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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 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
     

  • CHAMPIONS KRAMER AND MICHNOWICZ OPEN LIGHTNING SPRINT SEASON WITH WINS!
    (Torrance, CA, March 16, 2017)
    The California Light Sprint Car Series began its 24th season with a couple of big name drivers – Jarrett Kramer and Bobby Michnowicz – posting $1,000.00 wins at the season opening races during the California Mid-Winter Fair at the Imperial Raceway last Saturday and Sunday.........more
     

  • CALIFORNIA LIGHTNING SPRINT CARS START SEASON AT CALIFORNIA MID-WINTER FAIR!
    (Torrance, CA, March 7, 2017)
    The leading lightning sprint car club west of the Mississippi, the California Light Sprint Car Series, is set to begin its 24th consecutive season of racing this Saturday and Sunday, March 11th and 12th, during the California Mid-Winter Fair at the Imperial Raceway in Imperial, California. Saturday’s race will begin at 5:00 PM and Sunday’s show will start at 2:00. The California & Arizona Dwarf Cars will be in action each day.........more
     

  • CALIFORNIA LIGHTNING SPRINT CAR SERIES RELEASES 2017 SCHEDULE!
    (Torrance, CA, December 22, 2016) The leading Lightning Sprint Car club west of the Mississippi, the California Light Sprint Car Series, has released it’s 2017 racing schedule. The most ambitious schedule in the 24-season history of the club includes 19 races at seven different tracks. In addition, the CLS is also pleased to announce that is it part of the brand new USAC National Lightning Sprint Car Series.........more
      

  • USAC UNVEILS LIGHTNING SPRINT NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP BEGINNING IN 2017 SEASON
    DECEMBER 19, 2016... USAC, the largest and most diversified professional sanctioning body in the country, announced a new National Championship Series beginning in 2017. The Speedway Motors Lightning Sprint National Championship will be added to a historic lineup of prestigious titles for 2017.........more
      

  • CALIFORNIA LIGHTNING SPRINTS CLOSE 2016 SEASON SATURDAY AT VENTURA!
    (Torrance, CA, October 24, 2016) Nearly eight months after opening the 2016 campaign, the California Lightning Sprint Car Series will wrap up its 23rd season this Saturday night, October 29th, at Jim Naylor’s Ventura Raceway. The USAC Western Midgets and VRA Dwarf Cars will also be in action at the longtime beach side oval. Spectator gates will open at 3:00 PM with racing at 5:30.........more
      

  • October 29 Ventura "Beach Party 3" Poster.
          

  • MICHNOWICZ WINS VENTURA CLS MAIN GETS CLOSER TO FOURTH TITLE!
    (Torrance, CA, October 19, 2016) Last Saturday night at Jim Naylor’s Ventura Raceway, Lomita, California’s Bobby Michnowicz won his series leading sixth California Lightning Sprint Car main event of 2016. The victory allowed Michnowicz to creep closer to his record setting fourth CLS championship that he can sew up back at Ventura on October 29th.........more
     

  • VIDEO CLIP: October 15th CLS Highlights from Ventura Raceway
     

  • CALIFORNIA LIGHTNING SPRINT CARS AT VENTURA SATURDAY!
    (Torrance, CA, October 12, 2016) The California Lightning Sprint Car Series will stage its next to last race of what has been a highly successful 2016 season this Saturday night, October 15th, at Jim Naylor’s Ventura Raceway. The IMCA Modifieds, Hobby Stocks and Focus Midgets will also be on the card. Spectator gates will open at 3:00 PM and racing get underway at 5:30........more  
     

  • DOUGLASS GETS FIRST CALIFORNIA LIGHTNING SPRINT WIN AT VENTURA!
    (Torrance, CA, October 6, 2016)
    Local racer Bruce Douglass, a multi-time Senior Sprint Car Series champion, scored an upset win in the California Lightning Sprint Car main event last Saturday night at the Ventura Raceway. The victory was the first ever in a Lightning Sprint for the affable driver.......more

 

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