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August 20, 2019 at 08:10:12 PM
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bobby Michnowicz (310) 320-5569

For Immediate Release


(Torrance, CA, August 20, 2019) POWRi Lucas Oil California Lightning Sprint Car driver Jarrett Kramer will return to what has been his own private playground in 2019, the Ventura Raceway, this Saturday night, August 24th.  In the CLS first four appearances at the track this year, Kramer has won each time. 

A two-time and defending series champion, Kramer, 36, of Spring Valley, has won four of the previous seven races including the last one at Barona two weeks ago.  He also leads the series with five wins total.  His wins, combined with only one finish out of the top three all year long, have allowed him to establish a comfortable lead in the championship standings with six races to go.  Adding a favorable spin on his quest for a third title is the fact that four of those last six races are at Ventura.

Runner-up to Kramer at the present time is Kingsburg’s Doug Nunes.  However, he has had 10th and 12th place finishes the last two races and now trails the leader by 123 points.  Camarillo’s Cody Nigh has moved up to third in the title chase. Five-time series champion Bobby Michnowicz of Lomita and Palmdale’s Eric Greco complete the top five.  Third through fifth place are only separated by 40 points.

Another tight battle in the top ten is sixth through ninth.  Drivers A.J. Bender of San Diego, CHP officer Jeff Dyer of Bermuda Dunes, Gardena’s Dominic Del Monte and Aiden Lange of Lakewood only have 67 points separating them.  However, Bender may be done for the season after a nasty flip in qualifying at last Saturday’s USAC/CRA race at Perris.  The affable driver suffered a spinal sprain and concussion in the tumble.

San Diego’s Jason Arnolde has a commanding 195-point lead over fellow San Diego County driver Stan Sexton in the “Rookie of the Year” standings.

Spectator gates at the “Best Little Dirt Track in America” will open at 3:00 P.M. on Saturday and the first race will be at 5:30.   In addition to the California Lightning Sprints, the USAC West Coast 360 Sprint Cars,  IMCA Modifieds, Hobby Stocks and NMRA ¾ Midgets will also be in action.:

Fans who would like to attend Saturday’s race in Ventura can find the track on the Ventura County Fairgrounds at 10 W. Harbor Boulevard (93001).  The track website is and the office phone number is (805) 648-RACE.

POWRi Lucas Oil California Lightning Sprint Car Standings

1. Jarrett Kramer – Spring Valley, CA – 1369

2. Doug Nunes – Kingsburg, CA – 1246

3. Cody Nigh - Camarillo, CA – 1159

4. Bobby Michnowicz – Lomita, CA – 1143

5. Eric Greco – Palmdale, CA – 1119

6. A.J. Bender – San Diego, CA – 1086

7. Jeff Dyer – Bermuda Dunes, CA – 1078

8. Dominic Del Monte – Gardena, CA – 1057

9. Aiden Lange - Lakewood, CA – 1019

10. Gage Cheek – Santa Clarita, CA - 852

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


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 – Jarrett Kramer


August 24                  Ventura Raceway


September 7             Ventura Raceway


September 21           Bakersfield Speedway


October 5                  Ventura Raceway


October 26                Ventura Raceway


November 17            Bakersfield Speedway




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


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

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