Mini Sprint Assoc. (IN)
- (Quebec, CN)
(CA) Midget Lites
Hills Mini Sprint Assoc. (SD)
(TX) Mini Sprint Assoc.
New York Mini Sprints
Slope (CO) 1200 Lightning Sprints
Coast Mini Sprint Assoc.
Coast Winged Mini Sprints
Race Park (MN)
Illinois Mini Sprints
Lightning Sprint Series
Mini Sprint Assoc.(IN/OH)
Lightning Sprints (KN/MO)
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Mexico Mini Sprints
Zealand Modified Sprints
Lake Speedway - ND
Mini Sprint Assoc.
Lightning Sprints (Man., CN)
Mini Sprints (WA)
Ohio Lightning Mini Sprints
Mtn. Lightning Sprints (C0)
States Lightning Sprints
Outlaw Winged 600's
Mini Sprint Assoc.
Outlaws Mini Sprints (UT)
Mini Sprint Assoc.
Texas 1200 Outlaws
Thunder Racing Series (IL)
the date !
including payouts will be published soon !
for the weekend already nearing $ 7,000 !!!!
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Lightning Sprint National Championship Points
and MMSA were the two groups that completed
sanctioned events over the weekend. They are also
the two groups who have surpassed the ten race mark.
Racers with more than ten races will now be tossing
out their two lowest finishes as they complete in a
total of twelve sanctioned events. Andy Bradley
closed the gap on Rod Henning by twenty points with
his win at Paragon on Saturday in the Don Dorsett
Memorial. Rod retains the top spot by 355 points
with two sanctioned events left to run.
Tom Brown moves up one spot in USAC National Points
to the 3rd position after a second place finish at
Valley Speedway with the MLS. This is Tom’s ninth
recorded points race in a MLS schedule that has
completed 11 races of the 19 slated. Five of those
19 are remaining. The completed race tally stands
Ryan Secrest and Brandon Smith also had movement on
the leader board. Ryan jumping two spots and Brandon
up one, both inside the top ten. The top 20 in
points is an equal mix among all of the sanctioned
groups. Currently the CLS has eight drivers inside
the top twenty with the MMSA having four, which is
equal to the MLS with four, and the RMSLA scoring
four as well. The top twenty in points standings
A complete list of points standings as of 8/21/17
can be viewed at: http://usacracing.com/standings/lightning-sprints
Hoosier Tire is one of the many sponsors who have
pledged support for this new series through a
multi-year relationship. Cars
are required to use Hoosier tires on all four
corners during USAC-sanctioned Lightning Sprint
events. Speedway Motors—America’s
oldest speed shop—is the title sponsor with a
myriad of other sponsoring companies, including AFCO,
CSI, PRO Shocks, My Race Pass, Saldana Race
Products, Aeromotive, Weld, Rod End Supply, Hoosier
Speed, Outlaw Wings, Racing Optics, and EMi.
Wins NLSA Feature at Buffalo River Race Park
Feature 1: 1. 11M-Brendan Mullen, ; 2. 13-Alan
Truscinski, ; 3. 10-Alex Truscinski, ; 4.
17K-Zachary Kwiatkoski, ; 5. 2-Presley Truedson,
; 6. 2C-Corey Olson, ; 7. 100-Jason Berg,
; 8. (DNF) 4-Eric Johnson, ; 9. (DNF) 16-Josh
Abrahamson, ; 10. (DNF) 4H-Dylan Herman, ;
(DNS) 44DD-Jim Hadfield,
1: 1. 11M-Brendan Mullen, ; 2. 2C-Corey Olson,
; 3. 17K-Zachary Kwiatkoski, ; 4. 13-Alan
Truscinski, ; 5. 4H-Dylan Herman, ; 6. (DNF)
100-Jason Berg, 
2: 1. 4-Eric Johnson, ; 2. 2-Presley Truedson,
; 3. 10-Alex Truscinski, ; 4. 16-Josh
Abrahamson, ; 5. 44DD-Jim Hadfield, 
Billings Takes Checkers at Valley Speedway
Results -- August 19, 2017 -- Valley Speedway --
Grain Valley, MO
Midwest Lightning Sprints invaded Valley Speedway
Sat nite. Dennis had the track perfect. Good
moisture and smooth. A BIG thank you goes out to our
sponsors for 2017, Rod End Supply and Oskvig
b20 Tom Brown Cresco, NE
51 Mark Billings KC, MO
01 Bobby Layne KC, MO
9s Merrill Lamb Iola, KS
85 Ken Billings KC, MO
2 Jason Billups Holt, MO
94 Ryan Secrest Wichita, KS
2L Kyle Lewis Spring Hill , KS
14 Brian Cobb Olathe, KS
2k Chad Goff Spring hill, KS
2 Jason Billups (6)
b20 Tom Brown (5)
01 Bobby Layne (6)
94 Ryan Secrest (4)
2L Kyle Lewis (2)
85 Ken Billings (9)
9s Merrill Lamb (7)
2K Chad Goff (10)
14 Brian Cobb (8)
51 Mark Billings (3)
Midwest Lighting Sprints next race is on Sat nite
Aug 26th at I-35 Speedway in Winston, MO. The racing
in the Midwest Lightning Sprints is fiercely
competitive. With low cost maintenance and
motorcycle power, this is still the most economical
way to go fast in a race car. These cars are 1
second a lap faster than an A Mod or a Late Model.
