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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 5 Results

Carl Thayer - Pro Truck Feature Winner, July 5, 2014
Carl Thay …
Carl Thayer held off an insistent Joe Fowler to win the Engine Pro Pro Truck feature. Paul Grosnickle brought home a third, followed by Dan Borgman, Dave Peters, Mike Seaman, Ryan Paradise, Robert Griffin, Bree Brasington, and Richard Melton.
 
Seaman and Thayer grabbed wins in the preliminary events.

June 21 Results

Nate Jones, Pro Truck  - Feature Winner, June 21, 2014
Nate Jone …
Paul 'Smokey' Grosnickle lead the opening laps of the Engine Pro Pro Trucks with Curtis Rice, Nate Jones, Chris Brown, and Dave Peters following. About half way, Rice made a move under Grosnickle and was able to take the lead away. Grosnickle developed mechanical issues and had to make his way to the pits for some quick repairs.
 
Another caution flew when Brown got loose in the end of turn two, slowing the field again. Rice lead the field in the white flag lap all the way into the fourth turn where lapped traffic got between Rice and Jones. Jones found his way around and was able to pick the traffic and he grabbed the win over Rice, Peters, Ryan Paradise, James McKeown, Laurie Mortensen, Grosnickle, Bree Brasington, Brown, and Mickey
Currier.
 
Paradise and Rice pocketed heats.

June 14 Results

Nate Jones - Pro Truck, Feature Winner, June 14, 2014
Nate Jone …
Ryan Paradise lead the opening laps of the Port City Racing Pro Trucks event but gave way to Curtis Rice, Nate Jones, and Joe Fowler. Rice continued to lead with Jones mirroring his every move.
 
With laps winding down, Jones began make his move and was able to slide under Rice for the lead with eight to go. Jones began to lap traffic with two to go and went on to win over Rice, Fowler, Paradise, Chris Brown, Bree Brasington, McKeown, and Paul Grosnickle.
 
Fowler took heat honors. 

May 31 Results

Nate Jones, Pro Truck Feature Winner, May 31, 2014
Nate Jone …
Engine Pro Pro Trucks got rolling with Chance Allen leading the pack with Joe Fowler, Nate Jones, and Smokey Grosnickle following. At the half way point, Fowler took the lead with Jones taking second. Jones slid under Fowler to take the lead with about six to go with Curtis Rice beginning to challenge for third. Despite multiple challenges by Fowler, Jones went on to win over Fowler, Rice, Grosnickle, Carl Thayer,Chris Brown, James McKeown, Chance Allen, Bree Brasington, and Ryan Paradise. 
Rice and Fowler grabbed heat gold. 

June 7 Results

Joe Fowler, Pro Truck,  Feature Winner, June 7, 2014
Joe Fowle …
The Engine Pro Pro Truck division kicked off the evenings action with Joe Fowler  taking the early lead with Chance Allen and Paul Grosnickle battling for second. Curtis Rice began to make a charge to get under Grosnickle for second with Nate Jones working to get by both of them. At the halfway point, Jones made it three wide down the front stretch and took the second spot away with Rice moving into third.
 
A caution with five to go bunched the field again and at the green, Fowler and Jones were locked side by side, taking turns sticking a nose out for the lead. As they took the white flag, the two touched coming out of turn four, with Fowler spinning out. Officials deemed Jones to be the caution car, handing the win to Fowler.
 
Second place went to Rice, followed by Grosnickle, Dave Peters, Jones, Tim Wood, Chris Brown, Carl Thayer, Allen, and Gary Dancer.
 
Heats went to Grosnickle and Fowler.  

May 25 Results

Curtis Rice - Pro Trucks Feature Winner, May 25 2014
Curtis Ri …
Curtis Rice held off all comers to chalk up his first feature win in the 2014 season over Dave Peters, Paul Grosnickle, Nate Jones, Chris Brown, Mike Seaman, Tim Wood, Chance Allen, Bree Brasington, and Joe Fowler. Fowler and Jones added heat
 
wins to their stat books.

May 10 - Results

Nate Jones - Feature Winner, Pro Truck, May 10, 2014
Nate Jone …
- Pro Truck write up is not available.

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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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