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Fast Talkers: Tulare


Fast Talkers: Drivers Open Up About Thunderbowl Raceway

The ‘challenging’ track has the attention of the World of Outlaws competitors

TULARE, Calif. – March 14, 2012 – As the World of Outlaws West Coast swing nears its midpoint, the dozen full-time competitors are faced with a stiff challenge this weekend at Thunderbowl Raceway.

The high-banked, one-third mile dirt oval presents a unique test and the strong contingent of Californians are more than capable of claiming the top prize on Friday and Saturday.

Here are some quotes from most of the full-time drivers on the World of Outlaws circuit:

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Inside Access: Jason Meyers


Two-time defending World of Outlaws sprint car champion Jason Meyers will provide a regular blog as he embarks upon his Allstar Appreciate Tour, including the first 11 World of Outlaws events of the 2012 season. Here is the most recent installment of his personal analysis, which discusses his preparation for this weekend’s World of Outlaws races at his home track of Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., on March 16-17.

By Jason Meyers

As it turns out, finding a few minutes to write a blog has proved to be tougher than I anticipated. We have been busy with everything from preparing the race cars and putting sponsor hospitality together to a nice trip to Disneyland and then Yosemite today with our kids and Shane’s family. It has been great having Shane and his family out for the past couple of weeks and we have enjoyed sharing some good times together. I only wish we could have them for a couple more weeks so that we could wrap up our tour with Shane and share with them some more of the great sites that California has to offer.

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Kerry Madsen – Top Five at Perris!

(Bill W) March 14, 2012 – Kerry Madsen entered the World of Outlaws western swing hoping to gain some consistency, and he emerged from last weekend with a solid top five run to show for it.  After a 13th place finish after a crash at Las Vegas on Thursday, he rebounded in Perris, California with a fifth place run on Saturday.  This weekend, the WoO heads to the Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, California for a two-night run.

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Kraig Kinser Heads to Thunderbowl Raceway this Weekend for a Pair of Events

Bloomington, Ind. — March 14, 2012 — Versatility is key attribute a driver must possess when competing with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series. Since his rookie season back in 2004, Kraig Kinser has become well versed on a vast array of tracks of just about every size and shape. Following a pair of races at high-speed half-miles last weekend, he’ll head to one of the tightest and most exciting tracks on the circuit this weekend.

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Tony Stewart Racing Tandem Continues Outlaws’ Tour of California

INDIANAPOLIS (March 13, 2011) – After staging races last weekend in “Sin City” and Southern California, the stars of the World of Outlaws (WoO) Sprint Car Series will set up camp for the next three weekends in the Golden State and compete six times in central California. Tony Stewart Racing’s (TSR) Steve Kinser and Donny Schatz are looking to avoid any upsets of the March Madness variety and charge through the competition like number-one seeds racing through their brackets when they resume action on Friday and Saturday night at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif.

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A Look at the Numbers


Statistics Show Parity within World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series

Five winners in five races and no fast qualifier has finished on the podium

TULARE, Calif. — March 13, 2012 — Coming off a season when Jason Meyers claimed his second consecutive World of Outlaws championship by a huge margin, this year is setting up to be one of parity.

With a dozen teams committed full time for the 2012 campaign, the first five races have produced similarity. And it shows in the statistics.

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