New drivers/cars are coming out each week. Contact
the MLS for info.
Wins AMSA Wingless at Lawrenceburg
Performance Powder Coating AMSA Mini Sprints went
wingless for the final time in 2017. Korbyn Hayslett
and Ron Coleman led the field to the opening green
flag for 20 laps of racing. Hayslett took the early
lead and led the opening lap. Tyler Cox in the 7X
began to smoke early on in the A-main. Cox found
himself in some bigger trouble as he got together
with the 42 of Ty Tilton to bring out the caution
with 7 laps in the books. Back under green, Tayte
Williamson began to make a run for the lead from his
inside row four starting spot. Williamson was a man
on a mission on the restart as he made a run for the
lead. Williamson’s battle with Hayslett at the
halfway point paid off for Williamson. Williamson
claimed the top spot pushing Hayslett back to
second. Hayslett seemed to run out of steam late in
the race as he gave up the second spot to Gunnar
Lucius with just 8 laps to go in the main. Lucius
pushed his number 22 car to the limit to catch the
leader. Lucius finally did with under-five to go and
claimed the lead with three to go. Lucius went on to
win the A-main in a car rebuilt that very morning.
Williamson finished in second. Hayslett came home
third. Williamson and Kobe Allison picked up the
1 – (8 Laps)
28K-Kobe Allison ; 2. 22-Gunnar Lucius ; 3.
7X-Taylor Cox ; 4. 44-Ron Coleman ; 5.
23S-Brad Strunk ; 6. 81H-Anthony Haas
2 – (8 Laps)
88-Tayte Williamson ; 2. 42-Ty Tilton ; 3.
65-Chris Bounds ; 4. 1H-Korbyn Hayslett ; 5.
22B-Brad Racer ; 6. 44W-Chris Whipple
1 – (20 Laps)
22-Gunnar Lucius ; 2. 88-Tayte Williamson ; 3.
1H-Korbyn Hayslett ; 4. 42-Ty Tilton ; 5.
22B-Brad Racer ; 6. 44-Ron Coleman ; 7.
23S-Brad Strunk ; 8. 65-Chris Bounds ; 9.
81H-Anthony Haas ; 10. 44W-Chris Whipple ;
11. 7X-Taylor Cox ; 12. 28K-Kobe Allison
Midget Lite Results –
1: 1. #74k Kayla Green, 2. #25 Scott Kinney,
3. #25k Hunter Kinney, 4. #14e Emilee Lindgren, 5.
#72s Bradley Dillard
Event: 1. #72s Bradley Dillard, 2. #25k Hunter
Kinney, 3. #25 Scott Kinney, 4. #14e Emilee
Lindgren, 5. #74k Kayla Green
wins NLSA Feature at Greenbush
Winner at Paragon Speedway -- Andy Bradley
FOR CASH WINNER:
Dave Dorsett (lent his car to an unlucky driver)
Heinert Takes his Fourth on Fair Night
Mini Sprints signed in on Friday August 18, for
Kenosha County Fair night. It was a tough night on
equipment as Morgan Sheppard broke down during
Qualifying and 7 other cars failed to finish the
Feature. Mark Heinert prevailed for his 2nd
consecutive, and fourth Feature of 2017. The
Top 5 were as follows:
1). Mark Heinert
2). Nick Daywalt
3). Mike Neau
4). Kyle Daywalt
5). CJ Mauleg
Note! Our next race is scheduled for August 26
at Wilmot (originally Lasalle). Wilmot did not
originally show us on their schedule.
One of Big Al Memorial to Peterson
WA – Night one of the Big Al Memorial at Deming
Speedway saw Jared Peterson come away with an
entertaining win to finish out a great night of
racing. The top three finishers in each main event
for each class are guaranteed a top six starting
spot for Saturday’s grand finale. Joining Jared as
prelim night winners were Liam Ryan, Colin Mackey
and Austin Held.
