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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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JULY 21: Civil War
Santa Maria Raceway – Santa Maria, CA

AUGUST 1: USAC National
Ventura Raceway – Ventura, CA

AUGUST 18: USAC National
Perris Auto Speedway – Perris, CA
 
 
  ROUND #2 OF CLS VS BCRA “CIVIL WAR SERIES” SATURDAY AT SANTA MARIA!
(Torrance, CA, July 16) The California Lightning Sprint Car Series will hit the road this Saturday night, July 21st, for round #2 of the “Civil War Series” vs the Bay Cities Racing Association at the Santa Maria Raceway. The race will be the CLS only appearance at Santa Maria in 2018.....more
   
  LANGE CAPTURES THIRD CALIFORNIA LIGHTNING SPRINT CAR WIN OF 2018 AT VENTURA!
(Torrance, CA, July 11) Teenage star Aiden Lange continued his impressive season in the USAC/California Lightning Sprint Car Series when he won his third main event of the year last Saturday night at the Ventura Raceway. The victory was the second in three races at the beachside oval in 2018 for the Lakewood resident......more
   
  POINT STANDINGS (prior to July 21, Santa Maria)
1 Jarrett Kramer 883, 2 Aiden Lange 776, 3 Dominic Del Monte 756, 4 Brent Sexton 745, 5 Cody Nigh 705, 6 Pat Kelley 647, 7 Bobby Michnowicz 611, 8 Jeff Dyer 605, 9 Grant Sexton 545, 10 Eric Greco 538, 11 Dalton Sexton 513, 12 Bruce Douglass 482, 13 Dale Gamer 465, 14 Frank Ditmar 397, 15 Robb Pelmear 375, 16 Jon Robertson 335, 17 Michael Tobiason 314, 18 Kiwi Alexander 281, 19 James Turnbull 271, 20 Doug Nunes 261......more
   
  JULY 7 VENTURA RACEWAY RESULTS
   
  CALIFORNIA LIGHTNING SPRINT CARS AT VENTURA SATURDAY!
(Torrance, CA, July 3, 2018) The most competitive season in recent memory for the USAC/California Lightning Sprint Car Series will continue this Saturday night, July 7th, at the Ventura Raceway. In the first six races of the 2018 campaign, five different drivers have visited victory circle......more
   
  DOUGLASS WINS LIGHTNING SPRINT CIVIL WAR RACE AT BAKERSFIELD!
(Torrance, CA, June 21, 2018)
After a rather inauspicious start to the night, Ventura, California veteran Bruce Douglass put all the pieces together and won the opening round main event of the “Civil War Series” at the Bakersfield Speedway last Saturday. The series pits So Cal’s California Lightning Sprint Car Series vs Northern California’s Bay Cities Racing Association......more  
   
  CIVIL WAR POINT STANDINGS (prior to July 21, Santa Maria)
1 Bobby Michnowicz 135, 2 Bruce Douglass 132, 3 Jarrett Kramer 124, 4 Dan Hilberg 123, 5 Cody Nigh 114, 6 Dominic Del Monte 107, 7 Brent Sexton 107, 8 Scott Kinney 97, 9 Jon Robertson 93, 10 Kiwi Alexander 88, 11 Hunter Kinney 84, 12 Frank Ditmar 83, 13 Grant Sexton 79, 14 Danika Parker 74, 15 Doug Nunes 69, 16 Aiden Lange 68, 17 Terry Bergstrom 62, 18 Dakota Albright 61, 19 Dalton Sexton 60, 20 Pat Kelley 57
     
  POINT STANDINGS (prior to July 7, Ventura)
1 Jarrett Kramer 753, 2 Brent Sexton 681, 3 Dominic Del Monte 641, 4 Aiden Lange 636, 5 Cody Nigh 592, 6 Pat Kelley 568, 7 Bobby Michnowicz 548, 8 Jeff Dyer 541, 9 Grant Sexton 446, 10 Eric Greco 432, 11 Dalton Sexton 430, 12 Bruce Douglass 378, 13 Dale Gamer 375, 14 Michael Tobiason 314, 15 Frank Ditmar 310, 16 Robb Pelmear 302, 17 Kiwi Alexander 281, 18 Jon Robertson 271, 19 Doug Nunes 261, 20 Wyatt Downing 258.....
   
