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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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JULY 7: USAC National
Ventura Raceway – Ventura, CA

JULY 21: Civil War
Santa Maria Raceway – Santa Maria, CA

AUGUST 1: USAC National
Ventura Raceway – Ventura, CA
 
 
  DOUGLASS WINS LIGHTNING SPRINT CIVIL WAR RACE AT BAKERSFIELD!
(Torrance, CA, June 21, 2018)
After a rather inauspicious start to the night, Ventura, California veteran Bruce Douglass put all the pieces together and won the opening round main event of the “Civil War Series” at the Bakersfield Speedway last Saturday. The series pits So Cal’s California Lightning Sprint Car Series vs Northern California’s Bay Cities Racing Association......more  
   
  CIVIL WAR POINT STANDINGS (prior to July 21, Santa Maria)
1 Bobby Michnowicz 135, 2 Bruce Douglass 132, 3 Jarrett Kramer 124, 4 Dan Hilberg 123, 5 Cody Nigh 114, 6 Dominic Del Monte 107, 7 Brent Sexton 107, 8 Scott Kinney 97, 9 Jon Robertson 93, 10 Kiwi Alexander 88, 11 Hunter Kinney 84, 12 Frank Ditmar 83, 13 Grant Sexton 79, 14 Danika Parker 74, 15 Doug Nunes 69, 16 Aiden Lange 68, 17 Terry Bergstrom 62, 18 Dakota Albright 61, 19 Dalton Sexton 60, 20 Pat Kelley 57
     
  POINT STANDINGS (prior to July 7, Ventura)
1 Jarrett Kramer 753, 2 Brent Sexton 681, 3 Dominic Del Monte 641, 4 Aiden Lange 636, 5 Cody Nigh 592, 6 Pat Kelley 568, 7 Bobby Michnowicz 548, 8 Jeff Dyer 541, 9 Grant Sexton 446, 10 Eric Greco 432, 11 Dalton Sexton 430, 12 Bruce Douglass 378, 13 Dale Gamer 375, 14 Michael Tobiason 314, 15 Frank Ditmar 310, 16 Robb Pelmear 302, 17 Kiwi Alexander 281, 18 Jon Robertson 271, 19 Doug Nunes 261, 20 Wyatt Downing 258.....
   
  JUNE 16 BAKERSFIELD SPEEDWAY RESULTS
   
  CALIFORNIA LIGHTNING SPRINTS BEGIN CIVIL WAR VS BCRA SATURDAY AT BAKERSFIELD!
(Torrance, CA, June 12, 2018) The California Lightning Sprint Car Series will head to the Bakersfield Speedway for round #1 of the “Civil War Series” vs the Bay Cities Racing Association this Saturday night, June 16. In addition to the Lightning Sprints, the USAC Western Midgets, Modifieds, American Stocks, Mini Dwarfs and Mini Mods will also be in action. Spectator gates will open at 4:00 P.M. with racing at 6:00........more
   
  POINT LEADER JARRETT KRAMER WINS CLS SALUTE TO INDY AT PERRIS!
(Torrance, CA, May 31, 2018) 2010 California Lightning Sprint Car Series champion and 2018 season point leader Jarrett Kramer scored his first win of the year when he bested the field in the “70th Anniversary Salute to Indy” at Perris Auto Speedway last Saturday night. In posting the win, Kramer became the fourth different winner in five CLS races in 2018........more
   
  POINT STANDINGS (prior to June 16 - Bakersfield)
1 14 Jarrett Kramer 629, 2 44 Brent Sexton 574, 3 13x Aiden Lange 568, 4 4 Jeff Dyer 541, 5 37 Dominic Del Monte 534, 6 7 Pat Kelley 511, 7 45 Cody Nigh 478, 8 21k Bobby Michnowicz 413, 9 8G Eric Greco 382, 10 18 Dalton Sexton 370, 11 44g Grant Sexton 367, 12 17 Dale Gamer 335, 13 2r Robb Pelmear 302, 14 88 Michael Tobiason 284, 15 90w Wyatt Downing 258, 16 31 Bruce Douglass 246, 17 7f Frank Ditmar 227, 18 2j James Turnbull 203, 19 8 Kiwi Alexander 193, 20 2 Doug Nunes 192.........more
   
