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TWO MAIN EVENTS FOR LIGHTNING SPRINT CARS AT VENTURA!
(Torrance, CA, October 20, 2019)
Fans of the POWRi Lucas Oil California Lightning Sprint Car Series will get an early Halloween treat this Saturday night, October 26th, at the Ventura Raceway. In addition to the regular show, the CLS will stage an extra main event to make up for the race that was postponed due to the power outage at the track on October 5th.

After the heat races on Saturday, the CLS drivers will run the postponed main event. Only drivers who participated on October 5th are eligible for the makeup race. Later in the night, the club will run it’s regularly scheduled main and all drivers in attendance will be eligible for that race.



Aiden Lange and James Turnbull at Ventura earlier this year. Photo courtesy of Pit Princess.

Spring Valley’s Jarrett Kramer will be the driver to beat in both main events. In the first six CLS races at Ventura this year, Kramer has won five-times. The only other driver to win at the track located next to the beach on the Ventura County Fairgrounds in 2019 is Cody Nigh. The Camarillo resident was first to the checkered flag on August 27th. Prior to that event, Kramer had won the first four races on the track this year. After Nigh’s win, Kramer got back to his winning ways on the dirt oval on September 7th.

Kramer, 37, has one hand on his third CLS championship trophy heading into Saturday’s race. With only two dates remaining on the schedule, he has a commanding 211-point lead over Kingsburg’s Doug Nunes in the championship standings. While Kramer pretty much has the championship trophy under lock and key, the fight for second will go to the last checkered flag in Bakersfield on November 23rd. Second-place Nunes is only five-points ahead of Nigh and only seven ahead of San Diego’s A.J. Bender.

In addition to the CLS, the USAC Western Midgets, Dwarf Cars and WMR Midgets will also be on the program. Spectator gates will open at 3:00 P.M. with the first race slated for 5:30.

Fans who would like to attend the race 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