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CALIFORNIA LIGHTNING SPRINTS VS BCRA CIVIL WAR FINALE THIS WEEKEND!

(Torrance, CA, September 16) The California Lightning Sprint Cars/Bay Cities Racing Association annual “Civil War Series” will conclude this weekend with a pair of races at the Placerville Speedway on Friday and Saturday nights. Racing will begin at 6:30 each night.

The opening race in the three-race Civil War Series was held at the Bakersfield Speedway on June 16th and Jarrett Kramer of Spring Valley came away from that race with the point lead. Much like the CLS regular season points chase, Camarillo’s Cody Nigh is chasing Kramer and comes into this weekend’s doubleheader 13 points behind the leader. BCRA regular Kiwi Alexander of Visalia is third with CLS drivers Doug Nunes of Kingsburg and Dominic Del Monte fourth and fifth.

In addition to the points for the “Civil War” clash, the race will also pay regular season CLS points. If drivers have any hope to catch point leader Kramer in that chase, they will have to make a move this weekend as after Saturday’s race, there will only be four races left in the year. Going into this weekend’s shows, Kramer, who captured the CLS title in 2010, is carrying a hefty 237-point advantage over Nigh. In third spot and 245-points behind the leader is two-time series champion Brent Sexton of Lakeside. Two of the talented teenagers in the series, Dominic Del Monte of Gardena and Aiden Lange of Lakewood, trail Kramer by 293 and 317-points respectively.

For fans wishing to attend the races at Placerville, the track is located at 100 Placerville Drive in Placerville (95677). The track website is at the following link https://www.placervillespeedway.com/ and the office phone is (530) 344-7592.


2018 California Lightning Sprint Car Series Point Standings
1. Jarrett Kramer – Spring Valley, CA - 1517
2. Cody Nigh - Camarillo – 1280
3. Brent Sexton - Lakeside, CA – 1272
4. Dominic Del Monte - Gardena, CA – 1224
5. Aiden Lange - Lakewood, CA – 1200
6. Bobby Michnowicz – Lomita, CA – 1183
7. Eric Greco - Palmdale, CA – 1127
8. Pat Kelley - Chino, CA – 1060
9. Grant Sexton - Lakeside, CA – 956
10. Dale Gamer - Anaheim, CA – 854

2018 Civil War Standings (CLS vs BCRA)
1. Jarrett Kramer – CLS – 227
2. Cody Nigh – CLS – 214
3. Kiwi Alexander – BCRA – 199
4. Doug Nunes – CLS – 192
5. Dominic Del Monte – CLS – 175
6. Bobby Michnowicz – CLS – 174
7. Scott Kinney – BCRA – 156
8. Eric Greco – CLS – 155
8. Dan Hillberg – CLS – 155
10. Aiden Lange – CLS - 149

March 17 – Bakersfield Speedway – USAC National – Rained Out
March 24 – Ventura Raceway – USAC National – Rained Out
April 14 – Ventura Raceway – USAC National – Bobby Michnowicz
April 21 – Bakersfield Speedway – USAC National – Aiden Lange
May 5 – Ventura Raceway – USAC National – Aiden Lange
May 19th – Barona Speedway – Jim Squire Memorial – Cody Nigh
May 26 – Perris Auto Speedway – USAC National – Salute to Indy – Jarrett Kramer
June 16 – Bakersfield Speedway – Civil War vs BCRA – Bruce Douglass
July 7 – Ventura Raceway – USAC National – Aiden Lange
July 21 – Santa Maria Raceway – Civil War vs BCRA – Doug Nunes
August 1 – Ventura Raceway – USAC National – Ventura County Fair – Bobby Michnowicz
August 18 – Perris Auto Speedway – USAC National – California Racer’s Hall of Fame Night – Jarrett Kramer
August 25 – Barona Speedway – Bobby Michnowicz
September 8 – Bakersfield Speedway – USAC National – A.J. Bender
September 21 – Placerville Speedway – Civil War vs BCRA
September 22 – Placerville Speedway – Civil War vs BCRA
October 6 – Ventura Raceway – USAC National
October 20 – Barona Speedway
October 27 – Ventura Raceway – USAC National
November 17- Bakersfield Speedway USAC National with USAC National and Western Midgets

The California Lightning Sprint Car Series would like to thank the following sponsors for helping make the 2017 season possible: Christian Stover Foundation, Circle Track Performance, Cold Fire West, DK Fabrication, Extreme Muffler, Fast Undercar, Hoosier Tire, Keizer Wheels, Outlaw Wings, Racing Optics, Rod End Supply, Saldana Race Products, Sander Engineering, Speedmart, Speed Partz, Super Shocks, T Shirts by Timeless, Woodland Auto Display.

If you or your company would like to become part of the series for its historic 25th season in 2018, please call Bobby Michnowicz at (310) 320-5569.

To keep up with the CLS online, please visit the website at http://racecls.com/

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PAST CALIFORNIA LIGHTNING SPRINT CAR CHAMPIONS
1994 Tony Everhart, 1995 Gary Sexton, 1996 Rob Sczymczak, 1997 Jon Rahe, 1998 Chris Rahe, 1999 Brent Sexton, 2000 Greg Bragg, 2001 Greg Bragg, 2002 Greg Bragg, 2003 David Cardey, 2004 Keith Janca, 2005 Johnny Bates, 2006 Donny Gansen, 2007 Shane Rossen, 2008 Brent Sexton, 2009 Stuart Hielschier Sr., 2010 Jarrett Kramer, 2011 Tim Brown, 2012 Bobby Michnowicz, 2013 Stephen Limon, 2014 Bobby Michnowicz, 2015 Bobby Michnowicz, 2016 Bobby Michnowicz, 2017 Bobby Michnowicz.

This press release was produced by Scott Daloisio Sports (909) 226-7768