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2020 Season News / Press Releases - Click Link For Information

   
  2020 CLS Rules & Specifications (pdf format)
  2020 CLS Membership Form Page 1 (pdf format)
  2020 CLS Membership Form Page 2 (pdf format)
JUL 30 MICHNOWICZ WINS SEASON OPENING CALIFORNIA LIGHTNING SPRINT CAR RACE IN BAKERSFIELD
JUL 28 RACE RESULTS: July 25 at Bakersfield
JUL 22 CALIFORNIA LIGHTNING SPRINT CAR SERIES FINALLY OPENS SEASON SATURDAY AT BAKERSFIELD
JUL 22 Teams and Drivers- Please make sure all your safety gear is up to date. Helmets, suits, and belts!
JUL 22 Attention CLS teams, It is very important that we maximize our limit of 5 people per car. If you have open spots, please let people know so they can fill them. Thank you.
JUL 21 Still looking for a few more sponsors for the "Come Back Classic". Please help us support our friends at Bakersfield Speedway. Everything is appreciated!
JUL 20 ATTENTION - ATTENTION! BCRA will be racing August 8th at Petaluma Speedway! Make your plans to attend now!
JUL 20 2020 CLS T-SHIRTS ARE HERE!!!!
(Upland, CA, July 20, 2020)
$20 including shipping! T-shirts will be available at Bakersfield at the #45 trailer! If you would like to order t-shirts and have them shipped, Please email your order to 20cls21@gmail.com
JUL 18 JULY 25 BAKERSFIELD COVID CLASSIC NOTES
JUL 16 ATTENTION ATTENTION ATTENTION!!!!!!

CALIFORNIA LIGHTNING SPRINTS WILL BE RACING JULY 25TH AT BAKERSFIELD SPEEDWAY!

Details to come but it is confirmed that CLS is added to the program on July 25th!
JUN 05 NOTES FROM CLS
Just received a call from Dakota Albright, Placerville is racing next weekend! (June 13). This is not a Civil War race. This is a BCRA race. BCRA and CLS will be sharing schedules to try and get racing. Support at this event will be appreciated. Please contact Dakota if you are planning to make the trip.
MAY 06 We sincerely hope everyone is well during these tough time.

I just wanted to update you all about our current situation. CLS is still waiting, much like everyone else, for any indication of when our 2020 season will get started. The short answer at this point is that none of us have an answer. I have been in touch with our promoters and all of them are waiting for answers from local health officials. As soon as we hear anything, we will let you all know.

BUT, Jeff Dyer has organized a race at Adobe Mountain Speedway in Arizona on May 22nd- 24th. This is not a sanctioned CLS race but we do fully support the event and ask all of you to consider loading up and racing this event. With CLS's race schedule uncertain, this would be a good chance to get out and race at a new facility. If you have any questions about this event, Please contact Jeff Dyer at 760-267-0298.

We will get the CLS season going as soon as we safely can. Until then, stay healthy.

Alex Grigoreas
MAY 03 Ladies and Gentleman,

Long time CLS competitor, Jeff Dyer, has arranged a two day race in Arizona! This is a non sanctioned, non CLS event. As many people are getting very tired of not racing, Jeff has taken the risk to promote this race. Please, if you are tired of not racing, Load up and support this race!
Any questions, please contact Jeff Dyer @ 760-267-0298
MAR 13 CALIFORNIA LIGHTNING SPRINTS RACE AT BAKERSFIELD CANCELED
MAR 12 ATTENTION CLS TEAMS AND FANS!
Racing at Bakersfield Speedway for this Saturday the 14th, has been postponed. We will keep you updated on future dates on the CLS Schedule.
MAR 11 CALIFORNIA LIGHTNING SPRINTS OPEN SEASON SATURDAY AT BAKERSFIELD
MAR 11 MEMBERSHIPS MUST BE RECEIVED BEFORE THE PILL DRAW ON SATURDAY TO RECEIVE POINTS FOR THE NIGHT
Please download the membership form and have it filled out when you get to the track to avoid any loss of points. See you Saturday!
http://racecls.com/2020/2020clsmember1.pdf
http://racecls.com/2020/2020clsmember2.pdf
MAR 11 ATTENTION CLS TEAMS!
CLS has three (3) transponders to rent if needed. If you need a transponder, Please message CLS today to reserve one. Thank you. See you Saturday!
MAR 09 California Lightning Sprints starts its 27th year at Bakersfield Speedway, this Saturday night! Can't wait to see all the updated CLS teams and the new teams coming to compete with Southern California's Best lightning sprint organization. Here is a past race to get your blood pumping! See you Saturday at Bakersfield Speedway! CLICK HERE
FEB 06 2020 CLS OFFICALS & BOARD MEMBERS
President: Alex Grigoreas
Vice President & Statistician: Dick Hindman
Secretary: Gayleen Grigoreas
Treasurer: Mike Nigh
Board of Directors: Jeff Dyer, John Robertson, JJ Ercse, Michael Lange, Mike Nehring, Mike Nigh, James Turnbull, Jr.
Registration & Line-ups: Colleen Cossey
Pit Steward : Dwayne Cossey
Tech Director: Mike Nehring
FEB 05  ATTENTION ~ 2020 CLS Sweatshirt Pre-Order ~ Hoodies are $30; Full Zip are $35. Please contact us for which style & what size(s) by Friday, 2/7. You can pay when they are delivered at the first CLS race on March 14 at Bakersfield Speedway.
FEB 01 CLS would like to thank everyone that attended the banquet tonight. Also want to thank Scott Daloisio for coming and being the MC. Also Timeless Ent for the Jackets and trophies, but most of all, thank you to all that made the drive to spend the evening with us. See you all March 14th at Bakersfield for the 27th season of CLS racing!!
JAN 31 The 2020 CLS apparel has been designed. There will be men’s & women’s t-shirts, which will be available at the first race. There will also be a pre-order on the sweatshirts: Hoodies - $30; Full Zip - $35. You can pre-order at the banquet tomorrow night or contact us. You can pay for your sweatshirts when they are delivered at the first race on March 14 at Bakersfield Speedway.
   
JAN 17 For those interested, Ventura Raceway (CLS Home Track) has two "Open Practice" dates. The first date is February 15th, followed a week later on February 22nd. Bakersfield Speedway will also be holding an "Open Practice" on February 29th.
JAN 13 Just a reminder for everyone to make sure you send in you Banquet payment as it is right around the corner. Our last flyer had the incorrect address on it, Please send your checks to:

CLS
22126 Vermont Avenue, Unit A
Torrance, Ca 90502

Thank you and see you there!
JAN 11 2019 CLS BANQUET POSTER
JAN 10 CALIFORNIA LIGHTNING SPRINT CAR SERIES RELEASES 2020 SCHEDULE
JAN 10 The first item on the agenda for the CLS this year will be the annual awards banquet on February 1st. The gathering will be from 6:00 to 9:00 P.M. at Frantone’s Pizza & Spaghetti Villa at 10808 Alondra Boulevard in Cerritos (90703). Banquet tickets are $30.00 per person and will feature an all you can eat Italian buffet, beverages and dessert (wine and beer available for additional cost). You can order tickets by sending a check to: CLS, 22126 Vermont Boulevard, Unit A, Torrance, CA 90502

For 2019 Season News / Press Releases, CLICK HERE