Bristol Chevy Show & Beef 'O' Brady's Thunder Valley Mayhem brings the rumble to Bristol Dragway
A car show featuring hundreds of the most iconic vehicles of the "Bow-tie" brand and a drag racing spectacular come together once again for the Bristol Chevy Show and Beef 'O' Brady's Thunder Valley Mayhem, Sept. 27-29 at legendary Bristol Dragway.
The popular Bristol Chevy Show, which arrives at Thunder Valley for the 39th consecutive year, is known to showcase some of the most exciting bracket and exhibition racing in the region. The combination of the car show and Saturday, Sept. 28th's Beef 'O' Brady's Thunder Valley Mayhem, makes the weekend an absolute must for any automotive and racing fan.
"The Bristol Chevy Show at Thunder Valley remains one of the most popular events of its kind," said Jerry Caldwell, executive vice president and general manager of Bristol Motor Speedway and Dragway. "It is the premier event for Chevy devotees with many swap meet vendors and hundreds of show cars and race cars. The hot-rodding enthusiast will not want to miss all that this weekend has to offer."
At Saturday's Beef O'Brady's Thunder Valley Mayhem, guests should prepare themselves for the ultimate evening of entertainment. With racing sessions scheduled for 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., fans will be amazed by some extremely fast machines, and be provided with plenty of edge-of-your-seat excitement. Many of drag racing's coolest Pro Mods, Nostalgia Funny Cars and powerful Jet Dragsters will provide fast racing action on the historic dragstrip.
The fan experience will be intensified when the Team FMX freestyle bikes soar high in the sky and a spectacular fireworks display will light up the night to put an exclamation point on the evening of fun.
Attendees will have plenty to keep them busy throughout the weekend. Fans will get to see some of the best bracket racing in the country and a spectacular selection of some of the region's best classic and modern Chevrolets.
Those who want to shop for new products to complete their restoration projects should visit the performance and restoration marketplace. If that hard-to-find used part is nowhere to be found, the car corral and used parts swap meet is definitely the place to go.
Spectator gates open Friday at 9 a.m. and a test & tune is scheduled from noon-6 p.m. On Saturday, gates open at 7:30 a.m. and racer time trials run from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. The Saturday bracket race begins at 1 p.m. and the car show series special awards will be presented at 4 p.m. The two pro rounds of racing, including Pro Mod, Nostalgia Funny Cars and Jet Dragsters, in the Beef 'O' Brady's Thunder Valley Mayhem are scheduled for 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. On Sunday, gates open at 8 a.m. and racer time trials run from 9 a.m. until noon. The Sunday bracket race starts at 12:30 p.m. and there are Pro Mod racing rounds set for 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. The car show series event awards will be presented at 4 p.m.
Tickets are available for this action-packed, excitement-filled weekend at Bristol Dragway, starting at $10 for Friday and $20 for single-day entry on Saturday or Sunday. A Saturday/Sunday combo ticket is available for $30. Tickets for children ages 10-and-under are $10 for the weekend or $5 per day.
For more information and to purchase tickets for the Bristol Chevy Show weekend, visit BristolDragway.com or call 423-BRISTOL.