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Catching Up and Getting Ready for 2015 

Hurrah! Breaking news! I just heard from Ron Flinn and was told the following: A) The annual drivers meeting in March 14th at the old elementary school in 'down town' Crystal next to the Post Office from 1 PM to 5 PM.  B) Test and Tune will be April 11th and 12th at the usual 1 PM to 5 PM times. C) We will continue to use the American Racer 970's and they should be in stock at the track by Tuesday. I would call the track at 989.235.5200 to make sure someone will be there to help you. Ron says he expects that the IMCA Mod tires will be in stock on or about March 20th. He will let me know if and when that is definite.

D) Opening night will be April 18th at 7:30 PM. E) Memorial Day Weekend racing will be May 23rd and 24th. F) The Fourth of July falls on a Saturday and in order to keep from hurting the regular Friday night tracks that surround us, CMS will only run the night of the Fourth. The Government doesn't plan on 'celebrating' on July 6th. F) The Labor Day Weekend will be September 5th and 6th and finally, G) The Great Lakes Nationals will be run on Saturday and Sunday, September 19th and 20th.
NOTE: Yes, the Labor Day Weekend date was originally listed improperly. I was using the dates given to me and I didn't check them out myself.

As soon as I am given a printable schedule, I'll have it posted here. Thanks!

In addition to all of that, I have been told that my weekly column will re-appear in the Mid West Racing Scene and I will not be talking about racing but rather racers. If you know of a racer or a dedicated race fan doing something extraordinary beyond the scope of racing, drop me a note. I also intend to do a live pre-race 'show' of sorts that will consist of talking to racers and their crews every week. Watch for more soon!

We had an issue with the server caching and somehow, two copies of the website had been saved and it was reverting back to an older copy of the site. That problem is solved. I have to go back and make some additions that apparently were saved on the other copy so begin to watch here for updates. You can reach me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. as you have been able to reach me since this site started back in 1993. I have or can get you the honest answer far more often than you can get it on FaceBook. You may find this hard to believe but not everything you read on FB is true.

Right about here, I need to apologize for my inattentiveness during the majority of the 2014 season. My wife began to have neurological (brain) issues early in February of 2014 and by the time things got sorted out, things had spiraled out of control and my attention was not on racing. Things haven't improved with her but they have at least stabilized. I will try to do better this season. Without my crew at the track picking up and carrying my load, things would have really been bad. I appreciate the work they did under some bad circumstances.

 

You can find new Pro Stock and Street Stock rules in PDF form at the links. We will have them spelled out for those not owning or using a computer shortly under the normal rules links. You can find the text version of the new rules here. Each division now has the latest updates available. Click on the "TRACK DATA" tab and select your division. 

For those of you who have Apple products that have had issues watching our live and recorded broadcasts, try downloading the Puffin browser on your I-pad, I-pod, Mac or what ever and see if it helps you. They have a free version which I understand from those who have tested it for me has a bandwidth limit of about half a race. I think the full version is $4 for whatever you need but they also tell me the new browser was quite fast and after you learned its interface, they liked it better than the standard OS browser. After you download it, reboot and then go to the ROTW site and see if the video flows for you. Check out this new browser at puffin.com

Thank you for a great 2014 season at Crystal Motor Speedway. Seasons come and seasons go and 2014 was one of the memorable ones. Promoter Ron Flinn would like to thank all the fans, drivers, crew members, and sponsors for making this season worthwhile. The next 'event' is the awards banquet, held on January 10th, 2015. Watch this website or call the office at 989.235.5200 for further information. More info and photos iside!


In case you wanted to watch the replay of the latest 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.


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.

 

Prochazka Takes Last 2014 Street Stock Win

Kyle Prochaska, Street Stock  - Winner Great Lakes Nationals
Kyle Proc …
The Street Stock feature saw 30 cars start in a three wide, ten deep line up and when the checker fell, it was Kyle Prochazka topping the field. Rob Brillhart and   Jasen Wiley were close behind, followed by Mike VanderMark, Jr., Mike Chlebek, Jr., Josh Sternberg, Doug Helsel, Josh Loomis, Jay Chlebek, and Michael Vandecar. 

 

Chlebek claimed the B Main win with heats going to Wiley, Prochazka, Brillhart, and Kevin Rohn. 

August 31 - Last of Regular Season

Street Stock - Jasen Wiley, Feature Winner - August 31, 2014
Street St …
The Street Stock winner was Jasen Wiley in a good battle with Jay Chlebek. Rob Brillhart came home third, followed by Derek Poland, Don Rohn, Aaron Spearling, Josh Sternberg, Dan Wilson,
 
Doug Helsel, and Drew Wilkerson. Wilkerson and Michael Vandecar advanced to the big dance by winning B Mains with heats being claimed by Wiley, Spearling, and Wilson.

August 16 Results

Jasen Wiley, Street Stock - Feature Winner, August 16, 2014
Jasen Wil …
Jasen Wiley was the winner in a tough race in the Street Stocks as he won over Kyle Prochazka, Doug McKeown, Troy Goodrich, Gary Carman, Joel Field, Kevin Rohn, Matt Dora, Christina Haney, and Bree Brasington.
 
VanderMark and Dennis Parker won heats.
 
Prochazka holds a very narrow three point edge over VanderMark with the championship night looming. McKeown is about 30 points back, followed by Derek Crandall and Haney.
 

July 26 Results

Kyle Prochazka - Street Stock, Feature Winner, July 26, 2014
Kyle Proc …
Kyle Prochazka went home with the win in the Street Stock division with a win over Dennis Parker, Andrew Fidler, Derek Crandall, Joel Field, Alex Richards, Matt Dora, Caden Foster, Troy Goodrich, and Jeff Dygert.
 
Doug McKeown, Sr. and Dave Hofmann, Jr. went home with heat victories.
 

August 9 Results

Kyle Prochazka - Street Stock , Feature Winner, August 9, 2014
Kyle Proc …
Kyle Prochazka duplicated his win in the Street Stock event as he
edged out Derek Crandall for the checker. Mike VanderMark, Jr. came home third, followed by Joel Field, Ryan Lewis, Dave Hofmann, Sr., Doug McKeown, Sr., Kevin Lipp, Scott Haney, and Trevor Monk.
 
VanderMark, Jr. made the main feature by winning the B Main and heats were taken by Crandall and Mike Chlebek, Jr.
 

Kyle Prochazka - Street Stock, Feature Winner, August 2, 2014
Kyle Proc …
Make Up Features from August 2: 

 

Kyle Prochazka battled a determined Mike VanderMark, Jr. and finally took the win to tighten his grip on the Street Stock points lead. Kevin Rohn came home third, followed by Derek Crandall, Matt Dora, Scott Haney, Joel Field, Ryan Buechler, Doug McKeown, Sr., and Christina Haney.
 
Dave Hofmann, Sr. and Prochazka scored heats.
 

VanderMark Jr Over Alexander For Feature

Mark VanderMark, Street Stocks Feature Winner, July 19, 2014
Mark Vand …
July 19, 2014 - Mike Vandermark, Jr. fought off a tenacious. Ryan Alexander to win the Street Stock division feature over Jasen Wiley, Derek Crandall, Dennis Parker, Alex Richards, Joel Field, Doug McKeown, Sr., Scott Haney, and Troy Goodrich. 

 

Field and Wiley posed for heat win photos. 

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