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Association Links

American Mini Sprint Assoc. (IN)

AMSQ - (Quebec, CN)

ASCS2 Cactus Region (AZ)

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BCRA (CA) Midget Lites

Black Hills Mini Sprint Assoc. (SD)

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Brazos (TX) Mini Sprint Assoc.

California Lightning Sprints

Central New York Mini Sprints

Colorado 1200 Outlaws

Western Slope (CO) 1200 Lightning Sprints

East Coast Mini Sprint Assoc.


Empire Lightning Sprints

Florida Mini Sprints

Georgia Micro Sprints

Granite State

Greenbush Race Park (MN)


Central Illinois Mini Sprints

Illinois Lightning Sprint Series

Jayhusker Racing (NB/KN)

MidAmerica Lightning Sprints

Midwest Mini Sprint Assoc.(IN/OH)

Midwest Lightning Sprints (KN/MO)

Mini Sprint Racer -- Midwest Upright News

New Mexico Mini Sprints

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Montana Mini Sprints

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New Jersey

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New Zealand

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New Zealand Modified Sprints

Devils Lake Speedway - ND

Northeast Mini Sprint Assoc.

Northern Lightning Sprints (Man., CN)

Northwest Mini Sprints (WA)

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Southern Ohio Lightning Mini Sprints

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Oregon Mini Sprints

Rocky Mtn. Lightning Sprints (C0)

Southern States Lightning Sprints

Southern Outlaw Winged 600's

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United Mini Sprint Assoc.

Western Outlaws Mini Sprints (UT)

Wisc./Illinois Mini Sprint Assoc.

West Texas 1200 Outlaws


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...Upcoming Events...


Bay Cities Racing Association, Inc.

General Membership Meeting

Sunday October 23, 2015 at 1:30pm

Round Table Pizza

150 N. Wilma Ave, Suite 5

Ripon, CA  95366 – 209-599-5188

Come early and have lunch either in the main dining area or in the meeting room.


The Annual Granite State Mini Sprint Race Club Awards Banquet

Will be held on:

November 12th at 6:00 P.M

At the Fireside Inn, in West Lebanon, N.H.

Featuring buffet style dinner, entertainment, and fun by all

Awards will be given for top finishing points as well as other special recognition awards

Join us on Sunday, November 13th at 11:00 A.M. for the annual meeting as well.



www.tulsashootout.com or


Dec. 26 - Jan. 1

Entries are already being accepted, and are arriving !






(Torrance, 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. 

Another 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.

Before 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. 

San 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. 

Heling 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. 

Teenager 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.

Heling, 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. 

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.

For 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. 

Coming from his 13th place starting spot to finish third, Kramer was easily the main event “Hard Charger.”

Heading 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. 

Nigh’s 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.

Round #16 of the CLS Championship Series will be back at Ventura on October 15th.

Ventura Main Event Results (with starting positions)
1. Bruce Douglass – Ventura – 3rd
2. Craig Dillard – Oakdale – 6th
3. Jarrett Kramer – Spring Valley – 13th
4. Kevin Michnowicz – Lomita – 7th
5. Bobby Michnowicz – Lomita – 5th
6. Cody Nigh – Camarillo – 8th
7. James Heling – San Bernardino – 1st
8. Jon Squire – El Cajon – 10th
9. Pat Kelley – Chino – 14th
10. Dan Hillberg – Placentia – 2nd
11. Wyatt Downing – Lakewood – 15th 
12. Eric Greco – Palmdale – 17th 
13. Dale Gamer – Anaheim – 16th
14. James Squire III – Lakeside – 11th
15. Jon Robertson – Torrance – 9th
16. Daniel Foster – Sacramento – 12th
17. Aiden Lange – Lakewood – 4th 





"Show Me Spectacular" Race Results

Sat Oct 8, 2016 -- I-35 Speedway  Winston, MO

The 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.

Heat 1

1st      2      Jason Billups              Holt, MO

2nd   85      Ken Billings               KC, MO

3rd   2L      Kyle Lewis                Olathe, KS

4th   49       Ryan Secrest             Newton, KS

5th    9s      Beau Heavelow         KC, MO

        5  Braydon Cromwell   Olathe, KS   DNS


Heat 2

1st     51     Mark Billings          KC, MO

2nd     2k     Presley Trudson       Kennedy, MN

3rd       7      Mike Trent               Rocheport, MO

4th    b20     Tom Brown              Cresco, NE

5th    25m    Tyler Miller             Gallatin, MO

6th    14       Bryan Cobb              Overland Park, KS


Feature                             Start Pos.

