BRISTOL DRAGWAY’S 2008 SCHEDULE FEATURES SEVERAL NEW
With the addition of a number of thrilling new events and the
return of many popular favorites, Bristol Dragway’s action-packed schedule will
keep the strip rocking in 2008 from March through September.
Bristol Dragway’s signature event, the O’Reilly NHRA Thunder
Valley Nationals presented by Q, brings the cars and stars of NHRA to town May
16-18 for one of the most anticipated races of the season. Those in attendance
will be treated to high-speed action in Top Fuel, Funny Car, and Pro Stock, as
well as many exhibition and Sportsman classes. Among the drivers fans can
expect to see are five-time and defending Top Fuel champion Tony Schumacher,
defending event champion Brandon Bernstein, and Funny Car star and 2007
Rookie-of-the-Year, Ashley Force.
The Bristol Dragway Street Fights series returns for its
eighth year and will feature 23 events. The Street Fights schedule changes
slightly with eight races slated for Saturdays, and the remaining events running
on Thursday evenings. Street Fights raises the curtain on the 2008 Bristol
Dragway calendar with the season opener on Saturday, March 22. The final Street
Fights will take place Saturday, September 11. During the warmer months,
special summer hours at the Saturday events will give drivers the chance to race
longer into the evening.