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                                                           10:00AM

Sportsman Qualifying                                           10:00AM

Midway Opens                                                      12:30 PM

Mountain Motor Pro Stock Qualifying                   3:15PM

Top Fuel Harley Qualifying                                    3:30PM

Pro Mod Qualifying                                                3:45PM

Nitro Qualifying (Funny Car/Top Fuel)                  4:30PM

Mountain Motor Pro Stock Qualifying                  6:15PM

Top Fuel Harley Qualifying                                   6:30PM

Pro Mod Qualifying                                                6:45PM

Nitro Qualifying (Funny Car/Top Fuel)                  7:30PM

Fireworks to Follow


Saturday, June 15

Gates Open                                                           8:00AM

Sportsman Eliminations                                       8:00AM

Mountain Motor Pro Stock Qualifying                 11:45AM

Nitro Harley Qualifying                                        12:00PM

Pro Mod Qualifying                                               12:15PM

Nitro Qualifying (Funny Car/Top Fuel)                 1:00PM

Mountain Motor Pro Stock Qualifying                  2:45PM                        

Nitro Harley Qualifying                                        3:00PM

Pro Mod Qualifying                                              3:15PM

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                                                        10:00AM

Track Walk                                                         10:45AM

Pre-Race Ceremonies                                        11:00AM

Eliminations                                                       12:00PM

Bruton's Suite

Want an experience fit for the chairman of Speedway Motorsports Inc.? We’ve got the perfect place for you. Bruton’s Suite is a luxury skybox that sits high above the heart of the famed Bristol Dragway. 
Best of all, there are two great ways to experience Bruton’s Suite. Guests can purchase a seat inside the climate-controlled skybox with access to all the amenities of the suite. For those that want to hear and smell the sounds of these nitro-powered machines, the outdoor veranda seating features a covered roof to keep you comfortable. Those who take advantage of the outdoor seating still have access to all the great indoor amenities of Bruton’s Suite as well.
No matter where you sit, be sure to exit the tower and go through the spectator tunnel to see the best drag racers in the world up-close in the pits. It’s a one-of-a-kind experience you won’t have anywhere other than an NHRA event.


  • Reserved indoor theatre-style seating, indoor barstools with backs, and outdoor veranda seating
  • Chef's Table Buffet
  • Bruton's Suite Gift Pack
  • Private Restrooms
  • Driver Appearances
  • Closed-Circuit TV
  • Golf Cart/Tram Shuttle from parking area 

2019 Pricing:

  • Inside Seat - $475 For The Weekend - SOLD OUT
  • Inside Bar Stool - $425 For The Weekend - SOLD OUT
  • Outside Seat - $400 For The Weekend - Only 40 seats remaining
*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

Be a member of Bristol Dragway’s exclusive club, the Thunder Valley Club. In addition to the exciting and power-packed NHRA Drag Racing action you will see from the members-only pit side grandstand, the Thunder Valley Club allows you up close and personal access to drivers and crews with daily appearances as well as the opportunity to exit TVC right into the pit area and NITRO alley.
In addition as a member of the Thunder Valley Club, you'll have access to a wide variety of amenities:
  • Members Only Pit-Side Grandstand with reserved seats
  • Thunder Valley Club Gift Pack (available only for guests purchasing 3 Day Combo Package)
  • 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
  • Private restrooms
  • Kids area
  • Closed-Circuit TV’s
  • Daily Driver/Crew Appearances

Pricing for Thunder Valley Club:
Weekend Adult:  $330
Weekend Child:  $130

*No coolers are allowed inside the Thunder Valley Club

Ole Smoky Lounge

Ole Smoky Lounge
A taste of Americana lies at Bristol Dragway in the form of the Ole Smoky Lounge. This rustic skybox provides a great view down track of the famed Thunder Valley. But that’s not all. Ole Smoky Lounge also includes weekend access to the Drag Tower Roof Top to view all the action while feeling the intense spectacle that is NHRA Drag Racing.

In addition as a member of the Ole Smoky Lounge, you'll have access to a wide variety of amenities:
  • 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
  • Commemorative Gift Pack
  • VIP Parking Pass with every 4 tickets purchased
  • $20 in Food & Beverage vouchers per day
  • Cash Bar Available
Pricing for Ole Smoky Lounge:  Weekend:  $375 per person - SOLD OUT

*No coolers allowed inside the Ole Smoky Lounge

2019 Guest Guide