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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)
      

  • CALIFORNIA LIGHTNING SPRINT CARS AT SANTA MARIA SATURDAY!
    (Torrance, CA, August 26, 2015)
    The California Lightning Sprint Car Series makes the trek to the Santa Maria Speedway for the second and final time of 2015 this Saturday night, August 29th. Joining the CLS on the program will be the Santa Maria 360 Sprint Cars, CDCRA Dwarf Cars, Hobby Stocks, NMRA Midgets, Mini Dwarfs and Jr. Midgets. Spectator gates will open at 4:00 PM with racing at 6:00....more
     

  • MICHNOWICZ MAKES LAST LAP PASS FOR PERRIS LIGHTNING SPRINT WIN!
    (Torrance, CA, August 20, 2015)
    Last Saturday night at Perris Auto Speedway, two-time California Lightning Sprint Car Series champion Bobby Michnowicz executed a thrilling last lap pass for the victory on the 20-lap main. Combined with the win and the mechanical misfortune of second in the championship chase Alex Grigoreas. Michnowicz started to put the bow on the package of his third CLS crown......more  
     

  • CALIFORNIA LIGHTNING SPRINT CARS BACK IN ACTION SATURDAY!
    (Torrance, CA, August 11, 2015)
    After a long, unplanned time off, the California Lightning Sprint Car Series returns to action this Saturday night, August 15th, at the “California Racer’s Hall of Fame Night” at Perris Auto Speedway. Joining the CLS on the quadruple header program will be the USAC/CRA Sprint Cars and The PAS Senior & Young Gun Sprints. Spectator gates will open at 5:00 PM with racing at 7:30......more 
     

  • 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

 

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