Thunder Valley set to roar on Father’s Day weekend

Published 7:51 am Wednesday, June 5, 2019

BRISTOL – Tickets for the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals, where the biggest names in drag racing and the fastest cars on the planet will battle side-by-side at legendary Bristol Dragway, are now on sale at all Food City locations.

Fans can now add some fun to their Food City shopping lists: Bread, Butter, Milk and An amazing day of NHRA racing at Bristol Dragway!

Tickets for the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals, held on Father’s Day weekend June 14-16, are available at $40 for each day of racing with kids (12-and-under) free all three days.

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Every ticket to the event serves as a pit pass, allowing fans unparalleled access to watching teams work on their cars between rounds and giving them an opportunity to meet their favorite drivers and get autographs or photos.

“The extreme atmosphere of NHRA Drag Racing at Bristol Dragway is intense and offers each guest a full-sensory overload experience” said Jerry Caldwell, executive vice president and general manager for Bristol Dragway.

“There’s nothing like the sights and sounds of these 10,000-horsepower machines rocketing down scenic Thunder Valley. Thanks to our friends at Food City, it’s easier than ever before for fans to purchase their NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals tickets for the entire family while they’re out shopping.”

All tickets will feature blind-reserved seats selected by knowledgeable members of the BMS ticket office. Tickets will be sold at the front office of each Food City location.

The tickets will then be emailed a few days following the purchase. The final day to purchase in-store tickets will be Tuesday, June 11.

Each ticket purchased awards shoppers 500 additional ValuPoints on their Food City ValuCard. ValuPoints are redeemable to save money on fuel, groceries and more.

The 2019 NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals features racing in the top two classes of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series: Top Fuel and Funny Car.

The fan-favorite Pro Mod and Top Fuel Harley classes return in 2019 and will be joined by the exhibition Mountain Motor Pro Stock class, which will make its Bristol debut this year.

Fans are in for a treat on Friday, June 14 as the fire-breathing nitro machines roar to life under the lights at Thunder Valley while Saturday, June 15 gives competitors one final chance to qualify for the race.

Families will want to treat Dad to Sunday, June 16 for Doughnuts with Dad and a track walk, followed by the exciting action of race-day eliminations.

In addition to NHRA tickets, race fans can purchase Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race weekend tickets at all Food City stores through Wednesday, Aug. 14.

Tickets to the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race on Saturday, Aug. 17 are available at $60 for adults and $10 for kids (12-and-under).

Fans can add on tickets to Friday’s Food City 300 and Pinty’s Qualifying for $30 and Thursday’s UNOH 200 presented by Ohio Logistics/Bush’s Beans 150 doubleheader for $25.

500 additional ValuPoints will also be awarded for each NASCAR ticket purchased.