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BENDER WINS LIGHTNING SPRINT MAIN AND DONATES ENTIRE PURSE  

 

(Torrance, CA, May 16, 2022) San Diego’s A.J. Bender made it two wins in three races in the California Lightning Sprint Car Series at the Bakersfield Speedway last Saturday night.  On Monday, after reading that Lemoore Jet Bowl Raceway’s favorite flag man Micah Smith was recently diagnosed with cancer, the classy team donated its entire purse to help his family with expenses. 

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A.J. Bender's winning steed after the CLS main event last Saturday at the Bakersfield Speedway.

 

When Bender and team owner Mike Schweitzer pull into the pits for a CLS race, the competitors must take a big gulp and sigh.  This year, they have won two of the first three CLS races at Bakersfield.  Last season, despite running a limited schedule due to having a regular ride in the USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series, Bender tied for the series lead in victories with four.

 

Conspicuous by his absence on Saturday was point leader Eric Greco of Palmdale.  The young driver was feeling under the weather and was unable to make the show.

 

While Greco was absent, a pleasant surprise to see in the pit area was two-time series champion Jarrett Kramer of Spring Valley.  Driving a car owned by fellow champion Bobby Michnowicz, Kramer was making his first CLS start since his second series title in 2019.

 

Yucca Valley’s Jeff Dyer, who has gotten off to a great start in 2022 with two second-place finishes, a third, and a fourth in his first four races, picked up the West Evans Motorsports Fast Time Award with a lap of 12.805.  Camarillo’s Cody Nigh was second fastest at 12.946 and  Bender was third at 13.029.

 

In a battle of the champions, 2021 titlist David Gasper of Santa Barbara beat Kramer in the Extreme Mufflers Heat Race #1. Dyer placed third.  In CSI Shocks Heat Race #2, Michnowicz, who calls Oak Hills home, crossed the line first with Nigh and series leading rookie Will Browne of Glendora third.  Ironically, the two heat race winners each broke before the main events at the first two races at Bakersfield this year.

 

For the 25-lap main event, Browne was on the pole and Michnowicz was slated to start alongside.  However, the 5-time champ’s water pump gave up the ghost and he was unable to start.  That moved Nigh to the outside of row one.  Bender manned the inside of the second row and was joined by Kramer.  Row three featured Dyer and rookie Connor Speir of Fillmore.

 

Browne raced into the lead at the drop of the green flag at “The West’s Fastest 1/3 Mile High Banked Clay Oval” and he proceeded to lead the first two circuits.  Running on the bottom, Bender, in the Mike Schweitzer owned Abacas/BillMell.com Real Estate Services/Van’s Logging/Watkins Construction/M&P Environmental/Oil Well Service/Elite Signs/Yoshimura #41B, stalked the newcomer from the outset. Running the outside, Brown left the bottom wide open and Bender breezed by for the lead coming off the second corner on lap three.

 

Browne stayed in the second-place spot until the eighth circuit when he got trapped behind a lapped car.  That allowed Dyer, who came into the night with two straight second-place finishes, to pass for the runner-up position.

 

In what became a recurring theme in the main event, Dyer chased down Bender for the lead. He tried to sneak by on the inside in turn 1 on the 10th lap.   The leader was equal to the challenge and thwarted that effort.  Moments later, Kramer dropped out of the race.

 

By lap 13, Bender had constructed a decent size lead, but he could not rest on his laurels as Dyer was not about to give up.  In fact, when Bender was briefly held up by lapped traffic on lap 14, Dyer came calling again.   He tried the inside, but one more time, Bender fought off the challenge.  

 

Bender pulled away and by the 19th go around, he had established a half straightaway lead.  It looked like he was going to sail the remainder of the way unchallenged.  However, someone forgot to tell Dyer that. The retired United States Army Demolitions Expert refused to give up and mounted one last, serious challenge.  He reeled the leader in for the third time and was about to make another attempt on lap 23.  However, coming off turn four, a lap car impeded his progress and ended his victory hopes.

 

Bender and Dyer, both of whom were also racing on the USAC/CRA portion of the program, took the checkers in first and second.  Nigh, who was closing on Dyer over the last five laps, took third.  Browne placed fourth and Gasper was fifth.

 

Dyer went from fifth to second in the 25-lapper and received the Speed Mart and Advanced Racing Suspensions “Hard Charger” awards.

 

“I was a little nervous to go to the top because Dyer showed me his nose on the bottom,” the affable winner told the crowd after the race.  “I was planning on running the top, but this thing was so great on the bottom. I cannot thank the Schweitzer family enough. They make it easy for me (to jump back and forth between cars).”

 

The CLS is headed back to the Ventura Raceway for the third time in 2022 this Saturday, May 21st.  Nigh, who has been around the picturesque track since he was a toddler, comes home as the new point leader.  He holds a 79-point lead over Dyer in the season-long point standings.  Defending champion Gasper is up to third with Greco and Brown comprising the remainder of the top five

 

For fans who would like to attend Saturday’s show at Ventura, adult tickets are $22.00.  Seniors 60 and over, military with id and students with id get in for $18.00. Kids 12 and under are free when accompanied by an adult.  Spectator gates will open at 3:00 p.m. and the first race will be at 5:30.  The track is located on the Ventura County Fairgrounds at 10 W. Harbor Boulevard (93001).  The website is http://venturaraceway.com/ and the office phone number is (805) 648-RACE.

 

Bakersfield Speedway, May 14 Results 

 

West Evans Motorsports Qualifying 1. Jeff Dyer, 12.805; 2. Cody Nigh, 12.946; 3. A.J. Bender, 13.029; 4. Will Browne, 13.040; 5. Jarrett Kramer, 13.082; 6. Bobby Michnowicz, 13.084, 7. David Gasper, 13.208; 8. Connor Speir, 13.407; 9. Trevor Ballou, 13.670; 10. Gage Cheek, 13.765; 11. Jon Robertson, 13.831; 12. Pat Kelley, 14.164; 13. Mark Henry, No Time

 

Extreme Muffler Heat Race #1: 1. David Gasper; 2. Jarrett Kramer; 3. Jeff Dyer; 4. A.J. Bender; 5. Trevor Ballou; 6. Mark Henry

 

CSI Shocks Heat Race #2: 1. Bobby Michnowicz; 2. Cody Nigh; 3. Will Browne; 4. Gage Cheek; 5. Connor Speir; 6. Pat Kelley; 7. Leland Day

 

Bakersfield 25 Lap Main Event (with starting positions)

1. A.J. Bender, San Diego, CA – 3rd

2. Jeff Dyer, Yucca Valley, CA – 5th

3. Cody Nigh, Camarillo, CA – 2nd

4. Will Browne, Glendora, CA – 1st

5. Dave Gasper, Santa Barbara, CA – 7th

6. Gage Cheek, Ojai, CA – 8th

7. Connor Speir, Fillmore, CA – 6th

8. Pat Kelley, Chino, CA – 11th

9. Jarrett Kramer, Spring Valley, CA – 4th

10. Leland Day, Bakersfield, CA – 10th

11. Trevor Ballou, Corona, CA – 9th

 

CLS Contingency Awards  

Heat Race #1 – Extreme Muffler $50.00 Product Certificate – David Gasper 

Heat Race #2 – CSI Shocks - $50.00 Product Certificate – Bobby Michnowicz

Heat Race #3 - Saldana Race Products - $50.00 Product Certificate – 

1st Place Main Event - Eibach Springs $100.00 Product Certificate –  A.J. Bender

2nd Place Main Event - Vahlco Wheels $50.00 Product Certificate –  Jeff Dyer

3rd Place Main Event - Jake Swanson Shock Technology $50 Product Certificate – Cody Nigh

4th Place Main Event – Hyper Chassis - $50 Product Certificate –  Will Browne

5th Place Main Event – Smith Titanium Product Certificate –   David Gasper

10th Place Main Event – King Racing Products $25.00 Product Certificate –  Leland Day

Fast Qualifier - West Evans Motorsports $25.00 Product Certificate –   Jeff Dyer

Hard Charger - Speed Mart $25.00 Product Certificate –  Jeff Dyer

Hard Charger - Advanced Racing Suspension Product Certificate –  Jeff Dyer

Hard Luck Award – Speed Mart $25.00 Product Certificate – Trevor Ballou

1st Car Not On The Lead Lap – Rebel Gears 30% Off Coupon  - Connor Speir

 

California Lightning Sprint Car Series Point Standings

1. Cody Nigh, Camarillo, CA … 712

2. Jeff Dyer, Yucca Valley, CA … 633

3. David Gasper, Santa Barbara, CA … 625

4. Eric Greco, Palmdale, CA … 608

5. Will Browne ®, Glendora, CA … 569

6. Bobby Michnowicz, Oak Hills, CA … 425

7. Pat Kelley, Chino, CA … 422

8. A.J. Bender, San Diego, CA, CA … 366

9. Connor Speir, Fillmore, CA … 360

10. Dominic De Monte, Gardena, CA … 320

 

 

CLS vs BCRA “Civil War Series” Points

1. David Gasper – CLS - 142

2. Dakota Albright – BCRA – 126

3. Eric Greco – CLS – 126

4. Will Browne – CLA 116

5. Harlee Aguilera – BCRA – 109

6. Cody Nigh – CLS – 104

7. Greg Dennett – BCRA – 100

8. Hunter Kinney – BCRA – 92

9. Matt Land – BCRA – 89

 

 

 

GASPER AND MICHNOWICZ SPLIT CLS WINS AT VENTURA

(Torrance, CA, May 3, 2022) Youth was served when the California Lightning Sprint Car Series visited Jim Naylor’s Ventura Raceway last Saturday and teenager David Gasper captured one of the two 25 lap main events on the night.  In addition to youth, experience was served as well when quinquagenarian Bobby Michnowicz captured the other 25-lapper.
 

