Never has a dollar been worth as much as it will be during the June 17-19 Ford NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals presented by the Tri-Cities Area Ford Dealers at Bristol Dragway.

During the race weekend, fans will be able to lock in their seats for all the nitro-burning, 300 mph excitement of the 2012 Thunder Valley Nationals by putting just $1 down toward the purchase. Next season, the event once again will take place on Father’s Day weekend, June 15-17.

Additionally, anyone who reserves their 2012 tickets by Friday, October 7 will save 10% on every adult ticket purchased, including weekend combos. This special offer also applies to 2012 tickets in the track-side Thunder Valley Club and the plush Bruton’s Suite.

Fans may visit one of the guest information booths located throughout the property all weekend to take advantage of the offer.

To make attending the race even easier, the Bristol Dragway ticket office can place tickets on an interest-free payment plan if desired.

Not only can families celebrate Father’s Day in style, the June date allows families the opportunity to plan a summer vacation to include a trip to the Ford Thunder Valley Nationals.

Every grandstand ticket is also a pit pass, which allows fans an up-close look at the crews as they tune the cars between rounds. Pit access provides fans an opportunity to meet their favorite drivers, pose for pictures and collect autographs.

For those who renew by October 7, ticket prices are as follows: Friday -- Sections A - D $27 Adult / $10 Junior; Sections E - U $31 Adult / $10 Junior; Thunder Terrace $31 Adult / $10 Junior, Saturday -- Sections A - D $40 Adult / $15 Junior; Sections E - U $49 Adult / $25 Junior; Thunder Terrace $49 Adult / $25 Junior, Sunday -- Sections A- B $18 Adult / $10 Junior, Sections C - D $40 Adult / $15 Junior, Section E – P $49 Adult/ $25 Junior, Section Q – U $18 Adult/$10 Junior, Thunder Terrace $49 Adult / $25 Junior. Weekend combos are: Sections A - B $71 Adult / $30 Junior, Section C – D $85 Adult/$30 Junior, Sections E - P $108 Adult / $50 Junior, Sections Q – U $85 Adult/$30 Junior and Thunder Terrace $108 Adult / $50 Junior.

To purchase tickets for the Ford NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway, call the ticket office toll-free at 1-866-415-4158 or locally at 423-BRISTOL.