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.

Two new ticket options also make the Thunder Valley Nationals even more affordable as well. Three-day ticket packages start at $79 for adults and $30 for juniors, while seating on Sunday begins at only $20 for adults and $10 for juniors.

With its unparalleled surroundings, Bristol Dragway plays host to the earth-shaking, ground-pounding excitement on a new weekend this year. The date may be different, but the mind-blowing action remains the same. To fully understand the awesome power that is the NHRA, Bristol Dragway is the place to visit for one of the most unique experiences in motorsports.

The Top Fuelers race through this picturesque valley at speeds in excess of 300 mph, while the Funny Car aces ride their 8,000 horsepower machines like bucking broncos down the track.

Among the drivers fans can expect to see are Top Fuel rivals Larry Dixon and Tony Schumacher, Funny Car megastar Force and his daughter, Ashley Force Hood, as well as Pro Stock's Greg Anderson and Jeg Coughlin. 

Top Fuel drivers Dixon and Antron Brown will take aim at Schumacher's continued dominance, while Allen Johnson from nearby Greeneville looks to add his name to the Bristol Pro Stock winner's column. 

Three-Day combo and single-day event tickets are available. In addition, every ticket is a pit pass, allowing fans to get up-close to the teams as they thrash to prepare their cars for the next round of competition. Fans can meet the fearless men and women who pilot these extreme machines and feel the experience that is the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals.

Ticket prices are as follows: Friday -- Sections A - D $30 Adult / $10 Junior; Sections E - U $35 Adult / $10 Junior; Thunder Terrace $35 Adult / $10 Junior, Saturday -- Sections A - D $45 Adult / $15 Junior; Sections E - U $55 Adult / $25 Junior; Thunder Terrace $55 Adult / $25 Junior, Sunday -- Sections A- B $20 Adult / $10 Junior, Sections C - D $45 Adult / $15 Junior, Section E - P $55 Adult/ $25 Junior, Section Q - U $20 Adult/$10 Junior, Thunder Terrace $55 Adult / $25 Junior. Weekend combos are: Sections A - B $79 Adult / $30 Junior, Section C - D $95 Adult/$30 Junior, Sections E - P $120 Adult / $50 Junior, Sections Q - U $95 Adult/$30 Junior and Thunder Terrace $120 Adult / $50 Junior. Thunder Valley Club admission for three days is $300 for adults and $100 for juniors. Three day Bruton's Suite admission is $450 for both adults and juniors.

To purchase tickets, please call the Bristol ticket office at 423-989-6900 or BUY ONLINE NOW.