1st      2        Jason Billups                   1

2n      2k       Presley Trudson              4

3rd      7        Mike Trent                      6

4th    b20      Tom Brown                     8

5th    51        Mark Billings                  2  

6th    9s         Beau Heavelow              9

7th    85        Ken Billings                    3

8th   49         Ryan Secrest                   7

9th    2L        Kyle Lewis                     5

10th  14        Bryan Cobb                   11

11th  25m     Tyler Miller                   10


The 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.

The 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 for info.

Bob Douglas    www.midwestlightningsprintsracing.com  913-522-5378




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Empire Lightning Sprints Short Track Super Nationals 

October 7, October 8 & October 9 Racing - Short Track Super Nationals ~ Results

Sunday, October 9

20 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

Friday Night October 7  ~ Results

Stephane 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





9/25/16 - 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.

Full Results:

1. #40 Devin Feger (R) - Yamaha

2. #19E Daltyn England (R) - Yamaha

3. #74 Tim Brannam - Yamaha

4. #4R Billy Brickley - Suzuki

5. #01 Ron Brannam - Suzuki

6. #8 Andrew Funk - Yamaha

7. #4 Brad Funk - Yamaha

8. #49 Jack Marion (R) - Honda

9. #2 Austin Archdale - Yamaha

10. #47 A.J. Hill - Yamaha

11. #7 Mike Cusack Jr. (R) - Suzuki

12. #14K Ross Funk - Suzuki




Marysville Speedway September 17, 2016 – Midget Lite Results

Heat 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

Heat 2: 1. #72s Craig Dillard, 2. #75c Chris Hansen, 3. #9 Scott Males, 4. #14e Emilee Lindgren, 5. #7f Bradley Dillard,                     6. #25 Scott Kinney

Main Event: 1. #72s Craig Dillard, 2. #2 Kyle Offill, 3. #14e Emilee Lindgren, 4. #37 Tim Kinser, 5. #15 Ryan Souza,                            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 Kinney DNS




Here's the latest information from Mike Long regarding the upcoming USAC sanctioning

Thank 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.

I want to thank Levi Jones for spending time with us to answer questions and announce the $10K points fund for 2017. USAC specifics are:

1. Individual groups/clubs will maintain internal control of their series, including but not limited to all financials, tech, procedural calls (line ups) and scheduling

2. Racers will not be required to join USAC and will serve no penalty for not doing so

a. Only USAC registered drivers will be eligible for National Points in sanctioned event.

    i.  Registration will open Jan. 1, 2017

b. Points will be awarded for actual finishing position only.

    i. Points are weighted by total car count per race

c. The drivers membership with USAC would provide them with the extra participant accident insurance

     i. Membership fee is $150 annually

3. Groups / clubs, with registered drivers, will be required to schedule a minimum of 10 USAC sanctioned races per season

a. Groups are permitted to hold events outside of USAC sanction

b.Sanctioned races will be noted upon issue of season schedule

4. Tracks will communicate and deal with each series directly

a. Any 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.  

5. Points fund breakdown (thank you all for your ideas – I merged them below)

1. $3000

2. $2000

3. $1500

4. $800

5. $700

6. $600

7. $500

8. $400

9. $300

10. $200

6. Top three finishing positions will be recognized at USAC Night of Champions banquet in Indianapolis during PRI show every December.

We 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.






Now 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 adavis_11@yahoo.com  .



Buy it at.... 


A Guide to Getting Started.

Upright 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.

Mini Sprint Racing 101 covers everything you need to know about getting started in the sport:


Selecting the right class of racing


What is an upright mini sprint?


A complete list of where mini sprints race


Understanding the engines used in mini sprints


Working with a chain drive car


Safety requirements


Buying your first mini sprint


Buyer's Guide


Rebuilding a used mini sprint


The basics of setting up a mini sprint


What will you need to go to the track


Before you get out on the track


Your first season




97 Pages including photographs.


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2016 parade of champions


 # 8 Brandon Johnson - Speedway Motors Lightning Sprint National Open Champion 



 - NLSA Champion (CN)


# 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


Looking for photo

# 10 -- Brock Lemley -- Deming Speedway (WA) /NMSA - 1200's 


Looking for photo

# 7 - Kyle MItchell-- Deming Speedway (WA)/NMSA - 600's


Looking for photo

# 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)


Looking for photo

 # 61 -- Johnny Scarborough --Granite State Mini Sprint Assoc. - 600cc Class


Looking for photo

 # 5 --Tanner Simemons --Granite State Mini Sprint Assoc. - 500cc Class



 --  Western Slope Lightning Sprints (CO)


 # 2 Presly Truedson -- Greenbush Race Park (MN)



 Illinois Lightning Sprints Series



 California Lightning Sprints



 -- Mod. Midgets of New Mexico



 -- Lightning Sprint Quebec (AMSQ)



 Florida Mini Sprint Assoc.








































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