CALIFORNIA LIGHTNING SPRINT CARS
22126 South Vermont, Unit A
Torrance, CA 90502
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Bobby Michnowicz (310) 320-5569
For Immediate Release
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.
The CLS has not raced in six weeks since the July 4th race at The PAS, but that is not what the schedule originally planned. The series was slated to race at the Ventura Raceway on July 18th, but that race was rained out. Two weeks after that it was slated to join the BCRA at the Merced Speedway for round #2 of the “Civil War Challenge.” However, when that race was moved to Sunday night, the CLS took a vote of its members and they opted not to make the trek with most of the competitors having to work on Monday.
Saturday’s race on the famous Riverside County half-mile clay oval will launch the final six races on the 2015 schedule. After Saturday the tour, which was founded in 1994, heads to the Santa Maria Raceway on August 19th, back to The PAS for one final time on September 19th, the Bakersfield Speedway on September 23rd, Ventura Raceway on October 18th and the finale in El Centro on November 21st.
Heading into Saturday’s race at The PAS, two time series champ Bobby Michnowicz of Lomita, has a commanding 118-point lead over Upland’s Alex Grigoreas in the championship standings. For Irwin’s Jeff Dyer is third with Dan Hillberg of Placentia and James Heling of San Bernardino rounding out the top five. Thus far in 2015, Michnowicz and 2010 CLS champion Jarrett Kramer of Spring Valley have won the two races at The PAS.
Chino’s Pat Kelley still leads the Rookie of the Year chase over Jon Robertson of Torrance. Perris driver Don Kuener is third.
2015 CLS Pont Standings
1. Bobby Michnowicz - Lomita - 1657
2. Alex Grigoreas - Upland - 1539
3. Jeff Dyer - Ft. Irwin - 1491
4. Dan Hillberg - Placentia - 1367
5. James Heling - San Bernardino - 1333
6. Dale Gamer - Anaheim - 1298
7. Pat Kelley - Chino - 1269
8. Jon Robertson - Torrance - 1219
9. Cori Andrews - Murrieta - 961
10. Don Kuener - Perris - 811
If you or your company would like to become part of the series for the 2015 season, please call Bobby Michnowicz at: (310) 320-5569.
To keep up with the CLS on line, please visit the web site at: http://www.calightningsprints.com/index.html
2015 California Lightning Sprint Car Series Schedule
March 7: Imperial Valley Raceway (El Centro) 1/4 Mile - Bobby Michnowicz
March 21: Bakersfield Speedway 1/3 Mile - Bobby Michnowicz (Civil War CLS vs BCRA)
April 11: Ventura Raceway 1/5 Mile - Doug Nunes
April 25: Bakersfield Speedway 1/3 Mile - Doug Nunes
May 9: Santa Maria Raceway 1/4 Mile - Alex Grigoreas
May 23: Perris Auto Speedway 1/2 Mile (Salute To Indy) - Bobby Michnowicz
June 6: Ventura Raceway 1/5 Mile - Bobby Michnowicz
June 20: Bakersfield Speedway 1/3 Mile - Bobby Michnowicz
July 4: Perris Auto Speedway 1/2 Mile (Firecracker) - Jarrett Kramer
July 18: Ventura Raceway 1/5 Mile - Rained Out
August 1: Merced (Civil War CLS vs BCRA) - Canceled
August 15: Perris Auto Speedway 1/2 Mile
August 29: Santa Maria Raceway 1/4 Mile
September 19: Perris Auto Speedway 1/2 Mile
September 26: Bakersfield Speedway 1/3 Mile (Civil War CLS vs BCRA)
October 17: Ventura Raceway 1/5 Mile
November 21: Imperial Valley Raceway (El Centro) 1/4 Mile - TBD
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
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