Father's Day weekend just got even better as kids 12-and-under are now free to the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals, June 14-16.

Kids tickets are good for grandstand admission (Sections A through U) to the one-of-a-kind visceral experience that is the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series at historic Thunder Valley, one of the most iconic dragstrips in the country. These tickets are available only through the Bristol Motor Speedway/Dragway ticket office with the purchase of an adult ticket. Up to two children 12-and-under are free with a single adult ticket purchase.

"Having NHRA's marquee series make a visit each year to Bristol Dragway on Father's Day weekend is truly a treat," said Jerry Caldwell, executive vice president of Bristol Dragway. "From the awesome 320 mile per hour race cars to the unlimited driver access through NHRA's open pits to the Track Walk and Doughnuts for Dad tradition, the event provides a great family-bonding experience. The addition of free tickets for kids 12 and under makes it easier than ever for families to enjoy the weekend."

While the signature drag racing event has always been a great value to fans with affordable pricing, the new kids' ticket program will allow more affordability for families and introduce the spectacle of speed to more new fans. A single day family pack of four tickets (two Adults & two Kids) can be purchased for between $60 and $90 (depending on the day) and a full weekend family four-pack is available for $158.  

The 19th annual NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals will showcase the thunderous engines and extreme speeds of the exotic 10,000-horsepower machines in Top Fuel and Funny Car, creating a unique experience for Dad and plenty of high-performance thrills for the entire family. Nitro qualifying will kick off on Friday under the lights and conclude with two rounds on Saturday. Guests are encouraged to arrive early on Sunday for the track walk and Doughnuts for Dad before eliminations begin at Noon.

Best of all, every ticket is a pit pass, providing visitors with unparalleled access to drivers and teams throughout the weekend. Single day tickets start at just $30. To purchase, visit www.BristolDragway.com or call 423-BRISTOL.