Crum and Jared Peterson went to war for top honors
in the Speedmart Hoosier 600 open class. The pair
ran nose to tail for the first 18 laps of the main
event before Peterson took Crum to slidejob city in
turn one on lap 19. Crum made a nice crossover move
to retain the lead out of turn two and held the
point heading back to the flagstand. Peterson again
dove deep into one on ap 20 and this time, Crum
could not get his car turned under in time to cross
over, giving Peterson the lead and eventual win.
Crum’s second puts him into the redraw for
tomorrow along with Jesse Schlotfeldt, who came from
the fifth row to take third.
big money is on the line, Liam Ryan is at his best.
The Shots 2 Go Espresso 1200 division saw that first
hand on Friday night as once Ryan passed race leader
Steven Hendrickson on lap 15 and was all alone at
the front of the field as he took the win and locked
up a top six starting spot for Saturday night.
Hendrickson locked in with second and Clennon
Holloway won a spirited battle for third over Jared
Mackey punched his card for the big dance on
Saturday night, taking his first Deming Speedway win
in the Mytrafficman.NET 600
restricted division. Blaine Granberg was the race
leader as he and Mackey made their way into traffic
that resembled the I-5 Freeway at rush hour in
Seattle. Granberg kept to the low side while Mackey
took a risk by rolling to the high side of the
speedway. That risk paid off, as Mackey took the
lead on lap 17 and held off Blaine to score his
first Deming Speedway win of the season. Granberg
and Ben Ferrera join him as lock ins for
the Kasey Kahne Junior Sprint division, a lace race
mishap completely changed the complexion of the
finish. Haley Constance took the lead from Levi
Hillier on lap seven and had opened up a sizable
advantage before encountering slower traffic. The
huge lead that Constance held rapidly dwindled as
she could not navigate the slower car in front of
her, allowing Hillier and third place Jesson
Jacobson to close. Coming off turn four, Constance,
Hillier and Jacobson would collide, spinning almost
in sync to a stop on lap 15. With those three
relegated to the back of the pack, Austin Held took
over the lead and ran to the win, his second of the
year and in the process, locking in for Saturday’s
finale. The podium was rounded out by Drake Hadlock,
and Axel Oudman who also locked into top six
starting spots on Saturday.
State Rained Out at Legion!
2017-08-18 at 12:32
Sagebrush Shootout Results
11 / 12, 2017
Race Results -
11f, 13, 23, 2, 95j, 9, 10, 66, 14
20, 16, 22, 51w, 51, 14t, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11
51, 51w, 23, 14, 95j, 10, 2,66, 9, 59, 16,
DNF- 41, 13, 17 DNS- 19
WINS CLS VENTURA FAIR RACE FOR 2ND YEAR IN A ROW!
CA, August 8, 2017)
Last Wednesday night, for the second year in a row,
four-time California Lightning Sprint Car Series
Champion Bobby Michnowicz won the main event at the
Ventura County Fair race. The victory was the fourth
of the year for the Lomita based veteran and it
propelled him to third in the 2017 CLS championship
qualifying third fastest in the 21-car field,
Michnowicz started the sixth in the main event.
Two-time series champion Brent Sexton of Lakeside was
on the pole with Jeffrey “Ponch” Dyer of Bermuda
Dunes alongside. Row two had Lakewood teenager Wyatt
Downing on the inside of Ventura local Bruce Douglass
and current point leader Jarrett Kramer of Spring
Valley was on the inside of Michnowicz in the third
action did not get far on the initial start when pole
sitter Sexton spun in turn two. Miraculously everyone
missed the veteran driver and he was able to restart
at the back.
misfortune moved Downing up to the pole for the
restart. The second time Kris Kornder waved his green
flag, Dyer looked like he was chasing a speeder on the
freeway. He got the jump on the start and led the
first lap over Douglass, Kramer, Michnowicz and
set a sizzling pace and slowly inched away from second
place Douglass. Michnowicz broke into the top three
for the first time in the race when he went around
Kramer on lap four.
proceeded smoothly until the sixth lap when
Ventura’s Robb Pelmear flipped down the back chute.
He landed on his side and was then clobbered by second
place running Douglass to bring out a rare red flag
for the CLS. Both drivers were okay, but the tangle
took them out for the duration. Palmdale teen Eric
Greco, who is having an excellent sophomore season and
who entered the night fifth in points, also exited the
action at that time.
crews were clearing the wrecked cars off the track,
the large opening night fair crowd switched its
attention to where news crews had been swirling above
and the fire department rescued a fair goer who was
trapped when a bungee jump ride malfunctioned just
beyond the back straight crashwall.
