Fans ready to experience one of the most unique happenings in racing should head to Bristol Dragway for the unforgettable night qualifying session during the first day of action at the Ford NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals on Friday, June 15.

Truly one of the most exciting events in motorsports, qualifying under the lights in Thunder Valley provides fans an unparalleled spectacle as the 8,000 horsepower, nitro-powered, earth-shaking machines light up the night and roar through the valley at speeds in excess of 320 mph.

Nighttime qualifying adds an extra mystique to an already exciting show. With the track lights reflecting off the colorful machines and huge flames shooting from the exhaust, the resulting show is an amazing display of power and speed.

Exciting action takes place all weekend in Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock and Pro Mod.

Three-day combo and single-day event tickets are available. Every ticket is a pit pass, allowing fans to get up-close to the teams as they thrash to prepare their cars for the next round of competition. Fans also can meet the fearless men and women who pilot these extreme machines and feel the unique experience that is the Ford Thunder Valley Nationals.

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 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