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July 22, 2019 at 06:46:26 PM
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bobby Michnowicz (310) 320-5569

For Immediate Release


(Torrance, CA, July 22, 2019) The POWRi Lucas Oil California Lightning Sprint Car Series will kick off the second half of its 2019 season this Saturday night, July 27th, with its only appearance of the year at the Santa Maria Raceway.  Spectator gates will open at 4:00 P.M. with qualifying at 5:00 and racing at 5:30.

Through the first half of the season, Spring Valley’s Jarrett Kramer, the 2010 and 2018 CLS champion, leads the series with four wins.  All four of his victories have come at the Ventura Raceway.  Doug Nunes of Kingsburg has three wins and five-time series champ Bobby Michnowicz of Lomita has taken the checkered flag first on two occasions.  They are the only drivers with CLS triumphs in the first nine races of the year.

Like leading the series in wins, Kramer also tops the championship point standings heading into the final eight races of the current campaign.  The 37-year-old has a 42-point advantage over Nunes.  Michnowicz is third and trails Kramer by 102-points.  Palmdale teen Eric Greco is fourth in the standings with third-year CLS driver Cody Nigh close behind in fifth. 

Last year, Nunes won the CLS lone appearance on the 1/3 of a mile Santa Maria banked clay oval.  Dating back to 2011, the club has visited the track nine times and only two drivers, Nunes, with three wins, and Alex Grigoreas, with two, have more than one victory there.  Chris Dickey, Charlie Caraccilo, Kevin Michnowicz and Tim Brown have one triumph each. 

In the Rookie of the Year chase, Jason Arnolde leads fellow San Diego County resident Shane Sexton by 93-points at the halfway point. 

In addition to the CLS, the NARC King of the West Sprint Cars, WRS Wing Sprint Cars, Hobby Stocks and Dwarf Cars will also be in action at Santa Maria on Saturday. 

Fans who would like to attend Saturday’s race can find the track at 1900 Hutton Road in Nipomo (93444).  The track website is available at the following link  The office phone is (310) 493-4900.

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. Jarrett Kramer – Spring Valley, CA - 1113

2. Doug Nunes - Kingsburg, CA - 1071

3. Bobby Michnowicz - Lomita, CA - 1011

4. Eric Greco - Palmdale, CA - 951

5. Cody Nigh – Camarillo, CA - 936

6. Jeff Dyer – Bermuda Dunes, CA - 855

6. Aiden Lange - Lakewood, CA - 839

8. A.J. Bender – San Diego, CA – 837

9. Dominic Del Monte - Gardena, CA - 828

10. Gage Cheek – Santa Clarita, CA – 654


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


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 mailto:[email protected]





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