Pelmear and Greco’s misfortune, was also misfortune
for Dyer who would have multi-time champ Michnowicz
camped on his rear bumper for the restart with 20-laps
to go. Kramer, Murrieta’s Chris Dickey and Charlie
Caracillo of Madera rounded out the top five for the
misfortune compounded when the green light flashed
back and he went wide into turn one opening up the
bottom of the track for Michnowicz, who took full
advantage of the situation and raced into the lead as
they came off turn two. Michnowicz pulled away for a
comfortable lead and on lap 11, he started putting
back markers a lap down. Kramer had fought off a brief
challenge from Caracillo for third with the latter
then hooking up in a battle with Dickey for the
was having no problem with the lappers and was slicing
his way through the field in the Tshirts By Timeless/Pflum
Wagner Racing/Fuel Safe Racing Cells/Cold Fire West/Fabozzi
Metal Works/Outlaw Wings/Kaiser Wheels/Circle Track
Performance/Super Shox/DLX/2011 Kawasaki ZX10 #21. At
the same time, Kramer was reeling in second place
Dyer. However, disaster struck for the 2010 CLS champ
in turn one on lap 16. He made light contact with Dyer
and spun. That brought out another Kris Kornder yellow
and earned Kramer an automatic trip to the back for
the restart with 10-laps remaining, Dyer was on
Michnowicz rear push bar with Caracillo, Dickey and
Downing shoved in right behind. Michnowicz flew away
again leaving everyone else to scrap for whatever they
could get. Things did not stay green long before
Downing, who had been fifth, spun in turn one.
restart and it was almost an exact replay of the last
one with Michnowicz streaking away, but only two more
laps were put in the books when the yellow came out
again when Dyer broke his right front shock and
slowed. Downing spun to avoid running into him. A few
laps earlier it looked like they would both have top
five finishes, but that was now all out the window and
they finished 15th and 16th.
final six-laps went without another yellow and
Michnowicz blew the competition off to win by nearly a
full straight. Caracillo fought off Dickey for second.
Anaheim’s Robert Dalby, a regular with the USAC
Western Midgets Series, came home fourth with Aiden
is awesome to break our bad luck string,” the happy
winner told infield announcer Tami Velasquez after the
race. “It has been a while (May 27th at Perris was
his last win). Thanks to all the fans who are here
tonight and hope to see you back.”
addition to finishing fifth in his CLS debut, Dalby
was also the “Hard Charger” after starting 13th.
in the night, Dickey, who will soon be moving back to
his native Indiana, out qualified the field with a lap
of 12.381. Caraccilo was second quick at 12.427 and
Michnowicz was third at 12.536. Caracillo, Sexton and
rookie Dominic Del Monte of Gardena won the three heat
though he finished seventh in the main after
restarting at the back, Kramer now has a 58-point lead
over Lange in the championship standings. Michnowicz
took third in the standings from his nephew Cody Nigh
of Camarillo, who put a hole in his engine during the
preliminaries. Dickey’s third place finish, parlayed
with Greco’s early exit from the main, saw him to
move into fifth.
CLS is off until it joins the USAC/CRA Sprint Cars and
The PAS Senior & Young Gun Sprints at the Annual
California Racer’s Hall of Fame Night at Perris Auto
Speedway on August 26th
California Lightning Sprint Car Series would like to
thank the following sponsors for helping make the 2017
season possible: Christian Stover Foundation, Circle
Track Performance, Cold Fire West, DK Fabrication,
Extreme Muffler, Fast Undercar, Hoosier Tire, Keizer
Wheels, Outlaw Wings, Racing Optics, Rod End Supply,
Saldana Race Products, Sander Engineering, Speedmart,
Speed Partz, Super Shocks, T Shirts by Timeless,
Woodland Auto Display.
you or your company would like to become part of the
series for the 2017 season, please call Bobby
Michnowicz at: (310) 320-5569.
