You know it! There's nothing quite like Thunder Valley when the NHRA rolls into Bristol.

On behalf of your entire Bristol Dragway team, we welcome you to another great weekend of NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series action at one of the most iconic venues in motorsports… THUNDER VALLEY!

Whether you are a seasoned NHRA fan, or a newcomer to the sport and to Bristol Dragway, we want to make sure you are prepared to make your Father's Day weekend extra special.

WHAT: 17th Annual NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals. It's a Father's Day weekend tradition here in the hills of northeast Tennessee. The best in NHRA Drag Racing visit Bristol Dragway for three days of non-stop action.

WHEN: The 2017 NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals takes place over three days, beginning on Friday, June 16 and culminating on Sunday (Father's Day), June 18 with final eliminations and champions crowned. 

WHERE: Bristol Dragway is located adjacent to Bristol Motor Speedway, just off Highway 394. If you're traveling from the north, simply take Exit 3 off I-81 and follow Hwy. 11E (Volunteer Parkway) to Hwy. 394 where you can follow signs to our free parking. From the Knoxville region and areas south, take Exit 69 off I-81 and follow Hwy. 394 to Bristol Dragway and free parking. If you're traveling from the east/southeast (Carolinas), take Exit 19 off I-26 onto Bristol Hwy. (11E) to 394 and follow signs to free parking. And if you're coming over the mountains through the Elizabethton area, follow Hwy. 19E to Hwy 11E to Hwy 394 and free parking.

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HOW: Well, ya gotta have tickets. A variety of ticket prices exist, depending on if you're just coming for one day or all three. A few key things to remember: There's nothing like seeing the Funny Cars and Top Fuel Dragsters run under the lights on Friday night. Also we have special youth pricing available.

For tickets, pricing info or if you have any questions, please feel free to give us a toll-free call to 1.866.415.4158, or call us locally at 423.989.6900. You can also purchase tickets online. And definitely make sure you become familiar with the daily schedule.

WHY: If you're a seasoned veteran you know the why. If you're on the fence about attending this event; if you are thinking about going to your first NHRA race; or if you're thinking about doing something special for dear ol' dad on Father's Day - DO IT! We often tell folks you may walk away a die-hard fan or you may walk away not liking drag racing at all… but if you even have one ounce of interest in motorsports, you owe it to yourself to visit Thunder Valley!

Don't forget... Every ticket is a pit pass! We have a great fireworks show following qualifying on Friday night! The Father's Day Track Walk with NHRA drivers on Sunday is always special!

Experience Thunder Valley! It will touch every single sense in your being. Sight, sound, smell, feel… and yes, you'll even taste it.

There is simply nothing in the world quite like NHRA Drag Racing.

Again, visit us at or give us a call (1.866.415.4158) and we'll get you drag race ready!