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Up Next -  Great Lakes Nationals!

You can watch the Sunday night replay HERE any time you like! This is a FREE service but it never hurts to send a couple three bucks to help support them. There is a link to donate on that page.

Sunday night was a beautiful evening and the racing was HOT! The Street Stock winner was Jasen Wiley in a good battle with Mike Chlebek Jr.David Hilliker survived an incident when Zach Olger had a flat tire and had to battle with Carl Ries to win the Outlaw Late model event. Johnny "Showtime" Miller had his way with the Flinn Stock field as he went home a winner. Zach Olger pocketed the Open Modified event over Chad Bauer while Chris Keller beat out Kyle Borgman in the Late Model feature. Nate Jones moved from the Pro Trucks to the Pro Stocks and proved his success in the Trucks was no fluke as he held off Jesse Player to win the Pro Stock feature. Andrew Fidler made it two for the weekend as he edged out Ryan Paradise in the Pro Truck feature. More on Monday afternoon.

Night one of the two night Labor Day weekend found Ryan Ruhl beating out Dustin Daggett to win the Engine Pro SOD Sprints presented by ARP feature while Rob Brillhart got out early and held a big lead throughout the rest of the Street Stock feature to go home with the win over Mike VanderMark. Jerry Hunt won the Port City Race Car IMCA Modified event with Taylor Runions winning big in the Races On The Web Flinn Stocks. The Port City Race Car Pro Stocks was a ten lap battle between Gary VanderMark and Rob Brillhart with the win finally going to VanderMark. The final event of the night was the  Engine Pro Pro Trucks and while the truck was the familiar red and white 14, it was Andrew Fidler bringing it home for the win. Racing continues on Sunday!

The next and final event of the 2014 season at Crystal Motor Speedway takes place on September 12th and 13th with the running of the Great Lakes Nationals presented by Engine Pro. This event features the IMCA Modified and decides the season points championship. Other divisions include the Late Models, Pro Stocks, Pro Trucks, Flinn Stock type cars, Street Stocks, the Michigan Traditional Sprints and the Ontario Topless Sprints. More information can be obtained by calling the track at 989.235.5200. You can download the pdf flyer below for complete info. The track offers lots of primitive style camping. Grandstand admission is $15 on Friday and $20 on Saturday or both days for $25. Kids 5-11 are $6 on Friday and $10 on Saturday or the two day pass for $12. Pit passes are $25 per day or both days for $40 in advance. We hope to see you there as we close out a stellar 2014 season!

The final event of the season is the Great Lakes Nationals.  This pdf file has registration info along with rules and such.

While I haven't kicked this around with Mr. Flinn, a man who has been almost like a father to me since my own died back in 1994, this may be the last year I do the CMS site. I started doing this site back in 1993 and not counting (and certainly not discounting!) help from my friend and partner in many enterprises, Lee Wonnacott, I have been the only webmaster of this site for the past 22 years. I love this track and the people who inhabit her. I've traveled far and wide, working with the ASA Late Model series that took us all over the USA and inevitably while I was watching a race in Nashville, Tennessee, I was always wishing I was back at CMS.

My personal life has taken a dramatic turn for the worse due to my own medical struggles but now we have lost all healthcare insurance and income as my wife was suddenly stricken with a disease they can't quite put a finger on but she weighed 196 pounds in May of this year and right now is down to 138 pounds. She is six foot tall and she is a stick figure of her former self. She had been an OB nurse for 41 years and that all came to a halt back on June 24th when she was told she could no longer work at the very thing that had defined her life. It grieves me deeply to watch her suffer and shrink away after 40 years of marriage. She has always been my reason for living and to keep on keeping on and I must tend to her needs now. As much as I love this track and its people, I love my wife ten times more.

Things may change... they frequently do... but right now, I am finding it difficult to pay attention to anything other than my wife. A partner, a friend, and a lover like her comes but once in a lifetime. Thank you for your indulgences all these years.

Verwayne

There is an updated version of the "General Rules" available in a pdf format HERE. I'll try to get it on a page of its own shortly. A printable page of the CMS schedule can be found here: http://crystalmotorspeedway.com/schedule14.pdf   

Pit gates open at 4 PM and the grandstand gates open at 5 PM. Racing begins about 7:30PM. Adult admission to the grandstands is $12 and kids 5-11 are $5. Pit passes are $25. Further information can be obtained by calling the track office at 989.235.5200


In case you wanted to watch the replay of the race, GO HERE.  You can use our exclusive DVR function to jump to any point of the race by clicking on the line directly below the video.
 

 

Unfortunately, front gate admission prices will rise to $12 on 'regular nights' and $15 on 'special nights.' Kids will remain at $5. A season grandstand pass can be obtained for $220. Pit passes remain at $25. In probably the best deal of the year, a family pass for two adults and two kids is only $25! Drivers and their cars must be checked no later than 5:45PM. Due to the tight time schedule, you may only 'call in - check in' once a month.

Get the latest versions of the revised versions of the the Pro Truck rules, Street Stock rules, and the Pro Stock rules.

As announced at the banquet, there is a new rule for the Pro Trucks:

OPTIONAL TRANSMISSION RULE Bert type transmissions will be allowed. If a Bert type transmission is used, you must add an additional 50 lbs on each side in front of the engine plate. Weight may be adjusted for competitive quality. NO BALL SPLINE TRANSMISSIONS WILL BE PERMITTED.

If you can't make it to the track, you can use our exclusive DVR option to see all of the LIVE action or see the replay immediately after the race by visiting this page and then using the slider bar to jump around by visiting this LINK

Special thanks to our long time partners,Engine Pro and ARP for their continued support in bringing you live coverage of the race night events. If you haven't filled out your "Pay Dirt" application from Engine Pro, now is a good time to do so! CLICK HERE for info!


