Bristol Dragway wants to make Father’s Day gift shopping a little easier this year. The perfect present for every discerning father’s taste is a trip to Bristol for the Father’s Day weekend Ford NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals presented by the Tri-Cities Area Ford Dealers.

With the June 15-17 event, there are several ticket options available to help make this a Father’s Day weekend dad will never forget. Better yet, he won’t be stuck with another old gift he will never use.

To celebrate Father’s Day, special ticket pricing begins at only $20 for Sunday’s final eliminations. Even better, Bristol Dragway will provide two free Sunday junior tickets (Ages 12 and under) for each Sunday adult ticket purchased by June 14. For the best Father’s Day gift at an unbelievable price, there is no better deal than time in Thunder Valley. 

For those who want to get dad the ultimate gift, an entire weekend at the Thunder Valley Nationals, a three-day combo ticket is available starting at just $79.

With Top Fuel dragsters and Funny Cars streaking through the picturesque valley at speeds in excess of 300 mph, every dad in the grandstands will appreciate the ground-pounding action of the Ford Thunder Valley Nationals. Throw in the highly-competitive Pro Stock category and the thrilling Pro Mods and it is a must-see event on every father’s wish list.

Tony Schumacher, Antron Brown and Brandon Bernstein lead the ultra-quick Top Fuel brigade in to Thunder Valley, while Funny Car legend John Force hopes to leave Bristol with another line in the record books. Pro Stock’s Jason Line and Greg Anderson will slug it out with the rest of the factory hot rods as local favorite Allen Johnson, from nearby Greeneville, looks to add his name to the Bristol Pro Stock winner’s column. 

Every ticket is a pit pass, giving fans amazing access to the teams as they thrash to prepare their cars for the next round of competition. Fans also can meet the fearless men and women who pilot these extreme machines and feel the unique experience that is the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals. Three-day combo and single-day event tickets are available.

If a trip to an NHRA event is new for dear old dad, the hospitable staff in Thunder Valley will

ensure his first time to the track is a memorable one. The new Thunder Valley 101 program features a radio station and several features developed to get every fan up-to-speed.

Prime camping spaces still are available for the event in the Medallion Camping area overlooking the pit area in Thunder Valley. Each paved site is 20’ x 50’ and includes electric, water and sewer hookups. The cost is $350 for the event (Thursday-Monday).

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 p.m. for the exciting night qualifying round. Gates open at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 16 with Pro Qualifying set for noon and 2:30 p.m. Sunday’s action kicks off when gates open at 8:30 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.

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