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First casualty of 2017 Valley racing season: Thunderbowl opener rained out

The third-mile clay oval at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare is seen in this undated aerial photo.
The third-mile clay oval at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare is seen in this undated aerial photo. www.tularethunderbowl.com

Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare announced Monday that its season-opening races planned for this weekend have been rained out.

The clay track’s Friday-Saturday Spring Nationals were to feature IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stocks, IMCA Sport Mods, Hobby Stocks and Mini Stocks.

Thunderbowl is back in action March 17-18 when the touring World of Outlaws visit.

Other season-openers are March 11 at Madera Speedway featuring the Open Late Model Series and March 25 at Keller Auto Speedway at Kings Fairground in Hanford featuring the U.S. Auto Club West Coast Sprint Cars.

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