 

The two main events were necessitated when qualifying and the heats were completed on March 16th.  However, rain intervened and caused postponement of the main event.  Thus, the first order of business after qualifying on Saturday was the makeup race. 

 

The start of the makeup main event saw Santa Barbara’s Gasper on the inside of the front row with J.D. Bentley from Rubottom, Oklahoma on the outside.  Palmdale’s Eric Greco and Dominic Del Monte, two youngsters who are considered veterans in the CLS, comprised row two.  The third row featured Camarillo’s Cody Nigh and his uncle, five-time series champion Bobby Michnowicz of Oak Hills. 

 

As the field was coming around to take the initial green flag, series-leading rookie Will Browne of Glendora slowed and came to a stop in turn three.  That was just about the time the remainder of the field was hitting the throttle pedal for the start of the race.  The green did not come out, but several cars got together as they entered turn one.   Nigh ended up on his side and a red flag came out before the green had ever waved.  Officials pushed Nigh’s pretty #45 back on all fours and he was ready for the restart.  With a bent nose wing, he had to restart at the back after being deemed the perpetrator of the red.

 

Gasper got the jump in turn one and led over Bentley, Greco, Michnowicz, and Del Monte.  The race got three laps in before Chino’s Pat Kelley coasted to a stop in turn one bringing out a yellow flag. 

 

Once action resumed, wily veteran Michnowicz, went to the outside to pass Greco for second coming off turn two.  That was the last pass amongst the top five for the duration of the race, but it was anything, but boring.

 

Gasper and Bentley hit the lapped traffic on lap 13 and had no problem getting around the first two.  However, from that point on, the lappers provided a headache for the top four.  When he was stuck behind lapped cars, Greco almost took third from Michnowicz and Bentley almost did the same to Gasper.  However, both of those offensive thwarts were repelled.

 

When the checkers ended the race, it was 2021 series champion Gasper posting his second win in the first four races of the year.  Bentley was only three car lengths behind the leader and was trailed by Michnowicz, Greco, and Del Monte.  

 

Michnowicz won the “Speed Mart” and “Advanced Racing Suspension Hard Charger” awards for the first main after starting fifth and finishing seventh.

 

“It was a long wait (due to the rainout) knowing that we started on the pole,” Gasper said after his second triumph of the year.   “My guys gave me a good car and we got it done.  The sun started getting in my eyes a little bit heading into three.  I couldn’t really see, but we made it work and we got it done.  It was a long year (at Ventura in 2021).  Our best finish was second.  We struggled on set up here, but I think we figured it out for sure.”


 

David Gasper after his win in the first main at Ventura on Saturday night.  CLS Photo.

 

For the regular portion of the program, Gasper was the “West Evans Motorsports Fastest Qualifier” with a time of 12.240.  Bentley was second quick at 12.360.  Impressive Browne recorded the third-best time with a lap of 12.436.  Greco and Nigh, with times of 12.455 and 12.478 respectively, rounded out the top five.   

 

Del Monte took the “Extreme Mufflers First Heat Race” when he beat Gasper and Nigh to the checkers.  Rancho Cucamonga’s Brent Owens topped the field in the “CSI Shocks Second Heat.”  Bentley and Michnowicz placed second and third.

 

For the second 25-lap main event of the night, Nigh and Michnowicz were once again paired on the front row.  Greco and Bentley lined up behind them in row two with Gasper and Browne slated to go from row three. 

 

After completing and finishing fourth in his heat race, Browne again stopped on the pace lap for the main event.   This time the talented new driver to the CLS was done for the night.

 

Michnowicz was the first to turn one and the first across the line at the end of the opening circuit.  Bentley, Del Monte, Greco, and Gasper were in tow.  Gasper split Greco and Del Monte and when the second lap was completed, he was third. 

 

Michnowicz and Bentley moved away from the remainder of the field and by the end of the fourth lap, they were on the rear end of the pack.  That ended up being when Michnowicz faced his most serious challenge in the race.  When he momentarily hesitated coming off two, Bentley drove to the outside and attempted to take the lead away. However, the lapped car was in his way and Michnowicz was able to maintain the lead and did not face another serious challenge.

 

Besides the lap four interaction with traffic, the lapped cars were more cooperative than they were in the first race.  When the sailing was clear, Michnowicz hugged the inside line, while Bentley ran a lane wider and stayed within four or five car lengths of the race-long leader through the first half of the event. 

 

The proceedings were halted for the second time on lap 16 when Del Monte slid to a stop on the back chute forcing a yellow.  For the restart, Michnowicz and Bentley were joined in the top five by Gasper, Nigh, and Greco.  On the initial try to go racing again, the yellow immediately came back on when Owens spun to the infield on the restart.  On the next try, Michnowicz got a great restart, but Bentley did not.  Gasper, who was trying to go two for two on the night, immediately went on the attack.  He steered the brilliant blue #18 to the inside of Bentley in turn one.  Coming off two, Bentley fought him off.  Gasper tried again going into three, and Bentley fended him off one more time, got a good drive off four, and put some breathing room between himself and his pursuer.

 

Bentley and Gasper’s fight allowed Michnowicz to expand his lead.  The wily veteran took full advantage over the last 10-laps, which went without a yellow.   He put nearly a half straight between his T Shirts By Timeless/Pflum and Wagner/Fabozzi Metal Works/Super Shocks/Outlaw Wings/Simpson #21, and second place Bentley at the finish.  Gasper ended up third with Nigh fourth and Greco fifth.

 

Ojai’s Gage Cheek, who was making his first start of the year, won the “Speed Mart” and “Advanced Racing Suspension Hard Charger” awards after starting 10th and finishing seventh.

 

“We have had such bad luck,” the happy winner said referring to his early-season woes.  “Starting on the front row I was thinking, ‘Just get the jump and go as fast as you can.’  I was tired as we had already went 25 laps (in the first main).  So, I ate a banana and drank some water.  The track was great. Jim Naylor has changed the track a lot.  He is going to massage it some more, but its really good.  This is where I met my wife.  We were 16 years old racin here.  A lot of good memories and I love it here.” 


 

Five-time CLS champion Bobby Michnowicz got his first win the the year Saturday at Ventura.  CLS Photo.

 

Greco continues to add some points to his lead in the championship standings and now has a 24-point advantage over Nigh.  Defending champion Gasper is third and 98-points behind the leader.  Yucca Valley’s Jeff Dyer is fourth.  Michnowicz has finally broken into the top five for the first time this year and is fifth.

 

The CLS gets one week off before returning to action with the USAC/CRA Sprint Cars at the Bakersfield Speedway on May 14th.

