Busy Month of Racing in Tulare Begins on October 4

Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare. Photo courtesy Paul Trevino Racing Photos
Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare. Photo courtesy Paul Trevino Racing Photos

One of the busiest months of racing in recent memory at the Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway kicks off with the second annual Harry Talbot Memorial, featuring Winged 360 Sprint Cars, on Saturday, October 4.

The night of competition pays tribute to Harry Talbot, who was very instrumental at the Thunderbowl Raceway and who passed away last year after an illness.

On Saturday, October 11, the Thunderbowl will host the 29th annual Cotton Classic, showcasing the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series and the USAC West Coast Wingless 360 Sprint Car Series. The prestigious event was moved to Tulare following the closing of Kings Speedway for the remainder of 2014.

The 21st annual Southwest Contractors Trophy Cup will take place on October 16-18. The event is quickly gaining the reputation of being the premier Sprint Car showcase on the West Coast.

The month of October closes out with another event that was moved from Kings Speedway, the annual Dirt Nationals on October 24-25. IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Mods, Mini Stocks, Hobby Stocks and IMCA Stocks will be on the card, and large fields are expected over the double header weekend.

The Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway is located at the Tulare County Fairgrounds. For tickets, call 688-0909. For more information, visit www.thunderbowlraceway.com.

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