Announcements and More

Catching Up and Getting Ready for 2015 

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.

The 2015 season schedule will be available soon. This happens every year and about mid March, I get a copy of the schedule. If you really need to know a particular date, look at a past schedule and move the date to this years Saturday night date and chances are high you'll know the right date. Special events are almost always the same weekend that they have been. The same day I get the schedule, it will be posted here.

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.

 

A Word or Two on Photos

As some of you may know, I repurchased the photo concession from Brian and we are getting set up again. You may have also noticed that I am adding photos to the Facebook pages of various drivers. I am doing this with as many drivers as possible, starting mainly with the drivers that I interact with during the season and during the off season. I will gladly add a photo to any drivers page if you send me an email or a message... but then again, there is a method to my madness.

The live Races On The Web video stream is offered at no charge to everyone but it is expensive to do on my end. When I add the photo booth back into it, I have a staff of about nine to ten people that all need to be reimbursed at some level or another. The money we make from the sale of photos is highly instrumental in helping me reimburse my people. We sell advertising in the live stream stuff but many businesses are about as tight money wise as you are. I give a photo or two to you as often as I can in hopes that you might wander in and buy a few from us.

Snapping pictures is fun but it can be expensive too. Please don't just "lift" my photos here and forget how they came to be here. Between the photographer (who gets paid to risk himself) and me, there are at least three other sets of 'hands' on these photos. If you want these to continue to appear here, please don't steal them. You may not consider it stealing but it can't be termed any other way. If you make something that you are going to sell and I wander over and take it for my use, it is stealing. I've already told you I would give drivers photos and I occasionally give fans a photo or so. I don't send out winners pics for some fairly simple and obvious reasons.

In the next week or so, we will be printing some of the photos taken that night right there within about 30 minutes of them being taken. We are setting up a 'shuttle' to get the photos from the center of the track to the photo booth where you can see them. Once we are set up, we can print 4x6's, 5x7's, and 8x10's the same night the photos are taken. We will also have an archive of all of our previous photos taken this year so you can get a print on the spot. This will be set up shortly we hope this will help you.

Help me help you. Buy some photos. Send me a note of who you want to see more of in the photo booth and we'll do our best. Send it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. You may see a lot of a couple particular drivers... because they not only asked us to take more photos of them, they BUY more photos. We give deals to people who buy lots of photos every week. Buy a few and you'll get our standard rates. Buy a bunch and you'll get a discount... buy a LOT and you'll get a bargain. That is how we do business. We know times are tight. We want to work with you.
Thanks!