 

West Evans Motorsports Qualifying: 1. Dave Gasper, 12.240; 2. J.D. Bentley, 12.360; 3. Will Browne, 12.436; 4. Eric Greco, 12.445; 5. Mike Nigh, 12.478, 6. Bobby Michnowicz, 12.486; 7. Jon Robertson, 12.617; 8. Trevor Ballou, 12.781; 9. Connor Spier, 13.331’ 10. Gage Cheek, 13.648; 11. Jacob Magallanes 14.6748, 12 Brent Owens, 22.952; 13. Pat Kelley, 34.226; Mark Henry, NT, Dominic Del Monte, NT

 

Extreme Mufflers Heat Race #1 (8 laps): 1. Del Monte, 2. Gasper, 3. Nigh, 4. Browne, 5. Speir, 6. Kelley, 7. Magallanes

 

CSI Shocks Heat Race #2 (8 laps): 1. Owens, 2. Bentley, 3. Michnowicz, 4. Greco, 5. Ballou, 6. Cheek, Henry

 

Ventura Makeup March 16 25-Lap Main Event (with starting positions)

1. Dave Gasper – Santa Barbara, CA – 1st

2. J.D. Bentley – Rubottom, OK – 2nd

3. Bobby Michnowicz – Oak Hills, CA – 5th

4. Eric Greco – Palmdale, CA – 3rd

5. Dominic Del Monte – Gardena, CA – 4th

6. Cody Nigh – Camarillo, CA –6th

7. Jon Robertson – Torrance, CA – 8th

8. Trevor Ballou – Corona, CA – 10th

9. Connor Spier – Fillmore, CA – 9th

10. Pat Kelley – Chino Hills, CA – 7th

DNS Will Browne – Glendora, CA

DNS Brent Owens – Rancho Cucamonga, CA

 

Lap Leaders: Dave Gasper 1-25

 

Ventura 25-Lap April 30 Main Event (with starting positions)

1. Bobby Michnowicz – Oak Hills, CA – 2nd

2. J.D. Bentley – Rubottom, OK – 4th

3. David Gasper – Santa Barbara, CA – 5th

4. Cody Nigh – Camarillo, CA – 1st

5. Eric Greco – Palmdale, CA – 3rd

6. Trevor Ballou – Corona, CA – 8th

7. Gage Cheek – Ojai, CA – 10th

8. Dominic Del Monte – Gardena, CA – 7th

9. Mark Henry – Rosamond, CA – 11th

10. Jacob Magallanes – Pasadena, CA – 12th

11. Connor Speir – Fillmore, CA – 9th

12. Brent Owens – Rancho Cucamonga, CA – 6th

DNS Will Browne – Glendora, CA   

DNS Pat Kelley – Chino, CA   

 

Lap Leaders: Bobby Michnowicz 1-25

 

California Lightning Sprint Car Series Point Standings

1. Eric Greco, Palmdale, CA … 608

2. Cody Nigh, Camarillo, CA … 584

3. David Gasper, Santa Barbara, CA … 510

4. Jeff Dyer, Yucca Valley, CA … 499

5. Bobby Michnowicz, Oak Hills, CA … 389

6. Will Browne ®, Glendora, CA … 355

7. Pat Kelley, Chino, CA … 331

8. Dominic Del Monte, Gardena, CA … 320

9. A.J. Bender, San Diego, CA … 231

10. Jeremy Queener, Lake Elsinore, CA … 207

10. Trevor Ballou, Corona, CA, 207

 

CLS vs BCRA “Civil War Series” Points

1. David Gasper – CLS - 142

2. Dakota Albright – BCRA – 126

3. Eric Greco – CLS – 126

4. Will Browne – CLA 116

5. Harlee Aguilera – BCRA – 109

6. Cody Nigh – CLS – 104

7. Greg Dennett – BCRA – 100

8. Hunter Kinney – BCRA – 92

9. Matt Land – BCRA – 89

10. Tim Kinser - 83

 

 

The following companies have become marketing partners with the CLS in 2022.  They have offered up more than $13,000.00 in contingencies that will be awarded on top of the regular racing purses and they will be paid out throughout the year.  T-Shirts By Timeless, Hoosier Tires West, Extreme Mufflers, Saldana Racing Products, Rod End Supply, Speed Mart, Cold Fire West, West Evens Motorsports, RC Fuel Injection, Jake Swanson Shock Technology, Advanced Racing Suspensions, CSI Shocks, Eibach Springs, Triple X Race Components, King Racing Products, Hyper Racing Products, Rebel Gears, Vahlco Wheels, Wilwood Disk Brakes, Fuel Safe Systems, MPI, Circle Track Performance, E-Z UP, Hepfner Racing, Smith Titanium, and Hoosier Speed. 

 

If you or your company would like to become a partner of the longtime racing organization, contact Jon Robertson via email at mailto:jon.robertson@sbcglobal.net   or by calling (310) 367-9050.

 

CLS Contingency Awards For The March 16 Makeup Ventura Race

Heat Race #1 – Extreme Muffler $50.00 Product Certificate –  Jeff Dyer

Heat Race #2 – CSI Shocks - $50.00 Product Certificate – Dominic Del Monte

1st Place Main Event - Eibach Springs $100.00 Product Certificate – David Gasper

2nd Place Main Event - Vahlco Wheels $50.00 Product Certificate – J.D. Bentley

3rd Place Main Event - Jake Swanson Shock Technology $50 Product Certificate –  Bobby Michnowicz

4th Place Main Event – Hyper Chassis - $50 Product Certificate –  Eric Greco

5th Place Main Event – Smith Titanium Product Certificate –  Dominic Del Monte

10th Place Main Event – King Racing Products $25.00 Product Certificate –  Pat Kelley

Fast Qualifier - West Evans Motorsports $25.00 Product Certificate –  Eric Greco

Hard Charger - Speed Mart $25.00 Product Certificate – Bobby Michnowicz

Hard Charger - Advanced Racing Suspension Product Certificate – Bobby Michnowicz

Hard Luck Award – Speed Mart $25.00 Product Certificate –  Will Browne

1st Car Not On The Lead Lap – Rebel Gears 30% Off Coupon  

 

 

CLS Contingency Awards For The April 30 Ventura Race

Heat Race #1 – Extreme Muffler $50.00 Product Certificate –  Dominic Del Monte   

Heat Race #2 – CSI Shocks - $50.00 Product Certificate –  Brent Owens

1st Place Main Event - Eibach Springs $100.00 Product Certificate – Bobby Michnowicz

2nd Place Main Event - Vahlco Wheels $50.00 Product Certificate – J.D. Bentley

3rd Place Main Event - Jake Swanson Shock Technology $50 Product Certificate –  David Gasper

4th Place Main Event – Hyper Chassis - $50 Product Certificate – Cody Nigh

5th Place Main Event – Smith Titanium Product Certificate –  Eric Greco

10th Place Main Event – King Racing Products $25.00 Product Certificate – Jacob Magallanes

Fast Qualifier - West Evans Motorsports $25.00 Product Certificate –  David Gasper

Hard Charger - Speed Mart $25.00 Product Certificate -  Gage Cheek

Hard Charger - Advanced Racing Suspension Product Certificate -  Gage Cheek

Hard Luck Award – Speed Mart $25.00 Product Certificate –  Will Browne

1st Car Not On The Lead Lap – Rebel Gears 30% Off Coupon  

 

YOSHIMURA R&D JOINS CALIFORNIA LIGHTNING SPRINT SERIES  

 

Torrance, CA, May 17, 2022) California Lightning Sprint Car Series president Jon Robertson is pleased to announce that Yoshimura R&D has signed on to be an associate sponsor for the series in 2022.  The famous company has been building quality racing products for over half a century. 


 

A.J. Bender's winning Yoshimura-powered California Lightning Series Sprint Car.

 

Last week’s CLS race at the Bakersfield Speedway was the first for Yoshimura as a marketing partner with the CLS.  Ironically, San Diego, California’s A.J. Bender won the main event in the Mike Schweitzer owned, Yoshimura powered #41.  It was his third win (two with the CLS and one with BCRA in Northern California) in four starts in 2022. 

 

California Lightning Sprints is proud to welcome Yoshimura R&D as an associate sponsor for the 2022 season,” Robertson said. “This is exciting news! Yoshimura R&D  brings world-class engine-building expertise to the club and is based right here in Southern California.”   

 

Located 30-miles east of Los Angeles in Chino, Yoshimura is a reasonable drive time for nearly all the teams currently competing in the CLS.  The friendly company offers packages and services to match the customer’s horsepower needs and budgets.  They will be happy to rebuild a racer’s current engine or start with a fresh crate engine from Japan.  “We do not simply throw in a big cam, bump up the compression, and create a time bomb - We build power at self-sustaining, balanced levels, because all the power in the world means nothing if you can't finish.

 

“From personal experience, I've found the folks at Yoshimura to be knowledgeable, responsive, and genuinely nice people,” said Robertson who has a Yoshimura powerplant in his #42.  “I look forward to the California Lightning Sprints representing Yoshimura R&D at all our events this year. Our very own AJ Bender has already won two main events this season with a Yoshimura R&D built motor, and we look forward to expanding this success within the club this year. I am now personally running their motors as well and I believe others are on the way.

 

For teams looking to expand their power and get more reliability,  Yoshimura’s website is available at the following link https://www.yoshimura-rd.com/.  The office phone number is (800) 634-9166.  The physical address is 5420 Daniels Street, Chino, CA  91710.

