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The California Lightning Sprints (CLS) are a Southern California based 1200cc Mini-Sprint club. The group competes in California. 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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JUNE 1: Point Race #7
Ventura Raceway
Ventura, CA

JUNE 15: Point Race #8
Bakersfield Speedway
Bakersfield, CA

 
POWRi CLS POINT STANDINGS
(prior to
June 1 at Ventura)
1 Bobby Michnowicz 737, 2 Doug Nunes 732, 3 Jarrett Kramer 708, 4 Eric Greco 664, 5 Aiden Lange 623, 6 Cody Nigh 581, 7 Jeff Dyer 574, 8 Dominic Del Monte 561, 9 Dalton Sexton 529, 10 A. J. Bender 458, 11 Gage Cheek 391, 12 Grant Sexton 386, 13 Dale Gamer 384, 14 Jon Robertson 379, 15 Brent Sexton 359, 16 Frank Ditmar 357, 17 Jason Arnolde 332, 18 Shane Sexton 329, 19 James Turnbull 320, 20 Kyle Dodd 303.....more

MAY 18 BARONA SPEEDWAY RACE RESULTS

POWRi CALIFORNIA LIGHTNING SPRINT CARS AT BARONA SATURDAY!
(Torrance, CA, May 14, 2019) The POWRi Lucas Oil California Lightning Sprint Car Series will make its second of three 2019 appearances at the Barona Speedway this Saturday night, May 18th. Gates will open at noon and the first race will get the green flag at 5:00.....more
 

POINT LEADER KRAMER DOMINATES POWRi CALIFORNIA LIGHTNING SPRINT CAR MAIN AT VENTURA!
(Torrance, CA, May 7, 2019) Two-time and defending POWRi Lucas Oil California Lightning Sprint Car Series champion Jarrett Kramer posted his second win of 2019 when he led every inch of the way in the 25-lap main event last Saturday at the Ventura Raceway. The win was the second of the year for the 37-year-old and both wins have come at Ventura......more

POWRi C
LS POINT STANDINGS
(prior to May
18 at Barona)
1 Jarrett Kramer 666, 2 Bobby Michnowicz 605, 3 Doug Nunes 600, 4 Eric Greco 550, 5 Cody Nigh 522, 6 Aiden Lange 510, 7 Dominic Del Monte 461, 8 A. J. Bender 458, 9 Jeff Dyer 449, 10 Dalton Sexton 448, 11 Gage Cheek 391, 12 James Turnbull 320, 13 Dale Gamer 317, 14 Grant Sexton 312, 15 Kyle Dodd 303, 16 Frank Ditmar 295, 17 Jon Robertson 279, 18 Robb Pelmear 258, 19 Pat Kelley 244, 20 Chase Gaal 242.....more

MAY 4 VENTURA RACEWAY RESULTS

POWRi CALIFORNIA LIGHTNING SPRINT CARS AT VENTURA SATURDAY!
(Torrance, CA, April 30, 2019)
The POWRi Lucas Oil California Lightning Sprint Car Series will be headed to the Ventura Raceway this Saturday night, May 4th, for a crowd-pleasing open wheel program that will also include the USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, VRA Senior Sprints and the Focus/WMR Midgets. Spectator gates will open at 3:00 P.M. on Saturday and the first race will take the green flag at 5:30......more

FIVE-TIME SERIES CHAMPION MICHNOWICZ WINS CLS THRILLER AT BAKERSFIELD!
(Torrance, CA, April 24, 2019) Five-time series champion Bobby Michnowicz etched his name onto the victory ledger for the first time in 2019 when he won the POWRi Lucas Oil California Lightning Sprint Car Series main event in a thrilling finish last Saturday night at the Bakersfield Speedway. The victory was Michnowicz first at the Kern County clay oval since 2017.....more

VIDEO CLIP: April 20th at Bakersfield

POWRi CLS POINT STANDINGS
(prior to May 4 at Ventura)
1. Jarrett Kramer 526, 2. Bobby Michnowicz 500, 3. Doug Nunes 472, 4. Eric Greco 458, 5. Cody Nigh 436, 6. A. J. Bender 397, 7. Aiden Lange 392, 8. Jeff Dyer 365, 9. Dalton Sexton 340, 10. Dominic Del Monte 326, 11. Kyle Dodd 303, 12. Gage Cheek 276, 13. Dale Gamer 261, 14. James Turnbull 258, 15. Grant Sexton 253, 16. Pat Kelley 244, 17. Chase Gaal 242, 18. Frank Ditmar 242, 19. Bill Dodd 227, 20. Jon Robertson 213....more

APRIL 20 BAKERSFIELD SPEEDWAY RESULTS

KRAMER AND NUNES LEAD POWRi CALIFORNIA LIGHTNING SPRINT CARS BACK TO BAKERSFIELD!
(Torrance, CA, April 16, 2019) Current point leader Jarrett Kramer and two-time 2019 winner Doug Nunes lead the POWRi Lucas Oil California Lightning Sprint Car Series into the Bakersfield Speedway this Saturday Night, April 20th. The race will be round #4 of the 2019 championship season. Spectator gates at “The West’s Fastest 1/3 of a Mile High Banked Clay Oval” will open at 5:00 P.M. and the first race will be at 7:00......more

