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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 in California. 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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  • 2017 CALIFORNIA LIGHTNING SPRINT SCHEDULE

  • 2017 CLS MEMBERSHIP FORM

  • 2017 CLS RULES & SPECIFICATIONS
          

  • CALIFORNIA LIGHTNING SPRINT CARS AT PERRIS SATURDAY!
    (Torrance, CA, May 23, 2017) The California Lightning Sprint Car Series will make its first of two 2017 appearances at the “Southern California Home of Major League Sprint Car Racing,” Perris Auto Speedway, this Saturday night for the annual “Salute to Indy.” The USAC/CRA Sprint Cars and The PAS Senior and Young Gun Sprints will also be on the four-division card. Spectator gates will open at 5:00 PM and the first race will begin at 7:00..........more   
     

  • DICKEY AND KEEFE GET CIVIL WAR SERIES WINS!
    (Torrance, CA, May 12, 2017) When the California Lightning Sprint Car Series trekked north to Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico and the Placerville Speedway for the second and third rounds of the “Civil War Series” with the BCRA last weekend, a pair of surprise winners etched their names on the CLS victory ledger. Indiana native Chris “Crash” Dickey took home the winner’s trophy on Friday at Silver Dollar and Washington’s Zach Keefe did likewise on the tiny Placerville bull ring on Saturday.........more  
     

  • CALIFORNIA LIGHTNING SPRINTS HEAD NORTH FOR DOUBLEHEADER!
    (Torrance, CA, May 2, 2017) The California Lightning Sprint Car Series will make its longest journey of the season this weekend when it ventures north for rounds two and three of the Civil War Series against the Bay Cities Racing Association. Friday night the two clubs will clash at the Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico and Saturday they will go at it again at the Placerville Speedway.........more  
      

  • MICHNOWICZ WINS CALIFORNIA LIGHTNING SPRINT CAR MAIN AT BAKERSFIELD!
    (Torrance, CA, April 25, 2017) Four-time California Lightning Sprint Car Series champion Bobby Michnowicz of Lomita captured his second main event of 2017 when the CLS visited “The West’s Fastest 1/3 High Banked Clay Oval,” the Bakersfield Speedway, last Saturday night. The race was the first ever for the CLS under the banner of the USAC (the United States Auto Club).........more  
     

  • CALIFORNIA LIGHTNING SPRINT CARS RETURN TO BAKERSFIELD SATURDAY!
    (Torrance, CA, April 17, 2017) The California Lightning Sprint Car Series will make its second appearance of 2017 at “The West’s Fastest 1/3 High Banked Clay Oval,” the Bakersfield Speedway, this Saturday night, April 22nd. In addition to the CLS, the Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, Mod Lites and NMRA Three-Quarter Midgets will also be in action. Spectator gates will open at 4:00 Pand racing will begin at 6:00.........more  
     

  • SATURDAY’S CALIFORNIA LIGHTNING SPRINT CAR RACE AT VENTURA CANCELED!
    (Torrance, CA, April 7, 2017) This Saturday’s California Lightning Sprint Car Series race at the Ventura Raceway has been canceled due to the incoming inclement weather..........more  
     

  • CALIFORNIA LIGHTNING SPRINT CARS AT VENTURA ON SATURDAY!
    (Torrance, CA, April 4, 2017) The California Lightning Sprint Car Series will make its first appearance of 2017 at its home track, the Ventura Raceway, this Saturday night, April 8th. The race will be the first of seven for the CLS at the gorgeous track that is on the Ventura County Fairgrounds. In addition to the CLS, the VRA Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, Dwarf Cars and Hobby Stocks will also be in action. Spectator gates will open at 3:00. Qualifying will start at 3:30 and the first race will be at 5:30.........more
     

  • JARRETT KRAMER GETS 2ND LIGHTNING SPRINT WIN OF THE YEAR AT BAKERSFIELD!
    (Torrance, CA, March 30, 2017) For the past few seasons, Spring Valley, California’s Jarrett Kramer has been an infrequent competitor in the California Lightning Sprint Car Series. After the first three races in 2017, his fellow competitors are hoping he goes back to the infrequent schedule as last Saturday night at the Bakersfield Speedway, Kramer won his second main event of the campaign at round #1 of the “Civil War Challenge” matching the CLS against the cars from the Bay Cities Racing Association.........more
     

  • JARRETT KRAMER WINS CIVIL WAR RACE AT BAKERSFIELD SPEEDWAY
    MARCH 25, 2017... Jarrett Kramer Wins the March 25th Civil War race at Bakersfield Speedway.........more
      

  • CALIFORNIA LIGHTNING SPRINT CARS AT BAKERSFIELD SATURDAY!
    (Torrance, CA, March 21, 2017) The California Lightning Sprint Car Series season continues this Saturday night, March 25th, at one of California’s longest running oval tracks, the Bakersfield Speedway. Joining the CLS will be Late Models, Sportmods, Hobby Stocks and Mini Dwarfs. Spectator gates will open at 4:00 PM with racing at 6:00.........more

 

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