This Father's Day, instead of purchasing yet another yawn-inducing tie, coffee mug or cologne set think outside the box and gift Dad with an electrifying experience he'll never forget - tickets to Bristol Dragway's Ford NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals presented by the Tri-Cities Area Ford Dealers.

With a variety of ticket options available for the June 14-16 event, treating Dad to the extreme speeds, thunderous engines, and valley-shaking power featured at one of the most popular stops on the NHRA calendar is easier than ever.

Starting at just $20 for Sunday's final eliminations or $79 to spend the entire weekend at Thunder Valley, every ticket provides fans access to the men and women who steer these extreme machines and to the crews as they scramble to prepare cars for the next round of competition. For a unique gift at a great price, there is no better value than a ticket to the NHRA Ford Thunder Valley Nationals and to ensure you receive the best value purchase your tickets today.

Buying early not only crosses finding a Father's Day gift off your to-do list, it saves you money! Guests save $5 on each ticket purchased prior to 5pm on Sunday, June 9 and receive two free kids tickets for Sunday's elimination round with the purchase of an adult ticket for the same day.

Don't wait to make celebrating dad's special day at the Ford NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals a family affair. Ticket prices increase after 5pm deadline on Sunday, June 9.

If you're concerned that spending Father's Day at the quarter-mile strip will be a new experience for Dad, don't let that stop you. Through Thunder Valley 101 (TV101), the Bristol Dragway staff will educate him on everything there is to know about the intricacies of straight track racing and ensure a memorable first trip to Thunder Valley. TV101 headsets can be purchased for $10 at any souvenir stand or text BRISTOL to 69050 and have questions answered by noted Dragway historian and track announcer David McGee.

In addition to the thrill of feeling Top Fuel dragsters sprint through the valley at speeds in excess of 300mph and watching drivers pilot their 8,000 horsepower Funny Cars to the finish line, Bristol Dragway has additional excitement planned to help families celebrate Father's Day in a big way including a Friday night fireworks show; a Saturday evening FanFest featuring autograph sessions with popular NHRA drivers; and a Sunday morning Track Walk.

Gates open at 9 a.m. on Friday, June 14 with the first round of Pro Qualifying scheduled for 5 p.m. On Saturday, gates open at 7:30 a.m. with Pro Qualifying slated for 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Saturday's Nitro Qualifying sessions are set for 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Gates open at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday with eliminations beginning at 12:00 noon.

For more information concerning tickets, click here or call (423)-BRISTOL.