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May 03, 2017 at 11:47:38 AM
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FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Bobby Michnowicz (310) 320-5569

For Immediate Release


(Torrance, CA, May 2, 2017) The California Lightning Sprint Car Series will make its longest journey of the season this weekend when it ventures north for rounds two and three of the Civil War Series against the Bay Cities Racing Association.  Friday night the two clubs will clash at the Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico and Saturday they will go at it again at the Placerville Speedway.

Current CLS point leader and 2010 series champ Jarrett Kramer of Spring Valley won the first round of the Civil War Series at the Bakersfield Speedway on March 25th.  Kramer was followed to the Bakersfield checkered by CLS regular Cody Nigh of Camarillo.  BCRA drivers Craig Dillard of Oakdale and Dakota Albright of Waterford finished third and fourth.  Ventura’s Bruce Douglass, another CLS regular from Ventura, took fifth.

Powered by two wins and two second-place finishes in the first four races of the year, Kramer, who celebrated his 35th birthday a couple of weeks ago, leads Nigh by 44-points in the CLS season long championship standings. Jeff “Ponch” Dyer, a rookie California Highway Patrol officer who resides in Bermuda Dunes, is third in the title hunt.  Second-year driver Aiden Lange of Lakewood and Lomita’s Bobby Michnowicz, who won the last race two weeks ago at Bakersfield, round out the top five. 

Ken Coulston of Bermuda Dunes is eighth overall in the standings and is the series leading rookie.

For fans wishing to attend this week’s races, Silver Dollar Speedway is located at 2357 Fair Street in Chico, CA (95928) and the track phone number is: (530) 891-6535.  The Silver Dollar Speedway website can be found at the following link:  Placerville Speedway is nestled in the foothills of Northern California at 100 Placerville Dr. in Placerville (95667).  The track phone is: (530) 344-7592 and the website is available at the following link:

After this weekend’s doubleheader, the CLS will be off until the annual “Salute to Indy” at Perris Auto Speedway on May 27th. 

The California Lightning Sprint Car Series would like to thank the following sponsors for helping make the 2017 season possible: Christian Stover Foundation, Circle Track Performance, Cold Fire West, DK Fabrication, Extreme Muffler, Fast Undercar, Hoosier Tire, Keizer Wheels, Outlaw Wings, Racing Optics, Rod End Supply, Saldana Race Products, Sander Engineering, Speedmart, Speed Partz, Super Shocks, T Shirts by Timeless, Woodland Auto Display.

If you or your company would like to become part of the series for the 2017 season, please call Bobby Michnowicz at: (310) 320-5569.

To keep up with the CLS on line, please visit the web site at:


California Lightning Sprints Championship Point Standings

1. Jarrett Kramer – Spring Valley – 545

2. Cody Nigh – Camarillo – 501

3. Jeff Dyer - Victorville – 439

4. Aiden Lange – Lakewood – 436

5. Bobby Michnowicz – Lomita - 392

6. Brent Sexton - Lakeside – 379

7. Dan Hillberg – Placentia - 368

8. Ken Coulston – Bermuda Dunes - 365

8. Wyatt Downing - Lakewood - 365

10. Eric Greco – Palmdale - 361


2017 California Lightning Sprint Car Series Schedule


March 11: Imperial Valley Raceway – California Midwinter Fair – Jarrett Kramer

March 12: Imperial Valley Raceway – California Midwinter Fair – Bobby Michnowicz

March 25: Bakersfield Speedway – Civil War with BCRA – Jarrett Kramer

April 8: Ventura Raceway – USAC National – Rained Out

April 22: Bakersfield Speedway – USAC National – Bobby Michnowicz

May 5: Silver Dollar Speedway – Civil War w/BCRA

May 6: Placerville Speedway – Civil War w/BCRA

May 27: Perris Auto Speedway – Salute to Indy - USAC National

June 3: Ventura Raceway – USAC National

June 17: Bakersfield Speedway – USAC National

June 24: Santa Maria Raceway – USAC National

July 8: Ventura Raceway – USAC National

August 2: Ventura Raceway – Fair Race - USAC National

August 26: Perris Auto Speedway – Hall of Fame Race– USAC National

September 2: Ventura Raceway – USAC National

September 23: Bakersfield Speedway – USAC National

October 7: Ventura Raceway – Civil War w/BCRA

October 28: Ventura Raceway – USAC National

**=Proposed Date.
This schedule is subject to change. 


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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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This press release was produced by Scott Daloisio Sports (909) 226-7768

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