Peter Murphy Classic hits the Thunderbowl Raceway on May 17th and 18th

The sixth annual Peter Murphy Classic will converge at Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare on Friday and Saturday May 17th and 18th.  The Peter Murphy Classic is shaping up to be a barnburner and will feature the Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards vs. the Kings of Thunder Winged 360’s each night. The USAC West Coast Wingless 360 Sprint Cars will also compete on Friday, while the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Winged [...]

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Kings of Thunder Winged 360’s, Western RaceSaver 305’s and IMCA Stock Cars invade Tulare this Saturday May 4

Kings of Thunder Winged 360 Sprint Cars return to Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway on Saturday By Gary Thomas Tulare, CA – April 30, 2019…The busy stretch of action at Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway continues this Saturday May 4th with another three-division program on tap, which is headlined by the Kings of Thunder Winged 360 Sprint Cars. The event this weekend marks round five for the new Kings of Thunder Winged 360 Sprint Cars and the third appearance of the season [...]

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Mitchell Faccinto, Kyle Rasmussen and Chad Johnson claim Thunderbowl wins on Saturday

TULARE, Calif. — Mitchell Faccinto won the 30-lap King of Thunder 360 Series sprint car race at Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway on Saturday night. The Hanford, Calif., hotshoe drove his Western Metal blue No. 37 past Bud Kaeding after a lap-16 restart and held on to pick up his first win in new west coast series. A disappointed Kaeding held on to finish second just in front of a hard charging Dominic Scelzi in the Roth Motorsports entry. Polesitter Steven Kent finished [...]

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Western RaceSavers make first Tulare appearance of the season Saturday

Last Saturday night Brooklyn “Pretty” Holland picked up a very popular victory with the Western RaceSaver 305 Sprint Cars over in Hanford! This weekend the RaceSaver’s will hit the Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway clay for the first time in 2019. If you missed it on Monday check out their brand new website by visiting https://www.westernracesaver.com/ Also on the card this Saturday April 27th are the Kings of the Thunder Winged 360 Sprint Cars and the IMCA Stock Cars. Adult Grandstand: [...]

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Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway begins busy stretch starting this Saturday April 27th

Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway hosts Kings of Thunder Winged 360 Sprint Cars on Saturday By Gary Thomas Tulare, CA – April 23, 2019…Following an over one-month break the Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway will finally return to action as it opens a busy stretch of racing, beginning with this Saturday’s Kings of Thunder Winged 360 Sprint Car Series round four. The Thunderbowl Raceway has been dark since the World of Outlaws appearance in early-March, but will now get set to hold [...]

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Madsen Dominates World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars in Tulare

Madsen Dominates World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars in Tulare TULARE, CA – March 9 – Last year’s World of Outlaws NOS® Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Ian Madsen claims one of his weak points has been short tracks. Not anymore. The Australian won everything there was to win at the third-mile Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., Saturday night. Not even a couple of rain showers could slow him down. His team has been working [...]

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Friday Night rained out/ Saturday still on as scheduled

Rain Forces Cancellation of Friday’s Event at Thunderbowl Raceway, Saturday Still on as Scheduled TULARE, CA – March 8, 2019 — Persistent weeklong precipitation at Thunderbowl Raceway has forced World of Outlaws NOS® Energy Drink Sprint Car Series and track officials to cancel today’s race in an effort to ensure Saturday’s event can be run as scheduled. Those who have purchased tickets for today’s event should bring their tickets to the track tomorrow night. Friday night tickets will be honored on [...]

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Rain Forces Cancellation of Friday’s Event at Thunderbowl Raceway, Saturday Still on as Scheduled

TULARE, CA – March 8, 2019 — Persistent weeklong precipitation at Thunderbowl Raceway has forced World of Outlaws NOS® Energy Drink Sprint Car Series and track officials to cancel today’s race in an effort to ensure Saturday’s event can be run as scheduled. Those who have purchased tickets for today’s event should bring their tickets to the track tomorrow night. Friday night tickets will be honored on Saturday night. Those who have tickets to both nights or cannot make it [...]

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Lemoore’s Carson Macedo gunning for a home track win at the Thunderbowl this weekend

Kyle Larson’s Rookie Macedo Taking Aim at His Native California Bullrings World of Outlaws NOS Energy Sprint Cars Begin March Through Golden State on Friday CONCORD, N.C. — March 4, 2019 — World of Outlaws NOS® Energy Drink Sprint Car Series champions Daryn Pittman and Donny Schatz have solidified themselves as early favorites this season, winning three of the four races this year combined. But a new favorite may emerge during this month’s California swing. Rookie contender, and Lemoore, Calif. native, Carson [...]

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