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California Lightning Sprints
OCTOBER 8:
MOHAVE VALLEY RACEWAY
(Winged with SWLS)
OCTOBER 29:
VENTURA RACEWAY
(Winged)
NOVEMBER 15:
BAKERSFIELD SPEEDWAY
(Winged with BCRA)
NOVEMBER 17-19:
PLACERVILLE SPEEDWAY
(Non-Wing, Non-Points)

NOVEMBER 17, 18 & 19 PLACERVILLE HANGTOWN 100 POSTER
CLS MEMBER COMMUNICATION
(Torrance, CA, October 4, 2022)
Greetings and felicitations! This Saturday, marks our inaugural joint CLS / SWLS event at Mohave Valley Raceway. The forecast high temperature for Saturday is 96 degrees so start hydrating now. This should be a spectacular event with a large crowd, you won’t want to miss this! Fuel will be available at the track.....(more)

CALIFORNIA LIGHTNING SPRINT CAR SERIES MAKES MOHAVE VALLEY RACEWAY DEBUT THIS SATURDAY
(Torrance, CA, October 2, 2022) For the first time in its 28-season history, the California Lightning Sprint Car Series will be racing at the Mohave Valley Raceway this Saturday night, October 8th. The race on the fast 1/3 mile banked clay oval will be co-sanctioned by the Lucas Oil POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprint Cars. Spectator gates at the track located minutes away from the Colorado River and only 20 minutes from downtown Laughlin, will open at 5:30 with racing at 7:00.....(more)

GASPER INCREASES HIS LEADS IN THE CALIFORNIA LIGHTNING SERIES AND CIVIL WAR SERIES
(Torrance, CA, September 28, 2022) In 2021, rookie driver David Gasper made a late-season rush to win the California Lightning Sprint Car Series and Civil War Series titles. In 2022, the Santa Barbara, California racer is starting to pull away from the competition in both series as the season hits the home stretch. Last Saturday at the Bakersfield Speedway, the teenage star scored his series-leading seventh win of the year.....(more)

CLS/BCRA CIVIL WAR POINT STANDINGS (AFTER SEPTEMBER 24 AT BAKERSFIELD)
1. 18 David Gasper 514, 2. 8g Eric Greco 451, 3. 21k Bobby Michnowicz 433, 4. 8 Will Browne 420, 5. 45 Cody Nigh 385, 6. 47 Greg Dennett 383, 7. 35jr Dakota Albright 358, 8. 17f Harlee Aguilera 331, 9. 91 Matt Land 329, 10. 3f Brandon Leedy 302, 11. 57 Connor Speir 300, 12. 4 Jeff Dyer 240, 13. 25k Hunter Kinney 215, 14. 18f Josef Ferolito 206, 15. 42 Jon Robertson 193....(more)

CLS POINT STANDINGS (AFTER SEPTEMBER 24 AT BAKERSFIELD)
1. 18 David Gasper 1796, 2. 8g Eric Greco 1716, 3. 45 Cody Nigh 1601, 4. 4 Jeff Dyer 1599, 5. 21k Bobby Michnowicz 1487, 6. 8 Will Browne 1280, 7. 57 Connor Speir 1269, 8. 42 Jon Robertson 1022, 9. 3 Pat Kelley 973, 10. 37 Dominic Del Monte 696, 11. 22s Gage Cheek 567, 12. 4x Seth Dyer 490, 13. 41b A J Bender 477, 14. 17 Harlee Aguilera 467, 15. 97 Leland Day 462....(more)

SEPTEMBER 24 BAKERSFIELD RACE RESULTS

CLS MEMBER COMMUNICATION
(Torrance, CA, September 23, 2022) Schedule of events at Bakersfield Speedway....(more)

CALIFORNIA LIGHTNING SPRINTS HEAD TO BAKERSFIELD FOR ROUND #4 OF THE CIVIL WAR SERIES
(Torrance, CA, September 19, 2022) The California Lightning Sprint Car Series and the Bay Cities Racing Association will square off in round #4 of the annual Civil War Series this Saturday night, September 24th, at Scott Schweitzer’s Bakersfield Speedway. Led by defending Civil War champion David Gasper, CLS drivers hold down the top five spots in the standings heading into Saturday’s show on “The West’s Fastest 1/3 Mile High Banked Clay Oval.”......(more)

MICHNOWICZ MAKES IT TWO IN A ROW IN CALIFORNIA LIGHTNING SPRINT CAR MAIN EVENT AT LEMOORE
(Torrance, CA, September 12, 2022) Legendary driver Bobby Michnowicz is back to his old self after a slow start to the 2022 racing season. Last Saturday night on First Responder’s Appreciation Night at the Lemoore Raceway, he started on the pole and led every inch of the California Lightning Sprint Car main event for his second win in a row and his third victory of the year......(more)

