drivers must be 16 or 17 years of age, they must have a current driver’s license and they must complete a minor waiver form, signed by both the participant and the parent/legal guardian (must be present to sign). This form also can be downloaded from bristoldragway.com but it must be completed and notarized before it will be accepted.
The Street Fights Rookie Pass also is only good for one driver per car.