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John won last year at Bristol

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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