Race fans at Air Force Night at the Thursday, May 13 Fas Mart Street Fights Series event are in for doubleUS Air Force
the excitement as track officials will finish last Saturday’s Outlaws division during qualifying for Thursday night’s race.

In addition, representatives from the United States Air Force will be on hand to see if they can find the strongest person in Thunder Valley. Anyone up to the challenge should be ready to compete in physical exercises designed to show they are the best. Who knows, there may be some great prizes for those who prove themselves.

In Outlaws division action, the bounty still remains on Allen, Ky.’s Willard Kinzer. Kinzer has been undefeated thus far in 2010 and has increased the bounty to $500, $100 for each Outlaws race completed this season.

On Saturday, track officials had to postpone the Outlaw race due to an oil down late in the afternoon. Racers will complete Saturday’s eliminations while qualifying for Thursday’s main event.

Several drivers have stepped up in recent weeks in an attempt to knock the 82-year-old Kinzer from atop the Outlaw division, but he has held strong, maintaining a tight grip on the division.

The eight fastest motorcycles of the night, also known as the Baddest Bikes, will be in competition during Air Force Night at Street Fights as well.

Gates open at 5 p.m., with racing scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. Admission is only $5 for spectators. Anyone can race their street-legal vehicle in Thunder Valley for just $10.

For more information about Fas Mart Street Fights, please call (423) 764-DRAG or visit www.bristoldragway.com.

Grassroots bracket racing also returns to Bristol Dragway with the DER Bracket Racing Series May 14-16.

The area’s best racers will compete in Super Pro, Pro, Street, Trophy, Junior Dragster Divisions I and II and Motorcycle.

Gates open at 4 p.m. on Friday for a Test and Tune Session. Gates open at 10 a.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. on Sunday. Tech inspection is at 10:30 a.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. Sunday. Time trials take place at noon on Saturday and 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Eliminations follow time trials.

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