NHRA - National Hot Rod Association

BUY TICKETS
Jun '22
17-19

NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals

ELEVATION
1,475 feet

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Bristol Dragway is known as Thunder Valley thanks to the incredible noise created when nitro cars power their way through the mountains that fl ank the dragstrip in Tennessee. The facility hosted NHRA’s SpringNationals from 1965 to 1967 and went under an $18 million renovation in 1996. NHRA returned to Thunder Valley in 1999 to rave reviews.

As always, fans will have the opportunity to interact with their favorite drivers, as Every Ticket's a Pit Pass® at the most powerful and sensory-filled motorsports attraction on the planet! Get direct access to the teams, see firsthand as the highly-skilled mechanics service their hot rods between rounds, and get autographs from your favorite NHRA drivers.

Event Schedule

FRIDAY - June 17

Full Racing Schedule

Sportsman Qualifying11:00 AM

Midway Open/Suggested Time of Arrival

1:00 PM

Factory Stock Showdown Qualifying 

5:30 PM

Factory Stock Showdown Qualifying 6:30 PM
Southeast Nostalgia Pro Stock Exhibition6:45 PM
Pro Stock Qualifying Session7:00 PM

Nitro Qualifying Session 

8:00 PM

Fireworks9:00 PM

 

 

SATURDAY - June 18

 

Sportsman Eliminations8:45 AM

Midway Open/Suggested Time of Arrival

10:30 AM

Factory Stock Showdown Qualifying 

1:00 PM

Pro Stock Qualifying Session

1:30 PM

Nitro Qualifying Session 

2:30 PM

Southeast Nostalgia Pro Stock Exhibition3:30 PM

Factory Stock Showdown Eliminations - Round 1

4:15 PM

Pro Stock Qualifying Session

4:30 PM

Nitro Qualifying Session 

5:30 PM

Camping World Drag Racing Series Autograph Session at the Guest Welcome Village6:00 PM
Sportsman Eliminations6:30 PM

 

 

SUNDAY - June 19

 

Midway Open/Suggested Time of Arrival10:00 AM

 SealMaster® Track Walk, and Pre-Race Ceremonies - join us at the starting line!

11:00 AM

Nitro Eliminations - Round 1

12:00 PM

Pro Stock Eliminations - Round 1

1:00 PM

Factory Stock Showdown Eliminations - Round 2

1:40 PM

Nitro Eliminations - Round 2

2:00 PM

Pro Stock Eliminations - Round 2

2:30 PM

Factory Stock Showdown Eliminations - Semi-Finals

2:50 PM

Sportsman Eliminations- Semi Finals3:00 PM

Nitro Eliminations - Semi-Finals

3:30 PM

Pro Stock Eliminations - Semi-Finals

3:45 PM

Sportsman Eliminations- Finals

4:00 PM

Factory Stock Showdown Eliminations - Finals4:15 PM
Jr Dragster Exhibition4:20 PM
Sportsman Parade of Champions4:30 PM

Pro Stock Eliminations - Finals

4:50 PM

Nitro Eliminations - Finals

5:00 PM

Winner's Circle on the Starting Line- Open to the Public 
* Schedule subject to change 

 

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