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 30, 2011

The 2011 racing season at Crystal Motor Speedway started out right where 2010 left off with Cheney Newland victorious in the Pro Stock event. While nobody had anything for the defending Port City Pro Stock champion, the racing action was fast and furiuos behind him. A mid race incident really shuffled the deck as the 44 machine of Blake Hollenbeck went up in one of the biggest clouds of smoke seen at CMS in a long time which brought out a caution. With so much smoke in the air, drivers had to take evasive action but Don Rohn ended up in the trees off of turn one. The man on the move was Vern Buskirk as he came from the very back of the pack to finish second after a furious battle with the 26 of Barry Rinard who would eventually settle for third in a very beat up race car.

Heat races went to Cheney Newland and Jeremie Raby.

Pro Stock Feature Winner - Chaney Newland, April 30, 2011Current Points Standings (Top 20)

Pos Car No Driver Points

  1. 54 Chaney Newland 40
  2. B76 Vern Buskirk 39
  3. 26 Barry Rinard 38
  4. 45 Mike Husted 37
  5. 25 Jacob Headley 36
  6. 1* Gary Buskirk 35
  7. 17 Gordon Snyder 34
  8. 4 Guy Hommerding 33
  9. 88 Todd Bush 32
  10. 3 Scott Bouck 31
  11. 77H Bret Hollenbeck 30
  12. 52K Ryan Kent 29
  13. 17M Robert McDonald, Sr. 28
  14. 65 Don Rohn 27
  15. 66L Terry LaClear 26
  16. 44H Blake Hollenbeck 25
  17. 3H Rodney Heikkila 24
  18. 33 Doug McKeown, Sr. 23
  19. 65X Kevin Rohn 22
  20. 80 Jeramie Raby 21

Tonights Results

A Feature

  1. Chaney Newland (, MI) 
  2. Vern Buskirk (Crystal, MI) 
  3. Barry Rinard (Brant, MI) 
  4. Mike Husted (Ionia, MI) 
  5. Jacob Headley (Belding, MI) 
  6. Gary Buskirk (Stanton, MI) 
  7. Gordon Snyder (Sumner, MI) 
  8. Guy Hommerding (Jackson, MI) 
  9. Todd Bush (Hudsonville, MI) 
  10. Scott Bouck (Coral, MI) 
  11. Bret Hollenbeck (Greenville, MI) 
  12. Ryan Kent (Greenville, Mi) 
  13. Robert McDonald, Sr. (Newaygo, MI) 
  14. Don Rohn (Sheridan, MI) 
  15. Terry LaClear (Edmore, MI) 
  16. Blake Hollenbeck (Sidney, MI) 
  17. Rodney Heikkila (Vestaburg, MI) 
  18. Doug McKeown, Sr. (Sidney, MI) 
  19. Kevin Rohn (Stanton, MI) 
  20. Jeramie Raby (Riverdale, MI) 
  21. Bobby Lynn (Sheridan, MI) 
  22. Reb Marble (Ithaca, MI) 
  23. Derek Schestag (Ashley, MI)


Heat 1

  1. Chaney Newland (, MI)
  2. Ryan Kent (Greenville, Mi) 
  3. Todd Bush (Hudsonville, MI) 
  4. Guy Hommerding (Jackson, MI) 
  5. Derek Schestag (Ashley, MI) 
  6. Jacob Headley (Belding, MI) 
  7. Gary Buskirk (Stanton, MI) 
  8. Bret Hollenbeck (Greenville, MI) 
  9. Gordon Snyder (Sumner, MI) 
  10. Reb Marble (Ithaca, MI) 
  11. Blake Hollenbeck (Sidney, MI) 
  12. Don Rohn (Sheridan, MI)



Heat 2

  1. Jeramie Raby (Riverdale, MI) 
  2. Barry Rinard (Brant, MI) 
  3. Vern Buskirk (Crystal, MI) 
  4. Mike Husted (Ionia, MI) 
  5. Robert McDonald, Sr. (Newaygo, MI) 
  6. Bobby Lynn (Sheridan, MI) 
  7. Terry LaClear (Edmore, MI 
  8. Scott Bouck (Coral, MI 
  9. Kevin Rohn (Stanton, MI) 
  10. Rodney Heikkila (Vestaburg, MI) 
  11. Doug McKeown, Sr. (Sidney, 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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