CALIFORNIA LIGHTNING SPRINT CARS
For Immediate Release
CALIFORNIA LIGHTNING SPRINT CAR SERIES RELEASES 2020 SCHEDULE
(Torrance, CA, January 10, 2020) The west coast’s longest-running and number one Lightning Sprint Car organization, the California Lightning Sprint Car Series, has released the schedule for its 27th consecutive season of racing. The action will begin and finish the year at “The West’s Fastest 1/3 Mile High Banked Clay Oval,” the Bakersfield Speedway. The first race will be on March 14th
and the last will take place on November 17th.
Sandwiched in between will be 15 other dates.
Five different tracks will host CLS races in 2020. Jim Naylor’s Ventura Raceway
will once again be the home track for the series with six races on the schedule. The club will hit Kern County’s Bakersfield Speedway five-times. Included at Bakersfield will be the season-ender which has turned into an annual affair with the USAC National and Western States Midgets. The group will have a pair of races in the middle of the season on the popular 1/3 of a mile banked Santa Maria Raceway.
When the CLS hits the Merced Speedway on June 27th
for the “Wayne Albright Memorial,” the cars will take off their wings for the race which will be a part of the “Civil War Series.” In addition, it will be part of a three-race “Non-Wing Challenge” that will pay $1,000.00 to the high-point driver. The other two races in the “Non-Wing Challenge” will be at a pair of the competitions at Ventura.
Two dates that are yet to be determined will be “Civil War Series” races with the BCRA at thePlacerville
Speedway. In addition to the aforementioned “Civil War Series” dates, one of the Santa Maria events and one of the Bakersfield races will also be part of the jointly sanctioned series.
2020 California Lightning Sprint Car Series Schedule
Merced Speedway Wayne Albright Memorial (Civil War Series/Non-Wing Challenge)
Santa Maria Raceway (with King of the West Sprint Cars)
Santa Maria Raceway (with USAC/CRA Sprint Cars)
If you or your company would like to become part of the series for its 27th season in 2020, please call Alex Grigoreas at (909) 437-3170
PAST CALIFORNIA LIGHTNING SPRINT CAR CHAMPIONS
1994 Tony Everhart
1995 Gary Sexton
1996 Rob Sczymczak
1997 Jon Rahe
1998 Chris Rahe
1999 Brent Sexton
2000 Greg Bragg
2001 Greg Bragg
2002 Greg Bragg
2003 David Cardey
2004 Keith Janca
2005 Johnny Bates
2006 Donny Gansen
2007 Shane Rossen
2008 Brent Sexton
2009 Stuart Hielschier Sr.
2010 Jarrett Kramer
2011 Tim Brown
2012 Bobby Michnowicz
2013 Stephen Limon
2014 Bobby Michnowicz
2015 Bobby Michnowicz
2016 Bobby Michnowicz
2017 Bobby Michnowicz
2018 Jarrett Kramer
2019 Jarrett Kramer