For those that intend to have minors entering the pits, here is the minor release form to have pre-filled out. PLEASE NOTE! "Legal" people say you need to do one of two things. Fill it out and have it notarized or fill it out but don't sign it until you are at the track so track officials can countersign it. Other forms will be posted here shortly.

 

July 28, 2012

Mike Fountain jumped out to a four car length lead in the opening laps
of the Kentucky Fried Chicken Late Model event with Eric Monk, Tim
Stott, Scott Phillips, and Tom Dusen all battling for second and
third, often running three wide.

Feature Winner Late Models- July 28, 2012Dusen moved to second while the rest
were still fighting for third. Dan DeLong spun just as he was about to join the front pack, bringing the field closer together. Fountain once again took the lead with Dusen and Monk following while Roger Wing moved to fourth and then third with just ten to go. Dusen began to
reel in Fountain but Wing pulled along side Dusen, passing him and then slid right up beside and then ahead of Fountain and pulled away from the rest of the field. With five to go, Wing had a comfortable lead as the rest of the field was literally under a blanket for the top ten cars. Wing took the win over Stott, Dave Hartman, Scott Baker, Matt Pickard, Dusen, Kurt Mesman, Rob Taylor, Mark Andersen, and Scott Philips. Pickard made his way to the big show by winning the B Main while Monk, Fountain, and Wing claimed heat gold.

Late Models    
Pos Car No Driver Points
1 115 Matt Pickard 504
2 13 Scott Baker 499
3 55W Roger Wing 495
4 9 Dean Huizenga 481
5 10 Tom Dusen 460
6 50 Scott Philips 428
7 27 Scott Nieman (R) 405
8 72 Kyle Borgman 402
9 6R Carl Ries 392
10 66 Kurt Mesman 388
11 112 Jason Borton (R) 361
12 20 Bill Beardslee 314
13 6.7 Trevor Monk 313
14 24 Eric Monk 270
15 11S Tim Stott 211
16 77V Jay Van Dyke 209
17 88F Bob Finlay 181
18 44 Rob Taylor 169
19 12 Dave Hartman 155
20 51,28 Dale Sheehy 147

Late Models 7/28/2012

A Feature:1. Roger Wing (Middleton, ), 2. Tim Stott (Fruitport, MI), 3. Dave Hartman (Howard City, MI), 4. Scott Baker (Ionia, MI), 5. Matt Pickard (Grant, MI), 6. Tom Dusen (Muskegon, MI), 7. Kurt Mesman (Wyoming, MI), 8. Rob Taylor (Muskegon, MI), 9. Mark Andersen (Blanchard, MI), 10. Scott Philips (Marlette, MI), 11. Mike Fountain (Holt, MI), 12. Dean Huizenga (Belmont, MI), 13. Keith Gentz (Grant, MI), 14. Carl Ries (Blanchard, MI), 15. Eric Monk (Alma, MI), 16. Scott Nieman (Ithaca, MI), 17. Dan DeLong (Ithaca, MI), 18. Kevin Nelson, Jr. (Muskegon, MI),

 

 

 

B Feature Three:1. Matt Pickard (Grant, MI), 2. Keith Gentz (Grant, MI), 3. Kurt Mesman (Wyoming, MI), 4. Jason Borton (Vestaburg, MI), 5. Bill Beardslee (Edmore, MI), 6. Trevor Monk (Alma, MI),

 

 

 

Heat 1:1. Eric Monk (Alma, MI), 2. Scott Baker (Ionia, MI), 3. Scott Philips (Marlette, MI), 4. Rob Taylor (Muskegon, MI), 5. Dave Hartman (Howard City, MI), 6. Keith Gentz (Grant, MI), 7. Trevor Monk (Alma, MI),

 

 

 

Heat 2:1. Mike Fountain (Holt, MI), 2. Tom Dusen (Muskegon, MI), 3. Tim Stott (Fruitport, MI), 4. Dean Huizenga (Belmont, MI), 5. Mark Andersen (Blanchard, MI), 6. Matt Pickard (Grant, MI), 7. Kurt Mesman (Wyoming, MI),

 

 

 

Heat 3:1. Roger Wing (Middleton, ), 2. Scott Nieman (Ithaca, MI), 3. Dan DeLong (Ithaca, MI), 4. Kevin Nelson, Jr. (Muskegon, MI), 5. Carl Ries (Blanchard, MI), 6. Jason Borton (Vestaburg, MI), 7. Bill Beardslee (Edmore, MI),

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Late Models Points Leaders

1. Scott Baker - 510
2. M Pickard - 482
3. J Borton (R) - 478
4. Zack Olger - 413
5. D Huizenga - 411

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Pro Stock Points Leaders

1. Josh Loomis - 584
2. J. Playter - 541
3. R. Brillhart - 535
4. Don Rohn - 530
5. B Hollenbeck - 525
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IMCA Mods Points Leaders

1. A.J. Ward - 633
2. M DeYoung - 605
3  C Wernette - 579
4. J DeYoung Jr - 568
5. Jimmy Hale Jr - 525

Street Stock Points Leaders

1   K Prochazka - 634
2. M VanderMark - 611
3. D McKeown Sr - 577
4. D Crandall - 510
5. Christina Haney - 508
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Pro Truck Points Leaders

1. Nate Jones - 643
2. Curtis Rice - 617
3. P Grosnickle (R) - 598
4. R Paradise - 580
5. J McKeown - 543
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Flinn Stock Points Leaders

  • 1. Nathan Sage - 555
    2. R Carlson - 548
    3. T Runions (R) - 520
    4. C. Everingham - 493
    5. Justin Stahl - 423 
     
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