While the Father’s Day Weekend Ford NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals presented by the Tri-Cities Area Ford Dealers is an amazing experience from any vantage point, Bristol Dragway offers fans two different options to immerse themselves in during the thrilling, nitro-fueled excitement.

For those die-hard fans longing to stand just feet away from the earth-shaking machines as they rocket from the Bristol Dragway starting line, a ticket to the Thunder Valley Club is a must. Anyone wishing to have an “eye in the sky” view of Thunder Valley can watch from high atop the legendary strip in Bruton’s Suite.

Because every ticket is a pit pass, NHRA drivers are some of the most accessible in the world of motorsports. However, only fans with tickets to the Thunder Valley Club are able to sit just feet away from the starting line as drivers like John Force, Larry Dixon and Antron Brown blast through Thunder Valley at speeds in excess of 300 mph.

The air-conditioned Thunder Valley Club features pit-side seating with a private patio next to the track, catered meals, a fan gift pack, preferred parking and shuttle service with the purchase of two tickets, a cash bar, and private restrooms. The TVC also features a kid’s area. Select drivers will participate in autograph and Q&A sessions throughout the weekend in the Thunder Valley Club.

Among the drivers currently scheduled to appear in the TVC are John and Courtney Force, Larry Dixon, Del Worsham, Greg Anderson, Jason Line and Allen Johnson.

Bruton’s Suite offers a plush setting with a commanding view of Thunder Valley and all the ground-pounding, 300-mph racing action.

Suite seats feature fully enclosed, theatre-style seating, as well as veranda seating, air-conditioning, a buffet with wait staff, closed-circuit television coverage of the races and a souvenir gift. Several NHRA drivers also are scheduled to make appearances in Bruton’s Suite during the weekend.

Among the drivers scheduled to visit Bruton's Suite include Tony Schumacher, Brandon Bernstein, Antron Brown, Specner Massey and Erica Enders.

Entrance into the Thunder Valley Club is $300 for the weekend for adults and $100 for children 12 and under.  Tickets for Bruton’s Suite are $450 per seat for the weekend.

Prime camping spaces still are available for the event in the Medallion Camping area overlooking the pit area in Thunder Valley. Each paved site is 20’ x 50’ and includes electric, water and sewer hookups. The cost is $350 for the event (Thursday-Monday).

Gates open at 9 a.m. on Friday, June 17 with Pro Qualifying slated for 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Gates open at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 18 with Pro Qualifying set for 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Gates open at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday and Final Eliminations begin at 12:00 noon. 

To purchase Thunder Valley Club seating, call Amy Denton at (423) 989-6930. Bruton’s Suite seats may be purchased by calling Lisa Bunn at (423) 989-6946.

For more information about the Ford Thunder Valley Nationals or to purchase grandstand tickets, click here or call (423) BRISTOL