Race fans ready to view the June 18-20 NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals from a different perspective have two options from which to take in the thrilling, nitro-fueled excitement.

For those who want to stand just feet away from the ground-pounding machines, a seat in the Thunder Valley Club is just the ticket.  Anyone wanting a bird’s eye view of the entire track can watch the excitement 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 Brandon Bernstein blast through Thunder Valley at speeds in excess of 300 mph.

The 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, private restrooms and the opportunity to meet some of NHRA’s biggest names. Click here to see a list. The TVC also features a kid’s area. Select drivers will participate in autograph and Q&A sessions while at the Thunder Valley Club.

Bruton’s Suite offers a plush setting with a commanding view of Thunder Valley and the on-track 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 gift bag. Several NHRA drivers also are scheduled to make appearances in Bruton’s Suite.

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

Camping also still is available for the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals. Anyone who purchases Thunder Valley Club or Bruton's Suite tickets will receive 10% off the price of camping in the Medallion/Sportsman Pit View area. The full hook-up campground is located directly above the Pro pit area. Sites are $350 for the weekend, Thursday through Monday.

Gates open at 9 a.m. on Friday, June 18 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 19 with Pro Qualifying set for 12:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Sunday’s action kicks off when gates open at 9:30 a.m. and Final Eliminations crank up 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 NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals, please call (423) 989-6900 or visit www.bristoldragway.com.