The first Street Fights presented by ZRock 99.3 of the season March 30 did exactly what the presenting sponsor does daily – it rocked!

The 2013 season in Thunder Valley roared to life with a record-setting day of more than 430 competitors and around 2,000 spectators – the biggest numbers in the 12-year history of the program.

The second round of the 13th season of Street Fights presented by ZRock 99.3 pulls into the staging lanes this Thursday, April 4 highlighted by THE FIRST POWER HOUR of the year!

Can you say quick cash?! Thursday also is MONEY DROP NIGHT as a few lucky fans are selected to take a stab at catching as much money as they can dropped from the top of the Thunder Valley tower.

An addition in Thunder Valley this year is the Street Fights Rookie Pass.

The Rookie Pass is designed to educate new drivers, who may have just received their license, about the dangers of illegal street racing while giving them the much safer alternative of Street Fights, which also offers them the fun, social atmosphere of Bristol Dragway.

The Rookie Pass allows any driver, age 16 or 17, to race for free at any Street Fight event during the season.  If anyone missed the new-driver session last Saturday, he or she can contact Bristol Dragway officials to receive the information at a later date.

At each Street Fights event this year there will be a designated Rookie Racer Lane so the Dragway’s experienced team members can identify rookies and help with any questions they might have.

In addition to the age requirements, to participate in the Rookie Pass program drivers must have a current driver’s license and complete a minor waiver form, signed by both the participant and the parent/legal guardian (must be present to sign). This form also can be downloaded from but it must be completed and notarized before it will be accepted.

The Street Fights Rookie Pass also is only good for one driver per car.

Another special program that will be back on Thursday night is the MPH Club (this event rewards racers with a special “club” decal for their ride if they complete a run at, or quicker than, that night’s MPH requirements).

Street Fights gives everyone with a driver’s license the chance to race in legendary Thunder Valley. From import tuners and American muscle, to minivans and motorcycles, the Street Fights series welcomes anyone to challenge the track in their own vehicle.

This year’s schedule is comprised of 14 Street Fights events, with the majority of events run on Thursday evenings (gates open at 5 p.m., racing starts at 6 p.m.), with one more Saturday on the schedule later in the year (gates open at noon, racing starts at 1 p.m.). 

Cost to participate is $10 to race, $15 for trailered cars (these cars will have a designated area for parking) and $5 for spectators.

For more information, please contact Bristol Dragway at 423-764-DRAG