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Racing On The Fourth!!

This week at Crystal Motor Speedway is a celebration of the Fourth of July with a full schedule of all six normal divisions and includes the annual fireworks display. Due to the way the government is handling the holiday, this will only be a one day show instead of the normal two day event. Adults are $15, kids 5-11 are $5 and pit passes are $25. Pit gates open at 4:30, grand stand gates open at 5 PM. Further information is available by calling the track office at 989.235.5200  The 2015 SCHEDULE IS HERE.

 Check out the Mustang Give Away by one of our sponsors, American Muscle!

                                  

We will be live streaming the races July 4th  starting about 7:25 or so and you can watch on your pc HERE or  HERE while I-Pad users can watch HERE The other link for I-pads or I-pods is here

News You Need! - A)The Michigan Traditional Sprints will return to CMS on August 15th after being rained out last week. B) Pursuant to tightening State and local laws, campers need to register to camp at the track. At this time, there is no fee but you must register. Both the grandstand ticket booth and the pit booths have the forms. C) All four wheelers, golf carts and or other forms of camp ground 'transportation' must be registered and have some type of identifying sign or number on them. Ask at one of the booths for more information!  

The track has plenty of primitive camping available.  More information can be obtained by calling the track office at 989.235.5200. The 2015 SCHEDULE IS HERE.

Our "R Word" list has topped out at over 1800 people so far. It has come to my attention that some of you did not get an email notification of the last couple rain offs despite asking to be added. A bit of research is showing me that I may have too many people on the list (over 1800 now) and Google decides who gets emails and who doesn't. To this end, I am breaking up the old list and making a second list to augment the first. If you did not get an email after signing up, please send me a new request and I'll add your name to the new list to make sure you get notified. Thanks. 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.

 

Reever Over Vanderveen and Baker

 
Kevin Reeve LM CMS 5.16.15
Kevin Ree …
 May 16, 2015 - Kevin Reeve had to fight his way through lapped traffic as he fought off a hard charging Ryan VanderVeen and Scott Baker to win the Kentucky Fried Chicken Late Model event. Zack Olger recorded a fourth place finish, followed by Josh Borton, Ryan Kent, Blaine Hendrick, Kyle Borgman, Dean Huizenga, and Jesse Playter. 
 
 
Olger got the main feature by winning the B Main while heats went to Baker, Hendrick, and Reeve.
 
 

Ries Rules !

 
Carl Ries LM 5.2.15
Carl Ries …
 May 2, 2015 - Carl Ries put on a dominating showing as he topped out a good field of Kentucky Fried Chicken Late Models. Rob Taylor also had a good run but finished second, followed by Joshua Knoll, Dean Huizenga, Scott Philips, Logan Love, Kevin Reeve, Scott Baker, Kyle Borgman, and Amanda Wing. 
 
The B Mains were taken by Borgman and Josh Borton while heats were won by Ries, Baker, Jesse Playter, and Ryan VanderVeen.
 
 
 

Olger Finishes - In First !

 
Zach Olger LM 4.26.15
Zach Olge …
 April 25, 2015 - Zach Olger held off a persistent Kevin Reeve to take the KFC Late Model feature. Kyle Borgman followed in third, followed by Scott Baker, Ryan VanderVeen, Rob Taylor, Scott Philips, Joshua Knoll, Josh Borton, and Dean Huizenga.
 
 
B Main wins went to Knoll and Amanda Wing while heats fell to Baker, Scott Haney, and Olger. 

Olger Is GLN Late Model Champion

Zach Olger, Late Motel  - Winner Great Lakes Nationals
Zach Olge …
Zack Olger ran a tight line and went home $2000 richer for his efforts as he won the Kentucky Fried Chicken Late model event in a close race with Kevin Reeve and Josh Borton. Rob Taylor took fourth, followed by Derrick Hilliker, Amanda Wing, Jesse Playter, Ryan Kent, Doug Baird, and Kurt Mesman. 

Borton and Olger also took heat wins.

August 16 Results

Carl Ries, Late Model - Feature Winner, August 16, 2014
Carl Ries …
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.

Olger Falls Out - Baker Endures

Scott Baker, Late Model  Feature Winner, April 18, 2015
Scott Bak …
April 18, 2015 - Zack Olger grabbed the lead out of the gate in the Late Model feature and looked to be on his way to a good finish when he  suddenly pulled to the infield with mechanical issues. Last years division champion, Scott Baker, took the lead and went on to hold off all comers as he began his march to repeat for the championship. He was followed by Steve Fairbanks, Joshua Knoll, Scott Philips, Garrett Wiles, Kris Patterson, Jr., Tom Dusen, Logan Love, Josh Borton, and Amanda Wing. 
 
 
B Main wins went to Kyle Borgman and Love while heats wins were racked up by Doug Baird, Borton, and Patterson Jr. 

August 31 - Keller & Hilliker

Outlaw Late Models - David Hilliker, Feature Winner - August 31, 2014
Outlaw La …
Chris Keller beat out Dan Borgman in the Kentucky Fried Chicken Late Model feature with Renton Hurley, Brennan Bowen, Scott Nieman, Doug Baird, Kurt Mesman, Jason Playter, Jr., Rachel Carpenter, and Joshua Knoll rounding out the 21 car field.

Keller and Brennen Bowen won heats.

 
Late Model - Chris Keller, Feature Winner - August 31, 2014
Late Mode …
David Hillaker survived an incident when Zach Olger had a flat tire, sending both drivers to the infield in the Outlaw Late Model series. Hilliker had to battle with Carl Ries to finally win the Outlaw Late model event. Matt Pickard, Steve Fairbanks, Ryan Lanphierd, Joshua Knoll, Zack Olger, Richie Sutherland, Nathan Hurley, and Jason Parkhurst made up the rest of the top ten.
 
Pickard grabbed the fast car dash while Hilliker and Olger scored heats.

 

August 9 Results

Ryan VanderVeen - Late Model, Feature Winner, August 9, 2014
Ryan Vand …
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
Ryan Vand …
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.

 

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