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Courtney and John Force get ready for Thunder Valley

BRISTOL -   The fastest drivers in the world have converged on the Bristol Dragway for the Thunder Valley Nationals.
  There to hear the roar of the thunder in the valley for the first time in his career is News Channel 11 sports Jake Young who joins me live with the biggest name in the sport.
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  • Champions will be crowned Saturday

    NHRA Summitt racing junior drags at Bristol Dragway

    NHRA Summitt racing junior drags at Bristol Dragway

    It's been about a month since the most famous names in N-H-R-A shook the hills of Thunder Valley, but this weekend they're back...At least the smaller versions are.This weekend is the junior drag Eastern conference finals, bringing some of the best young racers from across the country. One of the differences you notice with the kids? Instead of just a few women competing, there are a large number of girls, and they aren't shy about wanting to take over the sport of drag racing.Eliminations ar...
    It's been about a month since the most famous names in N-H-R-A shook the hills of Thunder Valley, but this weekend they're back...At least the smaller versions are.This weekend is the junior drag Eastern conference finals, bringing some of the best young racers from across the country. One of the differences you notice with the kids? Instead of just a few women competing, there are a large number of girls, and they aren't shy about wanting to take over the sport of drag racing.Eliminations ar...
  • Bigfoot, War Wizard, and Stone Crusher will be there

    Monster Truck Madness at BMS this weekend

    Monster Truck Madness at BMS this weekend

    Monster truck madness with the likes of Bigfoot, War Wizard and Stone Crusher will hit the Bristol speedway infield Saturday night at 7:30. Our own News Channel 11 sports Jake Young was there this afternoon for his first monster truck experience of his own.
    Monster truck madness with the likes of Bigfoot, War Wizard and Stone Crusher will hit the Bristol speedway infield Saturday night at 7:30. Our own News Channel 11 sports Jake Young was there this afternoon for his first monster truck experience of his own.
  • Gaughan was at the Tennessee Aquarium

    Nationwide driver Gaughan swims with the sharks

    Nationwide driver Gaughan swims with the sharks

    For NASCAR Nationwide driver Brendan Gaughan Tuesday was a new experience, but one that's not so much different than his career. Gaughan was at the Tennessee Aquarium in chattanooga and diving with the sharks and making it look easy. You might think that Gaughan had a tougher time with that than he does out on the race track each week, but he says it's just the opposite. The NASCAR circuit makes its way to New Hampshire this week. The Nationwide guys on Saturday afternoon, and the Sprint cup ...
    For NASCAR Nationwide driver Brendan Gaughan Tuesday was a new experience, but one that's not so much different than his career. Gaughan was at the Tennessee Aquarium in chattanooga and diving with the sharks and making it look easy. You might think that Gaughan had a tougher time with that than he does out on the race track each week, but he says it's just the opposite. The NASCAR circuit makes its way to New Hampshire this week. The Nationwide guys on Saturday afternoon, and the Sprint cup ...
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