 

The CLS season continues this Saturday, May 21st, at the Ventura Raceway.    Spectator gates will open at 3:00 p.m. and the first race will be at 5:30.  The track is located on the Ventura County Fairgrounds at 10 W. Harbor Boulevard (93001).  The website is http://venturaraceway.com/ and the office phone number is (805) 648-RACE.

 

California Lightning Sprint Car Series Point Standings

1. Cody Nigh, Camarillo, CA … 712

2. Jeff Dyer, Yucca Valley, CA … 633

3. David Gasper, Santa Barbara, CA … 625

4. Eric Greco, Palmdale, CA … 608

5. Will Browne ®, Glendora, CA … 569

6. Bobby Michnowicz, Oak Hills, CA … 425

7. Pat Kelley, Chino, CA … 422

8. A.J. Bender, San Diego, CA, CA … 366

9. Connor Speir, Fillmore, CA … 360

10. Dominic De Monte, Gardena, CA … 320

 

 

CLS vs BCRA “Civil War Series” Points

1. David Gasper – CLS - 142

2. Dakota Albright – BCRA – 126

3. Eric Greco – CLS – 126

4. Will Browne – CLA 116

5. Harlee Aguilera – BCRA – 109

6. Cody Nigh – CLS – 104

7. Greg Dennett – BCRA – 100

8. Hunter Kinney – BCRA – 92

9. Matt Land – BCRA – 89

10. Tim Kinser – 83

 

 

CLS Contingency Awards  

Heat Race #1 – Extreme Muffler $50.00 Product Certificate –  

Heat Race #2 – CSI Shocks - $50.00 Product Certificate –  

Heat Race #3 - Saldana Race Products - $50.00 Product Certificate – 

1st Place Main Event - Eibach Springs $100.00 Product Certificate –    

2nd Place Main Event - Vahlco Wheels $50.00 Product Certificate –   

3rd Place Main Event - Jake Swanson Shock Technology $50 Product Certificate –  

4th Place Main Event – Hyper Chassis - $50 Product Certificate –   

5th Place Main Event – Smith Titanium Product Certificate –    

10th Place Main Event – King Racing Products $25.00 Product Certificate –   

Fast Qualifier - West Evans Motorsports $25.00 Product Certificate -

Hard Charger - Speed Mart $25.00 Product Certificate -

Hard Charger - Advanced Racing Suspension Product Certificate –   

Hard Luck Award – Speed Mart $25.00 Product Certificate –  

1st Car Not On The Lead Lap – Rebel Gears 30% Off Coupon  -  

 

The following companies have become marketing partners with the CLS in 2022.  They have offered up more than $13,000.00 in contingencies that will be awarded on top of the regular racing purses and they will be paid out throughout the year.  Yoshimura R&D, Hoosier Tires West, T-Shirts By Timeless, Extreme Mufflers, Saldana Racing Products, Rod End Supply, Speed Mart, Cold Fire West, West Evens Motorsports, RC Fuel Injection, Jake Swanson Shock Technology, Advanced Racing Suspensions, CSI Shocks, Eibach Springs, Triple X Race Components, King Racing Products, Hyper Racing Products, Rebel Gears, Vahlco Wheels, Wilwood Disk Brakes, Fuel Safe Systems, MPI, Circle Track Performance, E-Z UP, Hepfner Racing, Smith Titanium, and Hoosier Speed. 

 

If you or your company would like to become a partner of the longtime racing organization, contact Jon Robertson via email at mailto:jon.robertson@sbcglobal.net   or by calling (310) 367-9050.

 

 

 

CALIFORNIA LIGHTNING SPRINTS AT BAKERSFIELD SATURDAY

 

(Torrance, CA, May 10, 2022) The California Lightning Sprint Car Series returns to action this Saturday, May 14th, in an exciting open-wheel tripleheader that will also feature the USAC/CRA Sprint Cars and NMRA ¾ Midgets at Scott Schweitzer’s Bakersfield Speedway.  The race will be the sixth of the season for the CLS and it will be the third visit of the year to “The West’s Fastest 1/3 Mile High Banked Clay Oval.”   

 

     

 

Two drivers who hope to have a change in luck at Bakersfield are defending series champion David Gasper of Santa Barbara and five-time series champ  Bobby Michnowicz of Oak Hills.  Gasper, who turned 17-years-old on Monday, lost an engine in his first two appearances at the track this year.  He did not start the main event on March 25th.  On April 16th, he jumped into Mark Henry’s car and came home 10th.

 

Michnowicz was knocked out for the night when engine problems forced him from the action while leading his heat race at the “Okie Bowl” in March.  At the last series race at the track in April, his water pump broke its bracket, fell off, and ripped the fuel lines off the car knocking it out of action for the second month in a row

 

While that was bad luck for the two champion drivers, bad luck for the rest of the field may have come to surface two weeks ago at the Ventura Raceway when both drivers had their cars perform flawlessly.  The end result was Gasper leading every inch of the way for his second victory of the year in the March 26h makeup main event and wily veteran Michnowicz leading it wire to wire for his initial win of the year in the nightcap.  To compound the concerns of the competition,  Michnowicz placed third in the first race of the evening with Gasper doing likewise in the night’s other main event.

 

Palmdale’s Eric Greco, who has sat on top of the points heap since the second race of the season, will bring a 24-point lead over Camarillo’s Cody Nigh heading into Saturday’s race.  Gasper, who won the second race of the year at Merced, has clawed his way back to third.  Despite missing a race earlier this year, Yucca Valley’s Jeff Dyer is fourth.  Glendora-based rookie Will Browne is fifth.

 

Of the series regulars who have made four or more main event starts this year, Dyer has the best finishing percentage at 2.75.  Greco is next with a 3.40.  Gasper is third at 3.75.

 

Dyer and San Diego’s A.J. Bender, who won the last CLS race at Bakersfield on April 16th, will both do double duty on Saturday competing in the CLS Series along with the USAC/CRA 410s.

 

In addition to the three classes of open-wheel cars, hobby stocks will also be racing on Saturday night.

 

Fans who would like to attend the show can find the track 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 pit gate will open at 2:00 p.m., spectator gates at 4:00, and racing will start at 6:00.  Adult tickets are $20.00.  Seniors and military get in for $18.00.  For kids 6-12 it is $5.00 and children 5 and under are free.

 

California Lightning Sprint Car Series Point Standings

1. Eric Greco, Palmdale, CA … 608

2. Cody Nigh, Camarillo, CA … 584

3. David Gasper, Santa Barbara, CA … 510

4. Jeff Dyer, Yucca Valley, CA … 499

5. Will Browne ®, Glendora, CA … 449

6. Bobby Michnowicz, Oak Hills, CA … 389

7. Pat Kelley, Chino, CA … 331

8. Dominic Del Monte, Gardena, CA … 320

9. A.J. Bender, San Diego, CA … 231

10. Jeremy Queener, Lake Elsinore, CA … 207

10. Trevor Ballou, Corona, CA, 207

 

CLS vs BCRA “Civil War Series” Points

1. David Gasper – CLS - 142

2. Dakota Albright – BCRA – 126

3. Eric Greco – CLS – 126

4. Will Browne – CLA 116

5. Harlee Aguilera – BCRA – 109

6. Cody Nigh – CLS – 104

7. Greg Dennett – BCRA – 100

8. Hunter Kinney – BCRA – 92

9. Matt Land – BCRA – 89

10. Tim Kinser - 83

 

The following companies have become marketing partners with the CLS in 2022.  They have offered up more than $13,000.00 in contingencies that will be awarded on top of the regular racing purses and they will be paid out throughout the year.  Yoshimura R&D, Hoosier Tires West, T-Shirts By Timeless, Extreme Mufflers, Saldana Racing Products, Rod End Supply, Speed Mart, Cold Fire West, West Evens Motorsports, RC Fuel Injection, Jake Swanson Shock Technology, Advanced Racing Suspensions, CSI Shocks, Eibach Springs, Triple X Race Components, King Racing Products, Hyper Racing Products, Rebel Gears, Vahlco Wheels, Wilwood Disk Brakes, Fuel Safe Systems, MPI, Circle Track Performance, E-Z UP, Hepfner Racing, Smith Titanium, and Hoosier Speed. 

 

If you or your company would like to become a partner of the longtime racing organization, contact Jon Robertson via email at mailto:jon.robertson@sbcglobal.net   or by calling (310) 367-9050.

