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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)

  • 2015 CLS Rules - Final (pdf)
     

  • NO CLS/BCRA RACE AT MERCED THIS WEEKEND!
    (Torrance, CA, July 29, 2015)
    The originally scheduled round #2 of the Civil War Series matching the California Lightning Sprint Cars against the Bay Cities Racing Association for this weekend has been canceled. Initially the race was slated for Saturday, August 1st, but was subsequently changed to Sunday the 2nd, before finally being canceled. The second and final round of the Civil War Series will now take place on September 26th at the Bakersfield Speedway......more
     

  • CALIFORNIA LIGHTNING SPRINT CARS AT VENTURA SATURDAY!
    (Torrance, CA, July 14, 2015)
    For the third time in 2015, the California Lightning Sprint Car Series will return to the ocean side Ventura Raceway this Saturday night, July 18th. In addition to the CLS, the VRA Sprint Cars will be in action with a $1,500.00 to win “Battle of the Beach” race. Also racing will be the Senior Sprints, IMCA Modifieds, Sport Compacts, Focus Midgets, NMRA Midgets, Junior Midgets and Mini Dwarfs. Spectator gates will open at 3:00 PM with racing at 5:30.....more
     

  • KRAMER WINS JULY 4TH LIGHTNING SPRINT CAR MAIN AT PERRIS!
    (Torrance, CA, July 9, 2015)
    Before the biggest crowd on the season, 2010 California Lightning Sprint Car champion Jarrett Kramer of Spring Valley snapped the three race win streak of Bobby Michnowicz at Perris Auto Speedway on Saturday night, July 4th. The win was Kramer’s first of the 2015 season....more
     

  • CALIFORNIA LIGHTNING SPRINTS SEASON REACHES HALFWAY POINT SATURDAY AT PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY!
    (Torrance, CA, July 1, 2015) The California Lightning Sprint Car Series 2015 season will reach the halfway point this Saturday night, July 4th, in the Annual Independence Day race at Perris Auto Speedway. The USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior & Young Gun Sprints and the biggest and best fireworks show in Riverside County, presented by The City of Perris, will also be part of the holiday celebration. Spectator gates will open at 3:00 PM with racing at 7:00....more
     

  • MICHNOWICZ WINS 3RD CALIFORNIA LIGHTNING SPRINT MAIN IN A ROW!
    (Torrance, CA, June 25, 2015)
    For the third race in a row and the fifth time in eight races in 2015, Lomita, California’s Bobby Michnowicz won the California Lightning Sprint Car Series main event when the long time touring group visited the “West’s Fastest 1/3 Mile High Banked Clay Oval,” the Bakersfield Speedway last Saturday night....more
     

  • CALIFORNIA LIGHTNING SPRINTS AT BAKERSFIELD SATURDAY!
    (Torrance, CA, June 16, 2015)
    For the third time in the 2015 season, the California Lightning Sprint Car Series will return to “The West’s Fastest 1/3 Mile High Banked Clay Oval,” the Bakersfield Speedway this Saturday night, June 20th. The race will be the third of four scheduled for the traveling group at Bakersfield this year....more  
     

  • RACING WITH A HEAVY HEART, MICHNOWICZ WINS AT VENTURA!
    (Torrance, CA, June 10, 2015)
    Racing with a heavy heart, point leader Bobby Michnowicz steam rolled the field and won the California Lightning Sprint Car main event last Saturday night at Jim Naylor’s Ventura Raceway. The victory was the Lomita veteran’s fourth win in seven CLS races this year and gives him a commanding 122-point lead in the championship standings as the season nears the halfway point......more

 

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