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Up Next - Great Lakes Nationals!
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Sunday night was a beautiful evening and the racing was HOT! The Street Stock winner was Jasen Wiley in a good battle with Mike Chlebek Jr.David Hilliker survived an incident when Zach Olger had a flat tire and had to battle with Carl Ries to win the Outlaw Late model event. Johnny "Showtime" Miller had his way with the Flinn Stock field as he went home a winner. Zach Olger pocketed the Open Modified event over Chad Bauer while Chris Keller beat out Kyle Borgman in the Late Model feature. Nate Jones moved from the Pro Trucks to the Pro Stocks and proved his success in the Trucks was no fluke as he held off Jesse Player to win the Pro Stock feature. Andrew Fidler made it two for the weekend as he edged out Ryan Paradise in the Pro Truck feature. More on Monday afternoon.
Night one of the two night Labor Day weekend found Ryan Ruhl beating out Dustin Daggett to win the Engine Pro SOD Sprints presented by ARP feature while Rob Brillhart got out early and held a big lead throughout the rest of the Street Stock feature to go home with the win over Mike VanderMark. Jerry Hunt won the Port City Race Car IMCA Modified event with Taylor Runions winning big in the Races On The Web Flinn Stocks. The Port City Race Car Pro Stocks was a ten lap battle between Gary VanderMark and Rob Brillhart with the win finally going to VanderMark. The final event of the night was the Engine Pro Pro Trucks and while the truck was the familiar red and white 14, it was Andrew Fidler bringing it home for the win. Racing continues on Sunday!
The next and final event of the 2014 season at Crystal Motor Speedway takes place on September 12th and 13th with the running of the Great Lakes Nationals presented by Engine Pro. This event features the IMCA Modified and decides the season points championship. Other divisions include the Late Models, Pro Stocks, Pro Trucks, Flinn Stock type cars, Street Stocks, the Michigan Traditional Sprints and the Ontario Topless Sprints. More information can be obtained by calling the track at 989.235.5200. You can download the pdf flyer below for complete info. The track offers lots of primitive style camping. Grandstand admission is $15 on Friday and $20 on Saturday or both days for $25. Kids 5-11 are $6 on Friday and $10 on Saturday or the two day pass for $12. Pit passes are $25 per day or both days for $40 in advance. We hope to see you there as we close out a stellar 2014 season!
The final event of the season is the Great Lakes Nationals. This pdf file has registration info along with rules and such.
While I haven't kicked this around with Mr. Flinn, a man who has been almost like a father to me since my own died back in 1994, this may be the last year I do the CMS site. I started doing this site back in 1993 and not counting (and certainly not discounting!) help from my friend and partner in many enterprises, Lee Wonnacott, I have been the only webmaster of this site for the past 22 years. I love this track and the people who inhabit her. I've traveled far and wide, working with the ASA Late Model series that took us all over the USA and inevitably while I was watching a race in Nashville, Tennessee, I was always wishing I was back at CMS.
My personal life has taken a dramatic turn for the worse due to my own medical struggles but now we have lost all healthcare insurance and income as my wife was suddenly stricken with a disease they can't quite put a finger on but she weighed 196 pounds in May of this year and right now is down to 138 pounds. She is six foot tall and she is a stick figure of her former self. She had been an OB nurse for 41 years and that all came to a halt back on June 24th when she was told she could no longer work at the very thing that had defined her life. It grieves me deeply to watch her suffer and shrink away after 40 years of marriage. She has always been my reason for living and to keep on keeping on and I must tend to her needs now. As much as I love this track and its people, I love my wife ten times more.
Things may change... they frequently do... but right now, I am finding it difficult to pay attention to anything other than my wife. A partner, a friend, and a lover like her comes but once in a lifetime. Thank you for your indulgences all these years.
There is an updated version of the "General Rules" available in a pdf format HERE. I'll try to get it on a page of its own shortly. A printable page of the CMS schedule can be found here: http://crystalmotorspeedway.com/schedule14.pdf
Pit gates open at 4 PM and the grandstand gates open at 5 PM. Racing begins about 7:30PM. Adult admission to the grandstands is $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
In case you wanted to watch the replay of the race, GO HERE. You can use our exclusive DVR function to jump to any point of the race by clicking on the line directly below the video.
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! 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.
Get the latest 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.