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LIGHTNING SPRINT CARS RETURN TO THE PAS SATURDAY!

From Brent Sexton

(JULY 22, 2010, LAKESIDE, CA) After two weekends off, The California Lightning Sprint Car Series returns to action this Saturday night, July 24th, at Perris Auto Speedway. Joining the CLS on the program will be the Perris-Victorville North vs South Street Stock Challenge, PASSCAR Super Stocks, Modifieds, Sport Mods and Pick-A-Part Factory Stocks. Spectator gates will open at 5:00 PM and the first race will be at 5:30.

Saturday’s race was originally slated to be the 1st Annual Christian Stover Memorial, but that race was changed to August 28th when the CLS will race with the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars.

Ramona’s A.J. Bender beat Jarrett Kramer of Spring Valley and Guy Maresch of Anaheim Hills to win the last race in the series on July 3rd at The PAS. That victory propelled Bender into the series point lead for the first time in 2010. Kramer is second in the standings 15 points behind the leader. The point leader’s older brother, Bobby Bender, who leads the series with five main event wins in 2010, is third in the standings, just one point behind arch rival Kramer heading into Saturday’s race. Maresch and Placentia’s Dan Hillberg round out the top five in points (the top 10 are listed at the end of this press release).

1999 and 2008 CLS champion Brent Sexton of Lakeside will return to the series behind the wheel of the Chris Dickey #11. Sexton will drive the car while Dickey is away on deployment with the United States Navy.

DVD’s from Saturday’s race will be available form Raceway Video. You can visit their website at: www.racewayvideo.com. You can also call: (818) 618-9764

California Lightning Sprint Car Series would like to acknowledge the following sponsors for making the 2010 campaign possible. The Christian Stover Foundation, Performance by Rosson Racing, BK Wings, Circle Track Performance and Hoosier Tires. Anyone wishing to come on board as a series sponsor can call Brent Sexton at: (619) 454-6945.

For more information on this Saturday’s race or the 2010 California Lightning Sprint Car Series, contact Brent Sexton ((619) 454-6945 or sextonfire@cox.net) or Scott Daloisio (909 226-7768 or sdaloisiosports@aol.com).

2010 CALIFORNIA LIGHTNING SPRINT CAR POINT STANDINGS

1. A.J. Bender – Ramona, CA – 1242

2. Jarrett Kramer – Spring Valley, CA – 1227

3. Bobby Bender – Ramona, CA – 1226

4. Guy Maresch – Anaheim Hills, CA – 1012

5. Dan Hillberg – Placentia, CA – 995

6. Dale Gamer – Anaheim, CA – 986

7. Robert Wilhelm – El Cajon, CA – 963

8. Seth Kramer – Spring Valley, CA – 938

9. Cory Ballard – Orange, CA – 837

10. Peter Benker – El Cajon, CA – 828

2010 CALIFORNIA LIGHTNING SRPINT CAR MAIN EVENT WINNERS

Bobby Bender … 5

Jarrett Kramer … 2

Johnny Bluntach … 1

Cory Ballard … 1

Dan Hillberg … 1

A.J. Bender … 1

2010 CALIFORNIA LIGHTNING SPRINT CAR SCHEDULE

July 24th … Perris Auto Speedway (1st Annual Christian Stover Memorial

July 31st … Bakersfield Speedway

August 14th … Perris Auto Speedway

August 28th … Perris Auto Speedway

September 11th … Ventura Raceway

September 25th … Bakersfield

October 2nd … Perris Auto Speedway

October 9th … Perris Auto Speedway (Southern California Fair)

November 5th & 6th … Perris Auto Speedway (Oval Nationals)

PAST CALIFORNIA LIGHTNING SPRINT CAR CHAMPIONS

1994 Tony Everhart

1995 Gary Sexton

1996 Rob Sczymczak

1997 Jon Rahe

1998 Chris Rahe

1999 Brent Sexton

2000 Greg Bragg

2001 Greg Bragg

2002 Greg Bragg

2003 David Cardey

2004 Keith Janca

2005 Johnny Bates

2006 Donny Ganson

2007 Shane Rosson

2008 Brent Sexton

2009 Stuart Hielshier Sr.