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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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Thank you to our drivers, teams, sponsors, officials, and fans for a great 2019 season!


 
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 

BENDER STEALS LEAD ON LAST LAP FOR THRILLING LIGHTNING SPRINT CAR WIN!
(Torrance, CA, September 26, 2019)
Just days before becoming a dad for the first time, veteran driver A.J. Bender stole the lead on the final lap in the POWRi Lucas Oil California Lightning Sprint Car Series and went on for the win last Saturday night at the Bakersfield Speedway. It was the first victory of the year for the San Diego based driver....more

POWRi CLS POINT STANDINGS
(prior to
October 5 at Ventura) 1. Jarrett Kramer 1728, 2. Doug Nunes 1539, 3. Cody Nigh 1496, 4. A. J. Bender 1493, 5. Eric Greco 1415, 6. Dominic Del Monte 1370, 7. Aiden Lange 1351, 8. Bobby Michnowicz 1275, 9. Jeff Dyer 1261, 10. Jon Robertson 997, 11. Gage Cheek 977, 12. Jason Arnolde 936, 13. James Turnbull 900, 14. Dalton Sexton 803, 15. Grant Sexton 752, 16. Brent Sexton 719, 17. Pat Kelley 605, 18. Robb Pelmear 563, 19. Shane Sexton 523, 20. Wink Schweitzer 468....more

SEPTEMBER 21 BAKERSFIELD SPEEDWAY RESULTS

CALIFORNIA LIGHTNING SPRINT CARS HEAD TO BAKERSFIELD SATURDAY!
(Torrance, CA, September 15, 2019)
The POWRi Lucas Oil California Lightning Sprint Car Series heads to the Bakersfield Speedway this Saturday night, September 21st. The race will be the 14th of the 17-race schedule for the CLS in 2019 and the fourth of five on the track known as “The West’s Fastest 1/3 Mile High Banked Clay Oval.”.....more  

KRAMER BACK TO WINNING WAYS IN LIGHTNING SPRINTS AT VENTURA!
(Torrance, CA, September 12, 2019) Two-time POWRi Lucas Oil California Lightning Sprint Car Series champion Jarrett Kramer took another step towards his third title when he beat the competition to the checkered flag at the Ventura Raceway last Saturday night. The victory was the fifth in six CLS races at the ocean side oval for the 36-year old veteran this year.....more

 
POWRi CLS POINT STANDINGS
(prior to
September 21 at Bakersfield) 1. Jarrett Kramer 1609, 2. Doug Nunes 1473, 3. Cody Nigh 1421, 4. A. J. Bender 1354, 5. Eric Greco 1310, 6. Dominic Del Monte 1267, 7. Aiden Lange 1221, 8. Bobby Michnowicz 1143, 9. Jeff Dyer 1141, 10. Gage Cheek 977, 11. Jon Robertson 926, 12. Jason Arnolde 860, 13. Dalton Sexton 803, 14. James Turnbull 793, 15. Grant Sexton 752, 16. Brent Sexton 719, 17. Pat Kelley 527, 18. Shane Sexton 523, 19. Robb Pelmear 480, 20. Dale Gamer 427....more

SEPTEMBER 7 VENTURA RACEWAY RESULTS

CALIFORNIA LIGHTNING SPRINT CARS AT VENTURA THIS SATURDAY!
(Torrance, CA, September 1, 2019) The POWRi Lucas Oil California Lightning Sprint Car Series will return to its home track, the Ventura Raceway, this Saturday night, September 7th. The race will be the 13th of the 17-race schedule for the CLS in 2019 and the sixth of eight scheduled for Ventura....more

CODY NIGH GETS FIRST LIGHTNING SPRINT WIN OF 2019 AT VENTURA!
(Torrance, CA, August 28, 2019) Local driver Cody Nigh outdistanced the field to score his first POWRi Lucas Oil California Lightning Sprint Car main event win of 2019 last Saturday night at the Ventura Raceway. The victory put a halt to the four-race Ventura win streak of series point leader Jarrett Kramer....more
 

POWRi CLS POINT STANDINGS
(prior to
September 7 at Ventura) 1. Jarrett Kramer 1477, 2. Doug Nunes 1352, 3. Cody Nigh 1292, 4. A. J. Bender 1229, 5. Eric Greco 1212, 6. Dominic Del Monte 1152, 7. Bobby Michnowicz 1143, 8. Jeff Dyer 1141, 9. Aiden Lange 1101, 10. Gage Cheek 977, 11. Jon Robertson 835, 12. Dalton Sexton 803, 13. Jason Arnolde 783, 14. Grant Sexton 752, 15. Brent Sexton 719, 16. James Turnbull 688, 17. Pat Kelley 527, 18. Shane Sexton 523, 19. Robb Pelmear 480, 20. Dale Gamer 427...more