 

CLS Contingency Awards  

Heat Race #1 – Extreme Muffler $50.00 Product Certificate –   

Heat Race #2 – CSI Shocks - $50.00 Product Certificate –  

Heat Race #3 - Saldana Race Products - $50.00 Product Certificate –  

1st Place Main Event - Eibach Springs $100.00 Product Certificate –   

2nd Place Main Event - Vahlco Wheels $50.00 Product Certificate –  

3rd Place Main Event - Jake Swanson Shock Technology $50 Product Certificate –   

4th Place Main Event – Hyper Chassis - $50 Product Certificate –   

5th Place Main Event – Smith Titanium Product Certificate –   

10th Place Main Event – King Racing Products $25.00 Product Certificate –   

Fast Qualifier - West Evans Motorsports $25.00 Product Certificate –   

Hard Charger - Speed Mart $25.00 Product Certificate –   

Hard Charger - Advanced Racing Suspension Product Certificate –  

Hard Luck Award – Speed Mart $25.00 Product Certificate -

1st Car Not On The Lead Lap – Rebel Gears 30% Off Coupon  

 

  RUSH SPRINT CAR SERIES 

www.rushsprintcars.com

 
HOVIS AUTO & TRUCK SUPPLY RUSH SPRINT CARS TO BE PRESENTED BY TERRY BOWSER EXCAVATING AGAIN AT SHARON IN 2022; 1ST APPEARANCE ON MAY 14
By Mike Leone

 
(May 6, 2022) - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(Hartford, OH)...The Hovis Auto & Truck Supply RUSH Sprint Cars presented by Born2Run Lubricants are in their fifth season of competition this year. The Chevrolet Performance 602 crate engine powered non-wing Sprint Car division will once again be presented by Terry Bowser Excavating at Sharon Speedway in 2022. The Terry Bowser Excavating RUSH Sprints will make their first appearance at the next event on Saturday night (May 14) along with the "410" Sprint Cars, HTMA/Precise Racing Products RUSH Sportsman Modifieds, and Whelen Econo Mods.

 
The Terry Bowser Excavating RUSH Sprint Cars will return to Sharon on Friday, May 27 with the World of Outlaws Late Models. June will be a busy month for the RUSH Sprints with four visits at the Hartford, Ohio oval including on the 4th part of Western PA Speedweek, the 14th with the All Star Circuit of Champions for Ohio Speedweek followed by four days later on the 18th then again on the 25th to wrap up the month. The RUSH Sprints will be part of the "Bill Forney Memorial" with the RUSH Late Model Touring Series on July 9. The final two visits will be on August 13 and August 27.

 
The RUSH Sprints have raced once this year around the circuit with Blaze Myers winning the opener at Tyler County Speedway on April 23 for his second career win. The RUSH Sprints will battle for a $20,000 Weekly Series Championship presented by Equipment Rental Options with $5,000 going to the 2022 champion. Drivers' best 12 point finishes from throughout the 2022 season will be utilized. 

 
Chad Ruhlman, who was the 2018, 2019 and 2021 $5,000 RUSH Weekly Series Champion, is once again back for a full season driving for Tim Engles. Jeremy Weaver was the 2020 Series champion aboard Ted Hull's #41, which had "410" great Rod George driving for him in 2021 and now Andy Priest is the driver in 2022.

 
There have been 17 RUSH Sprint Car events completed all-time at Sharon with nine different winners. Chad Ruhlman leads the way with seven victories. The only two other racers to have multiple wins are Jarod Larson and Nolan Groves. Andy Feil, Brian Ruhlman, Brian Woodhall, Jeremy Weaver, Rod George, and Steve Pedley each have one feature win at Sharon to their credit.    

 
Terry Bowser has been a huge supporter of racing throughout the region from driving "410" Sprint Cars to owning and sponsoring them. Bowser has also been responsible for supplying and hauling the red clay surface that's revered at Sharon Speedway.

 
Terry Bowser Excavating is located in Kittanning, Pa. Terry Bowser Excavating has been in business for more than 34 years and handles residential and commercial needs for new homes, driveways, septic systems, pond building, land clearing, parking lots, and site prep. No matter what project you’re facing, Terry Bowser Excavating has the equipment and know-how to assist you efficiently and at an affordable rate. For more information, call 724-545-2681 or e-mail tbexcavating@gmail.com.
 
Sharon Speedway is owned by the Blaney, Weller, and Kirila Families and is a 3/8-mile dirt track located on Custer-Orangeville Road in Hartford, Ohio near the intersection of Routes 7 & 305. For more information, check out the website at www.sharonspeedway.com or call 330-772-5481. Like them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sharonspeedway and follow them on Twitter @sharonspdwy.

 
The RUSH Racing Series is brought to you by Hovis Auto & Truck Supply together with Born2Run Lubricants along with the support of Hoosier Tire, Bilstein Shocks, Sunoco Race Fuels, Bazell Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, MSD Performance, Holley Performance Products, FK Rod Ends, Schoenfeld Headers, Jones Racing Products, TBM Brakes, Performance Bodies & Parts, Racing Electronics, Wrisco Industries, Frankland Racing Supply, Landrum Performance Spring, Ontime Body & Graphic, Sherwood Wheels, Alternative Power Sources, Precise Racing Products, Lincoln Electric, Velocita-USA, Waterstone Mortgage Hermitage, Wedge Motorsports, 3C Graphix, D&V Jewelers, DrumPreserve, CrateInsider.com, Terry Bowser Excavating, and Stop-Fyre.

 
E-mail can be sent to the RUSH Racing Series at info@rushracingseries.com and snail mail to 4368 Route 422, Pulaski, PA 16143. Office phone is 724-964-9300 and fax is 724-964-0604. The RUSH Racing Series website is www.rushracingseries.com. Like the Sportsman Modified Facebook page at www.facebook.com/rushsportsmanmods and follow us on Twitter @RUSHSportMods. 

 
 

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  Wisconsin wingLESS Sprints

www.wisconsinwingless.com

Sivia Captures Opening NIght

Jimmy Sivia of Winthrop Harbor, IL scored a clean sweep in the AutoMeter/Brewington Electric Wisconsin WingLESS Sprints, posting fast time out of the 40-car field, winning a heat race and the 20-lap feature.

On a restart following a caution on lap 7, Sivia went from third to first using the high groove pulling away to the win. Tim Cox of Park City, IL finished second. Clayton Rossmann of Wadsworth, IL third. Early race leader Ryan Zielski of Oconomowoc fourth. Kansasville's Ryan Marshall fifth.

Wisconsin WingLESS Sprints Presented by the IRA 40 Entries
A Feature 1 20 Laps | 00:05:47.000

  1. 91-Jimmy Sivia[6]; 2. 40-Tim Cox[4]; 3. 09-Clayton Rossmann[9]; 4. 14Z-Ryan Zielski[2]; 5. 7X-Ryan Marshall[5]; 6. 50-Rusty Egan[7]; 7. 38-Allen Hafford[17]; 8. 99J-Seth Johnson[15]; 9. 14AJ-BG Wood[3]; 10. 89-Nathan Crane[11]; 11. 0-John Fahl[14]; 12. 20-Natalie Klemko[20]; 13. 9X-Mike Sullivan[24]; 14. 70-Chris Klemko[1]; 15. 15-Dan Wade[13]; 16. 6B-Vince Bartolotta[18]; 17. 22S-Brian Strane[23]; 18. 23Z-Zach Raidart[10]; 19. 41-Dennis Spitz[22]; 20. 54-Scott Grissom[21]; 21. 4-Jordan Paulsen[16]; 22. 70H-Tate Hensley[19]; 23. 29OG-Tom Eller[8]; 24. 47-Chance Ciskowski[12]

B Feature 1 12 Laps | 00:03:18.000

  1. 38-Allen Hafford[2]; 2. 70H-Tate Hensley[4]; 3. 54-Scott Grissom[3]; 4. 22S-Brian Strane[6]; 5. 29J-Ralph Johnson[5]; 6. 12-Shawn Swim[12]; 7. 52M-David Mikulski[9]; 8. 24-Eric Wilke[1]; 9. 13-CJ Malueg[8]; 10. 00-Gary Klamrowski[11]; 11. 17-Bryce Andrews[7]

B Feature 2 12 Laps | 00:03:27.000

  1. 6B-Vince Bartolotta[1]; 2. 20-Natalie Klemko[4]; 3. 41-Dennis Spitz[2]; 4. 9X-Mike Sullivan[11]; 5. 52-Craig Lager[6]; 6. 22-Greg Alt[10]; 7. 13A-Dave Wallace[9]; 8. 99X-Tom Brown[7]; 9. 09J-Scott Armstrong[3]; 10. 39-William Huck[8]; 11. 11-Austin Hansen[12]

