Built in 1965, “Thunder Valley” is one of the most unique drag racing facilities in the country. Built between two mountains, the dragstrip emits a noise like no other when the 7,000 horsepower dragsters jet down the quarter-mile strip at speeds upwards of 335 mph.
Each June, Bristol Dragway hosts one of NHRA’s most popular races, the Thunder Valley Nationals on Father’s Day weekend. While that race is a fan favorite there are a number of other events throughout the year, including Monster Truck events, Street Fights, Bracket Racing and the Super Chevy Show to name just a few.
The Dragway opens each March and events continue into October.