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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.


(Attached photo of the POWRi Lucas Oil California Lightning Sprint Cars at the Barona Speedway on May 18th courtesy of Pit Princess Photography)

In the CLS first two appearances at Barona this year, archrivals Doug Nunes of Kingsburg and Bobby Michnowicz of Lomita have won the main events. Series point leader and local Jarrett Kramer of Spring Valley finished second at the first race there in April. At the CLS May appearance at Barona, Kramer recorded his only finish outside of the top three in 2019 when mechanical ills knocked him out of the competition.

Kramer’s consistency sees him heading into the final seven races of the year with a comfortable 82-point lead over Nunes in the championship standings. Michnowicz, who is third, saw his aspirations of a sixth championship take a massive blow when he lost an engine while leading with seven laps to go at the last race in Santa Maria. The mechanical carnage now sees him trailing Kramer by 156-points. Camarillo’s Cody Nigh and Eric Greco of Palmdale round out the top five.

In addition to leading the points, Kramer is also the 2019 leader in wins with four. All four of his victories have come at Ventura where the series heads back to on August 24th. Nunes is second with three wins this year. In addition to his previously mentioned triumph at Barona, he has taken the winner’s trophy home in two of the first three races at the Bakersfield Speedway. Michnowicz has sipped the winner’s champagne twice in 2019. His victories have come at Barona and Bakersfield. Jeff Dyer of Bermuda Dunes became the fourth different winner in the first 10 races of 2019 with a conquest at Santa Maria.

San Diego’s Jason Arnolde now has a 185-point advantage over fellow San Diegan Shane Sexton in the “Rookie of the Year” chase going into Saturday’s race.

Through the first 10 races of 2019, 45 different drivers have competed with the CLS. Only 10, Arnolde, Dyer, Greco, Kramer, Michnowicz, Nunes, Nigh, Dominic Del Monte, Aiden Lange and “Rockstar” Jon Robertson have perfect attendance records. Only seven drivers - Dyer, Greco, Kramer, Michnowicz, Nunes, Nigh and Del Monte - have started every main event.

In addition to the CLS, the IMCA Modifieds, Street Stocks, Pony Stocks, Pure Stocks, Side By Sides, So Cal Mowers, 360 Sprints, Mini Dwarfs and Junior Sprints will also be in action on Saturday.

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.

POWRi Lucas Oil California Lightning Sprint Car Standings
1. Jarrett Kramer – Spring Valley – 1236
2. Doug Nunes – Kingsburg – 1154
3. Bobby Michnowicz – Lomita – 1080
4. Cody Nigh – Camarillo – 1046
5. Eric Greco – Palmdale – 1022
6. Jeff Dyer – Bermuda Dunes – 986
7. A.J. Bender – San Diego – 961
8. Aiden Lange – Lakewood – 959
9. Dominic Del Monte – Gardena – 932
10. Gage Cheek – Santa Clarita - 742

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 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 – Bobby Michnowicz

June 1 Ventura Raceway – Jarrett Kramer

June 15 Bakersfield Speedway – Doug Nunes

July 6 Ventura Raceway – Jarrett Kramer

July 27 Santa Maria Raceway – Jeff Dyer

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

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, 2018 Jarrett Kramer

Photo courtesy of Pit Princess.


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