From Gary Thomas
Tulare, CA – The 2010 racing schedule for the Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway has been released and shows one of the more diverse calendar of events the 1/3 mile clay oval has seen in recent years.
The action-packed season for the special-events track will kick-off on March 5 and 6 with a double-header featuring the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series. Joining the “Greatest Show on Dirt” for the Friday night portion of the weekend will be the West Coast Wingless 360 Sprint Car Series and on Saturday it will be the West Coast Late Models.
In addition to competing on opening night during World of Outlaw weekend the West Coast 360 Sprinters will also be in competition at the Thunderbowl on April 3, April 10, May 15 and a special two-night show on October 1 and 2 billed as the inaugural “Tulare Fall Spectacular.” For the double-header weekend the wingless sprints will be running the Trophy Cup format, which also came with strong approval from Trophy Cup founder Dave Pusateri. Info on the Tulare Fall Spectacular, including purse structure and more will be released as the time nears.
Continuing to play a major role at the 1/3 mile clay oval will be the Western States Modifieds who will be in action at the track on April 3, April 10, May 1, May 15, May 22, May 30, as well as the Tulare Fall Spectacular on October 1 and 2.
The Golden State Challenge King of California 410 Sprint Car Series will invade the Thunderbowl for two nights this coming season, with those dates being April 10 and May 15.
Other single night highlights on the schedule during the early part of the season will include the West Coast Late Models headlining the bill on May 1, while the GLR Investments 360 Winged Sprint Car Series will be in competition at the Thunderbowl for the first time on May 22. The USAC/CRA Wingless 410’s will also convene at the Tulare County Fairgrounds facility on Sunday night May 30 for the “Salute to Indy.”
The always popular Trophy Cup will return to the Thunderbowl Raceway on October 22 and 23 for the 17th edition of the exciting winged 360 sprint car event. This past season saw San Jose’s Tim Kaeding make history by becoming the first driver to ever win the Saturday night main event from the 24th starting position, in what was arguably the greatest race seen all year.
The Pacific Coast Nationals will be back in 2010 after making its debut at the Thunderbowl Raceway this past year, however, the format will be slightly different as it will now be a single night show on November 13. Adding to the excitement though will be the addition of the USAC National Midget Series, who will run alongside the USAC National and USAC/CRA 410 Sprint Cars for the evening.
More information on the Tulare Thunderbowl can be found at http://www.thunderbowlraceway.com
2010 Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway Schedule-
March 5- World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series and West Coast 360 Sprint Car Series
March 6- World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series and West Coast Late Models
April 3- West Coast 360 Sprint Car Series and Western States Modifieds
April 10- Golden State Challenge King of California Series, West Coast 360 Sprint Car Series and Western States Modifieds
May 1- West Coast Late Models and Western States Modifieds
May 15- Golden State Challenge King of California Series, West Coast 360 Sprint Car Series and Western States Modifieds
May 22- GLR Investments 360 Sprint Car Series and Western States Modifieds
May 30 (Sunday) – “Salute to Indy” USAC/CRA Wingless 410 Sprint Cars and Western States Modifieds
October 1 and 2- “Tulare Fall Spectacular” West Coast 360 Sprint Car Series and Western States Modifieds. (Sprint Cars will utilize Trophy Cup format)
October 22 and 23- 17th annual Trophy Cup benefiting the Greater Bay Area Make-A-Wish Foundation
November 13- “Pacific Coast Nationals” featuring USAC National & USAC/CRA Wingless 410 Sprint Cars and USAC National Midget Series