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Monday, April 15, 2024

Clark Family Dominates So Cal .5 Pro Lite Series Season Opener

Brandon Clark and Brian Clark picked up wins at the So Cal .5 Pro Lite Series season opener at the Famoso Dragstrip.

BAKERSFIELD, CA- The So Cal .5 Pro Lite Series held their season opener, the Precision Cylinder Heads .5 Pro Lite Nationals on March 18-19, 2023 at the Famoso Dragstrip. The next event for the series will be May 20-21, 2023. Check out their Facebook group for more information.

See full results below!

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Saturday Results

In Saturday’s semi-finals, Brandon Clark captured the win over his Dad, Brian Clark and Steve Cox defeated Mike Sayle. In the final, Steve Cox broke out by .003 and Brandon Clark turned the win light on earn the Saturday victory.

Sunday Results

Sunday was another great day of racing! In the semi-finals, Brian Clark turned on the win light over Mike Sayle who red-lighted. Brandon Clark claimed the win over Steve Cox who also went red in his Calvert Racing sponsored Camaro. The final was an all Clark Family affair with Dad, Brian Clark going up against son, Brandon Clark. In the final, Brian picked up the win over Brandon who went red.

Brian Clark & Brandon Clark, Sunday Winner & Runner-up So Cal
Brian Clark & Brandon Clark, Sunday Winner & Runner-up

A Word from Steve Cox

A big thank you to Shane Studley‘s Precision Cylinder Heads, all of our series sponsors, Drag Champ and Famoso Dragstrip’s Mark Dawson, John, Blake and ALL their crew for another AWESOME weekend at Famoso! Thanks to all of our racers and sponsors! Looking forward to seeing everyone again on May 20-21.

About the So Cal .5 Pro Lite Series

So Cal .5 Pro Lite Series got a bunch of great companies on board as series sponsors and partners, set up a Facebook page, wrote the rules and got ready to race at the series debut on April 5, 2018. “One feature that we really like about the So Cal .5 Pro Lite series is that the rules are designed to take bracket racing back to where it all started,” Steve Cox stated. “With door car drivers who have to rely on their reactions, skill and wits instead of on electronics and techno-wizardry.”Every car in the series must have operating doors. No dragsters, altereds, roadsters, or motorcycles are allowed. Trans brakes and 2-3 step rev-limiters are allowed, but no delay boxes, electronic throttle stops, crossover boxes or any other reaction time aids are allowed. We race 1/8 mile and use the .5 Pro Lite. 

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