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The SOD Sprints Are On Their Way!  

This week at Crystal Motor Speedway finds the SOD Sprints making their first of three visits to CMS. The Pro Stocks have the night off to make room for the traveling series. Pit gates open at 4:30 and the main grandstand gates open at 5PM. Racing begins at 7:30. Adults are $15 and kids 5-11 are $5. Pit passes are $25. More information can be obtained by calling the track office at 989.235.5200. The 2015 SCHEDULE IS 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.
This is an experiment. Go HERE and click on the I-Pad / I-Pod link. It SHOULD work with regular cells and devices as well.
Weather Or Not! 

I'm getting a lot of notes about will CMS run Saturday night. I was at the track Friday morning and spoke with Ron. Barring a surprise rain storm after 6PM, we WILL be running. Yes, we know it is cold. Dress warmly, bundle up tight and all of that good stuff and we are gonna give our best. Watch this site for any changes or cancellations. We will have the latest info. 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.

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. You can test your device before the races begin by clicking on one of the previous links as we have a 24/7 stream of races from 2014 running.
Are You Up To Date?? PC users should update their Flash Player at and their Shock Wave Player at" and occasionally, you need to update your Java at All are free downloads. If you are using a mobile device, understand that our upload stream can sometimes over power a device's ability to keep up. Make sure your Internet connection will hold the necessary download speed!  

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.


May 28, 2011

The features started off with the Engine Pro IMCA modifieds and they did not disappoint. Nate Jones was the early class of the field as he pulled a large lead for the first half of the 20 lap event until mechanical gremlins reared their ugly head.

Jerry Hunt, Feature WinnerJerry Hunt was right there to capitalize. A couple of cautions made sure the field stuck together, but in the end Hunt was just to much for the field and he was able to pick up an impressive win over Josh Borton, Rusty Ziegler, and Melvin Allen. Heat race wins went to Chad Wernette and Nate Jones.

A Feature:

  1.  Jerry Hunt (Gowen, MI)
  2.  Josh Borton (Crystal, MI) 
  3.  Rusty Zeigler (Ovid, MI) 
  4.  Melvin Allen 
  5.  Greg Wiles (Middleton, MI)
  6.  Chad Maurer (Eaton Rapids, MI) 
  7.  Mike Shanteau (Weidman, MI) 
  8.  Matt Szecsodi (Clio, MI) 
  9.  Dan Minikey Jr. (Fenwick, MI)
  10.  Clifford Denman (Stanton, MI) 
  11.  Dan Wiggins, Sr. (Fenwick, MI) 
  12.  Paul Grosnickle (Lansing, MI) 
  13.  A.J. Ward (Ionia, MI) 
  14.  Ken Zeigler (Ovid, MI) 
  15.  Glen Moon (Fenwick, MI) 
  16.  Nate Jones (Elwell, MI) 
  17.  Jason Borton (Vestaburg, MI) 
  18.  Don Hintz (Belding, MI) 
  19.  Jimmy Hale, Jr. (Crystal, MI) 
  20.  Chad Wernette (Sheridan, MI) 
  21.  Robert Hutson (Edmore, MI)

B Feature:

  1. Melvin Allen
  2. Matt Szecsodi (Clio, MI)
  3. Mike Shanteau (Weidman, MI)
  4. Dan Wiggins, Sr. (Fenwick, MI)
  5. Clifford Denman (Stanton, MI)
  6. Brad Stanke (Shepherd, MI)
  7. Ken Haddix (Edmore, MI)
  8. Tanner Pray
  9. Michael Griffith (Perrinton, MI)
  10.  Rich White (Crystal, MI)
  11.  Myron DeYoung (Crystal, MI)
  12. Brad Stanke (Shepherd, MI)

B Feature

  1. Jimmy Hale, Jr. (Crystal, MI)
  2. Dan Minikey Jr. (Fenwick, MI)
  3. Glen Moon (Fenwick, MI)
  4. Paul Grosnickle (Lansing, MI)
  5. Brody Bowser (Stanton, MI)
  6. Chad Precord (Greenville, MI)
  7. Derick Neitling (Saginaw, MI)
  8. Armond Holley (Mt. Morris, MI)
  9. Mike Linhart (Merrill, MI)
  10.  Rodney King (Stanton, MI)

Heat 1

  1. Jerry Hunt (, MI)
  2. Rusty Zeigler (Ovid, MI)
  3. Jason Borton (Vestaburg, MI)
  4. Josh Borton (Crystal, MI)
  5. Melvin Allen
  6. Dan Minikey Jr. (Fenwick, MI)
  7. Matt Szecsodi (Clio, MI)
  8. Mike Linhart (Merrill, MI)
  9. Michael Griffith (Perrinton, MI)
  10. Rodney King (Stanton, MI)

Heat 2

  1. Chad Wernette (Sheridan, MI)
  2. Ken Zeigler (Ovid, MI)
  3. Don Hintz (Belding, MI)
  4. Chad Maurer (Eaton Rapids, MI)
  5. Jimmy Hale, Jr. (Crystal, MI)
  6. Ken Haddix (Edmore, MI)
  7. Derick Neitling (Saginaw, MI)
  8. Clifford Denman (Stanton, MI)
  9. Brody Bowser (Stanton, MI)
  10. Mike Shanteau (Weidman, MI)
  11. Rich White (Crystal, MI)

 Heat 3

  1. Nate Jones (Elwell, MI)
  2. Robert Hutson (Edmore, MI)
  3. A.J. Ward (Ionia, MI)
  4. Greg Wiles (Middleton, MI)
  5. Brad Stanke (Shepherd, MI)
  6. Glen Moon (Fenwick, MI)
  7. Dan Wiggins, Sr. (Fenwick, MI)
  8. Paul Grosnickle (Lansing, MI)
  9. Tanner Pray
  10. Armond Holley (Mt. Morris, MI)
  11. Chad Precord (Greenville, MI)
  12. Myron DeYoung (Crystal, MI)