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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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JANUARY 27:
CLS General Membership Meeting 10AM-11:30AM
Pole Position Raceway
1594 E. Bentley Drive
Corona, CA 92879

FEBRUARY 9:
CLS 2018 Awards Banquet
6PM-10PM

Anaheim Hills, CA
 
UPDATED 2019 LUCAS OIL CLS POWRI SCHEDULE (01/09/19)
  2019 CLS GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
CLS 2018 AWARDS BANQUET INFORMATION
   
  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
   
  OCTOBER 20 BARONA RACEWAY RESULTS
   
  CALIFORNIA LIGHTNING SPRINT CARS AT BARONA ON SATURDAY!
(Torrance, CA, October 15)
The California Lightning Sprint Car Series will return to the Barona Speedway for the final time in 2018 this Saturday night, October 20th. Gates will open at noon with racing at 5:00......more  
   
  LANGE RETURNS TO VICTORY CIRCLE AT THE VENTURA RACEWAY!
(Torrance, CA, October 10) Lakewood teenager Aiden Lange returned to the USAC/California Lightning Sprint Car Series victory circle for the fourth time in 2018 last Saturday night at Jim Naylor’s Ventura Raceway. The win was Lange’s first since July and it was also his third at Ventura.....more  
   
  OCTOBER 6 VENTURA RACEWAY RESULTS
   
  CALIFORNIA LIGHTNING SPRINT CARS AT VENTURA SATURDAY!
(Torrance, CA, October 2)
The USAC/California Lightning Sprint Car Series returns to action this Saturday night, October 6th, on its home track, the Ventura Raceway. Joining the CLS on Saturday will be the VRA Sprint Cars, Dwarf Cars, Hobby Stocks and the Focus Midgets. Spectator gates at the track that is located adjacent to the beach in Ventura will open at 3:00 P.M. and the first race will be at 5:30....more   
   
  HESPE AND NUNES WIN THE BATTLES BUT NIGH WINS THE WAR!
(Torrance, CA, September 21 & 22)
Seth Hespe and Doug Nunes won the battles last weekend in the final two rounds of the California Lightning Sprint Car vs Bay Cities Racing Association “Civil War Series” at the Placerville Speedway. However, Cody Nigh won the war when he was crowned champion of the mini-series....more   
   
  SEPTEMBER 22 PLACERVILLE SPEEDWAY RESULTS
  SEPTEMBER 21 PLACERVILLE SPEEDWAY RESULTS
   
  CALIFORNIA LIGHTNING SPRINTS VS BCRA CIVIL WAR FINALE THIS WEEKEND!
(Torrance, CA, September 16) The California Lightning Sprint Cars/Bay Cities Racing Association annual “Civil War Series” will conclude this weekend with a pair of races at the Placerville Speedway on Friday and Saturday nights. Racing will begin at 6:30 each night.....more   
   
  A.J. BENDER WINS LIGHTNING SPRINT RACE AT BAKERSFIELD!
(Torrance, CA, September 13)
With a night off from his regular racing gig in the USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, San Diego, California’s A.J. Bender returned to his roots and survived a hard-fought battle to take home the trophy in the California Lightning Sprint Car main event at the Bakersfield Speedway. In posting the win, the 25-year-old San Diego boat captain became the seventh different winner in the first 12 CLS races this year.....more   
   
  SEPTEMBER 8 BAKERSFIELD SPEEDWAY RESULTS

 

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