First 3 races of Thunderbowl season canceled due to Corona Virus

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 [...]

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Thunderbowl Raceway Announces 2020 schedule

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 [...]

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Rico Abreu sweeps the Trophy Cup en route to overall title

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 [...]

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Razor Bike Racing Info for Trophy Cup

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 [...]

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Updated Corn Hole Tournament Info for this Saturday

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. [...]

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Trophy Cup kicks-off this Thursday night at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare

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 [...]

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Trophy Cup Special Eating Event Schedule Information

All the special events that have become so popular are returning once again, with a slight change up this year. Thursday night will now showcase the Spaghetti Feed sponsored by La Villa Delicatessen featuring spaghetti, meat balls, salad, bread and desert. Friday post-race will be the annual Taco Bravo Fiesta Night featuring tacos and burritos. Driver and fan razor bike racing also returns this year on both Thursday and Friday with tickets to compete available at the T-shirt booth [...]

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Trophy Cup is fast approaching at Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway

Abreu Vineyards 26th annual Trophy Cup presented by Rudeen Racing fast approaching at Thunderbowl Raceway By Gary Thomas Tulare, CA – October 1, 2019…The biggest event of the season at Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway is fast approaching with the much-anticipated Abreu Vineyards 26th annual Trophy Cup presented by Rudeen Racing ready to invade Tulare on October 17th, 18th and 19th.      The Trophy Cup continues to be one of the premier Winged Sprint Car showcases in the country and the 2019 [...]

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Thunderbowl Raceway cancels September 28th event

Thunderbowl Raceway cancels September 28th Kings of Thunder headlined event Tulare, CA – September 21, 2019…Due to damage and repairs needed following the Tulare County Fair, Thunderbowl Raceway has decided to cancel the Kings of Thunder event scheduled for next Saturday September 28th. We feel it’s in the best interest of our facility, the fans and racers that we cancel next weeks event to focus on the needed repairs and give the facility the attention it deserves. On a brighter note however, [...]

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KING OF THE WEST-NARC SPRINT CARS TACKLE THE PETER MURPHY CLASSIC THIS Saturday

6/4/19, Sacramento, CA, Jim Allen … Mother nature might have got the better of the Sixth Annual Peter Murphy Classic three weekends ago, but that has just built up the anticipation for the rain-delayed sequel this weekend.  The King of the West-NARC Fujitsu 410 Sprint Car Series will be battling for as much as a $21,000 winners share on Saturday, June 8th when the best drivers in California tackle the one-third mile Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare.  Also on the racing card will be the Kings [...]

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