Pre-printed tickets, whether purchased by or left for guests, may be picked up only at the blue and white building at the main dragway entrance on highway 394. Previously purchased but unprinted tickets may be picked up at any open ticket booth or the main ticket office. Tickets can be picked up only by the account holder or recipient under whose name the tickets are held. Tickets purchased through TicketMaster may be picked up at any booth; however, the credit card used to make the purchase needs to be shown. A valid picture ID is required to collect tickets at Will Call.

Designed to guide rookie race fans through their first Bristol Dragway experience during the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals, Thunder Valley 101 (TV101) gives newcomers insight into the intricacies of straight track racing.

Tuning into 100.1 FM gives first-time guests of Thunder Valley the advantage of expertise from track announcer and noted Bristol Dragway historian David McGee, ensuring novices are up to speed on all the action happening during the Father's Day Weekend NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals. Fans will also have the option to get real time answers to their racing questions during the event by texting BRISTOL followed by their question to 69050. The NHRA broadcast is on 100.9 FM and fans may purchase AM/FM headset radios for a discounted price of $10 at any Thunder Valley Souvenir Stand.