John Taylor Is Final PS Winner of 2014

John Taylor, Pro Stock  - Winner Great Lakes Nationals
John Tayl …
John Taylor staved off some tough competition as he won the Port City Racing Pro Stock event over Steve Hilliker, Nate Jones, Chaney Newland, Dick Reynolds, Rob Brillhart, Derek Crandall, Blake Hollenbeck, Dale Kaake, Jr., and Don Rohn. 

Jeramie Raby and Gary VanderMark took heat gold. 

Runions Close Seasons With GLN Win

Taylor Runions, Flinn Stock  - Winner Great Lakes Nationals
Taylor Ru …
The Races On The Web Flinn Stock feature belonged to Taylor Runions as he continued to dominate the division. Shellbie Shank grabbed the second position and was followed by Sean Brooms, Austin Bean, Kevin Rohn, Jr., Cody Owen, Kyle Woodard, Gabe Gesselman, Keith Fike, and Allen Roszell. 

Bean and Brooms scored heat wins.

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. 

Mike Seaman Hauls Pro Truck GLS Win Away

Mike Seaman, Pro Truck  - Winner Great Lakes Nationals
Mike Seam …
Mike Seaman has had a good year in the Engine Pro Pro Trucks and he capped it off by winning his first Great Lakes Nationals win over Chris Verhaar, Andrew Fidler, Curtis Rice, Ryan Paradise, George Wease, Carl Thayer, and Paul Grosnickle. 

 

Paradise captured the heat win. 

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.

DeYoung Jr Takes GLN Win & Ward Claims IMCA Champions' Honors

John DeYoung Jr, IMCA Modifieds - Winner Great Lakes Nationals
John DeYo …
The Port City Racecar IMCA Modified event was the last points night of the season and in an exciting finish, John DeYoung, Jr. pocketed the $3000 winners purse as he narrowly won over Chad Wernette and Vern Buskirk. Kenny Playter claimed fourth and was followed by Jimmy Hale, Jr., Ken Zeigler, Milt Montgomery, Toby Steele, Sr., Mike Shanteau, Tim Sooy, and Brooke Ann Brasington. 

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Thank YOU! - Great Lakes Nationals In The Books!  

Mike Burkin took the win in the Michigan Tradional Sprints, Zack Olger had a great race to win the KFC Late Models, Taylor Runions completed the 2014 season with a win in the ROTW Flinn Stocks, Johnny Deyoung Jr won an exciting race as he took home the big money in the Port City Racecar IMCA Modified event while AJ Ward cinched the season championship, John Taylor scored the Port City Racing Pro Stocks, Mike Seaman took his second feature of the season in the Engine Pro Pro Trucks, and Kyle Prochazka went from crew member to driver for the GLN and took home the checkers in the final race of 2014.

This completes the 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!


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August 16 Results

Curtis Rice, Pro Truck - Feature Winner, August 16, 2014
Curtis Ri …
Engine Pro Pro Truck action saw Curtis Rice go home with the top spot, followed by Dave Peters, Tim Wood, Ryan Paradise, Jim McKeown, Paul Grosnickle, Jason Scholten, and Nate Jones.

Grosnickle also claimed the heat win.

Jones holds an 18 point lead over Rice with Grosnickle Ryan Paradise and Jim McKeown rounding out the top five in points.

August 9 Results

Nate Jones - Pro Truck, Feature Winner, August 9, 2014
Nate Jone …
Nate Jones found himself in a familiar position as the veteran driver scored yet another Engine Pro Pro Truck division feature win as he came in first over Curtis Rice, Robert Griffin, Dave Peters, Carl Thayer, Mickey Currier, Ryan Paradise, James McKeown, Andy Chilcote, and Richard Melton.

Paradise and Jones went home with heat wins.


Carl Thayer - Pro Truck, Feature Winner, August 2, 2014
Carl Thay …
August 2 Make Up Features

 

Carl Thayer scored the Engine Pro Pro Truck division win in a solid run. Second went to Curtis Rice, followed by Ryan Paradise, Nate Jones, Paul Grosnickle, Bree Brasington, Mickey Currier, Dave Peters, James McKeown, and Chris Brown.

Grosnickle and Currier took their respective heats.

July 26 Results

Paul Grosnickle - Pro Truck, Feature Winner, July 26, 2014
Paul Gros …
Paul Grosnickle finally won the big one in the Engine Pro Pro Truck
division after numerous 'close calls' and second place finishes as he won over Nate Jones, Curtis Rice, Dave Peters, Tim Wood, Chris Brown, James McKeown, Andy Chilcote, Ryan Paradise, and Jason Scholten.
 
Grosnickle and Jones gathered steam by taking their heats.
 

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 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. 

Jones Defeats Seaman and Grosnickle

Nate Joes, Pro Truck Feature Winner, July 19, 2014
Nate Joes …
 July 19, 2014 - The Engine Pro Pro Truck event went to Nate Jones after a tough battle with Mike Seaman and Paul Grosnickle. Fourth went to Curtis Rice, followed by Carl Thayer, Ryan Paradise, Bree Brasington, Dave Peters, Chris Brown, and Andy Chilcote. 

Thayer and Seaman claimed heat gold. 

 

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 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.  

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