Rules, Announcements ... and More.

The Season Begins! Yeah, a little snow is still on the ground (hasn't it be just a lovely winter?) but Saturday, April 19th, marks the opening of the racing season. Racing begins as close to 7:30 as we can make it with the pit gates opening about 4:30 and the main stands opening at 5PM. Front gate adult admission will be $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! If you have questions you can drop me an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or you can call the office at 989.235.5200.

When I sent out the email blast to tell people that practice had been cancelled, I got roughly 20 emails bounces. If your email has changed, drop me a note. Please tell me what it was and what it is now. Thanks!

SPECIAL NOTICE!!!!
It probably won't come as a surprise to you after the winter we've had but the extended forecast says the endless winter and its cold weather won't abate until almost June. After careful consultation amongst the Ron and the staff, after the first night of racing, start time will move to 7PM to help get everyone home before the 'really' cold weather hits at night. Please come prepared during Test and Tune to finish your registrations and such to help speed things up for opening night.

Starting on the second night, 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. Opening night, we will start as soon as possible, trying to maybe start before 7:30 on opening night. We hope this will help keep the fans in the stands as long as possible. In June, the start time will revert to 7:30PM.

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!

I have received draft 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.

 

Didn't We Just Good-bye A Couple Weeks Ago?

Like the sands of the hour glass, so go the days of our lives… or something to that effect. It seemed just a few short weeks ago we were putting the Great Lakes Nationals in the books and here we are looking the new 2012 season straight in the face. Lots of old faces looking to be back to contend but I am seeing and hearing from a lot of new faces as well.

 

It has always amazed me that a small town like Crystal has always brought in such good crowds and so many really good local racers. I’ve had the honor of watching some of the best in the state race every week at my “home town track.”

Lots of good things planned this season and I am unveiling them to the fans as they come available. Races On The Web has bought back the photo booth and will be there on opening night. Due to some issues on my end, we might not be set up just the way we want opening night but things will happen quickly after that. It is hard to be 1400 miles away and direct business…especially with my ‘advancing years’ beginning to advance a little bit faster than I expected. The ol’ short term memory has gotten a tad shorter.

 

I hope to see all of my old friends at the track some time in May and meet a few of you newer race fans as well. Until then, keep it outta the wall and hammer it going down the straights!
V

Late Models Points Leaders

1. 
2. 
3. 
4. 
5. 

Pro Stock Points Leaders

1. 
2. 
3. 
4. 
5. 

IMCA Mods Points Leaders

1. 
2.
3. 
4. 
5. 

Street Stock Points Leaders

1. 
2. 
3. 
4. 
5. 

Pro Truck Points Leaders

1. 
2. 
3. 
4.
5. 

Flinn Stock Points Leaders

  • 1. 
    2. 
    3. 
    4.
    5.