Semi-Casual Truck Show returns to Thunder Valley
One of the largest truck shows in the nation returns to Thunder Valley complete with a concert featuring one of the best-known classic rock bands and a special fireworks extravaganza.
The Semi-Casual Truck Show presented by Fitzgerald USA is a fun event for the whole family that will once again take place at legendary Bristol Dragway on Saturday, May 5. The show will feature a self-judged semi-truck show, semi-truck races, a motorcycle stunt show, food, games, vendors, a semi-truck light show, a fireworks extravaganza and a full-out rock concert featuring legendary band FOGHAT. The event is only $10 per person with kids 10-and-under free.
"When the Fitzgerald family decides to put their muscle behind something - they always do it in a big way - and we're thrilled they are heading back to legendary Thunder Valley," said Jerry Caldwell, executive vice president and general manager of Bristol Dragway. "Families and truck enthusiasts should join us in early May for the Foghat concert, a fireworks finale and some of the most state-of-the art big rigs you'll ever see."
The event opens to the public on Saturday with the Jesse Toler and Rowdy Rodney Motorcycle Stunt Show at 11:30 a.m. Judging for the big rig truck show runs from Noon to 4 p.m. along with the semi-truck drag races. The motorcycle stunt duo will once again take to the track at 5:30 p.m.
Foghat, best known for their 1975 hit "Slow Ride" will take to the stage at 7:30 p.m. and will be followed by the official semi-truck light show and an impressive fireworks display.
"We're thrilled this event is returning to Bristol Dragway for 2018, said Tommy Fitzgerald Jr. "The first year at Thunder Valley was a success and we are making it even bigger and better than ever!"
Those interested in showcasing their big rigs can visit www.FitzgeraldTruckShow.com to fill out the required application. Load-in day for participants and vendors is Friday, May 4. Registration is $75 and includes a gift bag, a VIP reception and dinner on Friday night and breakfast on Saturday morning. Awards from the show will include Top 25, People's Choice, Best Paint, Best Interior, Best Engine and Furthest Traveled.
For more information, visit www.FitzgeraldTruckShow.com.