WHAT: 16th annual NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals, the 11th of 24 events in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. Drivers in three categories – Top Fuel, Funny Car and Pro Stock – earn points leading to 2016 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series world championships. Competition in the NHRA J&A Service Pro Mod Series and the NHRA Lucas Oil Series also will be featured at this event.
WHERE: Bristol Dragway, Bristol, Tenn. From Interstate 81 North, take Hwy. 11E. Take the Virginia Exit 3 and Hwy. 11E will take you directly to the dragway. From the I-81 South, take Tennessee exit 69 and go south on Hwy 394 directly to the dragway.
COURSE: Championship drag strip; Track elevation is 1,475 feet above sea level; Track direction is southwest to northwest.
WHEN: Friday through Sunday, June 17-19
FRIDAY, June 17 – LUCAS OIL SERIES qualifying. NHRA J&A SERVICE PRO MOD SERIES qualifying at 4:30 and 6:45 p.m. MELLO YELLO SERIES qualifying at 5 and 7:30 p.m.
SATURDAY, June 18- LUCAS OIL SERIES eliminations. NHRA J&A SERVICE PRO MOD SERIES qualifying at 12:15 p.m. Round 1 of eliminations at 2:45 p.m. MELLO YELLO SERIES qualifying at 1 and 3:30 p.m.
SUNDAY, June 19 – Pre-race ceremonies, 11 a.m. MELLO YELLO SERIES eliminations begin at noon.
SATURDAY, June 18, FOX Sports 1 (FS1) will televise two hours of qualifying highlights at 2 p.m. (ET)
SUNDAY, June 19, FS1 will televise three hours of finals coverage at 4:30 p.m. (ET)