keep up with the CLS online, please visit the website
Main Event (with starting positions)
Bobby Michnowicz – Lomita – 6th
Charlie Carracilo – Madera – 7th
Chris Dickey – Murrieta – 8th
Robert Dalby – Anaheim – 13th
Aiden Lange – Lakewood – 11th
James Turnbull – Indio – 12th
Jarrett Kramer – Spring Valley – 5th
Pat Kelley – Chino – 16th
Brent Sexton – Lakeside – 1st
Dominic Del Monte – Gardena – 9th
Jackson Dukes – Clovis 19th
Jon Robertson – Torrance – 17th
Dale Gamer – Anaheim – 10th
John Nelson – Norco – 18th
Jeff Dyer – Bermuda Dunes – 2nd
Wyatt Downing – Lakewood – 3rd
Bruce Douglass – Ventura – 4th
Robb Pelmear – Ventura – 15th
Eric Greco – Palmdale – 14th
Empire Lightning Sprint Feature winner at Thunder
27th, 2017 -- Wild Bill's Raceway
14 -- Cheyenne Torgerson
12 -- Colton Gubler
8 -- Marcus Wicks
14x -- CJ Thorn
5) 17k -- Cteve Norman
6) 64z -- Preslie Thorn
7) 22 -- Scott Birch
8) 55 -- Matthew Elmer
8CH -- Roy Wilkerson
the latest information from Mike Long regarding the
upcoming USAC sanctioning
you to all for the strong participation in the last
three conference calls. We have accomplished our
goals and created a foundation to move forward with.
To recap where we are, the updated rules are
attached. These will now be packaged as a National
rule book and redistributed when completed.
want to thank Levi Jones for spending time with us
to answer questions and announce the $10K points
fund for 2017. USAC specifics are:
groups/clubs will maintain internal control of their
series, including but not limited to all financials,
tech, procedural calls (line ups) and scheduling
will not be required to join USAC and will serve no
penalty for not doing so
USAC registered drivers will be eligible for
National Points in sanctioned event.
will open Jan. 1, 2017
will be awarded for actual finishing position only.
are weighted by total car count per race
drivers membership with USAC would provide them with
the extra participant accident insurance
fee is $150 annually
/ clubs, with registered drivers, will be required
to schedule a minimum of 10 USAC sanctioned races
are permitted to hold events outside of USAC
races will be noted upon issue of season schedule
will communicate and deal with each series directly
participating track would need to supply the group a
valid Certificate of Insurance (COI) for a 1 million
dollar general liability policy covering the entire
year. All scheduled tracks will have their insurance
provider email this to Levi at USAC.
fund breakdown (thank you all for your ideas – I
merged them below)
three finishing positions will be recognized at USAC
Night of Champions banquet in Indianapolis during
PRI show every December.
still have a few more things to iron out. I will be
in communication with Levi and look forward to
seeing you all next Saturday morning at the Museum
of American Speed at 9am.
as you can see to the left, there are quite a few of the
organizations that have yet to develop a website (indicated
with white background)...however several of them do have
email address'. If you go to the bottom of each information
page, you can find the names and address', and phone numbers
for those organizations. If you have any update information,
please pass on pertinent info. Thanks.
Your comments and suggestions are welcome, if you
would like to link your mini sprint racing association,
please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Buy it at....
Guide to Getting Started.
Mini Sprint racing is one of the fastest growing segments of
open wheel racing. The class which features open wheel
racers similar in size to a full-size midget, but powered by
a motorcycle engine, have become a popular stepping stone
for today's youth as well as a economical playground for the
weekend warrior. The cars run on both paved and dirt
ovals around the world with the heaviest concentration in
the United States.
Sprint Racing 101 covers everything you need to know about
getting started in the sport:
the right class of racing
is an upright mini sprint?
complete list of where mini sprints race
the engines used in mini sprints
with a chain drive car
your first mini sprint
a used mini sprint
basics of setting up a mini sprint
will you need to go to the track
you get out on the track
Pages including photographs.
- NLSA Champion
- Rocky Mtn. Lightning Sprints
-- Colorado 1200 Outlaws
Midwest Mini Sprint Assoc.
Midwest Lightning Sprints
American Mini Sprint Assoc.
-- BCRA Midget Lites
-- Deming Speedway (WA) /NMSA - 1200's
-- Deming Speedway (WA)/NMSA - 600's
- Deming Speedway (WA)/NMSA - 600 R
- Western Outlaws (UT)
- Wisc. Mini Sprints
-- Southern States Mini Sprints
-- Black Hills Mini Sprint Tour
Lake Speedway (ND)
--Granite State Mini Sprint Assoc. - 600cc Class
--Granite State Mini Sprint Assoc. - 500cc Class
-- Western Slope Lightning Sprints (CO)
-- Greenbush Race Park (MN)
Lightning Sprints Series
California Lightning Sprints
-- Mod. Midgets of New Mexico
-- Lightning Sprint Quebec
Florida Mini Sprint Assoc.