With the start of school just behind them, Northeast State and Bristol Dragway want to puts students on the “fast track” during the Sept. 13 Taco Bell® Street Fights event.

Northeast State Night gives students a break to hit the track instead of the books on Thursday night. One lucky person also will leave Thunder Valley with a new iPod Nano thanks to Northeast State.

Additionally, race fans have a chance to check out the Northeast State School of Advanced Tech race car. Officials from Northeast State will be on hand to speak with individuals interested in learning more about the motorsports program.

Spectators also will be treated to the always thrilling Power Hour which brings the quickest eight cars of the evening up to the line in an all-out run to prove who has the baddest street car in the region. 

Finally, the popular Taco Bell® gift card giveaway continues at each Street Fights event during the 2012 season. Anyone who brings a Taco Bell® receipt can register to win a Taco Bell® gift card which will be given away at the end of the night.

Anyone can take on the famous quarter-mile in Thunder Valley in their car, while their friends cheer from the grandstands. In a tough economy, an evening at Taco Bell® Street Fights is an obvious choice.

Spectator admission is just $5, while anyone with a street-legal car can challenge Thunder Valley for only $10.

Gates open at 5 p.m. on Thursday evening, with racing set for 6 p.m.

DER Racing Series concludes its season in Thunder Valley Sept. 15-16 with drivers racing hard to earn track championships.

Gates open Saturday at 10 a.m., with tech at 10:30 a.m. and time trials at noon. Eliminations begin following time trials.

Gates open at 9 a.m. Sunday. Tech inspection is scheduled for 10 a.m., followed by time trials at 10:30 a.m. Eliminations take place after time trials.

For more information about the Taco Bell® Street Fights Series, please call (423) 764-DRAG or visit www.bristoldragway.com.

For more information about the DER Bracket Racing Series, please call Red Whitmore at (423) 989-6952 or visit www.derracingseries.com.