Red-hot driver Brody Lore leads the USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series at the stone Chevrolet, Buick and GMC Thunderbowl races on Saturday night at one of the West Coast’s most popular racetracks, Tulare, Calif. The Way hosts the Chris & Brian Farrier Memorial. . The race will be the Garden Grove, California veteran’s first appearance in the Thunder Bowl since 2021.
There will be 9 races on Saturdayth USAC/CRA Award of the Year. It is no exaggeration to say that Roa is the driver to beat. After opening the year with two straight victories at Arizona’s Cocopa Speedway, he ran two and five seconds before embarking on a three-game winning streak that paid off on Saturday at the Central California circuit. Popular inland his rigging his motorsport his driver’s current record is made up by his speedway win at Hanford’s Kings on 22 April.ndApril 29, Dirt Track at Kern County Raceway Parkth, Mojave Valley Raceway in Arizona on May 6thth.
With five wins and not finishing in the top five so far this year, Lore has a commanding 120-point lead in the standings on Saturday’s race.After this weekend’s events, Lore and Series will host a back-to-back show on May 27 at Perris Auto Speedwayth and June 10thth.
Last Saturday, Roa’s teammate and car owner Tommy Dunkel hit the beach at Ventura Raceway for the first USAC West Coast Sprint Car Series race of the year. A month earlier, at the VRA Sprint Car race at the same 1/5-mile oval, Dunkel dominated the show by leading all laps of the heat race and main event. This was his first sprint car feature win. Last Saturday he started from 13th in qualifying on the night.th He recorded 13.173 laps among 18 machines. In the #17 he then fended off multiple challengers and led every part of the 10-lap heat race to victory. It was his first USAC win. Combined with his performance in his VRA race earlier this year, which led him to the checkered flag on heat and main event Green, Dunkel led a staggering 50 consecutive laps at the beachside oval.
“In the heat race I started on the outside of the front row,” said Dunkel. “For sure there were some strong hitters in the race. I had a good jump at the first start. I think the yellow came out after two laps. There was a lot of pressure, I never took it away, it was super close.”
In the main event, Dunkel started seventh. He moved forward and ran sixth for most of the race before challenging and biting the outside. He fell back to ninth before returning to bottom. He was stuck there until the warning flag was raised with five laps to go.
“I got a caution with five laps to go,” Dunkel lamented. “I was run over straight up on the restart. I had a bent tube, I was able to restart from the back, at this point there were still 17 cars in the race, I put it back in at 11:00.th”
Dunkel’s next foray into the circuit will be the ‘Wags Dash’ at Ventura on June 17th.th.
Gates open at 4 p.m. with qualifying at 6 p.m. and races at 7 p.m. for this Saturday’s Thunder Bowl. Adult tickets are $30.00 in the grandstand and $25.00 in the bleachers. For seniors, ticket prices are $28.00 and $23.00. Children ages 6-12 are $15.00 and $13.00; children 5 and under are free. The Thunderbowl is located at 620 South K Street Tulare (93274) on the corner of Bardsley and K Streets.website is http://www.thunderbowlraceway.com/ The office phone number is (559) 688-0909.
Lore is set to return to the track on May 20 when the USAC/CRA Series visits the famous Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulea for the Chris & Brian Farrier Commemorative Celebration.th. The veteran racer would arrive there with a 120-point lead in the championship standings.
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The team would like to thank the following sponsors for making the 2023 season possible. Inland Rigging, Dunkel Farms, United Asset Sales, Osborne Speed & Machines, Thunder Engineering, “Biker” Bruce Fischer, ALR Virtual Services, Bliss Racing, Caltrol, Competition Suspension, K-1 Race Gear, Molecule, Rod End Supply, Driven Racing oil, Baldwin filters, NGK spark plugs.