It is no secret the June 15-17 Ford NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals are a hit with fans of all ages. Now, however, kids have another great reason to head to Bristol Dragway to share the nitro-burning excitement with their dad on Father’s Day…free admission.

In celebration of Father’s Day, Sunday’s junior tickets (Ages 12 and under) will be free with the purchase of an adult admission ticket.

The promotion is limited to two free junior tickets per adult ticket. Junior weekend combo ticket prices have been lowered to reflect the free Sunday admission. 

To take advantage of the offer, adult tickets for the event must be purchased by Thursday, June 14 at 5 p.m.

One of the most unique experiences in motorsports, the June 15-17 Ford NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals is the perfect Father’s Day weekend activity. Not only can families celebrate the holiday in style, the June date also allows families the opportunity to plan a summer vacation to include a trip to the Thunder Valley Nationals. Free juniors tickets also are the perfect opportunity to invite a new group of fans to join NHRA’s Nitro Generation.

Bristol Dragway’s flagship event always is one of the most anticipated stops on the drag racing calendar among drivers and fans.

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

Special adult ticket pricing also is available on Father’s Day Sunday, with several sections of grandstand seating beginning at just $20 in honor of the day.

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