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LIGHTNING SPRINT CARS HEAD TO VENTURA SATURDAY OCTOBER 5!
(Torrance, CA, September 30, 2019) The POWRi Lucas Oil California Lightning Sprint Car Series will make its next to last appearance of 2019 at its home track, the Ventura Raceway, on this Saturday night, October 5th. Spectator gates will open at 3:00 P.M. and racing will begin at 5:30. The Senior Sprints, Hobby Stocks, TQ Midgets and Motorcycles will also be on the program.



Indio teenager James Turnbull heads into Saturday's race at Ventura after recording a season-best second-place finish at Bakersfield two weeks ago. Pit Princess Photo.
Two-time CLS champion and current point leader Jarrett Kramer of Spring Valley has dominated the action at the beachside track thus far in 2019. He won the first four races there before finishing sixth on August 24th. Local Cody Nigh of Camarillo took the win that night. Things returned to normal when Kramer bested the field again for his fifth Ventura win on September 7th.

Two weeks ago, at the Bakersfield Speedway, San Diego’s A.J. Bender passed five-time champion Bobby Michnowicz on the last lap for his first win of the year. Michnowicz, Lakewood’s Aiden Lange, CHP officer Jeff “Ponch” Dyer of Yucca Valley and Kramer rounded out the top five.

Through the first nine-races of the year, only three different drivers – Kramer, Michnowicz and Kingsburg’s Doug Nunes – had recorded wins. Things have gotten a lot more competitive lately with four different drivers – Kramer, Dyer, Nigh and Bender – have posted victories in the last five races.

This far Kramer still leads the series with six victories overall. Nunes has three and Michnowicz has two. Dyer, Nigh and Bender have one win each.

Heading into Saturday’s race, Kramer is starting to put the wraps on his third lifetime CLS championship and the first for the club under the POWRi banner. He will have a commanding 184-point lead over Nunes. Nigh is third in the standings, but Bender is only three-points behind and is breathing down his neck. Both have been closing in on Nunes in the fight for second overall. Palmdale’s Eric Greco is fifth.

San Diego’s Jason Arnolde already has the 2019 CLS Rookie of the Year Award locked up.

After the race on the 5th, there will only be two races left for the year.

Fans who would like to attend Saturday’s race in Ventura can find the track on the Ventura County Fairgrounds at 10 W. Harbor Boulevard (93001). The track website is http://venturaraceway.com/ and the office phone number is (805) 648-RACE.

POWRi Lucas Oil California Lightning Sprint Car Standings
1. Jarrett Kramer – Spring Valley, CA – 1723
2. Doug Nunes – Kingsburg, CA – 1539
3 Cody Nigh – Camarillo, CA - 1496
4. A.J. Bender – San Diego, CA – 1493
5. Eric Greco – Palmdale, CA – 1415
6. Dominic Del Monte – Gardena, CA – 1370
7. Aiden Lange - Lakewood, CA – 1351
8. Bobby Michnowicz - Lomita, CA – 1275
9. Jeff Dyer – Yucca Valley, CA – 1261
10. Jon Robertson - Torrance, CA – 997

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 – Jarrett Kramer
August 24 Ventura Raceway – Cody Nigh
September 7 Ventura Raceway – Jarrett Kramer
September 21 Bakersfield Speedway – A.J. Bender
October 5 Ventura Raceway
October 26 Ventura Raceway
November 23 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