CLS MEMBER COMMUNICATION
(Torrance, CA, September 12, 2022) Hi gang, Just a quick note to all who came out to Lemoore this past weekend. We had a good car turnout for our inaugural event at Lemoore Raceway. I’ve received copious amounts of positive feedback from the track officials, fellow competitors and fans alike. Even with a new venue for some, new track configuration and the weather providing challenges every one of you put on an orderly and professional show and set a stellar example for all to follow. I’d like to thank all of the competitors and our CLS officials for making this a spectacular event......(more)

CLS POINT STANDINGS (AFTER SEPTEMBER 10 AT LEMOORE)
1. 18 David Gasper 1657, 2. 8g Eric Greco 1609, 3. 45 Cody Nigh 1515, 4. 4 Jeff Dyer 1474, 5. 21k Bobby Michnowicz 1354, 6. 57 Connor Speir 1204, 7. 8 Will Browne 1193, 8. 42 Jon Robertson 965, 9. 3 Pat Kelley 932, 10. 37 Dominic Del Monte 656, 11. 22s Gage Cheek 491, 12. 41b A J Bender 477, 13. 4x Seth Dyer 438, 14. 97 Leland Day 412, 15. 17 Harlee Aguilera 399......(more)

SEPTEMBER 10 LEMOORE RACE RESULTS

CLS MEMBER COMMUNICATION
(Torrance, CA, September 8, 2022) Howdy folks, Our race at Lemoore is 2 days away. Charge those transponders and make sure your radios are healthy. Fortunately the weather is taking a dramatic turn and the forecast high for the day is only 87 degrees (almost 20 degrees cooler than Friday). This is our first time as a club at this track so please be aware of a couple of procedural items that differ from our other tracks......(more)

CALIFORNIA LIGHTNING SPRINT CARS HEAD TO LEMOORE RACEWAY FOR FIRST RESPONDERS APPRECIATION NIGHT
(Torrance, CA, September 5, 2022) The California Lightning Sprint Car Series is headed to Central California’s Lemoore Raceway for this Saturday’s First Responder’s Appreciation Night. It will be the only 2022 appearance for the CLS at the track that is located 30 minutes south of Fresno. Spectator gates will open at 4:00 p.m. and the first race will take the green flag at 7:00.......(more)

BOBBY MICHNOWICZ NOTCHES CLS VS BCRA CIVIL WAR WIN AT PLACERVILLE SPEEDWAY
(Torrance, CA, August 31, 2022) Longtime veteran Bobby Michnowicz took the familiar road to the top step of the podium when he outdistanced the field in round #3 of the CLS vs BCRA Civil War Series at the Placerville Speedway last Saturday night. The win was the second of the year for the legendary racer.......(more)

CONNOR SPIER GETS FIRST LIGHTNING SPRINT CAR WIN AS CLS SWEEPS THE PODIUM AT CHICO
(Torrance, CA, August 30, 2022) Rookie Connor Spier scored the first California Lightning Sprint Car Series victory of his career in a thrilling photo finish at round two of the CLS VS BCRA Civil War Series last Friday at the Silver Dollar Speedway, in Chico, California. Spier beat fellow CLS rookie Will Browne by .008 for his initial win. Eric Greco took the third place spot on the all-CLS, all-teenage podium........(more)

CLS POINT STANDINGS (AFTER AUGUST 27 AT PLACERVILLE)
1. 18 David Gasper 1526, 2. 8g Eric Greco 1490, 3. 45 Cody Nigh 1390, 4. 4 Jeff Dyer 1389, 5. 21k Bobby Michnowicz 1215, 6. 8 Will Browne 1111, 7. 57 Connor Speir 1089, 8. 42 Jon Robertson 875, 9. 3 Pat Kelley 847, 10. 37 Dominic Del Monte 656, 11. 41b A J Bender 406, 12. 22s Gage Cheek 401, 13. 17 Harlee Aguilera 399, 14. 4x Seth Dyer 375, 15. 47 Greg Dennett 347......(more)

CIVIL WAR POINT STANDINGS (AFTER AUGUST 27 AT PLACERVILLE)
1. 18 David Gasper 375, 2. 8g Eric Greco 344, 3. 8 Will Browne 333, 4. 21k Bobby Michnowicz 300, 5. 45 Cody Nigh 299, 6. 47 Greg Dennett 282, 7. 17f Harlee Aguilera 263, 8. 35jr Dakota Albright 244, 9. 91 Matt Land 239, 10. 3f Brandon Leedy 236, 11. 57 Connor Speir 235, 12. 25k Hunter Kinney 215, 13. 18f Josef Ferolito 206, 14. 42 Jon Robertson 136, 15. 21c Cody Meyer 129......(more)

CLS MEMBER COMMUNICATION

(Torrance, CA, August 29, 2022)
Howdy racers! What a weekend! It was a great clash between the BCRA locals and the visiting CLS regulars. We experienced pretty much everything over the whole weekend......(more)  

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, 2020 No Award, 2021 David Gasper

 
 
 

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