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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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  • 2015 CLS Membership Form - Page 1 (Word)

  • 2015 CLS Membership Form - Page 2 (pdf)
     

  • CALIFORNIA LIGHTNING SPRINT CAR SERIES KICKS OFF 22ND SEASON SATURDAY IN EL CENTRO!
    (Placentia, CA, March 3, 2015) The California Lightning Sprint Car Series will kick off its 22nd season of racing this Saturday night, March 7, at the California Mid-Winter Fair and Fiesta on the Imperial County Fairgrounds in El Centro. Racing is slated to start at 5:00 PM at the Wells Fargo Commercial Banking Entertainment Center on the fairgrounds....more
     

  • 2015 CLS SCHEDULE UPDATE
    (Torrance, CA, January 27, 2015) The 2015 Schedule for the California Lightning Sprints has been updated....more
     

  • MICHNOWICZ WINS 2ND LIGHTNING SPRINT TITLE AND OVAL NATIONALS MAIN!
    (Torrance, CA, November 11, 2014)
    Lomita, California’s Bobby Michnowicz left no doubt in anyone’s mind as to who should be the 2014 California Lightning Sprint Car Series champion when he scored the season ending main event victory in last Friday night’s 19th Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction at Perris Auto Speedway. The win was the seventh of the season for the 50-year-old racer....more. 
     

  • LIGHTNING SPRINT TITLE TO BE DECIDED AT LAST RACE!
    (Torrance, CA, November 5, 2014) The curtain will come down on the California Lightning Sprint Car season this Friday, November 7th, at the middle night of the 19th Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction at Perris Auto Speedway. At the final race, the two most important awards in the club, the overall championship and the Rookie of the Year, will be decided. Spectator gates will open at 4:00 PM with racing at 6:45. The USAC National & CRA Sprint Cars and the PAS Senior Sprints will be part of the show...more.
      

  • NUNES WINS CALIFORNIA LIGHTNING SPRINT CARS “BEACH PARTY” AT VENTURA!
    (Torrance, CA, October 23, 2014) Three-time BCRA champion Doug Nunes journeyed south from his Kingsburg, California home and won the California Lightning Sprint Car Series “Party at The Beach” main event last Saturday at the Ventura Raceway. While Nunes’ was busy winning his first CLS main of the 2014 campaign, Bobby Michnowicz became the third different point leader in the last three CLS races and will be the driver to beat heading into the season finale at Perris Auto Speedway on November 7th...more.
     

  • CALIFORNIA LIGHTNING SPRINTS CARS “BEACH PARTY” AT VENTURA RACEWAY THIS SATURDAY!
    (Torrance, CA, October 16, 2014) The next to last race on the 2014 schedule for the California Lightning Sprint Car Series will be the “Beach Party” featuring the CLS against the top stars from BCRA this Saturday night at Jim Naylor’s Ventura Raceway. The race will go a long way in deciding who will be the CLS champ in 2014. San Diego’s Damon Arnett has a 9-point lead over 2012 Champion Bobby Michnowicz and he is 12-points in front of Jeff Dyer. Spectator gates will open at 3:00 PM with racing at 5:30. Joining the CLS on the program will be the VRA Sprint Cars, Dwarf Cars, Sport Compacts, Mod Lites, Junior Midgets and Mini Dwarfs....more. 

 

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