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.

 

May 18, 2013

The Kentucky Fried Chicken Late Model event got rolling with Matt Pickard leading the way with Tom Dusen, Carl Ries, Scott Phillips and Zack Olger battling in the top five.

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Pickard began to pull away and they approached the halfway point, Pickard was looking at lapped traffic when Dan DeLong scraped the wall as he came down the front stretch and came to a stop in the apex of the turn one wall. Once back underway, Pickard pulled away leaving Dusen and Ries battling for second, with Olger in fourth and Sam Epling breaking into the top five. Olger moved to third. With five to go, Pickard still held a solid lead and once again was looking to duck through lapped traffic. Just as the white flag was about to fall, a caution fell for a car in turn four that negated the huge lead that Pickard held and allowed Olger and Dusen to restart on his bumper. When the green fell, Pickard pulled out to a small lead but Olger stayed close. Pickard was able to hold the lead and secured the win over Olger, Dusen, Scott Baker, Dusen, Epling, Bill Beardslee, Kris Patterson, Jr., Ryan VanderVeen, Scott Philips, and Bill Trueblood, Jr. Trueblood took the B Main event with heats falling to Epling, Pickard, and Keith Gentz.

Late Models
Pos Car No Driver Points
1 13 Scott Baker 112
2 28 Sam Epling 108
3 0X Zack Olger 105
4 0P Kris Patterson, Jr. 104
5 10 Tom Dusen 98
6 27 Scott Nieman 97
7 20 Bill Beardslee 96
8 D20 Dan DeLong 92
9 2 Bry Sloan 87
10 8 Keith Gentz 86
11 66 Kurt Mesman 83
12 6R Carl Ries 81
13 9 Dean Huizenga 80
14 45B Brad Buskirk 68
15 23V Ryan VanderVeen 65
15 610 Blaine Hendrick 65
15 87K Joshua Knoll 65
18 11S Tim Stott 64
19 50 Scott Philips 56
20 115 Matt Pickard 52

Late Models 5/18/2013
A Feature:1. Matt Pickard (Grant, MI), 2. Zack Olger (St. Johns, MI), 3. Scott Baker (Ionia, MI), 4. Tom Dusen (Muskegon, MI), 5. Sam Epling (Perry, MI), 6. Bill Beardslee (Edmore, MI), 7. Kris Patterson, Jr. (St. Johns, MI), 8. Ryan VanderVeen (Six Lakes, MI), 9. Scott Philips (Marlette, MI), 10. Bill Trueblood, Jr. (Ionia, MI), 11. Kurt Mesman (Wyoming, MI), 12. Rachel Carpenter (Laingsburg, MI), 13. Scott Nieman (Ithaca, MI), 14. Carl Ries (Blanchard, MI), 15. Bry Sloan (Lowell, MI), 16. Keith Gentz (Grant, MI), 17. Dan DeLong (Ithaca, MI), 18. Jeff Kohn (Sheridan, MI),

B Feature Six:1. Bill Trueblood, Jr. (Ionia, MI), 2. Ryan VanderVeen (Six Lakes, MI), 3. Rachel Carpenter (Laingsburg, MI), 4. Blaine Hendrick (Sidney, MI), 5. Mike Fountain (Holt, MI), 6. Rob Taylor (Muskegon, MI), 7. James Neff (Mt. Pleasant, MI), 8. Brad Buskirk (Alma, MI), 9. Dean Huizenga (Belmont, MI), 10. Amanda Wing, 11. Tim Stott (Fruitport, MI), 12. Logan Love (Vestaburg, MI),

Heat 1:1. Sam Epling (Perry, MI), 2. Dan DeLong (Ithaca, MI), 3. Carl Ries (Blanchard, MI), 4. Jeff Kohn (Sheridan, MI), 5. Bry Sloan (Lowell, MI), 6. Rachel Carpenter (Laingsburg, MI), 7. Blaine Hendrick (Sidney, MI), 8. Ryan VanderVeen (Six Lakes, MI), 9. Amanda Wing,

Heat 2:1. Matt Pickard (Grant, MI), 2. Scott Baker (Ionia, MI), 3. Scott Philips (Marlette, MI), 4. Tom Dusen (Muskegon, MI), 5. Scott Nieman (Ithaca, MI), 6. Bill Trueblood, Jr. (Ionia, MI), 7. Brad Buskirk (Alma, MI), 8. Dean Huizenga (Belmont, MI), 9. Tim Stott (Fruitport, MI),

Heat 3:1. Keith Gentz (Grant, MI), 2. Zack Olger (St. Johns, MI), 3. Kris Patterson, Jr. (St. Johns, MI), 4. Bill Beardslee (Edmore, MI), 5. Kurt Mesman (Wyoming, MI), 6. Rob Taylor (Muskegon, MI), 7. James Neff (Mt. Pleasant, MI), 8. Mike Fountain (Holt, MI), 9. Logan Love (Vestaburg, MI),

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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