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DARKNESS DEFEATS LIGHTNING SPRINTS AT VENTURA!
(Torrance, CA, October 8, 2019) I
n a very unexpected twist, darkness proved to be the big winner when the POWRi Lucas Oil California Lightning Sprint Car Series made an appearance at the Ventura Raceway last Saturday night. After qualifying and heat races, a transformer on the fairgrounds blew up, knocking out power to the lights on the back straightaway and turns. Thus, the remainder of the program had to be postponed.

On a brighter note, the main event from Saturday’s postponement will be made up before the full regular show at the CLS final 2019 appearance at Ventura on October 26th.

Before darkness forced the black flag on the main event, San Diego’s A.J. Bender, who won the main two weeks earlier at Bakersfield, out qualified the field with a lap of 12.399. Current point leader Jarrett Kramer of Spring Valley and series leading rookie Jason Arnolde won the two heat races.

Fans who would like to attend the race on the 26th 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 – 1770
2. Doug Nunes – Kingsburg, CA – 1539
3. Cody Nigh - Camarillo, CA - 1534
4. A.J. Bender – San Diego, CA – 1532
5. Eric Greco – Palmdale, CA – 1451
6. Dominic Del Monte – Gardena, CA – 1400
7. Aiden Lange - Lakewood, CA – 1384
8. Bobby Michnowicz - Lomita, CA – 1275
9. Jeff Dyer – Yucca Valley, CA – 1261
10. Jon Robertson - Torrance, CA – 1032

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/
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/californialightningsprints/

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 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