LIGHTNING SPRINTS OPEN SEASON SATURDAY AT
CA, March 10, 2020) The west coast’s
longest-running and number one Lightning Sprint Car
organization, the California Lightning Sprint Car
Series, will open its 27th consecutive season of
racing this Saturday night, March 14th, at the
Bakersfield Speedway. The race will be the first of
15 on the 2020 schedule for the CLS and the first of
five on the Kern County clay oval.
CLS action from the Bakersfield Speedway in 2019
with #7 Doug Nunes, #45 Cody Nigh and #91 A.J.
Bender. Pit Princess Photo.
The fight for the CLS 2020 title will be wide open
as three-time and defending series champion Jarrett
Kramer is stepping away from racing. A strong
contingent of young lions, led by Lakewood’s Aiden
Lange, Eric Greco of Palmdale, Gardena’s Dominic Del
Monte and James Turnbull Jr. of Indio are expected
to fight for the 2020 crown with grizzled veterans
Jeff Dyer of Yucca Valley, Cody Nigh of Camarillo,
San Diego’s A.J. Bender, Doug Nunes of Kingsburg and
five-time champion Bobby Michnowicz of Lomita.
well as all the series regulars who are returning
from the 2019 season, no less than five new teams
are expected to join the traveling show in 2020.
Last year the CLS visited Bakersfield five times and
the veteran contingent won all five races.
Michnowicz and Nunes won two main events each and
Bender claimed one.
addition to the CLS, Pro Stocks, Hobby Stocks and
American Stocks will be on Saturday’s card.
Spectator gates will open at 4:00 P.M. with racing
Fans who would like to attend Saturday’s race in
Bakersfield can find the track at 5001 N. Chester
Ext., in Bakersfield (93308). The track website is
http://www.bakersfieldspeedway.com/ and the office
phone number is (661) 393-3373.
After Saturday’s season opener, the CLS will get
right back in action on Saturday, March 21st at its
home track, the Ventura Raceway.
2020 California Lightning Sprint Car Series Schedule
March 14th Bakersfield
March 21st Ventura Raceway
April 18th Bakersfield
May 2nd Ventura Raceway
June 6th Ventura Raceway
June 13th Bakersfield
June 27th Merced Speedway
Wayne Albright Memorial (Civil War Series/Non-Wing
July 25th Santa Maria
Raceway (with King of the West Sprint Cars)
August 15th Santa Maria
Raceway (with USAC/CRA Sprint Cars)
August 29th Ventura
September 5th Ventura
September 19th Bakersfield
October 3rd Ventura
October 31st Ventura
November 17th Bakersfield
Speedway (with USAC National Midgets)
you or your company would like to become part of the
series for its 27th season in 2020, please call Alex
Grigoreas at (909) 437-3170.
keep up with the CLS online, please visit the
website at http://racecls.com/
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, 2019 Jarrett Kramer.
This press release was produced by Scott Daloisio
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