NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals
Television Schedule June 18-20 • Bristol
exclusively on Bristol Dragway is known as “Thunder Valley” not only
because it cuts a path between mountains but also because
it can be home to incredible performances. The facility
hosted NHRA’s Springnationals from 1965 to 1967 and non-NHRA events until it was closed
in 1996 for an $18 million renovation. It reopened in 1999 and was the site of NHRA’s all-
Qualifying star event that year and in 2000 before hosting its first national event in 34 years in 2001.
7-9 p.m., June 19 This year, the event moves from May to June and is the final chance for Pro Stock teams
to earn points toward making the field for the NHRA K&N Horsepower Challenge.
NHRA Race Day
3:30-4 p.m., June 20 2009 recap: One race after giving up the Top Fuel points lead to Antron Brown, Tony
Schumacher took it back when he defended his event title after defeating Doug Kalitta.