World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars at a Glance: Thunderbowl Raceway

031114_SP_TULARE_GRAPHICCalifornia natives McMahan, Sweet lead ‘Greatest Show on Dirt’ to Golden State.

California is well represented as the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series prepares to invade the Golden State on Friday and Saturday nights at Thunderbowl Raceway, kicking off a month of action on the West Coast.

Paul McMahan, who grew up in Elk Grove, Calif., is leading the series championship through the first six events. A mere one-point behind is Grass Valley, Calif., native Brad Sweet, who is the series’ most recent winner after taking the checkered flag last Saturday night in Tucson, Ariz.

Tim Kaeding, a San Jose native, beat the Outlaws last season at Thunderbowl and is looking to repeat that performance for his first win on the tour in 2014.

This weekend’s events at Thunderbowl Raceway mark the first of five consecutive weekends the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars will be competing in California.


  • Friday and Saturday, March 14-15, at Thunderbowl Raceway.


  • Thunderbowl Raceway is at the Tulare Fairgrounds at Bardsley and K Street. Click on the link for a map (


Thunderbowl Raceway is a high-banked, third-mile oval. The track record is 12.651 seconds by Tim Kaeding on March, 5 2010.

Previous A-Feature winners at Thunderbowl Raceway:

2013 – Tim Kaeding on March 15, Craig Dollansky on March 16

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

WINNERS: Donny Schatz – 2 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 15, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 6);Brad Sweet – 2 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Tucson International Raceway on March 8); Steve Kinser – 1 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 16); Paul McMahan – 2 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 5).

WATCH will broadcast both nights from Thunderbowl Raceway with the Voice of the Outlaws, Johnny Gibson, calling the action.

FOLLOW ONLINE: Live updates are available all night long via Twitter by following @WorldofOutlaws or by following real-time timing-and-scoring at Fans can interact with each other through the new chat function at

UP NEXT: The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series races into Stockton 99 Dirt Track on March 22.

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