NUNES WAITS TILL LATE TO WIN HIS 2ND LIGHTNING SPRINT CAR RACE OF 2019!
(Torrance, CA, April 11, 2019)
Kingsburg, California’s Doug Nunes waited till near the end to take the lead and then run away from the field for his second Lucas Oil California Lightning Sprint Car main event victory of the season last Saturday night at the Barona Speedway......more

POWRi CLS POINT STANDINGS
(prior to April 20 at Bakersfield)
1 Jarrett Kramer 401, 2 Bobby Michnowicz 360, 3 Eric Greco 355, 4 Doug Nunes 340, 5 A. J. Bender 330, 6 Cody Nigh 321, 7 Jeff Dyer 301, 8 Aiden Lange 275, 9 Dominic Del Monte 261, 10 Dalton Sexton 225, 11 Kyle Dodd 217, 12 Pat Kelley 209, 13 Gage Cheek 197, 14 Bill Dodd 197, 15 Dale Gamer 194, 16 Frank Ditmar 191, 17 Grant Sexton 190, 18 James Turnbull 183, 19 Dan Hillberg 174, 20 Chase Gaal 146.....more

APRIL 6 BARONA SPEEDWAY RESULTS

NASCAR TRUCK SERIES REGULAR SHELDON CREED JOINS LIGHTNING SPRINTS SATURDAY AT BARONA!
(Torrance, CA, April 2, 2019) This Saturday night when the Lucas Oil POWRi California Lightning Sprint Series hits the Barona Speedway for round #3 of the championship season, it will have an added addition to the driver roster. NASCAR Truck Series regular Sheldon Creed, who grew up in nearby El Cajon, California, will be driving a car owned by Sexton/Gatlin Racing......more

DEFENDING CHAMP KRAMER WINS LIGHTNING SPRINT CAR THRILLER AT VENTURA!
(Torrance, CA, March 27, 2019) Defending series champion Jarrett Kramer won his first Lucas Oil POWRi California Lightning Sprint Car main event of the season in a race that had a wild ending at the Ventura Raceway last Saturday night.......more

POWRi CLS POINT STANDINGS
(prior to April 6 at Barona)
1 Jarrett Kramer 271, 2 Eric Greco 250, 3 A. J. Bender 248, 4 Bobby Michnowicz 240, 5 Cody Nigh 214, 6 Doug Nunes 199, 7 Jeff Dyer 186, 8 Aiden Lange 180, 9 Pat Kelley 180, 10 Dan Hillberg 174, 11 Dalton Sexton 166, 12 Gage Cheek 141, 13 Dominic Del Monte 141, 14 Grant Sexton 135, 15 Dale Gamer 135, 16 Kyle Dodd 122, 17 Bill Dodd 118, 18 James Turnbull 116, 19 Frank Ditmar 104, 20 Bruce Douglass 99...more

MARCH 23 VENTURA RACEWAY RESULTS

NUNES WINS LIGHTNING SPRINT OPENER IN BAKERSFIELD – VENTURA THIS SATURDAY!
(Torrance, CA, March 19, 2019) Kingsburg, California’s Doug Nunes scored a convincing win when the Lucas Oil POWRi California Lightning Sprint Car Series opened its season last Saturday night at the Bakersfield Speedway. The historic race was the first ever for the CLS under the POWRi banner...
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POWRi CLS POINT STANDINGS
(prior to March 23 at Ventura)
1 Doug Nunes 140, 2 Jarrett Kramer 135, 3 A. J. Bender 125, 4 Eric Greco 120, 5 Bobby Michnowicz 120, 6 Dan Hillberg 108, 7 Aiden Lange 102, 8 Pat Kelley 97, 9 Cody Nigh 91, 10 Dalton Sexton 84, 11 Dominic Del Monte 80, 12 Dan Foster 79, 13 Bill Dodd 78, 14 Jeff Dyer 68, 15 Dale Gamer 67, 16 Gage Cheek 62, 17 Jon Robertson 61, 18 Kyle Dodd 56, 19 Grant Sexton 55, 20 Robb Pelmear 51.....more

MARCH 16 BAKERSFIELD SPEEDWAY RESULTS

CALIFORNIA LIGHTNING SPRINT CARS OPEN SEASON AT BAKERSFIELD SATURDAY!
(Torrance, CA, March 12, 2019) The Lucas Oil POWRi California Lightning Sprint Car Series will kick off its 26th consecutive season this Saturday night, March 16th, at “The West’s Fastest 1/3 Mile High Banked Clay Oval,” the Bakersfield Speedway. The race will be the first under the POWRi banner for the CLS. Joining the CLS on the quadruple header will be the USAC West Coast Sprint Cars, IMCA Stock Cars and the American Stocks. Spectator gates will open at 5:00 P.M. and the first race will be at 7:00...
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2019 LUCAS OIL POWRi CALIFORNIA LIGHTNING SPRINT CAR SERIES SCHEDULE!
(Torrance, CA, January 10, 2019) The Lucas Oil POWRi California Lightning Sprint Car Series has released the schedule for the 2019 season. The racing calendar will be comprised of 17 dates on four different racetracks.....more

 

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