As the rumble of 8,000 horsepower echoes through the valley and engines fire on some of motorsports most extreme machines, guests of Bristol Dragway's Father's Day weekend Ford NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals have more opportunities than ever to engage in the action both on and off the track.

While NHRA competitors are already among the most accessible personalities in sports, the Saturday, June 15, Fan Fest provides guests the opportunity for even greater interaction with more than two dozen of NHRA's most popular drivers including Ron Capps, Antron Brown, Greg Anderson, Brandon Bernstein, Jeg Coughlin and more. One of the weekend's most popular attractions, Fan Fest begins 30 minutes after the conclusion of Pro qualifying and is located at the Bristol Motor Speedway & Dragway RV just outside of tunnel #2 at the Nitro Alley entrance. 

Also returning in 2013 is Bristol Dragway's popular Finish Line Grandstand. Positioned at the 1000-ft. mark, this ticket upgrade offers an unparalleled view of racers rocketing across the stripe at speeds in excess of 300 mph. Cost to reserve a front row seat for the valley's electrifying finishes is just $40 per day or $100 for the weekend (plus ticket costs).

For fans who want to make sure they don't miss a moment of all the excitement, Bristol Dragway's revolutionary mobile app supplies current information about activities occurring throughout the property. Providing access to race and event schedules, driver appearance information, facility maps and several other features, the app even allows fans to create a customized schedule that further maximizes their time in Thunder Valley.

The app is available now and can be downloaded for free at the Apple App Store and the Google Play store for Android phones. Apple users can download the app at the App store, while Android users should search for "Thunder Valley."

Tickets for the NHRA Ford Thunder Valley Nationals start at just $20 for adults and $5 for juniors, but prices increase June 9 so call (423)-BRISTOL or visit ThunderValleyTix.com and reserve your seat today