The Greatest Show on Dirt Returns to Tulare this Friday and Saturday

The inaugural World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series event at Stone Thunderbowl Raceway occurred in September of 2003 when 20-time series champion Steve Kinser scored victory over Tim Shaffer and Jason Meyers. Apart from 2006 (and due to Covid the last two years) the “Greatest Show on Dirt” has competed at the venue every year since.

This weekend’s event also features the Western RaceSaver 305 Sprints on Friday and the Kings of Thunder Winged 360 Sprint Cars on Saturday. If you’re a fan of Winged Sprint Car racing in the Central Valley this is the weekend for you!

Past World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series winners at the Stone Chevrolet Buick GMC Thunderbowl Raceway

2019- Ian Madsen on March 9
2018- Aaron Reutzel on March 9
2017- David Gravel on March 17, Donny Schatz on March 18
2016- David Gravel on March 12
2015- Tim Kaeding on March 13, Rico Abreu on March 14
2014-  Daryn Pittman on March 14, Rico Abreu on March 15
2013-  Tim Kaeding on March 15, Craig Dollansky on March 16
2012 – Tim Kaeding on March 16
2011 – Joey Saldana on March 19
2010 – Jason Meyers on March 5, Joey Saldana on March 6
2009 – Randy Hannagan on March 20, Joey Saldana on March 21
2008 – Jac Haudenschild on Oct. 18
2007 – Joey Saldana on Feb. 23, Tim Kaeding on Feb. 24, Donny Schatz on Oct. 13
2005 – Tim Shaffer on Feb. 25, Donny Schatz on October 14, Sammy Swindell on Oct. 15
2004 – Erin Crocker on October 29, Terry McCarl on October 30
2003 – Steve Kinser on September 3

Tickets are on sale for the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series weekend and can be acquired by calling 559-688-0909. All seating in the house is reserved, with grandstand tickets $50 each night and bleacher tickets $45 both nights. Kids 6-12 are half price and those 5 and under are free. A seating chart, as well as hotel info is available online at

If you choose not to purchase your seats ahead of time, don’t worry, as there will be plenty of walk-up tickets available at the track on race day. The speedway has never sold out of seating.

Following this weekend Thunderbowl Raceway will go dark until Saturday April 2nd when the USAC/CRA Wingless 410 Sprint Cars, Kings of Thunder Winged 360s, USAC Western States Midgets and Western RaceSavers take to the track for the “Faria Memorial.”

Special thanks to Steve Faria with System 1 Filters and all our partners for making things happen at Thunderbowl Raceway including Stone Chevrolet Buick GMC, Budweiser, Roth Motorsports, KRC Safety, Western Metal Company, Double “D” Towing and JD Heiskel & Company.

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The Stone Chevrolet Buick GMC Thunderbowl Raceway is located at the Tulare County Fairgrounds on the corner of Bardsley and K Streets at 620 South K Street Tulare, California 93274. From the junction of SR 99 and SR 137, go west on SR 137. At South K go south one-half mile to the Fairgrounds. Camping is available for fans off turns three and four.

Images courtesy of Trent Gower, Chuck Steeves and Steve Lafond