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The California Lightning Sprints (CLS) are a Southern California based 1200cc Mini-Sprint club. The group competes in both winged and non-winged events in California. Reaching speeds in excess of 100 mph, the cars of the CLS may be small in size, but they are big on excitement!!! 

     

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SEPTEMBER 21&22: Civil War
Placerville Speedway – Placerville, CA

OCTOBER 6: USAC National
Ventura Raceway – Ventura, CA

OCTOBER 20: USAC National
Barona Speedway – Lakeside, CA
 
 
  CALIFORNIA LIGHTNING SPRINTS VS BCRA CIVIL WAR FINALE THIS WEEKEND!
(Torrance, CA, September 16) The California Lightning Sprint Cars/Bay Cities Racing Association annual “Civil War Series” will conclude this weekend with a pair of races at the Placerville Speedway on Friday and Saturday nights. Racing will begin at 6:30 each night.....more   
   
  A.J. BENDER WINS LIGHTNING SPRINT RACE AT BAKERSFIELD!
(Torrance, CA, September 13)
With a night off from his regular racing gig in the USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, San Diego, California’s A.J. Bender returned to his roots and survived a hard-fought battle to take home the trophy in the California Lightning Sprint Car main event at the Bakersfield Speedway. In posting the win, the 25-year-old San Diego boat captain became the seventh different winner in the first 12 CLS races this year.....more   
   
  SEPTEMBER 8 BAKERSFIELD SPEEDWAY RESULTS
   
  MICHNOWICZ WINS CALIFORNIA LIGHTNING SPRINT RACE AT BARONA!
(Torrance, CA, August 30) Five-time California Lightning Sprint Car Series champion Bobby Michnowicz appears to have awakened from his slumber as he scored his third win in his last four starts last Saturday night at the Barona Speedway. Two of those wins have come in CLS competition (the other was in Northern California with BCRA) and he now leads the series with four wins on the year.....more   
   
  CLS POINT STANDINGS (prior to September 8, Bakersfield)
1 Jarrett Kramer 1387, 2 Cody Nigh 1174, 3 Brent Sexton 1170, 4 Aiden Lange 1106, 5 Dominic Del Monte 1106, 6 Bobby Michnowicz 1047, 7 Eric Greco 1034, 8 Pat Kelley 991, 9 Grant Sexton 880, 10 Jeff Dyer 835, 11 Dale Gamer 798, 12 Dalton Sexton 732, 13 Frank Ditmar 652, 14 Bruce Douglass 599, 15 Jon Robertson 589, 16 Robb Pelmear 515, 17 Kiwi Alexander 412, 18 Doug Nunes 404, 19 James Turnbull 354, 20 Jon Squire 316..more
   
  AUGUST 25 BARONA RACEWAY RESULTS
   
  KRAMER WINS PERRIS CLS MAIN EVENT – BARONA THIS SATURDAY!
(Torrance, CA, August 22)
USAC/California Lightning Sprint Car Series point leader Jarrett Kramer won his second main event of 2018 last Saturday night at Perris Auto Speedway and increased his lead to more than 200-points in the championship standings for the first time this season. This Saturday night, August 25th, the series will be racing in Kramer’s San Diego County backyard at the Barona Speedway.....more  
   
  CLS POINT STANDINGS (prior to August 25, Barona)
1 Jarrett Kramer 1267, 2 Brent Sexton 1055, 3 Cody Nigh 1051, 4 Aiden Lange 1042, 5 Dominic Del Monte 998, 6 Pat Kelley 916
7 Bobby Michnowicz 913, 8 Eric Greco 907, 9 Jeff Dyer 835, 10 Grant Sexton 797, 11 Dale Gamer 718, 12 Frank Ditmar 652, 13 Dalton Sexton 649, 14 Bruce Douglass 599, 15 Jon Robertson 519, 16 Robb Pelmear 515, 17 Kiwi Alexander 412, 18 Doug Nunes 404, 19 James Turnbull 354, 20 Michael Tobiason 314...more
   
  AUGUST 18 PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY RESULTS
   
  CALIFORNIA LIGHTNING SPRINTS START SECOND HALF OF THE SEASON SATURDAY AT PERRIS!
(Torrance, CA, August 12) The USAC/California Lightning Sprint Car Series will begin the second half of its championship season this Saturday night, August 18th, at the “California Racer’s Hall of Fame Night” at Perris Auto Speedway. The race will be the second and final appearance of the CLS for 2018 on the famous Riverside County half-mile clay oval.....more  
   
  BOBBY MICHNOWICZ WINS CLS RACE AT VENTURA COUNTY FAIR!
(Torrance, CA, August 7)
Five-time California Lightning Sprint Car Series champion Bobby Michnowicz got the monkey off his back when he won the USAC/California Lightning Sprint Car Series main event at the Ventura Raceway on the opening night of the Ventura County Fair. The victory ended a rare, nearly three month long, seven-race winless streak for the 54-year-old racing star......more
   
  CLS POINT STANDINGS (prior to August 18, Perris)
1 Jarrett Kramer 1128, 2 Aiden Lange 960, 3 Cody Nigh 930, 4 Brent Sexton 927, 5 Dominic Del Monte 908, 6 Pat Kelley 845, 7 Bobby Michnowicz 829, 8 Eric Greco 779, 9 Jeff Dyer 730, 10 Grant Sexton 680, 11 Dale Gamer 615, 12 Bruce Douglass 599, 13 Dalton Sexton 567, 14 Frank Ditmar 552, 15 Robb Pelmear 515, 16 Jon Robertson 435, 17 Kiwi Alexander 412, 18 Doug Nunes 404, 19 Michael Tobiason 314, 20 Dan Hilberg 304....more
   
  AUGUST 1 VENTURA RACEWAY RESULTS
   
  CALIFORNIA LIGHTNING SPRINT CARS RACE AT THE VENTURA COUNTY FAIR WEDNESDAY!
(Torrance, CA, July 29) The California Lightning Sprint Cars will make the pilgrimage to the Ventura Raceway for one of their most popular races of the year, opening night at the Ventura County Fair, this Wednesday, August 1st. Racing will begin at 6:00 P.M. and will also include the IMCA Modifieds, Dwarf cars and Focus Midgets.....more
   
  NUNES WINS ROUND #2 OF “CIVIL WAR SERIES” AT SANTA MARIA!
(Torrance, CA, July 26)
Kingsburg, California’s Doug Nunes topped the show in round #2 of the California Lightning Sprint Car Series/Bay Cities Racing Association “Civil War Series” last Saturday night at the Santa Maria Raceway. The veteran driver started the evening off by setting fast qualifying time and he ended the night with a win in the 25-lap main event....more
   
  CIVIL WAR POINTS (prior to Sept. 21, Placerville)
1 Jarrett Kramer 227, 2 Cody Nigh 214, 3 Kiwi Alexander 199, 4 Doug Nunes 192, 5 Dominic Del Monte 175, 6 Bobby Michnowicz 174, 7 Scott Kinney 156, 8 Eric Greco 155, 9 Dan Hilberg 155, 10 Aiden Lange 149....more
   
  CLS POINT STANDINGS (prior to August 1, Ventura)
1 Jarrett Kramer 1006, 2 Aiden Lange 877, 3 Dominic Del Monte 844, 4 Cody Nigh 825, 5 Brent Sexton 799, 6 Pat Kelley 745, 7 Bobby Michnowicz 670, 8 Jeff Dyer 667, 9 Eric Greco 663, 10 Grant Sexton 608....more
     
  JULY 21 SANTA MARIA RACEWAY RESULTS
   

 

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