27th Annual Trophy Cup Pushed to 2021 (TULARE, Calif.- July 10) – Joining an increasing list of postponed major events, the 27th annual Abreu Vineyards Trophy Cup presented by Rudeen Racing will not take place in October of 2020. The decision comes as a result of continued limitations in California due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The Trophy Cup’s host track, Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway, has been unable to put a car on its three-eighths-mile oval this year, with no improvement in sight. That made it apparent the event [...]
The previously scheduled event for this Saturday June 13th at Thunderbowl Raceway has been canceled due to the continued COVID-19 situation. The speedway has not received permission yet from the State of California or the Tulare County Health Department to hold events.
The upcoming Peter Murphy Classic scheduled for May 15th and 16th has been postponed with the continued stay at home/ social distancing measures in place due to Covid-19. There is a possibility that the event will be made up so stay tuned for possible announcements regarding a make up date.
Thunderbowl Raceway forced to cancel first three races due to Corona Virus outbreak Tulare, CA…The Public Health Department has conferred with Thunderbowl Raceway officials about the current Corona Virus outbreak and has ultimately forced the first three nights of scheduled racing to be canceled. The March 21st Kings of Thunder headlined event and the April 3rd and 4th World of Outlaws headlined event have been canceled. Updates on future events will be posted as soon as they become available. The next scheduled event will [...]
The Stone Chevrolet Buick GMC Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway will open the season on Saturday March 21st with an event headlined by the Kings of Thunder Winged 360 Sprint Cars. The facility continues to operate as a special events venue, working alongside nearby Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford. Here’s another look at the 2020 schedule: Stone Chevrolet Buick GMC Thunderbowl Raceway 2020 Schedule Saturday March 21: Kings of Thunder Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Western RaceSaver Sprints, IMCA Stock Cars, Legends of Kearney Bowl Friday April [...]
by Ron Rodda (Tulare, CA – 19 Oct) Rico Abreu did it all at the Trophy Cup when he won the Saturday night 50 lap main event along with the event championship, earning $26,000 for the three days of dominating sprint car racing. The final night of the Abreu Vineyards 26th Annual Trophy Cup Presented by Rudeen Racing assigns the top 48 point cars to a heat race. These very tough 10 lap races feature a complete inversion by points. The standard [...]
Driver and fan razor bike racing also returns this year after the races on both Thursday and Friday with tickets to compete available at the T-shirt booth or pit sign in booth. The cost is $20 a night to compete with all proceeds going to Make-A-Wish and is open to the first 60 people to sign up. The post-race parties start 20 minutes after the checkered flag with beer, water and soft drinks available for purchase inside. Thursday’s post race [...]
Updated cornhole tournament info from Kim Offill! Hey drivers and crew nembers read this! New for you this year! We will be holding 2 cornhole tournaments thanks to our generous sponsors. 1st tournament is for drivers and crew members only. It will begin at 11 am Saturday. I will have you back to your pit by 12:30! You must have a pit pass to participate. Sign up with me until the checkered flag Friday. I’m capping event at 16 teams. [...]
Abreu Vineyards 26th annual Trophy Cup presented by Rudeen Racing fires-off Thursday at Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway By Gary Thomas Tulare, CA – October 15, 2019…Excitement and buzz is floating through the air as one of the biggest weeks in California Sprint Car racing has arrived, which means only one thing, it’s time for the 26th annual Trophy Cup at Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare. The Abreu Vineyards Trophy Cup presented by Rudeen Racing is not only known for [...]