Saturday Night Thunder
|Thursday/Saturday Night Thunder|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Running time||1 to 2 hours (depends on Live or Tape Delay event)|
|Original network||ESPN (Saturday) and ESPN2 (Thursday)|
Saturday Night Thunder is a former ESPN program that showed USAC racing on Saturday nights. It began on Thursday nights with the name Thursday Night Thunder on ESPN2. It featured tracks around the United States, although it frequently featured tracks in the Indianapolis area. Various racing series were televised, including Silver Crown, midget, and sprint cars. The series witnessed drivers like Jeff Gordon's rise prior to moving to NASCAR. It also saw the death of driver Rich Vogler.
During the summer of 1993, the program also featured the Fastmasters series.
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