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June 10, 2019 at 11:05:41 AM
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22126 South Vermont, Unit A

Torrance, CA 90502

(310) 320-5569

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bobby Michnowicz (310) 320-5569

For Immediate Release


(Torrance, CA, June 10, 2019) The POWRi Lucas Oil California Lightning Sprint Car Series heads to the Bakersfield Speedway for round #8 of its championship season this Saturday night, June 15th.  The race will be the third of five for the CLS at the 1/3 of a mile Kern County clay oval in 2019.

Going into this week’s race, five-time series champion Bobby Michnowicz has the point lead for the second race in a row.  The veteran driver holds a 21-point advantage over two-time and defending CLS champion Jarrett Kramer of Spring Valley.  Kingsburg’s Doug Nunes, Eric Greco of Palmdale and Camarillo’s Cody Nigh make up the remainder of the top five.

Through the first seven CLS races of the year, Michnowicz, Kramer and Nunes have been the only drivers to score main event wins.  Going into the last race at the Ventura Raceway on June 1st, they each had a pair of victories.  Kramer, 37, broke the deadlock that night when he notched his third triumph of the campaign. 

In the previous two races at Bakersfield this year, Nunes and Michnowicz have emerged victorious.  Forty-two-year-old Nunes won the season opener there on March 16th and 55-year-old Michnowicz took the trophy back to his Lomita home on April 20th. 

Thus far in 2019, Michnowicz only has one finish out of the top five.  That was a seventh at Ventura on May 4th.  Kramer’s only finish out of the top three all year was a 20th at Barona.  Nunes has only placed out of the top three two-times and both of those came at Ventura.

In addition to the CLS, the Western Pro Stocks, American Stocks, Mini Stocks and Outlaw Karts will also be in action.  Spectator gates will open at 5:00 P.M. and the first race will take the green flag at 7:00.  Fans who would like to attend can find the Bakersfield Speedway at 5001 N. Chester Ext., in Bakersfield (93308).  The track website is and the office phone number is (661) 393-3373.

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 Cars Series Point Standings

1. Bobby Michnowicz – Lomita, CA – 864

2. Jarrett Kramer – Spring Valley, CA - 843

3. Doug Nunes - Kingsburg, CA 793

4. Eric Greco - Palmdale, CA - 760

5. Cody Nigh – Camarillo, CA - 709

6. Jeff Dyer – Bermuda Dunes, CA - 669

6. Aiden Lange - Lakewood, CA – 669

8. Dominic Del Monte – Gardena, CA – 663

9. Dalton Sexton - Lakeside, CA - 644

10. A.J. Bender – San Diego, CA – 578

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


July 6                          Ventura Raceway


July 27                       Santa Maria Raceway


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



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




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