TULARE, Calif. – After not holding a single race due to COVID-19 this year, officials from Stone Chevrolet Buick GMC Thunderbowl Raceway have announced a robust schedule for next season.
The Tulare County Fairgrounds-based venue will continue to operate as a special events facility, with 10 weekends of competition on tap.
Highlights of the schedule include the annual World of Outlaws doubleheader in the spring, a return by the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour, and two separate Trophy Cup weekends.
The season will open with a Kings of Thunder Winged 360 Sprint Car Series show on Feb. 27, before the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network invades the third-mile clay oval on March 12.
The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series two-step will then finish off the month on March 26-27..
After not being able to host the Trophy Cup this year, the Thunderbowl has confirmed a make-up event is set to be held on Memorial Day Weekend next season.
Abreu Vineyards Trophy Cup 27 presented by Rudeen Racing will occur on May 27-29. Later in the year, Abreu Vineyards Trophy Cup 28 presented by Rudeen Racing will tackle the track on Oct. 21-23.
Thunderbowl Raceway will also work closely together with nearby Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford during the upcoming season.
In fact, the annual Peter Murphy Classic will be contested at both tracks on the same weekend this coming year. The opening night of the event will take place in Hanford on May 14 before moving over to Tulare the following night on May 15.
More details about the race will be out soon.
“We are definitely excited with how the schedule came out for 2021,” noted Thunderbowl Raceway promoter Steve Faria. “Bringing the World of Outlaws and ASCS National Tour back to the track will be a great thing and we’re thrilled to have the opportunity to host a pair of Trophy Cups next season.
“We look forward to working with Keller Auto Speedway promoter Peter Murphy over in Hanford to help grow the sport down here in the Central Valley as well.”