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It's Season Championship Time!


This week at Crystal Motor Speedway is championship night for five of the six regular divisions. The AllStar Performance IMCA Modifieds continue after the Labor Day weekend to the season finale September 19th and 20th. If weather should intervene on the 29th, the points races are considered final. Pit gates open at 4:30 PM and grandstand gates open at 5PM. Adults are $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

 The 2015 SCHEDULE IS HERE.

Finally! Here is the PDF form of the 2015 Great Lakes Nationals. See the summary below.


    Flinn Stocks
Pos            Driver                Car #            Points
1            Gabe Gesselman            29LE            575
2            Kevin Rohn, Jr.            72,23            575
3            Allen Roszell            18R,72            551
4            Derrick Stahl            X            522
5            James Snyder            11N,67            373
6            Taylor Runions            67R            351
7            Travis McGill            66            321
8            Kasondra Johnson            18M            313
9            Spencer Simon            99            312
10            Rusty Sowles            63            263
11            Chris Strouse            17C            242
12            Justin Stahl            7J,11J            183
13            Shellbie Shank            42            164
14            Brent Leadford            69L            146
15            Brian Hammond            29            134
16            Chuck Shaw            169S            102
17            Jeff Cooper            74            101
18            Nick Davenport            522            97
19            Josh Pulsipher            17            96
20            Matt Stadt            522            90

    Late Models
Pos            Driver                Car #            Points
1            Scott Baker            13            593
2            Zack Olger            0X            537
3            Josh Borton            111            496
4            Amanda Wing            55W            470
5            Jesse Playter            41            449
6            Ryan Kent            52K            441
7            Joshua Knoll            87K            439
8            Kyle Borgman            72            429
9            Tom Dusen            10            422
10            Garrett Wiles            16            415
11            Dean Huizenga            9            406
12            Carl Ries            11C            361
13            Doug Baird            6B            358
14            Ryan VanderVeen            23V            347
15            Logan Love            73L            329
16            Rachel Carpenter            11            328
17            Blaine Hendrick            610            280
18            Brad Mann            7M            259
19            Kevin Reeve            117            252
20            Scot Church            26            243

    Modified
Pos            Driver                Car #            Points
1            John DeYoung, Jr.            70            552
2            Chad Wernette            615            528
3            Myron DeYoung            7D            527
4            Gary VanderMark            10            516
5            Mitchell Hunt            38            476
6            Austin Wonch            98            476
7            A.J. Ward            20W            468
8            Joe Fowler            19F            438
9            Cory Ruesink            48            433
10            Jimmy Hale, Jr.            77X,77            433
11            Vern Buskirk            B76            413
12            Rusty Zeigler            776            404
13            Brenten DeYoung            71            384
14            Chance Hoppes            99            322
15            Brady Hollenbeck            93H            314
16            Kenny Playter            42P,74            307
17            Dan Wiggins II            11W            292
18            Robert Putt            87            281
19            Ken Zeigler            776K            275
20            Kody Johnson            19JR            268


    Pro Stocks
Pos            Driver                Car #            Points
1            Mike Vandermark, Jr.            26            539
2            Nate Jones            14            528
3            Josh Loomis            11            522
4            Rob Brillhart            77B            493
5            Jake Headley            25            476
6            Nick Stormzand            97            468
7            Chad Raby            94            463
8            Don Rohn            65            456
9            Jaycee Baker            07            415
10            Blake Hollenbeck            44H            399
11            Jeramie Raby            80            373
12            Ryan Teeter            9T            354
13            John Taylor            72            281
14            Derek Crandall            09C            236
15            Rodney Heikkila            3H            175
16            Derek Schestag            17D            174
17            Nick Rohloff            74,7            150
18            Bryan Craigmyle            6C            141
19            Derrick Dennis            7DD            130
20            Mike Husted            45            129

    Pro Trucks
Pos            Driver                Car #            Points
1            Andrew Fidler            51            598
2            Curtis Rice            92            586
3            Dave Peters            55            578
4            Mickey Currier            01            562
5            Paul Grosnickle            28            558
6            Jim Emmons            88            496
7            Blake Doolittle            7D            473
8            Tim Wood            40            456
9            Shane Spencer            99            349
10            Bree Brasington            10            324
11            Don Proctor III            7            297
12            Don Proctor, Jr.            71            250
13            Ryan Paradise            06            211
14            Ashlee Scott            7S            183
15            James McKeown            57            166
16            Kevin Rohn            63            159
17            Drew Wilkerson            78            142
18            Laurie Mortensen            17            131
19            Chad May            16            124
20            Taylor Wiles            4            104

    Street Stocks
Pos            Driver                Car #            Points
1            James Prochazka            06            604
2            Will Stanley            02,08            569
3            Doug McKeown, Sr.            33            537
4            Cody Broersma            44            516
5            Christina Haney            16            482
6            Ron Harper            68            423
7            David Pellerito            64            404
8            Travis Carman            1C            336
9            Terry Roberts, Jr.            23            295
10            Joel Field            F5            283
11            Austin Wiley            73            265
12            Dennis Parker, Jr.            94P            261
13            Jay Chlebek            59X            253
14            Melvin Allen            6            244
15            Ryan Alexander            1            244
16            Paul Denny            32            221
17            Tony Vinton            32T            221
18            Bobby Reed            25X            192
19            Trever Monk            47            161
20            Brandon Cunningham    14A,25          130


We will be live streaming the races August 29th  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

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!

