Outlaws Bound For Tulare This Weekend
TULARE, Calif. – The busiest season in recent memory at the Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway will blast off on March 15-16, with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series taking to the always action packed one-third mile clay oval for a can’t miss double header.
The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars headlined event will also showcase the IMCA Modifieds on Friday night and is sure to feature a packed house of fans, in what will be the first 410 Winged Sprint Car show of the year in California.
California fan favorite and driver of the locally based Roth Motorsports No. 83 entry, Tim Kaeding, will be searching to make it back to back WOO victories at the track. The two-time King of the West Series champion put on an impressive display of driving last March in Tulare to score one of his four wins during the season with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series.
“Tulare is just one of those tracks I always seem to do well at and we’re looking forward to the Outlaw weekend in March,” said Kaeding, who has already found WoO victory lane this year in Las Vegas. “For fans and drivers it doesn’t get much better than the Thunderbowl, because there’s always a number of lines to use, but to win races there you typically have to go to the high-side.”
One of the more accomplished STP World of Outlaw drivers at the Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway happens to be Joey Saldana, who will return to the track aboard his new Dan Motter Motorsports No. 71m sprint car. The Brownsburg Bullet finished fifth at Thunderbowl Raceway last season and has won four main events in his WOO career at the track, including three of the last five.
Other World of Outlaws stars set to invade the Thunderbowl will include 5-time & defending series champion Donny Schatz, 20-time champ Steve Kinser, three-time titlist Sammy Swindell, last year’s runner up Craig Dollansky, Kasey Kahne Racing’s Daryn Pittman & Cody Darrah, Jason Sides, Kraig Kinser, Kerry Madsen and Chad Kemenah.
Part-time racer and former series champion Jason Meyers will be gunning to get back into victory lane at the Thunderbowl Raceway in front of his home town crowd. The man known as “Hotfoot” captured the prestigious Trophy Cup last Fall in Tulare for the second time and also won a prelim feature at the Knoxville Nationals in August. During his career Meyers has claimed one World of Outlaws victory at the Thunderbowl.
More entrants expected to take on the always thrilling, tricky and bad-fast one-third mile clay oval on March 15 & 16 will be California native and current Nashville, Tennessee resident Paul McMahan, past Thunderbowl WOO winner Terry McCarl, three-time & defending King of the West Series champion Jonathan Allard, Roth Motorsports 83jr wheel-man Kyle Hirst, three-time Silver Crown titlist Bud Kaeding, fan favorite Peter Murphy, new Tri-C Machine pilot Willie Croft, young chargers Dominic Scelzi & Carson Macedo, Cory Eliason and others.