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The California Lightning Sprints (CLS) are a Southern California based 1200cc Mini-Sprint club. The group competes in both winged and non-winged events at the Perris, Bakersfield, Ventura, Santa Maria, Barona, El Centro, and Victorville clay ovals. 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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  • 2016 CLS SCHEDULE

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  • CALIFORNIA LIGHTNING SPRINTS AWARD BANQUET
    January 9th. 5:00pm to 9:00pm. Dinner at 5:30
    At: Guy & Lisa's house
    Address: 126 S. Francisco st. Anaheim Hills 92807
    $25 per person. Mail checks made out to Lisa Maresch
    All checks must be received no later than December 30th. Please contact Guy Maresch if you have any questions 714-606-5773

     

  • KRAMER CLOSES LIGHTNING SPRINT CAR SEASON WITH EL CENTRO WIN!
    (Torrance, CA, November 27, 2015)
    2010 California Lightning Sprint Car Series champion Jarrett Kramer closed the CLS season with a win at the Imperial Valley Raceway on the fairgrounds in El Centro last Saturday night. For Kramer, who was not a regular during 2015, it was his second win of the year....more
       

  • LIGHTNING SPRINT CARS WRAP UP 22nd SEASON SATURDAY IN EL CENTRO!
    (Torrance, CA, November 17, 2015)
    After a month off, the California Lightning Sprint Car Series will conclude its 22nd season this Saturday night, November 21st, at the same place it started the season back in March, the Imperial Valley Raceway on the fairgrounds in El Centro...more
     

  • MICHNOWICZ WINS VENTURA CLS MAIN AND THIRD CHAMPIONSHIP!
    (Torrance, CA, October 22, 2015)
    The California Lightning Sprint Car Series made its final 2015 appearance at Jim Naylor’s Ventura Raceway at the “Beach Party” last Saturday night and Bobby Michnowicz made it two out three wins at the ocean side oval in 2015. The victory was also enough to propel the Lomita, California veteran to his third CLS championship even with one race to go....more
     

  • CALIFORNIA LIGHTNING SPRINTS FINAL TIME AT VENTURA SATURDAY!
    (Torrance, CA, October 13, 2015)
    The California Lightning Sprint Car Series will be at the Ventura Raceway for the final time in 2015 this Saturday night, October 17th. Joining the CLS on the popular 1/5 of a mile beach side oval will be the VRA Sprint Cars, Senior Sprints, Hobby Stocks, Sport Compacts and Go Karts. Spectator gates will open at 3:00 PM with racing at 5:30.....more
     

  • MICHNOWICZ WINS BAKERSFIELD MAIN AND CIVIL WAR CHAMPIONSHIP!
    (Torrance, CA, October 1, 2015)
    Just when you thought things may heat up in the California Lightning Sprint Car Series championship chase, Bobby Michnowicz did what he does best by sweeping the show setting fast time, winning his heat and the main event at the California Lightning Sprint Car Series race last Saturday at the Bakersfield Speedway. The win, which came just one week after he had one taken away for being to light at Perris Auto Speedway, was the Lomita veteran’s eighth win in 13 CLS starts this year. It also sewed up the “Civil War” championship title for the veteran racer....more  
     

  • MICHNOWICZ DQ’D AND HILLBERG WINS - CLS AT BAKERSFIELD THIS SATURDAY!
    (Torrance, CA, September 24, 2015)
    What looked like the eighth win of the season for California Lightning Sprint Car Series point leader Bobby Michnowicz lasted as far as the scales at Perris Auto Speedway last Saturday night. When CLS officials scaled the car they found it to be underweight and that gave Placentia veteran Dan Hillberg his first victory of the 2015 campaign......more  
     

  • CALIFORNIA LIGHTNING SPRINTS LAST PERRIS APPEARANCE SATURDAY!
    (Torrance, CA, September 15, 2015)
    The California Lightning Sprint Car Series will head to Perris Auto Speedway one last time, this Saturday night September 19th, for the Glenn Howard Memorial. Joining the CLS on the famous half-mile for the annual race will be the USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and the Young Gun Sprint Cars. Spectator gates will open at 5:00 PM and the first race will begin at 7:00....more

 

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