Mini Sprint Assoc. (IN)
- (Quebec, CN)
Cactus Region (AZ)
(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.
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)
Cities Racing Association, Inc.
October 23, 2015 at 1:30pm
N. Wilma Ave, Suite 5
CA 95366 – 209-599-5188
early and have lunch either in the main dining area or in the meeting
Annual Granite State Mini Sprint Race Club Awards Banquet
12th at 6:00 P.M
the Fireside Inn, in West Lebanon, N.H.
buffet style dinner, entertainment, and fun by all
will be given for top finishing points as well as other special
us on Sunday, November 13th at 11:00 A.M. for the annual meeting as
26 - Jan. 1
are already being accepted, and are arriving !
GETS FIRST CALIFORNIA LIGHTNING SPRINT WIN AT VENTURA!
CA, October 6, 2016) Local
racer Bruce Douglass, a multi-time Senior Sprint Car
Series champion, scored an upset win in the California
Lightning Sprint Car main event last Saturday night at
the Ventura Raceway. The victory was the first ever in
a Lightning Sprint for the affable driver.
fine field of 18-cars turned up at the CLS home track
which is located on the beach at the Ventura County
Fairgrounds. Visiting Northern California driver Craig
Dillard of Oakdale fired the first salvo of show when
he topped the charts in qualifying with a sizzling lap
of 12.752. Current series points leader Bobby
Michnowicz of Lomita stopped the clocks second fastest
with a time of 12.810 and 2010 CLS champ Jarrett
Kramer of Spring Valley was third at 12.875.
the cars could get on with the main event war, three
eight-lap heat races took place. Kevin Michnowicz of
Lomita, who was making a rare 2016 appearance, won the
first eight-lapper. Camarillo’s Cody Nigh, the
current leader in the “Rookie of the Year”
standings, took the second heat with veteran Jon
Squire of Lakeside collecting the Kris Kornder
checkered flag in the final heat.
Bernardino’s James Heling, who has been in the fight
for the point lead all season long, was on the pole
for the main at the ocean side oval. Placentia’s Dan
Hillberg was on the outside of the front row. The
second row was made up of Douglass and Lakewood rookie
Aiden Lange, with Bobby Michnowicz and Dillard in row
three. Cousins Kevin Michnowicz and Nigh were in the
fourth row for the start.
got the jump at the green and led the field into turn
one. Douglass also got a tremendous start and was by
Hillberg for second as they came off of turn two on
the opening go around. Hillberg, Lange and Dillard
rounded out the top five at the end of the first lap
in the 20-lap race.
Lange, who is trying to overhaul Nigh in the battle
for Rookie of the Year, clawed his way to second on
lap two with fast qualifier Dillard, who earlier in
the night finished second in the Senior Sprint main,
knifing his way inside of Hillberg for fourth one lap
later. Nigh, the 2015 So Cal Oval Karters Open Class
champ, found his way into the top five before the race
reached the quarter point.
who was looking for his first ever CLS main event win,
kept up the pace and maintained a slim advantage over
Douglass until he opened up the inside coming off of
turn two on the ninth lap. That is all seasoned
veteran Douglass needed. He quickly jumped at the
opportunity, dove to the inside and became the new
leader at the end of the lap. Turn two gave Heling a
momentary problem on the next lap and Dillard, who had
taken the second spot from Lange a lap earlier, raced
by Heling and set his aim on leader Douglass.
a 65-year-old resident of Ventura, hit the lapped
traffic on lap 11, hut he and the other leaders were
having no problems getting through the back markers.
Things changed on lap 12 when Lange, who was trying to
navigate around a lapped car in turn three, spun and
was clobbered by Hillberg. The hard charging
teenager’s front axle and steering were damaged in
the tangle. He tried to restart, but the car spun at
the drop of the green. That brought the yellow back
out and Lange was done for the night.
the restart Douglass had a cushion as there was a
lapped car between himself and second place Dillard.
The veteran racer used the lapper to his advantage and
rocketed away from the field when the green light
flashed back o. By the end of the next lap, he was
nearly a half straight clear of second place.
Douglass, in the #31 Lucas Oil/Fast Under Car/T Shirts
by Timeless/Henchcraft/2000 Suzuki ZK-12, kept the
wide margin between himself and the field of
challengers until the very end when he was slowed by a
big pack of lapped cars. However, with the lead he had
established, there room to spare and the chasing cars
were only able to close and not challenge and Douglass
became the seventh different winner of the season in
the CLS. Dillard took the second place spot just ahead
of Kramer, Kevin and Bobby Michnowicz.
from his 13th place starting spot to finish third,
Kramer was easily the main event “Hard Charger.”
into the final two races of the season, the
championship is still up for grabs. Bobby Michnowicz
is 29-points in front of Heling. Chino’s Pat Kelley
is 85-points behind the leader and Michnowicz nephew
Nigh is 102-points out of the top spot.
fourth place combined with Lange’s DNF has allowed
the San Diego State student to open up a 119-advantage
in the race for “Rookie of the Year.” Lakewood’s
Wyatt Downing is third and is 137-points behind Lange.
#16 of the CLS Championship Series will be back at
Ventura on October 15th.
Main Event Results (with starting positions)
Bruce Douglass – Ventura – 3rd
Craig Dillard – Oakdale – 6th
Jarrett Kramer – Spring Valley – 13th
Kevin Michnowicz – Lomita – 7th
Bobby Michnowicz – Lomita – 5th
Cody Nigh – Camarillo – 8th
James Heling – San Bernardino – 1st
Jon Squire – El Cajon – 10th
Pat Kelley – Chino – 14th
Dan Hillberg – Placentia – 2nd
Wyatt Downing – Lakewood – 15th
Eric Greco – Palmdale – 17th
Dale Gamer – Anaheim – 16th
James Squire III – Lakeside – 11th
Jon Robertson – Torrance – 9th
Daniel Foster – Sacramento – 12th
Aiden Lange – Lakewood – 4th
MIDWEST LIGHTNING SPRINTS
"Show Me Spectacular" Race Results
Sat Oct 8, 2016 -- I-35 Speedway Winston, MO
Midwest Lightning Sprints were back at I-35 Speedway
on Sat nite for their final race of the year.
