Nearly two-dozen NHRA competitors will sign autographs and meet with fans during Bristol Dragway’s Fan Fest, set to take place after the conclusion of Pro Qualifying at the Ford Thunder Valley Nationals on Saturday, June 18.

Fan Fest 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, Del Worsham, Antron Brown, Spencer Massey, Bob Tasca, Melanie Troxel, Dave Grubnic, Greg Anderson, Jason Line and Allen Johnson.

Bristol Dragway’s Fan Fest will be located at the Full Throttle display in Nitro Alley. The event will begin 30 minutes after the conclusion of the final round of Pro Qualifying on Saturday afternoon.

Gates open at 9 a.m. on Friday, June 17 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 18 with Pro Qualifying set for 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sunday’s action kicks off when gates open at 8:30 a.m. A special track walk, with NHRA legend Kenny Bernstein, begins at 10:30 a.m. All professional drivers have been invited to take part in the walk. 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 / $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.

To purchase tickets, please call the Bristol ticket office at 423-BRISTOL or visit