New Zealand opportunity up for grabs to Kings of Thunder regulars in 2021 By Gary Thomas Hanford, CA – January 7, 2021…An exciting prospect awaits Kings of Thunder Winged Sprint Car drivers this coming season, with a once in a lifetime opportunity to compete in New Zealand just announced. Keller Auto Speedway Promoter Peter Murphy fashioned the idea and has a deal in place to have the high-point earner during a selected series of Kings of Thunder events receive a chance to [...]
Keller Auto Speedway and Thunderbowl Raceway scheduled to host five dual-track weekends in 2021 By Gary Thomas Hanford, CA – December 19, 2020…Following a perseverance filled 2020 the hope for all is that matters get back to normal as much as possible this coming season in California. When it does dirt track fans and teams from the Central Valley will be in for a treat, as Keller Auto Speedway Promoter Peter Murphy and Thunderbowl Raceway Promoter Steve Faria are set to work [...]
Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway announces 2021 schedule of events By Gary Thomas Tulare, CA – November 25, 2020…After not holding a single event due to COVID-19 this year the Stone Chevrolet Buick GMC Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare is elated to present a schedule for 2021 that is sure to please fans and teams alike. The Tulare County Fairgrounds based venue will continue to operate as a special events facility with 10 total weekends of competition slated for this coming campaign. Highlights of the [...]
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 [...]