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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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Upcoming Event
08/02: Placerville, CA
Point Standings
1 4 Jeff Dyer 1578
2 24 Damon Arnett 1558
3 12m Bobby Michnowicz 1481
4 9 Cory Hoover 1393
5 29 Zach Zauss 1374
6 22 Cori Andrews 1366
7 92 Jeremy Queener 1358
8 4x Stephen Limon 1293
9 17 Dale Gamer 1269
10 10 Dan Hilberg 1045
Point Standings: 07/05

 
  • 2014 CLS Schedule of Events

  • 2014 CLS Membership Form Page 1 (Microsoft Word Format)

  • 2014 CLS Membership Form Page 2 (pdf format)
         

  • BOBBY MICHNOWICZ SWEEPS CALIFORNIA LIGHTNING SPRINT CAR SHOW JULY 4TH AT PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY!
    (Torrance, CA, July 7, 2014)
    2012 California Lightning Sprint Car champion Bobby Michnowicz dominated the action and swept the California Light Sprint Car portion of the show setting fast qualifying time, winning his heat and his series leading fifth main event of the 2014 before a huge, festive holiday crowd at Perris Auto Speedway on July 4th. While Michnowicz won the 20-lapper by a wide margin, the gap in the championship chase continued to shrink as Damon Arnett has reduced Jeff Dyer’s lead to a mere 20 points heading into the August 2nd race in Placerville....(more). 
     

  • CALIFORNIA LIGHTNING SPRINT CARS CELEBRATING JULY 4TH AT THE PAS!
    (Torrance, CA, July 3, 2014)
    The California Lightning Sprint Car Series returns to its home track, Perris Auto Speedway., tomorrow night, July 4th, to celebrate Independence Day with a giant night of sprint car racing and a fireworks spectacular. Joining the CLS on the racing side of the program will be the USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and the PAS Young Gun Sprint Cars. At intermission, the City of Perris and Budweiser will present the biggest and best fireworks sky concert in Riverside County. Spectator gates will open at 4:00 PM, with racing at 7:00. The fireworks will brighten the night sky at approximately 9:00 PM.....(more). 
     

  • MICHNOWICZ SCORES FOURTH CALIFORNIA LIGHTNING SPRINT CAR WIN 0F 2014!
    (Torrance, CA, June 18, 2014)
    Lomita, California’s Bobby Michnowicz scored his series leading fourth main event win of 2014 when the California Lightning Sprint Car Series visited Perris Auto Speedway last Saturday night. The victory propelled the 2012 series champ from fifth to third in the championship standings.....(more). 
     

  • THREE DRIVERS BATTLE FOR CALIFORNIA LIGHTNING SPRINT CAR ROOKIE OF THE YEAR HONORS!
    (Torrance, CA, June 10, 2014) To say the California Lightning Sprint Car Series has been graced by a great crop of rookies in the 2014 season is a massive understatement. Three rookies, Corey Hoover, Cori Andrews and Jeremey Queener, are locked into a tight battle for the Rookie of the Year award and they will next square off on the track this Saturday night, June 14th, at the series home track, Perris Auto Speedway. The USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, and PAS Senior & Young Gun Sprints will also be appearing on the quadruple header program. Spectator gates will open at 5:00 PM and the first race will be at 7:00.....(more). 
     

  • 15-YEAR-OLD ROOKIE BAGS FIRST CALIFORNIA LIGHTNING SPRINT CAR WIN!
    (Torrance, CA, May 28, 2014) Cori Andrews, a 15-teen year old high school student from Murrieta, California, became the first rookie to win a California Lightning Sprint main event in 2014 when she won the “Salute to Indy” by nearly a half lap at Perris Auto Speedway last Saturday night.....(more).   
     

  • CALIFORNIA LIGHTNING SPRINT CARS AT PERRRIS SALUTE TO INDY SATURDAY!
    (Torrance, CA, May 21, 2014) The highly competitive 2014 season for the California Lightning Sprint Car Series continues on this Saturday night, May 24th, at the “Annual Salute to Indy at Perris Auto Speedway.” Joining the CLS on the action packed racing card will be the USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Gun Sprints. Spectator gates will open at 5:00 PM with racing at 7:00....(more).  
     

  • MICHNOWICZ WINS ROUND ONE OF THE CLS VS BCRA CIVIL WAR AT BAKERSFIELD!
    (Torrance, CA, May 15, 2014) Lomita, California’s Bobby Michnowicz parked his Honda in victory circler at the Bakersfield Speedway last Saturday night in round #1 of the “North vs South Civil War Series” pitting the California Lightning Sprint Cars against the stars and cars of the Bay Cities Racing Association Midget Light division
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