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This Holiday Weekend 
TWO Big Nights of Racing!

This week at Crystal Motor is our annual celebration of the Memorial Day weekend. Weather permitting, race events will be run on both Saturday and Sunday nights. Saturday night is a full show plus the Hiram Lightening Sprints and the 'Relay For Life' fundraiser. Sunday night has the first showing of the Michigan Traditional Sprints joining the lineup with the Flinn Stocks have the night off. The track has plenty of primitive camping available. 

Pit gates open at 4:30 and the main grandstand gates open at 5PM. Racing begins at 7:30 both nights. On Saturday, adults are $12 and kids 5-11 are $5. Pit passes are $25. On Sunday night, adult prices to the grand stands will be $15 while the kids prices remain at $5 and the pit passes are still $25. More information can be obtained by calling the track office at 989.235.5200 The 2015 SCHEDULE IS HERE.

Because I was busy doing a bunch of other 'stuff,' I neglected to turn on the DVR. I apologize... but not all is lost. You can go back to our YouTube experiment and watch it right HERE
 
We will be live streaming the races tonight starting about 7:25 or so and you can watch on your pc HERE while I-Pad users can watch HERE The other link for I-pads or I-pods is here
 
Our "R Word" list has topped out at over 1200 people so far. Naturally, I was on the road when Ron called me so I was a bit slow getting it out. When the notification for this cancellation went out, I had over 43 bounce backs. If you had registered and didn't get a notice, PLEASE send me a new request. I deleted the bounce backs from my list. Let's get get the 'lost' home again! You can join our "R Word" list by sending an email or TEXTING to this email address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  If you are on the list and your email has changed, drop me a note!
 
There was a modification to the rules concerning transponders. While it was changed in the rules, I failed to post here it here. This rule was modified April 21st, 2015. It says: "18. Transponders must be mounted on the right side and the back of rear axle and in an orange transponder pouch. If your transponder falls off you may not be scored and you will be responsible for replacing the transponder.Any racer caught trying to modify or deliberately changing location of transponder will be disqualified."  Check with your tech inspector if you have questions.
 
The 2015 rules packages are here: LATE MODEL, IMCA, PRO STOCK, STREET STOCK, and the GENERAL CMS RULES. The 2015 SCHEDULE IS HERE.

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.


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.

 

August 16 Results

Carl Ries, Late Model - Feature Winner, August 16, 2014
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Carl Ries capped off his night of racing in the Kentucky Fried Chicken Late Models with the feature win over Kevin Reeve, Ryan VanderVeen, Kyle Borgman, Jeff Kohn, Josh Borton, Doug Baird, Matt Pickard, Amanda Wing, and Brennan Bowen.

Denny Andersen advanced by winning the B Main with heats being taken by Reeve, Ries, and Baird.    

Scott Baker holds a 24 point lead over Matt Pickard, Borton, Dean Huizenga, and VanderVeen and just needs a top ten finish to clench the title.

August 9 Results

Ryan VanderVeen - Late Model, Feature Winner, August 9, 2014
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Ryan VanderVeen found himself in a familiar position as he won his second Kentucky Fried Chicken Late Model feature event of the night over Zack Olger, Kevin Reeve, Jeff Kohn, Jay Van Dyke, Matt Pickard, Scott Baker, Kyle Borgman, Ryan Kent, and Dean Huizenga.

The B Main was taken by Tim Stott with heats going to Van Dyke,  Olger, and Amanda Wing.


Ryan VanderVeen - Late Model, Feature Winner, August 2, 2014
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August 2 Make Up Features

Ryan VanderVeen had to hold off Scott Baker as he won the Kentucky Fried Chicken Late Model feature. Carl Ries was a close third, followed by Brennan Bowen, Josh Borton, Matt Pickard, Dean Huizenga, Ryan Kent, Amanda Wing, and Bill Trueblood, Jr..

Borton and Doug Baird took home heat gold.

 

July 5 Results

Ryan VanderVeen - Late Model Feature Winner, July 5, 2014
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Ryan VanderVeen chased down a high flying Amanda Wing in the last lap to win the Kentucky Fried Chicken Late Model event. Brennan Bowen came in third, followed by Kyle Borgman, Matt Pickard, Kevin Reeve, Scott Baker, Josh Borton, Carl Ries, and Ryan Kent.

Scott Nieman brought home the win in the B Main with heats falling to Reeve, Dean Huizenga, and Baker.

June 14 Results

Brennen Bowen - Late Models, Feature Winner, June 14, 2014
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Scott Haney lead the Kentucky Friend Chicken Late Model feature with Dave Hartman tight behind. Hartman found his way under Haney and pulled out to a comfortable lead over Haney and Kevin Reeve. Brennen Bowen crept forward and took over second place and began to close on Hartman and finally pulled even and then into the front spot. Bowen continued to lead but Reeve was gaining when a spin in the back stretch bunched the field with only five to go.

When the green dropped, Bowen made a good start and took a small lead over Reeve and Scott Baker. Bowen lead the pack to win over Reeve, Baker, Hartman, Blaine Hendrick, Josh Borton, Matt Pickard, Scott Nieman, Zack Olger, and Kyle Borgman.

Dean Huizenga grabbed the B Main while Borton, Olger, and Reeve all scored heat wins

 

July 26 Results

Ryan VanderVeen - Late Model, Feature Winner, July 26, 2014
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Ryan VanderVeen continues to ride the rail he has found on the Crystal clay as he gathered up another feature win in the Kentucky Fried Chicken Late Models over Kevin Reeve, Scott Baker, Zack Olger, Josh Borton, Matt Pickard, Liz Patterson, Ryan Kent, Dean Huizenga, and Mike Kresnak.

Borton scored the B Main while heats fell to Baker, Amanda Wing, and Kevin Reeve.

 

June 21 Results

Ryan VanderVeen, Late Model  - Feature Winner, June 21, 2014
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Amanda Wing has improved all season long and she put her legendary yellow 55W car into the lead of the Kentucky Friend Chicken Late Model event.  After a caution bunched the field, Wing set sail again but a right front tire blew, sending the car hard into the turn one wall.

When the green fell again, Ryan VanderVeen held the held the front spot over Kyle Borgman, Scott Baker, Jay VanDyke, Josh Borton, and Zach Olger. While the battles raged behind him, VanderVeen lapped all but the top five cars in a dominating performance.

Baker took second, followed by Borgman, Olger, Van Dyke, Josh Borton, Blaine Hendrick, Brennan Bowen, Dean Huizenga, and Ryan Kent.

Olger advanced by winning the B Main with heat gold going to VanderVeen, Borton, and Wing.

June 7 Results

Ryan VanderVeen, Late Model v
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Bry Sloan took the early lead in the Kentucky Fried Chicken Late Model feature and pulled out to a small but comfortable lead. While Sloan was pulling away, Ryan VanderVeen began to work his way to second from deeper in the field while Jay Van Dyke, Scott Baker, and Scott Haney battle for position behind them. A caution bunched the field with Sloan in front but with VanderVeen glued to his bumper. Matt Pickard moved into third as VanderVeen looked to the inside and then took the lead. Scott Baker moved into second and tried to reel in the high flying VanderVeen, pulling within four lengths with five to go.

One last caution brought Baker right to the leaders bumper with four to go. Sloan, Josh Borton and Van Dyke finished up the top five. The leader slowly pulled away and VanderVeen went on to win over Baker, Pickard, Sloan, Borton, Ries, Zack Olger, Ryan Kent, Amanda Wing, and Scott Nieman.

Carl Ries scored the B Main win while Sloan, Haney, and Pickard all collected preliminary wins. 

 

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