Bristol Dragway's Thunder Valley FanFest brings together drivers, fans, music & fun on June 19
Nearly two dozen NHRA competitors will sign autographs and meet with fans during Bristol Dragway’s Thunder Valley FanFest, set to take place after the conclusion of Pro Qualifying on Saturday, June 19.
FanFest has become a favorite attraction in Thunder Valley, as it gives race fans even greater access to the biggest names in the sport. Among the drivers currently scheduled to appear are Larry Dixon, Antron Brown, Morgan Lucas, Jack Beckman, Ron Capps, Matt Hagan, Greg Anderson, Jason Line, Allen Johnson, Jeg Coughlin and Melanie Troxel.
In addition to the drivers, Surviving Salem will be on stage providing a wide range of music for fans in attendance. The band, which hails from East Tennessee, performs a varied play list including Classic Top 40, Hard Rock, Metal and Blues.
Thunder Valley FanFest will be located in the nitro pits across from the main grandstands. The event will begin tentatively at 4:30 p.m. or after the final round of Pro Qualifying on Saturday afternoon.
Gates open at 9 a.m. on Friday, June 18 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 19 with Pro Qualifying set for 12:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Sunday’s action kicks off when gates open at 9:30 a.m. and Final Eliminations crank up at 12:00 noon. Special Father’s Day pricing is in place for Sunday, with tickets beginning at $20.
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.