POWRi LUCAS OIL CALIFORNIA LIGHTNING SPRINT CARS
22126 South Vermont, Unit A
Torrance, CA 90502
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bobby Michnowicz (310) 320-5569
For Immediate Release
CALIFORNIA LIGHTNING SPRINT CARS AT BARONA SATURDAY!
(Torrance, CA, August 4, 2019) The POWRi Lucas Oil California Lightning Sprint Car Series will head to the Barona Speedway for round #11 of its championship season this Saturday night, August 10th. The race will be the third and final appearance for the CLS on the San Diego County dirt oval in 2019. Gates will open at noon and the first race will be at 5:00.
In the CLS first two appearances at Barona this year, archrivals Doug Nunes of Kingsburg and Bobby Michnowicz of Lomita have won the main events. Series point leader and local Jarrett Kramer of Spring Valley finished second at the first race there in April. At the CLS May appearance at Barona, Kramer recorded his only finish outside of the top three in 2019 when mechanical ills knocked him out of the competition.
Kramer’s consistency sees him heading into the final seven races of the year with a comfortable 82-point lead over Nunes in the championship standings. Michnowicz, who is third, saw his aspirations of a sixth championship take a massive blow when he lost an engine while leading with seven laps to go at the last race in Santa Maria. The mechanical carnage now sees him trailing Kramer by 156-points. Camarillo’s Cody Nigh and Eric Greco of Palmdale round out the top five.
In addition to leading the points, Kramer is also the 2019 leader in wins with four. All four of his victories have come at Ventura where the series heads back to on August 24th. Nunes is second with three wins this year. In addition to his previously mentioned triumph at Barona, he has taken the winner’s trophy home in two of the first three races at the Bakersfield Speedway. Michnowicz has sipped the winner’s champagne twice in 2019. His victories have come at Barona and Bakersfield. Jeff Dyer of Bermuda Dunes became the fourth different winner in the first 10 races of 2019 with a conquest at Santa Maria.
San Diego’s Jason Arnolde now has a 185-point advantage over fellow San Diegan Shane Sexton in the “Rookie of the Year” chase going into Saturday’s race.
Through the first 10 races of 2019, 45 different drivers have competed with the CLS. Only 10, Arnolde, Dyer, Greco, Kramer, Michnowicz, Nunes, Nigh, Dominic Del Monte, Aiden Lange and “Rockstar” Jon Robertson have perfect attendance records. Only seven drivers - Dyer, Greco, Kramer, Michnowicz, Nunes, Nigh and Del Monte - have started every main event.
In addition to the CLS, the IMCA Modifieds, Street Stocks, Pony Stocks, Pure Stocks, Side By Sides, So Cal Mowers, 360 Sprints, Mini Dwarfs and Junior Sprints will also be in action on Saturday.
Fans who wish to attend can find the Barona Speedway at 1754 Wildcat Road in Lakeside (92040). The track website is https://baronaspeedway.com/ and the office phone number is (619) 749-8115.
POWRi Lucas Oil California Lightning Sprint Car Standings
1. Jarrett Kramer – Spring Valley – 1236
2. Doug Nunes – Kingsburg – 1154
3. Bobby Michnowicz – Lomita – 1080
4. Cody Nigh – Camarillo – 1046
5. Eric Greco – Palmdale – 1022
6. Jeff Dyer – Bermuda Dunes – 986
7. A.J. Bender – San Diego – 961
8. Aiden Lange – Lakewood – 959
9. Dominic Del Monte – Gardena – 932
10. Gage Cheek – Santa Clarita - 742
The POWRi Lucas Oil California Lightning Sprint Car Series would like to thank the following sponsors for helping make the 2019 season possible: Lucas Oil, All Coast Construction, Christian Stover Foundation, Circle Track Performance, Cold Fire West, Fast Undercar, Hoosier Tire, Keizer Wheels, Outlaw Wings, Racing Optics, Rod End Supply, Speed Partz, Super Shocks, T Shirts by Timeless and Woodland Auto Display.
If you or your company would like to become part of the series for its 26th season in 2019, please call Bobby Michnowicz at (310) 320-5569.
To keep up with the CLS online, please visit the website at http://racecls.com/
2019 POWRi Lucas Oil California Lightning Sprint Car Series
March 16 Bakersfield Speedway – Doug Nunes
March 23 Ventura Raceway – Jarrett Kramer
April 6 Barona Speedway – Doug Nunes
April 20 Bakersfield Speedway – Bobby Michnowicz
May 4 Ventura Raceway – Jarrett Kramer
May 18 Barona Speedway – Bobby Michnowicz
June 1 Ventura Raceway – Jarrett Kramer
June 15 Bakersfield Speedway – Doug Nunes
July 6 Ventura Raceway – Jarrett Kramer
July 27 Santa Maria Raceway – Jeff Dyer
August 10 Barona Speedway
August 24 Ventura Raceway
September 7 Ventura Raceway
September 21 Bakersfield Speedway
October 5 Ventura Raceway
October 26 Ventura Raceway
November 17 Bakersfield Speedway
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
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