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The California Lightning Sprints (CLS) are a Southern California based 1200cc Mini-Sprint club. The group competes in California. Capable of reaching speeds in excess of 100 mph, the cars of the CLS may be small in size, but they are big on excitement!!! 

     

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APRIL 6: Point Race #3
Barona Raceway
Lakeside, CA

APRIL 20: Point Race #4
Bakersfield Speedway
Bakersfield, CA

 
  2019 CLS POWRI MEMBERSHIP FORM
UPDATED 2019 LUCAS OIL CLS POWRI SCHEDULE (01/09/19)
  2019 CLS RULE BOOK
2019 POWRi CLS RULE BOOK
   
  CLS POINT STANDINGS
(prior to April 6 at Barona)
1 Jarrett Kramer 271, 2 Eric Greco 250, 3 A. J. Bender 248, 4 Bobby Michnowicz 240, 5 Cody Nigh 214, 6 Doug Nunes 199, 7 Jeff Dyer 186, 8 Aiden Lange 180, 9 Pat Kelley 180, 10 Dan Hillberg 174, 11 Dalton Sexton 166, 12 Gage Cheek 141, 13 Dominic Del Monte 141, 14 Grant Sexton 135, 15 Dale Gamer 135, 16 Kyle Dodd 122, 17 Bill Dodd 118, 18 James Turnbull 116, 19 Frank Ditmar 104, 20 Bruce Douglass 99....more
   
  MARCH 23 VENTURA RACEWAY RESULTS
   
  NUNES WINS LIGHTNING SPRINT OPENER IN BAKERSFIELD – VENTURA THIS SATURDAY!
(Torrance, CA, March 19, 2019) Kingsburg, California’s Doug Nunes scored a convincing win when the Lucas Oil POWRi California Lightning Sprint Car Series opened its season last Saturday night at the Bakersfield Speedway. The historic race was the first ever for the CLS under the POWRi banner......more  
   
  CLS POINT STANDINGS
(prior to March 23 at Ventura)
1 Doug Nunes 140, 2 Jarrett Kramer 135, 3 A. J. Bender 125, 4 Eric Greco 120, 5 Bobby Michnowicz 120, 6 Dan Hillberg 108, 7 Aiden Lange 102, 8 Pat Kelley 97, 9 Cody Nigh 91, 10 Dalton Sexton 84, 11 Dominic Del Monte 80, 12 Dan Foster 79, 13 Bill Dodd 78, 14 Jeff Dyer 68, 15 Dale Gamer 67, 16 Gage Cheek 62, 17 Jon Robertson 61, 18 Kyle Dodd 56, 19 Grant Sexton 55, 20 Robb Pelmear 51.....more
   
  MARCH 16 BAKERSFIELD SPEEDWAY RESULTS
   
  CALIFORNIA LIGHTNING SPRINT CARS OPEN SEASON AT BAKERSFIELD SATURDAY!
(Torrance, CA, March 12, 2019) The Lucas Oil POWRi California Lightning Sprint Car Series will kick off its 26th consecutive season this Saturday night, March 16th, at “The West’s Fastest 1/3 Mile High Banked Clay Oval,” the Bakersfield Speedway. The race will be the first under the POWRi banner for the CLS. Joining the CLS on the quadruple header will be the USAC West Coast Sprint Cars, IMCA Stock Cars and the American Stocks. Spectator gates will open at 5:00 P.M. and the first race will be at 7:00......more  
   
  2019 LUCAS OIL POWRi CALIFORNIA LIGHTNING SPRINT CAR SERIES SCHEDULE!
(Torrance, CA, January 10, 2019) The Lucas Oil POWRi California Lightning Sprint Car Series has released the schedule for the 2019 season. The racing calendar will be comprised of 17 dates on four different racetracks.....more  
   
  NUNES CLOSES CLS SEASON WITH WESTERN STATES CHAMPIONSHIP WIN!
(Torrance, CA, November 25, 2018) Kingsburg, California veteran Doug Nunes closed the USAC California Lightning Sprint Car Series silver anniversary season with a victory in the “2nd Annual Western States Lightning Sprint Car Championship” at the Bakersfield Speedway. The win was Nunes third in CLS competition in 2018....more
   
  CLS POINT STANDINGS (FINAL)
1 Jarrett Kramer 2251, 2 Cody Nigh 1976, 3 Bobby Michnowicz 1873, 4 Brent Sexton 1845, 5 Dominic Del Monte 1780, 6 Aiden Lange 1694, 7 Eric Greco 1682, 8 Grant Sexton 1397, 9 Pat Kelley 1385, 10 Dale Gamer 1202, 11 Jeff Dyer 1169, 12 Dalton Sexton 1079, 13 Frank Ditmar 1017, 14 Jon Robertson 951, 15 Doug Nunes 887, 16 Robb Pelmear 832, 17 Kiwi Alexander 724, 18 Bruce Douglass 704, 19 Wink Schweitzer 551, 20 Kyle Dodd 533....more
   
  NOVEMBER 17TH BAKERSFIELD SPEEDWAY RESULTS
    
  CALIFORNIA LIGHTNING SPRINT CAR SERIES CLOSES SEASON SATURDAY!
(Torrance, CA, November 12, 2019) The USAC California Lightning Sprint Car Series will close it’s 25th Anniversary campaign this Saturday night, November 17th, with the running of the “2nd Annual Western States Lightning Sprint Car Championship” at the Bakersfield Speedway. Saturday’s main event will pay $1,000.00 to win and $150.00 to start. The CLS will be joined by the USAC National and Western Midgets and Mini Stocks. Spectator gates will open at 4:00 P.M. and racing will begin at 6:00.....more
   
  MICHNOWICZ WINS MAIN EVENT – KRAMER WINS 2ND CLS TITLE!
(Torrance, CA, October 31) Bobby Michnowicz won the battle when he won the USAC California Lightning Sprint Car Series main event last Saturday night at the Ventura Raceway, but Jarrett Kramer won the war when he sewed up his second ever CLS championship. The Spring Valley based driver first won the title in 2010......more
   
  OCTOBER 27 VENTURA RACEWAY RESULTS
   
  DOMINIC DEL MONTE WINS HIS FIRST CALIFORNIA LIGHTNING SPRINT CAR MAIN!
(Torrance, CA, October 25) Another one of the California Lightning Sprint Car Series talented teens, Dominic Del Monte, scored his first ever CLS main event win last Saturday night at the Barona Speedway. In posting the victory, Del Monte became the fifth different first time CLS winner in 2018......more
   
  VENTURA'S "NIGHT AFTER TURKEY NIGHT" RACE IS CANCELLED
(Torrance, CA, October 24)
Sorry to announce that the November 23rd Race at Ventura has been CANCELLED.
   
  CLS POINT STANDINGS (prior to October 27 at Ventura)
1. Jarrett Kramer 1980, 2. Cody Nigh 1762, 3. Brent Sexton 1644, 4. Bobby Michnowicz 1613, 5. Dominic Del Monte 1585, 6. Eric Greco 1469, 7. Aiden Lange 1466, 8. Pat Kelley 1302, 9. Grant Sexton 1230, 10. Dale Gamer 1063, 11. Jeff Dyer 1054, 12. Frank Ditmar 922, 13. Dalton Sexton 896, 14. Jon Robertson 794, 15. Kiwi Alexander 724, 16. Bruce Douglass 704, 17. Doug Nunes 677, 18. Robb Pelmear 668, 19. James Turnbull 495, 20. Kyle Dodd 468
   

 

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