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(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.

Bobby Michnowicz #21, Robb Pelmear #2 and Aiden Lange at Ventura two weeks ago. Pit Princess Photo.

Coming off his second win of the 2019 campaign at Ventura two weeks ago, Barona local Jarrett Kramer of Spring Valley brings a 61-point lead into the sixth race of the season. Five-time series champion Bobby Michnowicz of Lomita is second. Kingsburg’s Doug Nunes is third and is a mere five points behind Michnowicz. Eric Greco of Palmdale and Camarillo resident Cody Nigh round out the top five.

In 2018, the CLS returned to Barona for the first time in a decade. Nigh scored his first ever CLS win at the San Diego County dirt oval a year ago this weekend. Michnowicz won the second race back at the track on August 25th. At the final CLS race at Barona in 2018 in October, Gardena’s Dominic Del Monte, who will turn 16-years-old two days after Saturday’s race, bagged his initial CLS win.

In the CLS first appearance at Barona this year, Nunes scorched the field for his second win of the season on April 6th. Kramer placed second with NASCAR Truck Series regular Sheldon Creed, Michnowicz and Del Monte finishing third through fifth respectively.

In addition to the CLS, the IMCA Modifieds, Street Stocks, Pony Stocks, Pure Stocks, Nomad Dwarfs, 360 Sprint Cars, So Cal Mowers, Mini Dwarfs and Junior Sprints will also be in action.

Fans who wish to attend can find the Barona Speedway at 1754 Wildcat Road in Lakeside (92040). The track website is https://baronaspeedway.com/ and the office phone number is (619) 749-8115.

The POWRi Lucas Oil California Lightning Sprint Car Series would like to thank the following sponsors for helping make the 2019 season possible: Lucas Oil, All Coast Construction, Christian Stover Foundation, Circle Track Performance, Cold Fire West, Fast Undercar, Hoosier Tire, Keizer Wheels, Outlaw Wings, Racing Optics, Rod End Supply, Speed Partz, Super Shocks, T Shirts by Timeless and Woodland Auto Display.

If you or your company would like to become part of the series for its 26th season in 2019, 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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2019 POWRi Lucas Oil California Lightning Sprint Cars Series Point Standings
1. Jarrett Kramer – Spring Valley, CA – 666
2. Bobby Michnowicz – Lomita, CA - 605
3. Doug Nunes - Kingsburg, CA - 600
4. Eric Greco - Palmdale, CA - 550
5. Cody Nigh - Camarillo, CA - 522
6. Aiden Lange – Lakewood, CA - 510
7. Dominic Del Monte - Gardena, CA – 461
8. Aiden Lange - Lakewood, CA – 458
9. Jeff Dyer – Bermuda Dunes, CA - 449
10. Dalton Sexton - Lakeside, CA – 448

2019 POWRi Lucas Oil California Lightning Sprint Car Series
March 16 Bakersfield Speedway – Doug Nunes

March 23 Ventura Raceway – Jarrett Kramer

April 6 Barona Speedway – Doug Nunes

April 20 Bakersfield Speedway – Bobby Michnowicz

May 4 Ventura Raceway – Jarrett Kramer

May 18 Barona Speedway

June 1 Ventura Raceway

June 15 Bakersfield Speedway

July 6 Ventura Raceway

July 27 Santa Maria Raceway

August 10 Barona Speedway

August 24 Ventura Raceway

September 7 Ventura Raceway

September 21 Bakersfield Speedway

October 5 Ventura Raceway

October 26 Ventura Raceway

November 17 Bakersfield Speedway

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, 2018 Jarrett Kramer

Photo courtesy of Pit Princess.

This press release was produced by Scott Daloisio Sports (909) 226-7768 mailto:sdaloisiosports@aol.com