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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SPRINTS BEGIN LAST MONTH OF 2016 SEASON AT VENTURA!
(Torrance, CA, September 28,
The California Lightning
Sprint Car Series will begin the final month of the
2016 campaign this Saturday night, October 1st, at the
Ventura Raceway. The VRA Sprint Cars, Senior Sprints,
Dwarfs and IMCA Modifieds will join the CLS at the
show. Spectator gates will open at 3:00 with the first
race at 5:30.........more
BAKERSFIELD AND TAKES CLS POINT LEAD!
CA, September 21, 2016)
In what looked like an impossibility a couple of
months ago, three-time California Lightning Sprint Car
Series champion Bobby Michnowicz took over the 2016
championship series points lead when he swept the show
last Saturday night at the Bakersfield Speedway.........more
LIGHTNING SPRINTS INTO FINAL 2016 BAKERSFIELD RACE!
(Torrance, CA, September 13,
Bernardino’s James Heling leads the California
Lightning Sprint Car Series into its final 2016
appearance at the Bakersfield Speedway this Saturday
night, September 17th. The CLS will be joined by the
Modifieds, Sportmods, IMCA Stock Cars and Mini Stocks
at “The West’s Fastest 1/3 Mile Banked Clay Oval.”
Spectator gates will open at 5:00 PM with racing at
VENTURA LIGHTNING SPRINTS– HELING TAKES POINT LEAD!
(Torrance, CA, September 7,
Three-time series champion
Bobby Michnowicz went on a rampage at Jim Naylor’s
Ventura Raceway last Saturday night and swept the
California Lightning Sprint Car show by setting fast
time, winning his heat and the 20-lap main event.
While Michnowicz was dominating first place on the
night, San Bernardino’s James Heling re-took the lead
in the series championship standings with only five
races remaining on the schedule..........more
POINT SHAKEUP COMING
AS CALIFORNIA LIGHTNING SPRINTS HIT VENTURA!
August 31, 2016)
There is going to be a big
shakeup in the California Lightning Sprint Car Series
championship standings as the series heads to Jim
Naylor’s Ventura Raceway this Saturday night,
September 3rd. Upland’s Alex Grigoreas, who has three
wins and who has led the standings for most of the
year, had a heart attack last Monday and subsequent
successful surgery to install a stint.........more
SPRINT CARS AT SANTA MARIA SATURDAY!
August 17, 2016)
The California Lightning
Sprint Car Series heads to the Santa Maria Raceway for
the second and final time of the 2016 season this
Saturday night, August 20th. Joining the CLS on the
program will be the RaceSaver Winged Sprints, Santa
Maria 360 Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds and the Sport
Mods. Spectator gates will open at 4:00 PM and the
first race will take place at 5:00.........more
August 3rd CLS Highlights
from the Ventura County Fair
VENTURA COUNTY FAIR LIGHTNING SPRINT RACE!
August 9, 2016)
Lightning Sprint Car Series champion Bobby Michnowicz
scored his third win of the season in front of a
packed house on opening night of the Ventura County
Fair. The win ties him with Alex Grigoreas on top of
the 2016 main event win list.........more
SPRINT CARS AT VENTURA COUNTY FAIR!
(Torrance, CA, July 27, 2016) The California
Lightning Sprint Car Series swings back into action
with a very special race the Ventura Raceway on
Wednesday night, August 3rd. The race will be part of
opening night of the 141st Ventura County Fair.
Joining the CLS on the card will be the IMCA
Modifieds, VRA Dwarf Cars, Focus Midgets and a
Demolition Derby. The first race will start at 6:00
JEFF DYER GETS
FIRST CLS WIN OF 2016 AT VENTURA!
(Torrance, CA, July 14, 2016) One week after
a being robbed of a potential main event victory when
a chain snapped while leading the main event at Perris
Auto Speedway, Jeff Dyer had no such problems and he
outdistanced the 19-car field for the win last
Saturday night at the Ventura Raceway. The win was the
first of the 2016 campaign for the Victorville based
MICHNOWICZ WINS HIS
SECOND LIGHTNING SPRINT MAIN OF 2016!
(Torrance, CA, July 7, 2016)
Performing before the largest crowd of the season,
three-time California Lightning Sprint Car Champion
Bobby Michnowicz won the 20-lap main event last
Saturday night at Perris Auto Speedway. It was the
second win of the season for the veteran driver..........more
2003 CHAMP CARDEY
COMING OUT OF RETIREMENT TO RACE WITH CLS AT VENTURA
(Torrance, CA, July
David Cardey, the 2003 California Lightning Sprint Car
Series champion, is coming out of retirement to race
with the CLS this Saturday night, July 9th, at Jim
Naylor’s Ventura Raceway. Joining the CLS at the
picturesque beach side oval located on the Ventura
County Fairgrounds will be the VRA Sprint Cars, IMCA
Modifieds, Dwarf Cars and the Focus Midgets. Spectator
gates will open at 3:00 PM with the first race at
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