Street Fights News
- September 2010
Thunder Valley is sure to rock during the Thursday, Sept. 16 season finale of the Fas Mart Street Fights Series, as two local bands take to the stage for one of the fans’ favorite promotions… Thompson Metal Services Local and Loud Night.
Hosted by Z-Rock 99.3 FM and Thompson Metal Services, Shattered Bliss and Contact the Militia will heat up the night with a concert beginning at 8 p.m.
Bristol Dragway officials were forced to cancel Saturday's Ford Patriotism Day at the Fas Mart Street Fights due to weather.
The next Fas Mart Street Fights Series event will take place on Thursday, Sept. 16. That race will serve as the season finale for Street Fights.
Two Fas Mart Street Fights Series events keep Thunder Valley rocking this week with events on both Thursday, Sept. 9 and Saturday, Sept. 11.
With school now back in session, Bristol Dragway hosts the CenturyLink Back to School Bash Thursday night to give students an opportunity to make their homework a little easier. Thanks to CenturyLink, a new laptop will be given away to one deserving student during the evening. The student who correctly answers the most trivia questions will take home the prize.
- August 2010
Summer may be coming to an end soon, but it will be hot in Thunder Valley with Stay True Tattoo Guy's Night at Fas Mart Street Fights on Saturday, August 28.
This Street Fights will take place on Saturday evening, and use the same format as Thursday Street Fights. Gates open at 5 p.m., with racing at 6 p.m.
- July 2010
Three drivers walked away from last weekend’s Fourth Annual World Footbrake Challenge with wallets much heavier than when they arrived in Thunder Valley.
Steve Alford of Angier, N.C. drove his 1971 Ford Pinto to victory in Friday’s first $10,000-to-win shootout event. Alford defeated Manny Sousa from Bradenton, Fla. in the final round. Alford had a .020 reaction time and a 7.022 elapsed time (7.02 dial-in) at 94.75 mph. Sousa’s losing effort combined a .017 reaction with a 5.803 E.T. (5.78 dial-in).
Bristol Dragway’s Fas Mart Street Fights Series heats up with Local and Loud Night on Thursday night, July 8.
First, Thunder Valley will rumble with the roar of the region’s hottest street-legal machines, and then it will rock as Planet Hofmann takes the stage to lay down some of their hottest tracks.
ZRock 99.3 FM brings Planet Hofmann to Bristol for the concert which promises to help the thermometer in Thunder Valley rise a few degrees on Thursday night.
- June 2010
Anyone who likes to baby their ride will want to visit the Stay True Tattoo Day at the Fas Mart Street Fights Series event on Saturday, June 26.
A car show, featuring the hottest cars in the area, will give every gear head a chance to display their ride for everyone to admire. At the end of the day, awards will be given out to the best in several categories.
Race fans have the opportunity to give their dad the ultimate Father’s Day gift during the Thursday, June 3 Fas Mart Street Fights Series event.
At Thursday’s Street Fights, lucky fans will have the chance to register to win an NHRA Prize Pack for the June 18-20 NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals. The pack will include tickets for the race, the ultimate Father’s Day gift.
- May 2010
On Thursday, May 20, Fas Mart Street Fights racers have the chance to be part of a unique race sponsored by Virginia Laser Corporation. An incredible five cars will earn wins during the event.
Tom and Charlotte Deskins, owners of Virginia Laser Corporation, present the Third Annual Virginia Laser Shootout at Street Fights and promise that the format will keep everyone on their toes.
Race fans at Air Force Night at the Thursday, May 13 Fas Mart Street Fights Series event are in for double the excitement as track officials will finish last Saturday’s Outlaws division during qualifying for Thursday night’s race.
In addition, representatives from the United States Air Force will be on hand to see if they can find the strongest person in Thunder Valley. Anyone up to the challenge should be ready to compete in physical exercises designed to show they are the best. Who knows, there may be some great prizes for those who prove themselves.
Two-wheel thunder invades Bristol Dragway during Bike Night on Thursday, May 6, while anyone looking for a last-minute Mother’s Day gift should look no further than Thunder Valley on Saturday, May 8.
Bristol Dragway serves as the kick-off for Johnson City’s Thunder in The Mountains Motorcycle Rally. Thanks to event sponsor, Smith Brothers’ Harley-Davidson, anyone through the gates on a motorcycle will be able to race for only $5.
- April 2010
One of the Fas Mart Street Fights Series' most popular promotions, Ladies' Night, returns on Thursday, April 15 and gives someone the chance to win a special piece of jewelry.
A pendant necklace, provided by Victor Hardy Jewelers, will be placed in a small swimming pool of sand and several lucky ladies will battle it out so see who gets to leave with it around their neck. If past Diamond Digs are any indication, this event will be well worth watching.
Racer registration for the October 1-2, PINKS ALL OUT filled in less than 10 minutes on Monday morning, once again proving the popularity of racing in PINKS ALL OUT at Thunder Valley.
Four hundred racer entries were made available at 10 a.m. EST Monday, and by 10:10 a.m. all slots had been filled for the event.
Anyone with a love for money will want to head to Thunder Valley for the Fas Mart Street Fights Thursday, April 8.
Bristol Dragway will dust off the famous "money machine" and let fans step in for a chance to catch some cold, hard cash.
- March 2010
Thunder Valley shifts into high gear this week as the second event in the Fas Mart Street Fights series takes place Thursday night, April 1 and the season opener for the DER Racing Series will run Saturday, April 3.
Thursday's Street Fights is presented by Ford and will feature special Ford contests and giveaways during the event. In addition, Ford will be giving away several sets of tickets to the April 30-May 2 running of the Inaugural Blue Oval Bash at Bristol Dragway.
Anyone with a case of cabin fever will want to "cruise" on over to Thunder Valley to register for a vacation giveaway at the first Fas Mart Street Fights Series event of the year March 27.
Bristol Dragway will give a cruise for two to one lucky winner. And there will be no losers, as everyone else will see the region's fastest street-legal machines shake off the winter blues and burn up the strip in the season opener presented by One 12 Downtown.
Bristol Dragway officials have looked through the emails and tallied the votes and the search for the new Fas Mart Street Fights Series announcer is down to four contestants.
Wesley Outland, Craig Stapleton, Reece Wheeler and Nathan Anderson will compete against each other during the Street Fights season opener on March 27 to determine who will fill the slot for the 2010 season. Each participant will take their time behind the microphone calling the exciting street-legal drag racing action in Thunder Valley.
- February 2010
Ever dreamed of becoming a professional racing announcer? Bristol Dragway is providing the opportunity. One lucky fan will provide the talent.
Ever dreamed of becoming a professional racing announcer? For one lucky fan, that will become a reality as Bristol Dragway is searching for the new voice of Thunder Valley's popular Fas Mart Street Fights.
The hunt begins today, Feb. 2, for a new announcer to pump up the crowd during its 2010 Street Fights series in Thunder Valley.