Heat 1 8 Laps

  1. 91-Jimmy Sivia[4]; 2. 14Z-Ryan Zielski[3]; 3. 29OG-Tom Eller[2]; 4. 0-John Fahl[1]; 5. 6B-Vince Bartolotta[5]; 6. 52M-David Mikulski[9]; 7. 99X-Tom Brown[8]; 8. 00-Gary Klamrowski[10]; 9. 09J-Scott Armstrong[6]; 10. 8-Daniel Walldan[7]

Heat 2 8 Laps | 00:08:09.000

  1. 70-Chris Klemko[3]; 2. 7X-Ryan Marshall[4]; 3. 89-Nathan Crane[2]; 4. 99J-Seth Johnson[1]; 5. 70H-Tate Hensley[6]; 6. 22S-Brian Strane[7]; 7. 38-Allen Hafford[5]; 8. 13-CJ Malueg[8]; 9. 9X-Mike Sullivan[10]; 10. 13A-Dave Wallace[9]

Heat 3 8 Laps | 00:06:56.000

  1. 50-Rusty Egan[1]; 2. 40-Tim Cox[4]; 3. 47-Chance Ciskowski[2]; 4. 23Z-Zach Raidart[3]; 5. 20-Natalie Klemko[6]; 6. 52-Craig Lager[7]; 7. 41-Dennis Spitz[5]; 8. 12-Shawn Swim[10]; 9. 39-William Huck[8]; 10. 7D-Josh Davidson[9]

Heat 4 8 Laps | 00:07:40.000

  1. 14AJ-BG Wood[4]; 2. 15-Dan Wade[2]; 3. 09-Clayton Rossmann[3]; 4. 4-Jordan Paulsen[8]; 5. 54-Scott Grissom[5]; 6. 24-Eric Wilke[1]; 7. 29J-Ralph Johnson[6]; 8. 17-Bryce Andrews[7]; 9. 22-Greg Alt[9]; 10. 11-Austin Hansen[10]

Qualifying 1 | 00:09:29.000

  1. 89-Nathan Crane, 00:15.952; 2. 47-Chance Ciskowski, 00:16.163; 3. 50-Rusty Egan, 00:16.288[3]; 4. 54-Scott Grissom, 00:16.439; 5. 29J-Ralph Johnson, 00:16.687; 6. 17-Bryce Andrews, 00:17.020; 7. 39-William Huck, 00:17.293

Qualifying 2 | 00:00:40.000

  1. 23Z-Zach Raidart, 00:15.896[4]; 2. 41-Dennis Spitz, 00:16.410; 3. 70H-Tate Hensley, 00:16.623; 4. 20-Natalie Klemko, 00:16.648; 5. 22S-Brian Strane, 00:16.884[5]; 6. 52-Craig Lager, 00:16.901; 7. 13-CJ Malueg, 00:17.118; 8. 4-Jordan Paulsen, 00:17.298; 9. 7D-Josh Davidson, 00:17.516; 10. 38-Allen Hafford

Qualifying 3 | 00:00:36.000

  1. 40-Tim Cox, 00:15.539; 2. 14AJ-BG Wood, 00:15.603; 3. 14Z-Ryan Zielski, 00:15.628; 4. 15-Dan Wade, 00:16.203; 5. 0-John Fahl, 00:16.210; 6. 6B-Vince Bartolotta, 00:16.304; 7. 13A-Dave Wallace, 00:17.448; 8. 52M-David Mikulski; 9. 70-Chris Klemko[6]; 10. 09-Clayton Rossmann[7]

Qualifying 4 | 00:00:34.000

  1. 29OG-Tom Eller, 00:15.947; 2. 99J-Seth Johnson, 00:16.227; 3. 24-Eric Wilke, 00:16.295; 4. 09J-Scott Armstrong, 00:16.444; 5. 8-Daniel Walldan, 00:16.853[9]; 6. 99X-Tom Brown, 00:17.055[10]; 7. 91-Jimmy Sivia; 8. 7X-Ryan Marshall

 
 

  ira lightning  Sprints  

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Neau Captures Sycamore Speedway Opener

On May 7th, the Bumper to Bumper IRA sprints returned to the Sycamore Speedway for the first time in 35 years. As part of the historic night, the IRA Lightning Sprints joined the winged 410s and the badger Midgets.

Tim Brannam and Derek Fortier picked up heat race wins, setting up the 16 car 20 lap A main. 17 year old Max Brannam lead the early laps in front of the standing room only crowd. Andrew Kiedrowski was able to work past Brannam and take controls of the race. In the closing stages of the feature, Mike Neau drove past the K9 of Kiedrowski and lead the closing laps on route to victory.

The lightning sprints return to action on Sunday May 15th at Wilmot Raceway as part of the Diamond 44 Dirt Kings event.

 
 

KENYON MIDGET SERIES CALIFOrNIA LIGHTNING SERIES
2022 KENYON MIDGET SERIES

Anderson Speedway

  • 1311 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Anderson, IN 46016 (map)

22nd Running of the Glenn Niebel Classic Presented by CB Fabricating - 500 Sprint Car Tour Non-Wing Sprint Cars

Don and Mel Kenyon 75

 
Jul
30

Anderson Speedway

  • 1311 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Anderson, IN 46016 (map)

Inaugural Gene Nolen Classic

 
Sep
24

Tentative

    This date is tentative. Details to be announced as soon as they are available.

     
    Oct
    6

    Anderson Speedway

    • 1311 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Anderson, IN 46016 (map)

    7th Annual Tony Elliott Classic

     
     

    2022 California Lightning Sprint Car Series Schedule

     

    March 25         Bakersfield Speedway            Winged - With World of Outlaws

     

    March 26         Ventura Raceway                   Winged

     

    April 2              Merced Speedway                  Non-Wing – Albright Class – Civil War #1

     

    April 16            Bakersfield Speedway            Winged

     

    April 30            Ventura Raceway                   Winged

     

    May 14            Bakersfield Speedway            Winged – With USAC/CRA

     

    May 21            Ventura Raceway                   Winged

     

    June 11           Bakersfield Speedway            Winged

     

    June 25           Ventura Raceway                   Winged

     

    July 9               Ventura Raceway                   Winged

     

    July 23             Ventura Raceway                   Winged

     

    August 26        Silver Dollar Speedway          Winged – Civil War #2

     

    August 27        Placerville Speedway             Winged – Civil War #3

     

    September 9   TBD                                         Winged

     

    September 10 TBD                                         Winged

     

    September 24 Bakersfield Speedway            Winged – Civil War #4

     

    October 8        TBD                                         Winged

     

    October 29      Ventura Raceway                   Winged

     

    November 15  Bakersfield Speedway            Winged – With USAC Midgets - Civil War #5

     

    November 17  Placerville Speedway             Non-Wing – With USAC Midgets - No Points

     

    November 18  Placerville Speedway             Non-Wing – With USAC Midgets - No Points

     

    November 19  Placerville Speedway             Non-Wing – With USAC Midgets - No Points

     

     

    ira sprint car series Wisconsin wingLESS Sprints

    2022 - IRA Interstate Racing Association Schedule

    DateEvent 
    4/1/2022
    34 Raceway - West Burlington, IA
    IRA vs MOWA 410 Clash presented by USA Containers
    Interstate Racing Association: IRA Interstate Racing Association
     
    4/2/2022
    34 Raceway - West Burlington, IA
    IRA vs MOWA 410 Clash presented by USA Containers Day 2
    Interstate Racing Association: IRA Interstate Racing Association
     
    4/23/2022
    Beaver Dam Raceway - Beaver Dam, WI
    IRA 410 Sprint Special
    Interstate Racing Association: IRA Interstate Racing Association
     
    4/30/2022
    TBA-WISCONSIN - TBA, WI
    Interstate Racing Association: IRA Interstate Racing Association
     
    5/7/2022
    Sycamore Speedway - Sycamore, IL
    Open Wheel Special: 410's Return
    Interstate Racing Association: IRA Interstate Racing Association
    IRA Lightning Sprints: IRA Lightning Sprints
    BMARA Midgets: Badger Midget Auto Racing Association
     
    5/14/2022
    Dirt Oval at Route 66 - Joliet, IL
    Interstate Racing Association: IRA Interstate Racing Association with All Star Circuit of Champions
    WingLESS Sprints: Wisconsin wingLESS Sprints
    360 Sprints - Winged: Great Lakes Super Sprints
     
