TULARE, Calif. - March 11, 2013 - The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series is set to make its debut in California this weekend with a doubleheader at the famed Thunderbowl Raceway.
The hottest driver on the series right now is championship points leader Daryn Pittman, who became the first repeat winner of the season last Saturday. However, Pittman has yet to pick up a World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series at the third-mile track.
In 14 races since 2003, Joey Saldana leads the Outlaws with four victories at Thunderbowl Raceway. Californian Tim Kaeding, who won last season's event, has two wins while other expectant entries of Jason Meyers, Jac Haudenschild, Donny Schatz, Sammy Swindell and Steve Kinser have each claimed one victory.
Friday and Saturday, March 15-16, at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. The front gate is scheduled to open at 4 p.m. with hot laps set for 5 p.m. and qualifying at 6 p.m. each night.
Thunderbowl Raceway is located on the Tulare Fairgrounds at the corners of Bardsley and K Street, near 215 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue in Tulare, Calif. Click on the link for a map (http://mapq.st/YA9Gg6).
For ticket information, visit ThunderbowlRaceway.com or call 559-688-0909.
ABOUT THE TRACK
Thunderbowl Raceway is a semi-banked, third-mile oval. The track record of 12.651 seconds was established by Tim Kaeding on March 5, 2010.
World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series A-Feature Winners at Thunderbowl Raceway:
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, Sammy Swindell on Oct. 15
2004 - Terry McCarl on Nov. 1
2003 - Steve Kinser on Sept. 2
There have been no races on a third-mile track this season. In 2012, there were seven World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series features on that size of a track this season. The winners were: Sammy Swindell - 2 (Eagle Raceway on Sept. 19 and Merced Speedway on March 30); Craig Dollansky - 1 (Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on Oct. 13); Tim Kaeding - 1 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 16); Kraig Kinser - 1 (Beaver Dam Raceway on July 7); Kerry Madsen - 1 (Willamette Speedway on Sept. 3) and Jason Sides - 1 (Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on Oct. 13).
NEWS & NOTES
Feature winners: Daryn Pittman - 2 (Tucson International Raceway on March 9 and Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 15); Tim Kaeding - 1 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 7); Danny Lasoski - 1 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 17); Terry McCarl - 1 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 16) and Donny Schatz - 1 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 6).