NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals

NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals

Friday, June 14 - Sunday, June 16, 2019

Extreme machines roar into Bristol Dragway June 14-16 for the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals, treating guests to one of the most electrifying weekends in all of motorsports.

Scheduled for Father’s Day weekend, the event has become a can’t-miss on the NHRA calendar and Bristol Dragway creates an action-packed weekend guaranteed to not only celebrate Dad but entertain the entire family!

If you’re looking to upgrade your 2019 visit to the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals, be sure to check out Bristol Dragway’s premium hospitality areas like Bruton's Suite, the Thunder Valley Club, and the New Ole Smoky Lounge.

Detailed Event Schedule


Friday, June 14

Gates Open                                                           9:00AM

Sportsman Qualifying                                           10:00AM

Nitro Qualifying (Funny Car/Top Fuel)                  5:00PM

Nitro Harley Qualifying                                         6:00PM

Pro Mod Qualifying                                                6:45PM

Nitro Qualifying (Funny Car/Top Fuel)                  8:00PM

Fireworks to Follow


Saturday, June 15

Gates Open                                                           7:30AM

Sportsman Eliminations                                       8:00AM

Nitro Harley Qualifying                                        12:00PM

Pro Mod Qualifying                                               12:15PM

Nitro Qualifying (Funny Car/Top Fuel)                 1:30PM                        

Nitro Harley Qualifying                                        2:30PM

Pro Mod Qualifying                                              2:45PM

Nitro Qualifying (Funny Car/Top Fuel)                4:00PM

To Follow: Fan Fest located in Nitro Alley 30 minutes after last Nitro Qualifying Round


Sunday, June 16

Gates Open                                                         8:30AM

Track Walk                                                         10:30AM

Pre-Race Ceremonies                                        11:00AM

Eliminations                                                       12:00PM

Bruton's Suite

If you're looking for the pinnacle of the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals, Bruton's Suite is the answer.

Bruton's Suite is a luxury skybox that sits above the heart of Thunder Valley quarter-mile and boasts a wide array of fan amenities.

  • Enclosed theatre-style seating
    & Outdoor Veranda Seating
  • Climate-Controlled Interior
  • Chef's Table Buffet
  • Private Restrooms
  • Closed-Circuit TV
  • Bruton's Suite Gift 
  • Golf Cart Shuttle from parking area
  • Driver Appearances 

2019 Pricing

  • Inside Seat - $475 For The Weekend
  • Inside Bar Stool - $425 For The Weekend
  • Outside Seat - $400 For The Weekend

No coolers allowed inside Bruton's Suite


Thunder Valley Club

Bristol Dragway invites you to enjoy the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals in our exclusive Thunder Valley Club

In addition to the exciting and power-packed NHRA Mello Yello Series drag racing action, as a member of the Thunder Valley Club, you'll have access to a wide variety of amenities:

  • Members Only Pit-Side Grandstand

  • Private restrooms

  • Preferred Parking with Golf-Cart Shuttle Service (available only for guests purchasing 3 Day Combo Package)

  • Catered Meals with Cash Bar

  • Daily Door Prizes & Entertainment

  • Thunder Valley Club Gift Pack (available only for guests purchasing 3 Day Combo Package)

  • Kids area

  • Closed-Circuit TV’s

  • Daily Driver/Crew Appearances

Pricing for Thunder Valley Club:

Weekend Adult: $330

No coolers allowed inside the Thunder Valley Club

Driver and Personality Appearances:

Ole Smoky Lounge

Ole Smoky Lounge


  • Weekend reserved seating in the Ole Smoky Lounge, a climate controlled suite
  • Weekend access to the Drag Tower Roof Top to view all the racing action
  • Closed Circuit TV’s
  • Parking Pass
  • Food/Cash Bar Available
  • Catered meal & non-alcoholic beverages (water & Coke products)

3-Day Combo: $375 per person

No coolers allowed inside the Ole Smoky Lounge