POWRi LUCAS OIL CALIFORNIA LIGHTNING SPRINT CARS
22126 South Vermont, Unit A
Torrance, CA 90502
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bobby Michnowicz (310) 320-5569
For Immediate Release
CLS POINT LEADER KRAMER TRIES TO STAY PERFECT AT VENTURA!
(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 http://venturaraceway.com/ 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 http://racecls.com/
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
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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