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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!!! 

     

Welcome To The Official Website Of The California Lightning Sprints! 

California Lightning Sprints

 
MARCH 14:
BAKERSFIELD SPEEDWAY
Bakersfield, CA

MARCH 21:
VENTURA RACEWAY
Ventura, CA

 
 
2020 CLS Rules & Specifications (pdf format)
2020 CLS Membership Form Page 1 (pdf format)
2020 CLS Membership Form Page 2 (pdf format)

2020 CLS OFFICIALS & BOARD MEMBERS
President: Alex Grigoreas
Vice President & Statistician: Dick Hindman
Secretary: Gayleen Grigoreas
Treasurer: Mike Nigh
Board of Directors: Jeff Dyer, John Robertson, JJ Ercse, Michael Lange, Mike Nehring, Mike Nigh, James Turnbull, Jr.
Registration & Line-ups: Colleen Cossey
Pit Steward : Dwayne Cossey
Tech Director: Mike Nehring

 

2020 CLS SWEATSHIRT PRE-ORDER
(Torrance, CA, February 5, 2020) Hoodies are $30; Full Zip are $35. Please contact us for which style & what size(s) by Friday, 2/7. You can pay when they are delivered at the first CLS race on March 14 at Bakersfield Speedway.

THANK YOU!
(Torrance, CA, February 1, 2020) CLS would like to thank everyone that attended the banquet tonight. Also want to thank Scott Daloisio for coming and being the MC. Also Timeless Ent for the Jackets and trophies, but most of all, thank you to all that made the drive to spend the evening with us. See you all March 14th at Bakersfield for the 27th season of CLS racing!!

2020 CLS APPAREL HAS BEEN DESIGNED
(Torrance, CA, January 31, 2020) There will be men’s & women’s t-shirts, which will be available at the first race. There will also be a pre-order on the sweatshirts: Hoodies - $30; Full Zip - $35. You can pre-order at the banquet tomorrow night or contact us. You can pay for your sweatshirts when they are delivered at the first race on March 14 at Bakersfield Speedway.


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)
Circle Track Performance
Cold Fire West
DK Machining & Fabrication
Extreme Mufflers
Hoosier Tire
Keizer Wheels
Performance By Rosson Racing
 

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