While many fans dream of the opportunity to access the playing field before or after a sporting event, they rarely are given the chance to do so. On Sunday, June 17, however, NHRA and Bristol Dragway will allow race fans to hit the track before and after Sunday’s elimination rounds at the Ford Thunder Valley Nationals.

On Sunday morning, fans will be joined by Brandon Bernstein, Morgan Lucas, Jack Beckman, Johnny Gray, Erica Enders and Shane Gray for a trip down the length of Bristol Dragway’s racing surface. Fans are asked to proceed to the staging area at 10:15 a.m. to take their position for the morning track walk. The walk, which begins at 10:45 a.m., will provide fans with an unprecedented look at Thunder Valley.

Following the race, the track once again will be opened to fans for the post-race track walk. Not only will spectators be able to see the surface after a full afternoon of NHRA competition, they will be able to cheer on the event champions during the Winner’s Circle celebration.

The post-race track walk will allow fans to come to the Winner’s Circle stage to see the victors receive their trophies and talk about the day’s activities.

Bristol Dragway is the perfect destination for families on Father’s Day weekend. Every ticket is a pit pass which allows fans to get up-close and personal as the teams and drivers prepare for each round of racing action.

Three-day combo and single-day event tickets are available.

Gates open at 9 a.m. on Friday, June 15 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 16 with Pro Qualifying set for noon and 2:30 p.m. Sunday’s action kicks off when gates open at 8:30 a.m. and Final Eliminations begin at 12:00 noon. 

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 / Free Junior (Purchase by June 14; $5 after), Sections C - D $45 Adult / Free Junior (Purchase by June 14; $5 after), Section E – P $55 Adult/ Free Junior (Purchase by June 14; $5 after), Section Q – U $20 Adult/ Free (Purchase by June 14; $5 after) Junior, Thunder Terrace $55 Adult / Free (Purchase by June 14; $5 after) Junior. Weekend combos are: Sections A - B $79 Adult / $25 (Advance) $30 (After June 14) Junior, Section C – D $95 Adult/ $25 (Advance) $30 (After June 14) Junior, Sections E - P $120 Adult / $35 (Advance) $40 (After June 14) Junior, Sections Q – U $95 Adult/$25 (Advance) $30 (After June 14) Junior and Thunder Terrace $120 Adult / $35 (Advance) ($40 After June 14) 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.

For more information about Bristol Dragway, visit www.thundervalleytix.com or call 1-866-415-4158