  JUNE 16 BAKERSFIELD SPEEDWAY RESULTS
   
  CALIFORNIA LIGHTNING SPRINTS BEGIN CIVIL WAR VS BCRA SATURDAY AT BAKERSFIELD!
(Torrance, CA, June 12, 2018) The California Lightning Sprint Car Series will head to the Bakersfield Speedway for round #1 of the “Civil War Series” vs the Bay Cities Racing Association this Saturday night, June 16. In addition to the Lightning Sprints, the USAC Western Midgets, Modifieds, American Stocks, Mini Dwarfs and Mini Mods will also be in action. Spectator gates will open at 4:00 P.M. with racing at 6:00........more
   
  POINT LEADER JARRETT KRAMER WINS CLS SALUTE TO INDY AT PERRIS!
(Torrance, CA, May 31, 2018) 2010 California Lightning Sprint Car Series champion and 2018 season point leader Jarrett Kramer scored his first win of the year when he bested the field in the “70th Anniversary Salute to Indy” at Perris Auto Speedway last Saturday night. In posting the win, Kramer became the fourth different winner in five CLS races in 2018........more
   
  POINT STANDINGS (prior to June 16 - Bakersfield)
1 14 Jarrett Kramer 629, 2 44 Brent Sexton 574, 3 13x Aiden Lange 568, 4 4 Jeff Dyer 541, 5 37 Dominic Del Monte 534, 6 7 Pat Kelley 511, 7 45 Cody Nigh 478, 8 21k Bobby Michnowicz 413, 9 8G Eric Greco 382, 10 18 Dalton Sexton 370, 11 44g Grant Sexton 367, 12 17 Dale Gamer 335, 13 2r Robb Pelmear 302, 14 88 Michael Tobiason 284, 15 90w Wyatt Downing 258, 16 31 Bruce Douglass 246, 17 7f Frank Ditmar 227, 18 2j James Turnbull 203, 19 8 Kiwi Alexander 193, 20 2 Doug Nunes 192.........more
   
  CALIFORNIA LIGHTNING SERIES ADDS TWO RACES AT BARONA!
(Torrance, CA, May 29, 2018) Hot on the heels of its successful return to the Barona Speedway for the first time in over a decade, the California Lightning Sprint Car Series has added two more races on the San Diego County dirt oval. The first of the two will be on August 25th and the other will take place on October 20th......more
   
  UPDATED 2018 RACE SCHEDULE
      
  MAY 26 PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY RESULTS
   
  CODY NIGH WINS SQUIRE MEMORIAL AT BARONA - PERRIS THIS SATURDAY!
(Torrance, CA, May 22, 2018) Third-year California Lightning Sprint Car Series driver Cody Nigh became a first-time winner when he captured the Jim Squire Memorial last Saturday night at the Barona Speedway. It was the first time the CLS visited its former home track in more than 10-years. This Saturday night the CLS will be making its first of two 2018 appearances at Perris Auto Speedway for the annual Salute to Indy......more
   
  MAY 19 BARONA RACEWAY RESULTS
   
  CALIFORNIA LIGHTNING SPRINTS AT SQUIRE MEMORIAL SATURDAY AT BARONA!
(Torrance, CA, May 15, 2018) This Saturday night, in the midst of it’s historic 25th season, the California Lightning Sprint Car Series will return to where it all began, the Barona Speedway, for the first time in more than a decade. The CLS will be on hand to contest the Jim Squire Memorial. Saturday’s first race will be at 5:00 P.M......more
   
  MAY 19: Jim Squire Memorial / Barona Speedway
* $1,000 tow money, to be distributed equally to all race teams
* $500 to the main event winner
* $100 to start the main event
*OPEN PRACTICE Friday evening, May 18, 4:00-8:00 PM ~ $40 per car ~ overnight camping is available.
   

 

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