The Weekend Race Guide

The Wheatley Chronicles – Volume III, No. 13

Lonnie Wheatley, TULSA, Okla. (March 12, 2015) – Wondering where to catch the best Sprint Car racing action this weekend? Following is a listing of this weekend’s action to figure out your best bets, just check your weather accordingly.

(Photo courtesy of Terry Shaw)

Highlighting this weekend’s slate of events is a World of Outlaws double at Tulare’s Thunderbowl Raceway, as the WoO guns launch an 11-race California swing that encompasses the next six weekends. The pair of events also serves as the opening pair of points races in the King of the West Sprint Cars title pursuit.

The WoO shoes are joined on both nights by the wingless aces of the USAC West Coast Sprint Cars with some Racesaver 305s scheduled to round out Saturday night’s card.

Daryn Pittman and Rico Abreu split World of Outlaws honors at Tulare last year while Dennis Howell pulled off an upset in last year’s lone night of USAC West Coast action.

Elsewehere, Lincoln Speedway will try for the fourth time to kick things off in Central Pennsylvania with the Icebreaker 30, though weather may come into factor once again.

A variety of ASCS Regional races dot the winged 360 weekend including a scheduled Red River double at West Siloam Springs, OK, the Gulf South opener at Battleground on Saturday and Southwest action at Canyon Speedway Park. Other notable 360 action includes the $2,000-to-win Gold Rush at Marysville, Top Gun at Ocala and a Southern Outlaw Sprints double dip in Alabama.

In addition to USAC West Coast, wingless 360’s also open Ventura with a $1,500-to-win tilt.

A mix of 305 action is offered up as well, with a $1,000-to-win makeup feature a part of Bronco Raceway Park’s double features along with Cotton Bowl Speedway hosting the first Non-Wing Elite 305 event and the season opener at Kennedale Speedway Park.

The weekend schedule at a glance:

Friday (March 13, 2015):

Bubba Raceway Park (Ocala, FL) – Top Gun Winged 360s

Flint Creek Speedway (West Siloam Springs, OK) – ASCS Red River Winged 360s (Rained Out)

Red River Speedway (Wichita Falls, TX) – 305s

Smokey Harris Speedway (Haleburg, AL) – Southern Outlaw Winged 360s (Rained Out)

Thunderbowl Raceway (Tulare, OK) – World of Outlaws Winged 410s and USAC West Coast Non-Wing 360s

 

Saturday (March 14, 2015):

Battleground Speedway (Highlands, TX) – ASCS Gulf South Winged 360s (Rained Out)

Bronco Raceway Park (Beaumont, TX) – 305’s (Twin features) – (Rained Out)

Canyon Speedway Park (Peoria, AZ) – ASCS Southwest Winged 360s

Cotton Bowl Speedway (Paige, TX) – Elite Non-Wing 305s

Dixieland Dirt Track (Dothan, AL) – Southern Outlaw Winged 360s (Rained Out)

Flint Creek Speedway (West Siloam Springs, OK) – ASCS Red River Winged 360s (Rained Out)

Kennedale Speedway Park (Kennedale, TX) – 305s

Lincoln Speedway (Abbottstown, PA) – Winged 410s

Marysville Raceway Park (Marysville, CA) – Winged 360s

Superbowl Speedway (Greenville, TX) – 305s (Rained Out)

Thunderbowl Raceway (Tulare, OK) – World of Outlaws Winged 410s, USAC West Coast Non-Wing 360s and 305s

Ventura Raceway (Ventura, CA) – VRA Non-Wing 360s

 

The Wheatley Chronicles brings insight and highlights from all variety of racing series throughout the nation in 2015 and beyond along with the Open Wheel Power Rankings on a regular basis. Please send any comments, questions or advertising inquiries regarding The Wheatley Chronicles at www.sprintcarmania.com to Lonnie Wheatley at lonniewheatley@gmail.com.