Fans of all ages love the Ford NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals, but kids now have one more reason to head to Bristol Dragway to share Father’s Day with their dads…free admission.

In celebration of Father’s Day, Sunday’s Junior tickets (Ages 12 and under) will be free with the purchase of an adult admission ticket.

The promotion is limited to two free kid’s tickets per adult ticket. Junior weekend combo ticket prices have been lowered to reflect the free Sunday admission. 

To take advantage of the offer, adult tickets for the event must be purchased by Thursday, June 14 at 5 p.m.

One of the most unique experiences in motorsports, the June 15-17 Ford NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals is the perfect Father’s Day activity. Bristol Dragway’s flagship event always is one of the most anticipated stops on the drag racing calendar among drivers and fans.

Not only can families celebrate Father’s Day in style, the June date also allows families the opportunity to plan a summer vacation to include a trip to the Thunder Valley Nationals.

Every grandstand ticket also is a pit pass, which allows fans an up-close look at the crews as they tune the cars between rounds. Pit access also gives fans an opportunity to meet their favorite drivers, pose for pictures and collect autographs.

Special adult ticket pricing also is available on Father’s Day Sunday, with several sections of grandstand seating beginning at just $20 in honor of the day.

Gates open at 9 a.m. on Friday, June 15 with the first round of Pro Qualifying slated for 5 p.m.  The pro cars will return at 7:30 for the exciting night qualifying round. Gates open at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 16 with Pro Qualifying set for 12:00 noon and 2:30 p.m. Sunday’s action kicks off when gates open at 9:30 a.m. and Final Eliminations begin at 12:00 noon. 

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 / Free Junior (Purchase by June 14; $5 after), Sections C - D $45 Adult / Free Junior (Purchase by June 14; $5 after), Section E – P $55 Adult/ Free Junior (Purchase by June 14; $5 after), Section Q – U $20 Adult/ Free (Purchase by June 14; $5 after) Junior, Thunder Terrace $55 Adult / Free (Purchase by June 14; $5 after) Junior. Weekend combos are: Sections A - B $79 Adult / $25 (Advance) $30 (After June 14) Junior, Section C – D $95 Adult/ $25 (Advance) $30 (After June 14) Junior, Sections E - P $120 Adult / $35 (Advance) $40 (After June 14) Junior, Sections Q – U $95 Adult/$25 (Advance) $30 (After June 14) Junior and Thunder Terrace $120 Adult / $35 (Advance) ($40 After June 14) 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.

To purchase tickets for the 2012 Ford NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway, call the ticket office toll-free at 1-866-415-4158 or locally at 423-BRISTOL.