Bristol Dragway officials announced today that the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals has been canceled for 2020.

Originally scheduled to take place on Father’s Day weekend in June, the race was rescheduled for mid-October due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In light of the on-going pandemic and at-track protocols, BMS and NHRA officials have decided to remove the event from the 2020 schedule in the hopes of providing NHRA fans the 20th anniversary experience they’ve come to expect at the Thunder Valley Nationals in 2021.

“After much deliberation with NHRA officials in respect to the pandemic, our intimate grandstand area and the vastly interactive nature of this event that fans have become accustomed to, we were left with the very difficult decision to cancel the race this season,” said Jerry Caldwell, executive vice president and general manager of Bristol Dragway. “The safety of our guests and participants is our top priority and we thank everyone involved in this event for their patience and understanding. We simply aren’t able to host our 20th anniversary race in a befitting manner, and we look forward to bringing the Thunder Valley Nationals back to Bristol Dragway in 2021.”

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