Tuesday, 29 August 2017



Four groups in three different regions completed races over the weekend. One each for the Midwest Lightning Sprints, Midwest Mini Sprint Association, and California Lightning Sprints. The Rocky Mountain Lightning Sprint Association completed two sanctioned events playing catchup for previous rain outs. This tightens the points race as the RMLSA carried a 22-car average for both races maximizing the points earned by their competitors.

Now with two groups surpassing the 10-race threshold the individual points totals begin to mature. The final points tally will include the best 10 finishes of the first twelve starts. Completed event totals stand at:


MLS: 11 races

MMSA: 11 races

CLS: 8 races

RMLSA: 7 races


Rod Henning continues to lead the way increasing the gap between he and Andy Bradley by 20 points. Both drivers competing with the MMSA. Rod with one race left to increase his total while Andy has two. Notable movers on the leader board include Jarrett Kramer climbing inside the top five, Johnny Boos jumps two spots into 9th and Troy Ullery is also up two positions. The rundown of the top twenty positions are:



1. Rod Henning – 2710

2. Andy Bradley - 2335

3. Tom Brown - 2300

4. Justin Lewis – 2130

5. Jarrett Kramer - 1910

6. Ryan Secrest - 1840

7. Aiden Lange - 1760

8. Bobby Michnowicz - 1740

9. Johnny Boos - 1630

10. Brandon Smith - 1490

11. Steve Becker - 1390

12. Frank Martinez - 1380

13. Cody Nigh - 1300

14. Jon Robertson - 1150

15. Troy Ullery - 1010

16. Brent Sexton - 980

17. Wyatt Downing - 975

18. Jason Billups - 880

19. Andy Flood – 780

20. Drew Dorsett – 760


A complete list of points standings as of 8/29/17 can be viewed at: http://usacracing.com/standings/lightning-sprints/.

The National rule book has been posted on the USAC website at: http://usacracing.com/assets/files/rules/2017/2017_USAC_Rule_Book_Lightning_Sprints.pdf.

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.