The nitro-fueled, thunderous power of NHRA roars into Bristol Dragway this weekend for the 15th annual Ford NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals.

At an event where every ticket is a pit pass, guests experience unprecedented access to these extreme, 8,000-horsepower machines, the crews who thrash them and the drivers at their helm.

The Father's Day weekend event not only immerses fans in the heart-pounding, blood-thrumming on-track action but Bristol Dragway officials also provide off-track activities guaranteed to entertain the entire family.

Friday, June 13

Headers flame, paint schemes gleam and records fall under the Thunder Valley lights as NHRA kicks off its first qualifying runs of the weekend. Following passes by the Series' top classes, the fireworks shift to the sky as Bristol Dragway lights up the night with an impressive display.

Once the fireworks conclude, Holston River Brewing Company offers free fan transportation to their Thunder Valley After Party featuring craft brews, live music and local eats. Shuttles pick-up and drop-off at Orange Bridge, located between the Pro Mod pits and Hospitality Village, from 9 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.

Saturday, June 14

A full day of straight track racing finishes with one of the most popular autograph sessions on the circuit as more than two dozen drivers participate in Thunder Valley's FanFest. Located pit-side near the Tunnel 2 entrance, the event provides fans an opportunity to shake hands with the stars of the sport or take photos with their favorite drivers.

Following FanFest, Holston River Brewing Company is again offering free transportation to their Thunder Valley After Party. Shuttles pick-up and drop-off at Orange Bridge, located between the Pro Mod pits and Hospitality Village, from 7 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.

Sunday, June 15

Arrive early on Elimination Sunday and enjoy Doughnuts for Dad before the annual Track Walk. The free breakfast, courtesy of Krispy Kreme, is available in the staging lanes beginning at 10:45 a.m. with the Track Walk immediately following.

The thrill of Final Eliminations culminates in an on-track Winner's Circle celebration with the stars whose fast speeds and quick reflexes earned a Wally in Thunder Valley.

There is still time to toss the tie and gift Dad an unforgettable Father's Day weekend experience. Weekend packages begin at just $84 with single-day Sunday tickets starting as low as $25 for adults and $5 for kids 12-and-under.

To reserve your seat at the Ford NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals, call (855) 580-5525 or visit today!