Bristol Dragway and Don Schumacher Racing have teamed up to offer nitro-addicted NHRA fans the ultimate drag racing hospitality package for the June 17-19 Ford Thunder Valley Nationals presented by the Tri-Cities Area Ford Dealers.

Fans now have the opportunity to purchase access on Friday to the Don Schumacher Racing (DSR) hospitality areas in the pit area in Thunder Valley. Thanks to DSR, a limited number of Friday passes have been made available for race fans to take in the action from this area, normally restricted to sponsor and team guests.

For $80, fans can get a ticket to all of Friday's action at the Ford Thunder Valley Nationals, Friday access to the DSR hospitality tents, and appearance and autograph sessions with DSR drivers Tony Schumacher, Spencer Massey, Antron Brown, Ron Capps, Jack Beckman, Matt Hagan and Johnny Gray. The DSR package also includes chef-prepared food, beverage and snacks at designated times throughout the day on Friday.

The DSR hospitality package is only available for Friday, June 17, while supplies last. Fans that have already purchased Friday tickets may upgrade for only $45. Anyone interested in the DSR hospitality should call the Bristol ticket office at 423- BRISTOL. Fans are encouraged to act quickly, as the packages are limited. The deadline to pick up the package is Friday, June 10.

From this vantage point between the DSR transporters, fans will have a firsthand view of the crews and drivers as they warm up their cars and prepare for Friday’s qualifying runs. Fans also will be able to get autographs and participate in question-and-answer sessions with the drivers.

Fans will need to check in at the FRAM hospitality tent at 3 p.m. Meet and Greet sessions will take place between qualifying rounds. Food also will be served between rounds, while hot dogs and drinks will be available throughout the day.

Prime camping spaces still are available for the event in the Medallion Camping area, which overlooks the pit area in Thunder Valley. Each paved site is 20 ft. x 50 ft. and includes electric, water and sewer hookups. The cost is $350 for the event (Thursday-Monday).

Gates open at 9 a.m. on Friday, June 17 with the first round of Pro Qualifying slated for 5 p.m.  The pro cars will return at 7:30 p.m. for the exciting night qualifying round. Gates open at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 18 with Pro Qualifying set for 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sunday’s action kicks off when gates open at 8:30 a.m. and Final Eliminations begin at 12:00 noon. 

To purchase the DSR hospitality package, please call the Bristol ticket office at 423-BRISTOL.