Rules, Announcements ... and More.

The Season Begins! 
The first winner of the night was in the Port City Racing Pro Stock division with Rusty Seaver taking the win. Scott Phillps took the top spot in a tight race in the KFC Late Model main event. Nate Jones continued his 2013 championship form as he won the Engine Pro Pro Truck feature. AJ Ward grabbed the  IMCA Modified feature, while a barn burner in the Smokers Club Street Stock feature was taken by Jasen Wiley. The races On The Web Flinn Stock event was taken by Johnny "Showtime" Miller.  More later Sunday morning!

 

 

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.

 

April 21, 2012

Nineteen Kentucky Fried Chicken Late models were on hand tonight. The thirty lap feature slowed early when, on lap three, the 88 machine of Bob Findley lost an axle and came to a stop in turn three. On The restart Kyle Borgman, the Tri-City champion in 2011, went around on his own and the field slowed yet again.

 

Tom Dusen<br />Feature Winner Late Models - April 22, 2012
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It was another tough night for Michigan Motorsport Hall of Famer Roger Wing, as he got lose and multiple cars spun to avoid the 55w, bringing out the third caution of the night.

Another restart and another car lost the rear end as the nine machine of Dean Huizenga spun his wheels, and four cars were collected trying to avoid. The final spin of the feature was by Scott Nieman who, on lap twenty, collected Scott Baker just as he took the lead.

Baker, last weeks feature winner, was able to continue and a furious battle ensued between he and Tom Dusen. Dusen was able to hold on for the last eight laps, picking up his first feature win of 2012, and stopping Baker from scoring back to back features.

Justin Robinson was third, Matt Pickard fourth and rounding out the top five was Dean Huizenga.

Early heat race action was dominated by former champion Tom Dusen in the first heat and Justin Robinson in heat two.

Also having great heat race runs were Kurt Messman, Josh Knoll, Rob Brillhart, and Carl Reis.

Late Models Points Leaders

  1. Scott Phillips - 40
  2. Matt Pickard - 39
  3. Ryan VanderVeen - 38
  4. Josh Borton - 37
  5. Keith Gentz - 36
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Pro Stock Points Leaders

  1. Rusty Seaver - 40
  2. Gary VanderMark - 39
  3. Blake Hollenbeck - 38
  4. Josh Loomis - 37
  5. Barry Rinard - 36
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IMCA Mods Points Leaders

  1. A J Ward - 40
  2. Rusty Zeigler - 39
  3. Myron DeYoung - 38
  4. Vern Buskirk - 37
  5. Jimmy Hale Jr - 36
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Street Stock Points Leaders

  1. Jasen Wiley - 40
  2. M VanderMark Jr - 39
  3. Kyle Prochazka - 38
  4. Derek Crandall - 37
  5. D McKeown Sr - 36
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Pro Truck Points Leaders

  1. Nate Jones - 40
  2. Dave Peters - 39
  3. Curtis Rice - 38
  4. Ryan Paradise - 37
  5. Gary Dancer - 36
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Flinn Stock Points Leaders

    1. Johnny Miller - 40
    2. Shane Wiggins - 39
    3. Kyle Woodward - 38
    4. Joe Pironello - 37
    5. Chuck Shaw - 36
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