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 SPRINTS LAST PERRIS APPEARANCE SATURDAY!
(Torrance, CA, September 15, 2015) The California Lightning Sprint Car Series will head to Perris Auto Speedway one last time, this Saturday night September 19th, for the Glenn Howard Memorial. Joining the CLS on the famous half-mile for the annual race will be the USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and the Young Gun Sprint Cars. Spectator gates will open at 5:00 PM and the first race will begin at 7:00.
Lomita’s Bobby Michnowicz, who is seeking a record tying third California Lightning Sprint Car Series title, has dominated the action in 2015 winning seven of the first 11 main events. Included in his victories is two of the three races at The PAS. The other winner at The PAS this year was 2010 CLS Jarrett Kramer of Sprint Valley. Kramer took home the CLS/PAS trophy on July 4th and nearly made it two in row on August 15th, but while leading on the last lap, he bobbled and slid up the race track coming off of turn two and Michnowicz raced by him for the win.
Michnowicz carries a massive 237-point lead over Fort Irwin’s Jeff Dyer in the championship standings with only four races to go. Upland’s Alex Grigoreas, who has been plagued by mechanical ills the last two races, slipped back to third, but is only seven points behind Dyer heading into Saturday’s showdown at The PAS. Veteran racers Dan Hillberg of Placentia and Anaheim’s Dale Gamer hold down the fourth and fifth spots.
Going into Saturday’s race Chino’s Pat Kelley will bring a slim 6-point advantage over “Rockstar” Jon Robertson of Torrance in the fight for the “Rookie of the Year” award.
After Saturday’s race, the CLS will only havethree more dates in 2015. September 26th at the Bakersfield Speedway, October 17th at the Ventura Raceway and November 21st at the Imperial Valley Raceway on the fairgrounds in El Centro.
2015 CLS Pont Standings
1. Bobby Michnowicz - Lomita - 2267
2. Jeff Dyer - Fort Irwin - 2030
3. Alex Grigoreas - Upland - 2023
4. Dan Hillberg - Placentia - 1877
5. Dale Gamer - Anaheim - 1733
6. James Heling - San Bernardino - 1683
7. Pat Kelley - Chino - 1658
8. Jon Robertson - Torrance - 1652
9. Don Kuener - Perris - 1265
10. Cori Andrews - Murrieta - 1186
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 - Bobby Michnowicz
August 29: Santa Maria Raceway 1/4 Mile - Bobby Michnowicz
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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