Bob Vandergriff helped event sponsor Alpha Natural Resources claim the Seventh Annual Bristol Dragway Celebrity Golf Benefit at the Country Club of Bristol on Thursday afternoon.

The tournament raised $31,200 for the Bristol Chapter of Speedway Children's Charities. Marc Denner, crew member for Bob Tasca III, led the First Tennessee Bank team to a second place finish in the tournament. Pro Stock's Greg Anderson and his team, Race Day Center, finished in third.

Various NHRA celebrities took part in the tournament including Brandon Bernstein, Antron Brown, Morgan Lucas, Shawn Langdon, Del Worsham, Melanie Troxel and Allen Johnson.

The NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals begin when 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. The special NHRA Fan Fest begins at 4:30 p.m., allowing fans the opportunity to meet the stars face-to-face.

Sunday’s action kicks off when gates open at 8:30 a.m. and Final Eliminations crank up at 12:00 noon. Tickets begin at only $20 due to special Father’s Day pricing on Sunday.

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.