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(Redondo Beach, CA, March 9, 2022) When the California Lightning Sprint Car Series opens its 21-race schedule at Jim Naylor’s Ventura Raceway on Saturday, March 19th, the drivers in the series will have some extra reasons to run hard at every single race. To be more precise, they will have nearly 13,000 reasons to race hard as series officials have collected close to $13,000.00 in contingency awards. And there may be more on the way.

Thus far the following companies have pledged their support for the 28-year-old Southern California racing club in 2022. T Shirts By Timeless, Hoosier Tires West, Extreme Mufflers, Saldana Racing Products, Rod End Supply, Speed Mart, Cold Fire West, West Evens Motorsports, RC Fuel Injection, Jake Swanson Shock Technology, Advanced Racing Suspensions, CSI Shocks, Eibach Springs, Triple X Race Components, King Racing Products, Hyper Racing Products, Rebel Gears, Vahlco Wheels, Wilwood Disk Brakes, Fuel Safe Systems, MPI, Circle Track Performance, E-Z UP, Hepfner Racing, and Hoosier Speed.

2022 California Lightning Sprint Car Series Sponsor Directory

T Shirts By Timeless - https://tshirtsbytimeless.com/

Hoosier Tires West - https://hoosiertirewest.com/

Extreme Mufflers - https://extrememufflers.com/

Saldana Race Products - https://saldanaracingproducts.com/

Rod End Supply - https://rodendsupply.com/

Speed Mart - https://speedmartinc.com/

Cold Fire West - https://www.facebook.com/coldfirewest/

West Evans Motorsports - mailto:wem36@aol.com?subject=wem36@aol.com

RC Fuel Injection - https://www.rcfuelinjection.com/

Jake Swanson Shock Technology - https://www.facebook.com/JSTshocks/

Advanced Racing Suspensions - http://www.advancedracingsuspensions.com/

CSI Shocks - https://csishocks.com/

Eibach Springs - https://eibach.com/us/

Triple X Race Components - https://www.triplexraceparts.com/

King Racing Products – https://kingracingproducts.com/

Hyper Racing - https://www.hyperracing.com/

Rebel Gears - http://rebelgears.com/

Vahlco Wheels – https://www.vahlco.com/

Wilwood Disk Brakes - https://wilwood.com/

Fuel Safe Systems - https://fuelsafe.com/

MPI - https://maxpapisinc.com/

Circle Track Performance - https://www.facebook.com/circletrackperformance

E-Z UP - https://www.ezup.com/

Hepfner Racing Products - http://hrpracing.com/

Hoosier Speed - http://www.hoosierspeed.com/

The contingencies will come in a variety of ways and will be awarded in a fashion, so they are spread throughout the field. Included will be products, gift certificates, and discount coupons. They will be awarded in a variety of ways from the series champion and main event winners all the way through hard luck awards.

Below, new CLS President Jon Robertson talks about the series sponsors in a pre-season mini-interview.

CLS: What does it mean to have contingency sponsors involved with the CLS?

Robertson: They are very important. It helps the competitors, and it shows we still have a viable product. We bring a lot to the field. It shows that all of these sponsors have faith in the organization. CLS as an entity is a very professionally run organization. They (the sponsors) respect our series and the competitors. I think we can do very well for them.

CLS: Unlike some series where all the contingencies are placed on the top, you are trying to be sure everybody has a chance to get a piece of the pie. Why is this so important?

Robertson: We like to load this through the whole field. Everybody brings something to the plate, and everybody is at their own level of competitive edge. We just want to make sure that everybody benefits from what is coming into the organization. We are not only trying to reward the top performers. We are trying to reward everybody.

CLS: Things are finally starting to get back to normal after two years dealing with Covid. Was it hard to get sponsors interested in this season?

Robertson: Yes and no. I think people were excited to get things back on track and to get things going. Shane Holt has really come on board and come through with incredible pull to pull these things together. He has been tenacious in going out and contacting all of these folks and they are all more than willing to help. I think it helps to bring a certain amount of normalcy back to what everybody does. This is an elective activity. This is not something that is essential to running the world, the country or anybody’s lives. It is also an important diversion from the harsh realities that are going on all around.

CLS: You have nearly $13,000.00 in contingencies as of now. Do you have room for more if someone is interested?

Robertson: We will make as much room as we need. We are still digging for them. There is always room for one more or two more or 10 more. We still have some irons in the fire.

CLS: One of the biggest events in CLS history is coming up on March 25th when the CLS appears on the same card as the World of Outlaws at the Bakersfield Speedway. How exciting is that?

Robertson: That is super cool. When Scott (Bakersfield promoter Scott Schweitzer) called and gave us the opportunity, he didn’t even need to finish the sentence and I was asking ‘what time do we have to be there?’ We are like baby Outlaws with our winged cars. We will put on a good professional show for them and then we will get to watch a really good show watching the big wing guys hammering around the track.

2022 California Lightning Sprint Car Series Schedule

March 19 Ventura Raceway Winged

March 25 Bakersfield Speedway Winged - With World of Outlaws

April 2 Merced Speedway Non-Wing – Albright Class – Civil War #1

April 16 Bakersfield Speedway Winged

April 30 Ventura Raceway Winged

May 14 Bakersfield Speedway Winged – With USAC/CRA

May 21 Ventura Raceway Winged

June 11 Bakersfield Speedway Winged

June 25 Ventura Raceway Winged

July 9 Ventura Raceway Winged

July 23 Ventura Raceway Winged

August 26 Silver Dollar Speedway Winged – Civil War #2

August 27 Placerville Speedway Winged – Civil War #3

September 10 Lemoore Raceway Winged

September 24 Bakersfield Speedway Winged – Civil War #4

October 8 Mohave Valley Raceway Winged – With SWLS

October 29 Ventura Raceway Winged

November 15 Bakersfield Speedway Winged – With USAC Midgets - Civil War #5

November 17 Placerville Speedway Non-Wing – With USAC Midgets - No Points

November 18 Placerville Speedway Non-Wing – With USAC Midgets - No Points

November 19 Placerville Speedway Non-Wing – With USAC Midgets - No Points

If you or your company would like to become a marketing partner with the CLS for the 2022 season, please contact Jon Robertson at the following address mailto:jon.robertson@sbcglobal.net or call - (310) 367-9050.

To keep up with the CLS online, please visit the website at http://racecls.com/ or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/californialightningsprints

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