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 AT BAKERSFIELD SPEEDWAY SATURDAY!
(Torrance, CA, June 13, 2017) The 2017 California Lightning Sprint Car/USAC Series will hit its halfway point when the troupe journeys to the Bakersfield Speedway for the third time this Saturday night, June 17th. Joining the CLS on the program will be the Sport Mods, Hobby Stocks, Mini Stocks and Mini Dwarfs. Spectator gates will open at 4:00 PM and the first race will be at 6:00.
Going into Saturday’s race, Spring Valley’s Jarrett Kramer, the 2010 CLS champion, sits on top of the point standings. The 36-year, who has two wins on the year, has been the point leader since the first race of the season at El Centro on March 11th. 2017 CLS “Rookie of the Year” Cody Nigh of Camarillo had crept to within 20-points of the season long leader, but comes into the race at Bakersfield 60-points behind in second place. Teenager Aiden Lange of Lakewood, four-time series champ Bobby Michnowicz of Lomita and Eric Greco of Palmdale comprise the remainder of the top five heading into Saturday’s race on the 1/3 of a mile high-banked clay oval.
Kramer won the first Bakersfield race on March 25th. Michnowicz captured the other one on April 22nd. Michnowicz is on top of the CLS in overall wins with three this year. Kramer’s two victories make him the only other driver with more than one. Murrieta’s Chris Dickey, who is contesting his last season racing in Southern California before heading home to Indiana, San Diego’s A.J. Bender and Zack Keefe of Washington have won the other three races.
The Bakersfield Speedway is located at 5001 N Chester Ext in Bakersfield (93308). The track phone number is: (661) 393-3373. Fans can visit the track website by clicking on the following link: http://www.bakersfieldspeedway.com/
After Saturday, the CLS will get right back at when it visits the Santa Maria Raceway for the only time in 2017 on June 24th.
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 online, please visit the website at: http://racecls.com/
California Lightning Sprints Championship Point Standings
1. Jarrett Kramer – Spring Valley – 943
2. Cody Nigh – Camarillo – 883
3. Aiden Lange - Lakewood – 868
4. Bobby Michnowicz – Lomita – 838
5. Eric Greco – Palmdale - 766
6. Brent Sexton - Lakeside – 714
7. Wyatt Downing Lakewood - 638
8. Chris Dickey - Murrieta - 626
9. Dan Hillberg – Placentia - 557
10. Dominic Del Monte – Gardena – 525
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 – Chris Dickey
May 6: Placerville Speedway – Civil War w/BCRA – Zach Keefe
May 27: Perris Auto Speedway – Salute to Indy - USAC National – Bobby Michnowicz
June 3: Ventura Raceway – USAC National – A.J. Bender
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
This schedule is subject to change.
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
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