AUGUST 24 VENTURA RACEWAY RESULTS

CLS POINT LEADER KRAMER TRIES TO STAY PERFECT AT VENTURA ON SATURDAY!
(Torrance, CA, August 20, 2019) POWRi Lucas Oil California Lightning Sprint Car driver Jarrett Kramer will return to what has been his own private playground in 2019, the Ventura Raceway, this Saturday night, August 24th. In the CLS first four appearances at the track this year, Kramer has won each time.....more
 

KRAMER GETS 5TH CALIFORNIA LIGHTNING SPRINT CAR WIN AT BARONA!
(Torrance, CA, August 15, 2019)
Jarrett Kramer took another step towards his third POWRi Lucas Oil California Lightning Sprint Car Series championship when he won his fifth main event of 2019 last Saturday night at the Barona Speedway. The win allowed the Spring Valley resident to extend his lead in the standings with only six races to go in the season.....more

POWRi CLS POINT STANDINGS
(prior to
August 24 at Ventura) 1. Jarrett Kramer 1369, 2. Doug Nunes 1246, 3. Cody Nigh 1159, 4. Bobby Michnowicz 1143, 5. Eric Greco 1119, 6. A. J. Bender 1086, 7. Jeff Dyer 1078, 8. Dominic Del Monte 1057, 9. Aiden Lange 1019, 10. Gage Cheek 852, 11. Jon Robertson 774, 12. Dalton Sexton 745, 13. Brent Sexton 719, 14. Jason Arnolde 718, 15. Grant Sexton 650, 16. James Turnbull 606, 17. Shane Sexton 523, 18. Pat Kelley 454, 19. Dale Gamer 427, 20. Frank Ditmar 421.....more

AUGUST 10 BARONA RACEWAY RESULTS

CALIFORNIA LIGHTNING SPRINT CARS AT BARONA SATURDAY!
(Torrance, CA, August 4, 2019) The POWRi Lucas Oil California Lightning Sprint Car Series will head to the Barona Speedway for round #11 of its championship season this Saturday night, August 10th. The race will be the third and final appearance for the CLS on the San Diego County dirt oval in 2019. Gates will open at noon and the first race will be at 5:00......more

CALIFORNIA HIGHWAY PATROL OFFICER JEFF DYER WINS LIGHTNING SPRINT CAR MAIN AT SANTA MARIA!
(Torrance, CA, July 31, 2019)
California Highway Patrol Officer Jeff Dyer scored his first POWRi Lucas Oil California Lightning Sprint Car Series main event win of 2019 last Saturday night at the Santa Maria Speedway. In posting the victory, Dyer became the fourth different winner in 10 CLS races this year......more

POWRi CLS POINT STANDINGS
(prior to
August 10 at Barona) 1 Jarrett Kramer 1236, 2 Doug Nunes 1154, 3 Bobby Michnowicz 1080, 4 Cody Nigh 1046, 5 Eric Greco 1022, 6 Jeff Dyer 986, 7 A. J. Bender 961, 8 Aiden Lange 959, 9 Dominic Del Monte 932, 10 Gage Cheek 742, 11 Jon Robertson 692, 12 Dalton Sexton 644, 13 Jason Arnolde 639, 14 Grant Sexton 587, 15 Brent Sexton 576, 16 James Turnbull, 552, 17 Shane Sexton 459, 18 Pat Kelley 454, 19 Dale Gamer 427, 20 Frank Ditmar 421.....more

JULY 27 SANTA MARIA RACEWAY RESULTS

CALIFORNIA LIGHTHNING SPRINT CARS START SECOND HALF OF SEASON AT SANTA MARIA!
(Torrance, CA, July 22, 2019) The POWRi Lucas Oil California Lightning Sprint Car Series will kick off the second half of its 2019 season this Saturday night, July 27th, with its only appearance of the year at the Santa Maria Raceway. Spectator gates will open at 4:00 P.M. with qualifying at 5:00 and racing at 5:30......more
 
KRAMER STAYS PERFECT WITH FOURTH WIN AT VENTURA!
(Torrance, CA, July 10, 2019)
Two-time POWRi Lucas Oil California Lightning Sprint Car Series champion Jarrett Kramer kept up his domination of the Ventura Raceway last Saturday night when he scored his fourth win in four 2019 appearances at the track. The victory allowed the veteran driver to increase his lead in the championship standings to 42-points as the season reached the halfway point......more

 

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