 


Announcing the 2015 version of the Great Lakes Nationals, September 19th and 20th, presented by Engine Pro!  On Saturday, September 19th, the pit gates open at 1PM and the grandstands open at 4PM. Hot laps will start at 4PM with heat races beginning at 6PM. The Michigan Traditional Sprints will run their entire event on Saturday. On Sunday September 20th, the pit gate opens at 12noon while the grandstand gates open at 1pm. There will be no hot laps on Sunday. Racing starts at 3PM Sunday.

 

Admission is as follows: An adult two day pass is $25  while a  Saturday only pass is $15 and Sunday only is $20. A children's (5-11) two day pass is $12. A Saturday only pass for kids is $6 while a Sunday only kids pass is $10.

Pit passes bought in advance of September 12th for a two day pass is $40 with a one day pass at $25. Pit passes bought after September 12th are $50 for a two day entry while a one day pass is $35.

 

As always, plenty of primitive camping is available at no cost. Please register for a campsite and register any 'recreational vehicles' you may bring along at the office.

WESTHOLD TRANSPONDERS ARE MANDATORY (We use channel 139) and rentals will be available at the pit booth also for $50 for the weekend. (Transponders are not required for 4 cylinder cars) ALL CARS MUST RACE SATURDAY TO BE ABLE TO RACE ON SUNDAY. NO CAR WILL BE ALLOWED TO SHOW UP SUNDAY AND RACE.

 

GENERAL RULES FOR ALL CLASSES: All safety rules apply. Window nets, approved seat belts, helmets, gloves, firesuit,

neck collar and fire extinguisher required. MUFFLERS ARE MANDATORY - 100DB Max. 

 

IMCA MODIFIED RULES: 1 Day License $30 - No fuel stops - 50 Lap Feature

 

LATE MODELS: Michigan Late Models rules, American Racers and Hoosier 40 Tires.

 

PRO STOCK, PRO TRUCK AND ST. STOCK: Usual POST season rules - 3,000 lbs., 8” wheel, 8” spoilers. Must be legal

at your track...bring your track rules. American Racers P245 Tires ONLY. May use headers and four barrel carbs. Aluminum heads allowed (you must add 30 lbs on each side in front of bell housing)

 

See the PDF flyer HERE or call the track office at 989.235.5200 or visit the website at crystalmotorspeedway.com




 The 2015 SCHEDULE IS HERE.

 

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!

  

We will be live streaming the races August 8th  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

 

 

 

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.

 

       
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
       
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
       
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
       
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
       
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         

Coming "Home"

You never realize how much you will miss something until it isn’t available every time you want to go there. Well, alright, I suppose the proper way to say that is it isn’t easily available when I want to go.

I have been a regular at Crystal Motor Speedway since way back in the early 80’s, first as a fan, then as a car owner, and then as an employee. I don’t have to tell most of you how addictive the track can be. My first extended time away from the Crystal clay was in 2005 when I worked with the ASA series and traveled across the eastern half of America with some really great racers and I got to meet and work with some current NASCAR drivers. It was a real thrill to work with these guys but I can remember looking at my watch and realizing that it was race time at CMS and wishing I was “home.”

I came back to CMS in 2006 and worked two more years but in 2007, I spent half of nearly every week in Florida, coming home to be at the track Friday night for Saturday and going back to Port Saint Lucie on Monday. My wife had already moved to Florida full time and I was commuting each week. It was arduous but I wanted to do it… for that summer. As soon as Great Lakes Nationals was in the books that year, I was gone for the winter.

Since then, I have come ‘home’ for the season opener, around Memorial Day weekend, the Fourth of July weekend, and in August. This year has found me much busier in my new home area and with a business that seems about ready to really break loose. I work with a television station and two radio stations here and we are about to launch our own Roku TV stations… three of them to be exact!

 

We’ve been testing it the past few weeks (which is why the chat on the ROTW board has been closed) and it seems to be working perfectly. It’s been a ton of work but we think it will be worth it shortly. Two years of dreaming, planning, and work are about to spring to life… kind of like an elephant pregnancy. If all goes as planned, our sports channel, StreamNet Sports, will be available on Roku this week. Instead of watching it live on your computer, you can watch it live on your television.

Getting back to the original subject… coming ‘home.’ All of this stuff kept me from getting back for the season opener, the first I’ve missed in years. I intended to be back for the first race in May but that isn’t going to happen either. I thought I’d for sure I could make it for the Memorial Day weekend but again, I’ve got a schedule conflict with my other businesses.

So what to do? I am looking at coming up on a Friday and leave on Sunday to get back for a Monday meeting. I was explaining this to a friend who promptly asked me why I would travel on such a tight schedule for such a short period of time. The answer is obvious. It’s kind of like going home for Christmas… you just gotta do it. I hope to see you all then!