  CALIFORNIA LIGHTNING SERIES ADDS TWO RACES AT BARONA!
(Torrance, CA, May 29, 2018) Hot on the heels of its successful return to the Barona Speedway for the first time in over a decade, the California Lightning Sprint Car Series has added two more races on the San Diego County dirt oval. The first of the two will be on August 25th and the other will take place on October 20th......more
   
  UPDATED 2018 RACE SCHEDULE
      
  MAY 26 PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY RESULTS
   
  CODY NIGH WINS SQUIRE MEMORIAL AT BARONA - PERRIS THIS SATURDAY!
(Torrance, CA, May 22, 2018) Third-year California Lightning Sprint Car Series driver Cody Nigh became a first-time winner when he captured the Jim Squire Memorial last Saturday night at the Barona Speedway. It was the first time the CLS visited its former home track in more than 10-years. This Saturday night the CLS will be making its first of two 2018 appearances at Perris Auto Speedway for the annual Salute to Indy......more
   
  MAY 19 BARONA RACEWAY RESULTS
   
  CALIFORNIA LIGHTNING SPRINTS AT SQUIRE MEMORIAL SATURDAY AT BARONA!
(Torrance, CA, May 15, 2018) This Saturday night, in the midst of it’s historic 25th season, the California Lightning Sprint Car Series will return to where it all began, the Barona Speedway, for the first time in more than a decade. The CLS will be on hand to contest the Jim Squire Memorial. Saturday’s first race will be at 5:00 P.M......more
   
  MAY 19: Jim Squire Memorial / Barona Speedway
* $1,000 tow money, to be distributed equally to all race teams
* $500 to the main event winner
* $100 to start the main event
*OPEN PRACTICE Friday evening, May 18, 4:00-8:00 PM ~ $40 per car ~ overnight camping is available.
   
  MAY 19 JIM SQUIRE MEMORIAL POSTER
   
  LANGE WINS SECOND STRAIGHT CALIFORNIA LIGHTNING SPRINT MAIN!
(Torrance, CA, May 10, 2018) Fifteen-year-old Aiden Lange erased any doubt about who is the hottest lightning sprint driver on the Pacific Coast when he led all 25-laps to win his second straight USAC/California Lightning Sprint Car main event last Saturday night at the Ventura Raceway. In addition to it being his second straight CLS win, it was his third victory in four starts in 2018......more
   
  MAY 5 VENTURA RACEWAY RESULTS
   
  CALIFORNIA LIGHTNING SPRINT CAR SERIES AT VENTURA SATURDAY!
(Torrance, CA, May 1, 2018)
After one week off the USAC/California Lightning Sprint Car Series will be back in action this Saturday, May 5th, at its home track, Jim Naylor’s Ventura Raceway. Joining the CLS on the “Cinco de Mayo” program will be the USAC/CRA Sprint Cars and VRA Dwarf Cars. Spectator gates will open at 3:00 P.M. with racing at 5:30......more
   
  AIDEN LANGE GETS FIRST CALIFORNIA LIGHTNING SPRINT CAR WIN!
(Torrance, CA, April 25, 2018)
Teenage star Aiden Lange of Lakewood, California won his first ever USAC/California Lightning Sprint Car main event when he outdistanced five-time series champion Bobby Michnowicz at the Bakersfield Speedway last Saturday night. For Lange, it was his second win in three starts in 2018 as he also captured the BCRA season opener at the Placerville Speedway earlier in the month.....more  
   
  APRIL 21 BAKERSFIELD SPEEDWAY RESULTS

 

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