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The California Lightning Sprints (CLS) are a Southern California based 1200cc Mini-Sprint club. Capable of 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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FEBRUARY 1:
AWARDS BANQUET (6PM-9PM)
Frantone’s Pizza & Spaghetti Villa
Cerritos, CA

MARCH 14:
Bakersfield Speedway
Bakersfield, CA

 
 
PRESEASON PRATICE DATES
(Torrance, CA, January 17, 2020) For those interested, Ventura Raceway (CLS Home Track) has two "Open Practice" dates. The first date is February 15th, followed a week later on February 22nd. Bakersfield Speedway will also be holding an "Open Practice" on February 29th.

CLS BANQUET REMINDER
(Torrance, CA, January 13, 2020) Just a reminder for everyone to make sure you send in you Banquet payment as it is right around the corner. Our last flyer had the incorrect address on it, Please send your checks to:

CLS
22126 Vermont Avenue, Unit A
Torrance, Ca 90502

Thank you and see you there!

2019 CLS BANQUET POSTER (FEBRUARY 1)

CALIFORNIA LIGHTNING SPRINT CAR SERIES RELEASES 2020 SCHEDULE
(Torrance, CA, January 10, 2020) The west coast’s longest-running and number one Lightning Sprint Car organization, the California Lightning Sprint Car Series, has released the schedule for its 27th consecutive season of racing. The action will begin and finish the year at “The West’s Fastest 1/3 Mile High Banked Clay Oval,” the Bakersfield Speedway. The first race will be on March 14th and the last will take place on November 17th. Sandwiched in between will be 15 other dates.....more

CLS AWARDS BANQUET
The first item on the agenda for the CLS this year will be the annual awards banquet on February 1st. The gathering will be from 6:00 to 9:00 P.M. at Frantone’s Pizza & Spaghetti Villa at 10808 Alondra Boulevard in Cerritos (90703). Banquet tickets are $30.00 per person and will feature an all you can eat Italian buffet, beverages and dessert (wine and beer available for additional cost). You can order tickets by sending a check to: CLS, 22126 Vermont Boulevard, Unit A, Torrance, CA 90502

FINAL 2019 POWRi CLS POINT STANDINGS
1. Jarrett Kramer 2046, 2. A. J. Bender 1889, 3. Cody Nigh 1831, 4. Aiden Lange 1736, 5. Eric Greco 1675, 6. Dominic Del Monte 1639, 7. Doug Nunes 1539, 8. Jeff Dyer 1475, 9. Bobby Michnowicz 1428, 10. Jon Robertson 1274, 11. James Turnbull 1223, 12. Jason Arnolde 1170, 13. Grant Sexton 996, 14. Gage Cheek 977, 15. Brent Sexton 941, 16. Dalton Sexton 803, 17. Pat Kelley 657, 18. Robb Pelmear 646, 19. Frank Ditmar 530, 20. Shane Sexton 523....more

MICHNOWICZ DOMINATES WESTERN STATES LIGHTNING SPRINT CAR CHAMPIONSHIP
(Torrance, CA, December 2, 2019) Five-time POWRi Lucas Oil California Lightning Sprint Car Series champion Bobby Michnowicz capped off a frustrating season when he led every inch of the way to capture the “3rd Annual Western States Lightning Sprint Car Championship” at the Bakersfield Speedway. The victory was the third of the season for the veteran driver and his second at the “Okie Bowl” this year.....more 

CALIFORNIA LIGHTNING SPRINT CAR SERIES CONCLUDES 2019 SEASON SATURDAY AT BAKERSFIELD
(Torrance, CA, November 17, 2019)
The POWRi Lucas Oil California Lightning Sprint Car Series will finish its 26th consecutive season with the 3rd Annual Western States Lightning Sprint Car Championship at the Bakersfield Speedway this Saturday night, November 23rd. Spectator gates will open at 3:00 P.M. with racing at 6:00.....more 

LANGE AND BENDER WIN BATTLES AT VENTURA – KRAMER WINS THE WAR
(Torrance, CA, November 5, 2019)
Aiden Lange and A.J. Bender won the POWRi Lucas Oil California Lightning Sprint Car Series main events on October 26 at the Ventura Raceway, but it was Jarrett Kramer who won the season-long CLS war. For the third time in his career and second year in a row, the Spring Valley, California veteran was crowned series champion....more

POWRi CLS POINT STANDINGS
(prior to
November 23 at Bakersfield) 1 Jarrett Kramer 1983,
2 A. J. Bender 1761, 3 Cody Nigh 1744, 4 Eric Greco 1611, 5 Aiden Lange 1608, 6 Dominic Del Monte 1570, 7 Doug Nunes 1539, 8 Jeff Dyer 1368, 9 Bobby Michnowicz 1295, 10 Jon Robertson 1192, 11 James Turnbull 1125, 12 Jason Arnolde 1110, 13 Gage Cheek 977, 14 Grant Sexton 875, 15 Brent Sexton 811, 16 Dalton Sexton 803, 17 Pat Kelley 605, 18 Robb Pelmear 598, 19 Frank Ditmar 530, 20 Shane Sexton 523....more


OCTOBER 26 VENTURA RACEWAY RESULTS
(Plus October 5 Makeup feature)


TWO MAIN EVENTS FOR LIGHTNING SPRINT CARS AT VENTURA!
(Torrance, CA, October 20, 2019)
Fans of the POWRi Lucas Oil California Lightning Sprint Car Series will get an early Halloween treat this Saturday night, October 26th, at the Ventura Raceway. In addition to the regular show, the CLS will stage an extra main event to make up for the race that was postponed due to the power outage at the track on October 5th....more  

DARKNESS DEFEATS LIGHTNING SPRINTS AT VENTURA!
(Torrance, CA, October 8, 2019)
In a very unexpected twist, darkness proved to be the big winner when the POWRi Lucas Oil California Lightning Sprint Car Series made an appearance at the Ventura Raceway last Saturday night. After qualifying and heat races, a transformer on the fairgrounds blew up, knocking out power to the lights on the back straightaway and turns. Thus, the remainder of the program had to be postponed....more 

POWRi CLS POINT STANDINGS
(prior to
October 26 at Ventura) 1. Jarrett Kramer 1770, 2. Doug Nunes 1539, 3. Cody Nigh 1534, 4. A. J. Bender 1532, 5. Eric Greco 1451, 6. Dominic Del Monte 1400, 7. Aiden Lange 1384, 8. Bobby Michnowicz 1275, 9. Jeff Dyer 1261, 10. Jon Robertson 1032, 11. Gage Cheek 977, 12. Jason Arnolde 976, 13. James Turnbull 933, 14. Dalton Sexton 803, 15. Grant Sexton 752, 16. Brent Sexton 719, 17. Pat Kelley 605, 18. Robb Pelmear 598, 19. Shane Sexton 523, 20. Wink Schweitzer 468....more

LIGHTNING SPRINT CARS HEAD TO VENTURA SATURDAY OCTOBER 5!
(Torrance, CA, September 30, 2019)
The POWRi Lucas Oil California Lightning Sprint Car Series will make its next to last appearance of 2019 at its home track, the Ventura Raceway, on this Saturday night, October 5th. Spectator gates will open at 3:00 P.M. and racing will begin at 5:30. The Senior Sprints, Hobby Stocks, TQ Midgets and Motorcycles will also be on the program....more 
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