This is the Show Me Spectacular.
Rod End Supply was the sponsor for the purse
for this race. A
BIG thank you goes out to our sponsors for 2016,
Liquid and Powdercoat Finishes of KC, Adams &
Eaton Concrete Pumping, and Rod End Supply.
Overland Park, KS
Tom Brown 8
Midwest Lighting Sprints 2016 season has come to an
end. We will be posting our rules meeting/banquet
date in the next week.
Make plans to come out and watch the USAC
sanctioned Midwest Lightning Sprints squirt the
dirt next season at a track near you.
racing in the MLS
is fiercely competitive.
With motorcycle power and low cost
maintenance, 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.
There are good used cars for sale. Contact the MLS
Tilton Wins MMSA
Feature at Tri-State
MINI SPRINT A MAIN
Lightning Sprints Short Track Super Nationals
7, October 8 & October 9 Racing - Short Track
Super Nationals ~ Results
laps -- Jordan Poirier, Yannick Poirier, Jon Moore,
Eric Boisvert, Jesse Pruchnik, Rohan Beasley, Rick
Stone, Eric Laurendberg, Lou Torres, Alex Bell, Phil
Bessette, Clint Roehrs, Shea Montgomery, Duby
Woodruff, Kurt Conklin, Jerry Sehn, DNS Stephane St.
Laurent, Shilo Boyce, Nick Denyse
Night October 7 ~ Results
St. Laurent, Jon Moore, Yannick Poireir, Shea
Montgomery, Lou Torres, Phil Bessette, Jess Pruchnik,
Jerry Sehn, Rick Stone, 14B, Eric Laurendburg, Eric
Boisvert, Doug Norrie, Clint Roehrs, Nick Denyse,
Alex Bell, Kurt Conklin, Duby WoodrufF
PARKS IT AT PEORIA SPEEDWAY
After missing the previous race, Devin Feger came
back to continue his outstanding 2016 campaign by
winning once again at Peoria Speedway. After
starting on the inside of the second row, Feger
passed leader Daltyn England on lap 3, and was able
to cruise to the double checkered flags. Rookie
Daltyn England proved he will be a force to be
reckoned with by picking up an impressive second
place finish. Veteran driver Tim Brannam gave
England a run for his money but ultimately came home
in third. Billy Brickley and Ron Brannam rounded out
the top 5.
#40 Devin Feger (R) - Yamaha
#19E Daltyn England (R) - Yamaha
#74 Tim Brannam - Yamaha
#4R Billy Brickley - Suzuki
#01 Ron Brannam - Suzuki
#8 Andrew Funk - Yamaha
#4 Brad Funk - Yamaha
#49 Jack Marion (R) - Honda
#2 Austin Archdale - Yamaha
#47 A.J. Hill - Yamaha
#7 Mike Cusack Jr. (R) - Suzuki
#14K Ross Funk - Suzuki
Speedway September 17, 2016 – Midget Lite Results
1: 1. #2k Kyle Offill, 2. #37 Tim Kinser,
3. #88 Nate Buffa, 4. #15 Ryan Souza, 5. #20d Roy
Moody, 6. #76 Pete Paulson,
7. #25k Hunter Kinney
2: 1. #72s Craig Dillard, 2. #75c Chris Hansen, 3.
#9 Scott Males, 4. #14e Emilee Lindgren, 5. #7f
6. #25 Scott Kinney
Event: 1. #72s Craig Dillard, 2. #2 Kyle Offill, 3.
#14e Emilee Lindgren, 4. #37 Tim Kinser, 5. #15 Ryan
6. #9 Scott Males, 7. #7f Bradley Dillard, 8. #88
Nate Buffa, 9. #76 Pete
Paulson, 10. #75c Chris Hansen, 11. #25 Scott
Kinney, 12. #20d Roy Moody DNS, 13. #25k Hunter
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.
8 Brandon Johnson - Speedway Motors Lightning Sprint National Open Champion
- NLSA Champion
11 Glenn Waterland - Rocky Mtn. Lightning Sprints
10 -- Ken Brown -- Colorado 1200 Outlaws
Midwest Mini Sprint Assoc.
Midwest Lightning Sprints
American Mini Sprint Assoc.
72s -- Craig Dillard -- BCRA Midget Lites
10 -- Brock Lemley -- Deming Speedway (WA) /NMSA - 1200's
- Kyle MItchell-- Deming Speedway (WA)/NMSA - 600's
21 - Jesse Scholtfeldt - Deming Speedway (WA)/NMSA - 600 R
- Western Outlaws (UT)
1E -- Zack Emmons - Wisc. Mini Sprints
Southern States Mini Sprints
20 - Logan Hershey -- Black Hills Mini Sprint Tour
Lake Speedway (ND)
61 -- Johnny Scarborough --Granite State Mini Sprint Assoc. - 600cc Class
5 --Tanner Simemons --Granite State Mini Sprint Assoc. - 500cc Class
-- Western Slope Lightning Sprints (CO)
2 Presly Truedson -- Greenbush Race Park (MN)
Lightning Sprints Series
California Lightning Sprints
-- Mod. Midgets of New Mexico
-- Lightning Sprint Quebec
Florida Mini Sprint Assoc.