    5/20/2022
    Wilmot Raceway - Wilmot, WI
    All Star vs IRA Challenge
    Interstate Racing Association: IRA Interstate Racing Association with All Star Circuit of Champions
    WingLESS Sprints: Wisconsin wingLESS Sprints
    IRA Lightning Sprints: IRA Lightning Sprints
     
    5/21/2022
    Plymouth Dirt Track-Sheboygan Co Fgds - Plymouth, WI
    All Star vs IRA Challenge
    Interstate Racing Association: IRA Interstate Racing Association with All Star Circuit of Champions
    360 Sprints - Winged
     
    5/22/2022
    Angell Park Speedway - Sun Prairie, WI
    All Star vs IRA Challenge
    Interstate Racing Association: IRA Interstate Racing Association with All Star Circuit of Champions
    BMARA Midgets: Badger Midget Auto Racing Association
     
    5/28/2022
    Rice Lake Speedway - Rice Lake, WI
    Interstate Racing Association: IRA Interstate Racing Association
     
    5/29/2022
    141 Speedway - Maribel, WI
    Open Wheel Sunday Funday IRA Bumper to Bumper Sprints
    Interstate Racing Association: IRA Interstate Racing Association
    WingLESS Sprints: Wisconsin wingLESS Sprints
    IRA Lightning Sprints: IRA Lightning Sprints
     
    6/4/2022
    TBA-WISCONSIN - TBA, WI
    Interstate Racing Association: IRA Interstate Racing Association
     
    6/4/2022
    Wilmot Raceway - Wilmot, WI
    Bumper to Bumper IRA 410 Sprints Night
    Interstate Racing Association: IRA Interstate Racing Association
    WingLESS Sprints: Wisconsin wingLESS Sprints
    IRA Lightning Sprints: IRA Lightning Sprints
     
    6/11/2022
    Fairbury Speedway - Fairbury, IL
    Bill Waite Jr. Memorial Classics / Pappy and Bob Allen Memorial
    Interstate Racing Association: IRA Interstate Racing Association
     
    6/12/2022
    Angell Park Speedway - Sun Prairie, WI
    Norm Nelson Classic
    Interstate Racing Association: IRA Interstate Racing Association
    BMARA Midgets: Badger Midget Auto Racing Association
     
    6/30/2022
    Plymouth Dirt Track-Sheboygan Co Fgds - Plymouth, WI
    Nascar Weekend Kickoff with IRA 410's and PDTR 360's
    Interstate Racing Association: IRA Interstate Racing Association
    360 Sprints - Winged
     
    7/15/2022
    River Cities Speedway - Grand Forks, ND
    Buffalo Wild Wings King of the Wings with NOSA and WOO Late Models
    Interstate Racing Association: IRA Interstate Racing Association
     
    7/16/2022
    River Cities Speedway - Grand Forks, ND
    Buffalo Wild Wings King of the Wings with NOSA
    Interstate Racing Association: IRA Interstate Racing Association
     
    7/22/2022
    Outagamie Speedway - Seymour, WI
    Outagamie County Fair Special
    Interstate Racing Association: IRA Interstate Racing Association
     
    7/23/2022
    Wilmot Raceway - Wilmot, WI
    IRA 410 Sprint Night
    Interstate Racing Association: IRA Interstate Racing Association
     
    7/29/2022
    Langlade County Speedway - Antigo, WI
    IRA 410 Sprints Cars at the Fair
    Interstate Racing Association: IRA Interstate Racing Association
     
    7/30/2022
    Plymouth Dirt Track-Sheboygan Co Fgds - Plymouth, WI
    Badger State Open Wheel Special: IRA 410's, PDTR 360's, and Badger Midgets
    Interstate Racing Association: IRA Interstate Racing Association
    BMARA Midgets: Badger Midget Auto Racing Association
    360 Sprints - Winged
     
    8/20/2022
    Wilmot Raceway - Wilmot, WI
    Ken Iles Tribute at the Kenosha County Fair
    Interstate Racing Association: IRA Interstate Racing Association
    WingLESS Sprints: Wisconsin wingLESS Sprints
    IRA Lightning Sprints: IRA Lightning Sprints
     
    8/21/2022
    Angell Park Speedway - Sun Prairie, WI
    Corn Fest Racing
    Interstate Racing Association: IRA Interstate Racing Association
    BMARA Midgets: Badger Midget Auto Racing Association
     
    9/2/2022
    Dodge County Fairgrounds - Beaver Dam, WI
    Harry Neitzel Tribute
    Interstate Racing Association: IRA Interstate Racing Association
    360 Sprints - Winged
     
    9/3/2022
    Plymouth Dirt Track-Sheboygan Co Fgds - Plymouth, WI
    Sheboygan County Fair Racing
    Interstate Racing Association: IRA Interstate Racing Association
    360 Sprints - Winged
     
    9/4/2022
    141 Speedway - Maribel, WI
    Open Wheel Sunday Funday IRA Bumper to Bumper Sprints
    Interstate Racing Association: IRA Interstate Racing Association
    WingLESS Sprints: Wisconsin wingLESS Sprints
    IRA Lightning Sprints: IRA Lightning Sprints
     
    9/10/2022
    Cedar Lake Speedway - New Richmond, WI
    Jerry Reichert Memorial
    Interstate Racing Association: IRA Interstate Racing Association
    360 Sprints - Winged: Midwest Power Series
     
    9/17/2022
    Beaver Dam Raceway - Beaver Dam, WI
    Scott Semmelman Memorial
    Interstate Racing Association: IRA Interstate Racing Association
     
    9/23/2022
    Dodge County Fairgrounds - Beaver Dam, WI
    Checkered Classic
    Interstate Racing Association: IRA Interstate Racing Association
    WingLESS Sprints: Wisconsin wingLESS Sprints
     
    9/24/2022
    Plymouth Dirt Track-Sheboygan Co Fgds - Plymouth, WI
    Wisconsin Sprint Car Championships
    Interstate Racing Association: IRA Interstate Racing Association
    WingLESS Sprints: Wisconsin wingLESS Sprints
    IRA Lightning Sprints: IRA Lightning Sprints
    360 Sprints - Winged
     

    RUSH SPRINT CAR SERIES

    2022 Equipment Rental Options Weekly Series Schedule of Events*

    All shows are $600 to-win, $150 to-start unless otherwise specified

    Sat, April 9 Tyler County Speedway ($800 to-win)
    Sat, May 7 Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway
    Sat, May 14 Sharon Speedway
    Fri, May 20 Dog Hollow Speedway
    Fri, May 27 Sharon Speedway (with World of Outlaws Late Models)
    Sat, June 4 Sharon Speedway
    Sat, June 11 Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway
    Tue, June 14 Sharon Speedway (with All Star Sprints)
    Fri, June 17 Knox Raceway ($1,000 to-win)
    Sat, June 18 Sharon Speedway
    Fri, June 24 Raceway 7
    Sat, June 25 Sharon Speedway
    Sat, July 2 Knox Raceway
    Sun, July 3 Tri-City Raceway Park
    Wed, July 6 Lernerville Speedway ("Don Martin Memorial")
    Sat, July 9 Sharon Speedway
    Sat, July 16 Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway
    Fri, July 22 Lernerville Speedway
    Sun, July 24 Knox Raceway
    Sat, July 30 Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway
    Fri, August 12 Lernerville Speedway ("Manufacturers Night" presented by MSD Performance)
    Sat, August 13 Sharon Speedway
    Sun, August 21 Knox Raceway ($800 to-win)
    Sat, August 27 Sharon Speedway
    Sat, Sept 3 Tri-City Raceway Park
    Sun, Sept 4 Tri-City Raceway Park
    Sat, Sept 10 Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway
    Sun, Sept 11 Knox Raceway ($800 to-win)
    Sat, Sept 17 Dog Hollow Speedway ($800 to-win)
    Sat, September 24 Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway
    Sat, October 8 Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway
    Fri-Sat October 14-15 Lernerville Speedway ($800 to-win) (rain date 10/16)

    *Schedule is subject to change.  Additional shows may be added.

    ira lightning  Sprints

    2022 - IRA Lightning Sprints Schedule

    DateEvent 
    4/30/2022
    Wilmot Raceway - Wilmot, WI
    Lightning Sprints: IRA Lightning Sprints
     
    5/7/2022
    Sycamore Speedway - Sycamore, IL
    Lightning Sprints: IRA Lightning Sprints
     
    5/15/2022
    Wilmot Raceway - Wilmot, WI
    Lightning Sprints: IRA Lightning Sprints
     
    5/20/2022
    Wilmot Raceway - Wilmot, WI
    Lightning Sprints: IRA Lightning Sprints
     
    5/29/2022
    141 Speedway - Maribel, WI
    Lightning Sprints: IRA Lightning Sprints
     
