POWRi LUCAS OIL CALIFORNIA LIGHTNING SPRINT CARS
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bobby Michnowicz (310) 320-5569
For Immediate Release
POWRi LUCAS OIL CALIFORNIA LIGHTNING SPRINT CARS AT BAKERSFIELD SATURDAY!
(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 http://www.bakersfieldspeedway.com/ 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 http://racecls.com/
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
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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