- December 2009
Racers and spectators interested in receiving more information about the October 1-2 PINKS All Out in Thunder Valley should sign up by clicking the banner located at the top of the Bristol Dragway website.
As details about the event are finalized, Dragway officials will send PINKS All Out updates to those who have signed up. These people will be the first to know about racer registration details, ticket prices and gate opening times.
With Christmas coming faster than John Force's Funny Car, there is no better gift idea for any NHRA fan than tickets to the June 18-20, 2010 Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway.
Tickets for Thunder Valley's flagship event now are on sale, just in time for Santa to pack them in his sleigh.
For anyone suffering the blues due to a need for speed, Thunder Valley's 2010 season schedule features a number of thrill-inducing events sure to make hearts race, including the flagship NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals on a new summer date.
- November 2009
Bristol Dragway officials, along with SPEED, today announced the return of the popular drag racing television show, PINKS All Out, to Thunder Valley Oct. 1-2, 2010.
PINKS All Out host Rich Christensen and the SPEED crew will revisit Bristol after a remarkable debut event in 2007. More than 400 racers registered to compete in that race and the grandstands were packed with spectators from more than 12 states, eager to see one of their favorite TV shows live.
11/17/09Special Nightly Promotions Offer Visitors Discounts/Prizes For AutoTrader.com Speedway In Lights Powered By TVA
If visitors to Bristol Motor Speedway for Autotrader.com Speedway In Lights Powered by TVA need extra incentive to come out to one of the country's largest holiday light shows, they can find it in several special nightly promotions.
Now through Jan. 2, Speedway In Lights guests will receive $2 off the admission price due to special promotions taking place Sundays through Thursdays throughout the show.
11/09/09Friday The 13th Will Be Lucky Night At AutoTrader.com Speedway In Lights As Every 13th Car Will Get In Free
Opening night of the 13th season of Autotrader.com Speedway In Lights Powered by TVA falls on Friday, Nov. 13 this year and that will prove to be lucky for certain visitors.
Every 13th car to come through Speedway In lights on Friday, Nov. 13, will receive free entry into what has become one of the premier holiday shows in the country.
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- October 2009
Racing is nothing unusual at Bristol Motor Speedway. Racing sharks? Well, that's a different story.
The second annual Sharky 500 took place Saturday at the World's Fastest Half-Mile as more than 5,500 rubber sharks battled for supremacy in Beaver Creek.
The event raised in excess of $55,000 for the Bristol Chapter of Speedway Children's Charities while Johnson City's Carol Burley was the grand prize winner, taking home the 2009 BMS Ford Mustang pace car as her shark was the first to the finish line.
- September 2009
Even Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane could not slow down the Mopar gang in town for last weekend's Thompson Metal Mopar Thunder at Bristol Dragway.
Action began on Friday night with the popular Mopar vs. The World. Steve Foley of Barbourville, Ky. took home the top prize over Tony Johnson of Dandridge. The race was extremely close with Foley running a 7.541 elapsed time on a 7.54 dial-in to Johnson's 7.717 E.T. on a 7.71 dial-in. Foley left the line just a bit faster, using a .051 reaction time to Johnson's .056 R.T.
From exciting bracket racing and a car show to the Dukes of Hazzard's General Lee and Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane, Thompson Metal Mopar Thunder returns to Thunder Valley September 4-6 with everything fans of Chrysler machines want and much more.
On Saturday, James Best, better known as his character Rosco from the Dukes of Hazzard, will be on hand to talk with fans about what it was like to chase those Duke boys.
- August 2009
NHRA officials today announced several changes for the 2010 Full Throttle Drag Racing Series schedule, including a new date for the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway. One of the most popular stops on the calendar, Thunder Valley will host the stars of the NHRA June 18-20, 2010.
The 2010 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series schedule remains a 24-race schedule.