    6/4/2022
    Wilmot Raceway - Wilmot, WI
    Lightning Sprints: IRA Lightning Sprints
     
    6/18/2022
    Beaver Dam Raceway - Beaver Dam, WI
    Lightning Sprints: IRA Lightning Sprints
     
    6/25/2022
    Sycamore Speedway - Sycamore, IL
    Lightning Sprints: IRA Lightning Sprints
     
    7/9/2022
    Wilmot Raceway - Wilmot, WI
    Lightning Sprints: IRA Lightning Sprints
     
    7/16/2022
    Wilmot Raceway - Wilmot, WI
    Lightning Sprints: IRA Lightning Sprints
     
    7/30/2022
    Wilmot Raceway - Wilmot, WI
    Lightning Sprints: IRA Lightning Sprints
     
    8/6/2022
    Wilmot Raceway - Wilmot, WI
    Lightning Sprints: IRA Lightning Sprints
     
    8/20/2022
    Wilmot Raceway - Wilmot, WI
    Lightning Sprints: IRA Lightning Sprints
     
    9/3/2022
    Wilmot Raceway - Wilmot, WI
    Lightning Sprints: IRA Lightning Sprints
     
    9/4/2022
    141 Speedway - Maribel, WI
    Lightning Sprints: IRA Lightning Sprints
     
    9/24/2022
    Plymouth Dirt Track-Sheboygan Co Fgds - Plymouth, WI
    Lightning Sprints: IRA Lightning Sprints

     

    2022 - Wisconsin wingLESS Sprints Schedule

    DateEvent 

    4/30/2022

    Wilmot Raceway - Wilmot, WI

    Wisconsin WingLESS Sprints Presented by the IRA: Wisconsin wingLESS Sprints

    IRA Lightning Sprints: IRA Lightning Sprints

    Wilmot Modifieds

     

    5/7/2022

    Wilmot Raceway - Wilmot, WI

    Wisconsin WingLESS Sprints Presented by the IRA: Wisconsin wingLESS Sprints

    Wilmot Modifieds, Wilmot Street Stocks, Wilmot Bandit 4 Cylinders

     

    5/14/2022

    Dirt Oval at Route 66 - Joliet, IL

    Wisconsin WingLESS Sprints Presented by the IRA: Wisconsin wingLESS Sprints

    MSA Sprints: Great Lakes Super Sprints

     

    5/15/2022

    Wilmot Raceway - Wilmot, WI

    Wisconsin WingLESS Sprints Presented by the IRA: Wisconsin wingLESS Sprints

    IRA Lightning Sprints: IRA Lightning Sprints

    Wilmot Modifieds

     

    5/20/2022

    Wilmot Raceway - Wilmot, WI

    Wisconsin WingLESS Sprints Presented by the IRA: Wisconsin wingLESS Sprints

    IRA Lightning Sprints: IRA Lightning Sprints

     

    5/28/2022

    Wilmot Raceway - Wilmot, WI

    Wisconsin WingLESS Sprints Presented by the IRA: Wisconsin wingLESS Sprints

    Wilmot Modifieds, Wilmot Street Stocks, Wilmot Bandit 4 Cylinders

     

    5/29/2022

    141 Speedway - Maribel, WI

    Wisconsin WingLESS Sprints Presented by the IRA: Wisconsin wingLESS Sprints

    IRA Lightning Sprints: IRA Lightning Sprints

     

    6/4/2022

    Wilmot Raceway - Wilmot, WI

    Wisconsin WingLESS Sprints Presented by the IRA: Wisconsin wingLESS Sprints

    IRA Lightning Sprints: IRA Lightning Sprints

     

    6/5/2022

    Angell Park Speedway - Sun Prairie, WI

    Wisconsin WingLESS Sprints Presented by the IRA: Wisconsin wingLESS Sprints

    Badger Midgets: Badger Midget Auto Racing Association

     

    6/11/2022

    Wilmot Raceway - Wilmot, WI

    Wisconsin WingLESS Sprints Presented by the IRA: Wisconsin wingLESS Sprints

    Wilmot Modifieds, Wilmot Street Stocks, Wilmot Bandit 4 Cylinders

     

    6/19/2022

    Wilmot Raceway - Wilmot, WI

    Wisconsin WingLESS Sprints Presented by the IRA: Wisconsin wingLESS Sprints

    Wilmot Modifieds, Wilmot Street Stocks, Wilmot Bandit 4 Cylinders

     

    6/25/2022

    Wilmot Raceway - Wilmot, WI

    Wisconsin WingLESS Sprints Presented by the IRA: Wisconsin wingLESS Sprints

    Wilmot Modifieds

     

    6/28/2022

    Wilmot Raceway - Wilmot, WI

    Wisconsin WingLESS Sprints Presented by the IRA: Wisconsin wingLESS Sprints

    Wilmot Modifieds, Wilmot Bandit 4 Cylinders

     

    7/3/2022

    Angell Park Speedway - Sun Prairie, WI

    Wisconsin WingLESS Sprints Presented by the IRA: Wisconsin wingLESS Sprints

    Badger Midgets: Badger Midget Auto Racing Association

     

    7/9/2022

    Wilmot Raceway - Wilmot, WI

    Wisconsin WingLESS Sprints Presented by the IRA: Wisconsin wingLESS Sprints

    IRA Lightning Sprints: IRA Lightning Sprints

     

    7/16/2022

    Wilmot Raceway - Wilmot, WI

    Wisconsin WingLESS Sprints Presented by the IRA: Wisconsin wingLESS Sprints

    IRA Lightning Sprints: IRA Lightning Sprints

    Wilmot Modifieds, Wilmot Street Stocks

     

    7/30/2022

    Wilmot Raceway - Wilmot, WI

    Wisconsin WingLESS Sprints Presented by the IRA: Wisconsin wingLESS Sprints

    IRA Lightning Sprints: IRA Lightning Sprints

    Wilmot Modifieds, Wilmot Bandit 4 Cylinders

     

    7/31/2022

    Angell Park Speedway - Sun Prairie, WI

    Wisconsin WingLESS Sprints Presented by the IRA: Wisconsin wingLESS Sprints

    Badger Midgets: Badger Midget Auto Racing Association

     

    8/6/2022

    Wilmot Raceway - Wilmot, WI

    Wisconsin WingLESS Sprints Presented by the IRA: Wisconsin wingLESS Sprints

    IRA Lightning Sprints: IRA Lightning Sprints

    Wilmot Modifieds, Wilmot Street Stocks

     

    8/20/2022

    Wilmot Raceway - Wilmot, WI

    Wisconsin WingLESS Sprints Presented by the IRA: Wisconsin wingLESS Sprints

    IRA Lightning Sprints: IRA Lightning Sprints

     

    9/3/2022

    Wilmot Raceway - Wilmot, WI

    Wisconsin WingLESS Sprints Presented by the IRA: Wisconsin wingLESS Sprints

    IRA Lightning Sprints: IRA Lightning Sprints

    Wilmot Modifieds, Wilmot Street Stocks, Wilmot Bandit 4 Cylinders

     

    9/4/2022

    141 Speedway - Maribel, WI

    Wisconsin WingLESS Sprints Presented by the IRA: Wisconsin wingLESS Sprints

    IRA Lightning Sprints: IRA Lightning Sprints

     

    9/9/2022

    Sycamore Speedway - Sycamore, IL

    Wisconsin WingLESS Sprints Presented by the IRA: Wisconsin wingLESS Sprints

     

    9/10/2022

    Wilmot Raceway - Wilmot, WI

    Wisconsin WingLESS Sprints Presented by the IRA: Wisconsin wingLESS Sprints

    Wilmot Modifieds, Wilmot Street Stocks, Wilmot Bandit 4 Cylinders

     

    9/23/2022

    Dodge County Fairgrounds - Beaver Dam, WI

    Wisconsin WingLESS Sprints Presented by the IRA: Wisconsin wingLESS Sprints

     

    9/24/2022

    Plymouth Dirt Track-Sheboygan Co Fgds - Plymouth, WI

    Wisconsin WingLESS Sprints Presented by the IRA: Wisconsin wingLESS Sprints

    IRA Lightning Sprints: IRA Lightning Sprints

    MSA Sprints

     

    10/21/2022

    Gas City I-69 Speedway - Gas City, IN

    Wisconsin WingLESS Sprints Presented by the IRA: Wisconsin wingLESS Sprints

     

    10/22/2022

    Gas City I-69 Speedway - Gas City, IN

    Wisconsin WingLESS Sprints Presented by the IRA: Wisconsin wingLESS Sprints

     

     

     

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