CARS HEAD TO VENTURA SATURDAY OCTOBER 5!
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
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
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.
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.
keep up with the CLS online, please visit the
website at http://racecls.com/
2019 POWRi Lucas Oil California Lightning Sprint Car
March 16 Bakersfield
Speedway – Doug Nunes
March 23 Ventura Raceway –
April 6 Barona Speedway –
April 20 Bakersfield
Speedway – Bobby Michnowicz
May 4 Ventura Raceway –
May 18 Barona Speedway –
June 1 Ventura Raceway –
June 15 Bakersfield
Speedway – Doug Nunes
July 6 Ventura Raceway –
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
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
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