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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.

 

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.
 

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. 

 

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. 

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 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.  

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.

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