Ventura Double Ahead For California Lightning Sprints

Aiden Lange and James Turnbull race at Ventura Raceway in California Lightning Sprint action. (Pit Princess photo)

TORRANCE, Calif. – Fans of the POWRi Lucas Oil California Lightning Sprint Car Series will get an early Halloween treat on Oct. 26 at Ventura Raceway.

In addition to the regular show, the CLS will stage an extra main event to make up for the race that was postponed due to the power outage at the track on Oct. 5.

After heat races on Saturday, the CLS drivers will run the postponed main event. Only drivers who participated on Oct. 5 are eligible for the makeup race.

Later in the night, the club will run its regularly scheduled main, and all drivers in attendance will be eligible for that race.

Jarrett Kramer will be the driver to beat in both main events. In the first six CLS races at Ventura this year, Kramer has won five times. The only other driver to win at the track located next to the beach on the Ventura County Fairgrounds in 2019 is Cody Nigh.

Nigh was first to the checkered flag on Aug. 27. Prior to that event, Kramer had won the first four races on the track this year.

After Nigh’s win, Kramer got back to his winning ways on the dirt oval on Sept. 7.

Kramer, 37, has one hand on his third CLS championship trophy heading into Saturday’s race. With only two dates remaining on the schedule, he has a commanding 211-point lead over Doug Nunes in the championship standings.

While Kramer pretty much has the championship trophy under lock and key, the fight for second will go to the last checkered flag in Bakersfield on Nov. 23. Second-place Nunes is only five points ahead of Nigh and just seven ahead of A.J. Bender.

In addition to the California Lightning Sprints, the USAC Western Midgets, Dwarf Cars and WMR Midgets will also be on the program.


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