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Great Racing On The Fourth!!

Taylor Runions wins the ROTW Flinn Stock feature with Jeff Kohn taking the Port City Racecar Pro Stock event. Scott Baker ran a clean line to take the KFC Late Model event and Andrew Fidler continued his domination in the Engine Pro Pro Trucks. Jay Chlebek scored the Street Stock feature and finally Aaron Raby dominated in the AllStar Performance IMCA Modifieds.

Next week at Crystal Motor Speedway is a full schedule of all six normal divisions, sponsored by Praxair Supply Company. Adults are $12, kids 5-11 are $5 and pit passes are $25. Pit gates open at 4:30, grand stand gates open at 5 PM. Further information is available by calling the track office at 989.235.5200  The 2015 SCHEDULE IS HERE.

 Check out the Mustang Give Away by one of our sponsors, American Muscle!


We will be live streaming the races July 4th  starting about 7:25 or so and you can watch on your pc HERE or  HERE while I-Pad users can watch HERE The other link for I-pads or I-pods is here

News You Need! - A)The Michigan Traditional Sprints will return to CMS on August 15th after being rained out last week. B) Pursuant to tightening State and local laws, campers need to register to camp at the track. At this time, there is no fee but you must register. Both the grandstand ticket booth and the pit booths have the forms. C) All four wheelers, golf carts and or other forms of camp ground 'transportation' must be registered and have some type of identifying sign or number on them. Ask at one of the booths for more information!  

The track has plenty of primitive camping available.  More information can be obtained by calling the track office at 989.235.5200. The 2015 SCHEDULE IS HERE.

Our "R Word" list has topped out at over 1800 people so far. It has come to my attention that some of you did not get an email notification of the last couple rain offs despite asking to be added. A bit of research is showing me that I may have too many people on the list (over 1800 now) and Google decides who gets emails and who doesn't. To this end, I am breaking up the old list and making a second list to augment the first. If you did not get an email after signing up, please send me a new request and I'll add your name to the new list to make sure you get notified. Thanks. Let's get get the 'lost' home again! 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.
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.


June 18, 2011

A flat tire inspired first turn- first lap wreck collected up most of the field but only Ryan Paradise was unable to continue. Back under green, Verhaar grabbed the early lead with Chance Allen second and Ashlee Scott third. Carl Thayer challenged and over took third from Scott. A caution bunched the field again and Paradise was able to rejoin the field.

Feature Winner Pro Trucks - Carl Thayer, June 18, 2011
Once back to green, Verhaar staked his lead but Thayer began to slowly reel him in and took advantage of a bobble by Verhaar to assume the lead about the tenth lap. Bob Griffin and Tim Wood began to charge forward to put the top four under a blanket. Verhaar and Thayer began to pull away and fight their own fight and Griffin fell back and then out with mechanical problems.

With three to go, Thayer took a one length lead as he entered lapped traffic. Just as the white was to fly, Verhaar spun on his own in the middle of three and four, leaving a two lap shoot out between Wood and Thayer with Nieman and Scott tight behind. Thayer jumped out front and went on to win over Wood, Nieman, Deal and Scott.

Verhaar and Griffin took firsts in the heats.

Current Points Standings (Top 20)

  1. Carl Thayer 225
  2. Scott Nieman 218
  3. Tim Wood 214
  4. Dave Peters 210
  5. David Dancer 206
  6. Ashlee Scott 199
  7. Robert Griffin 192
  8. Allen Welch (R) 186
  9. Chance Allen (R) 184
  10. Richard Melton (R) 179
  11. David Verhaar 175
  12. James McKeown 164
  13. Gaven Parks 147
  14. Cory Burch (R) 121
  15. Kevin Deal 115
  16. Andrew Fidler 106
  17. Joe Nieman 62
  18. Ryan Paradise 51
  19. Chris Verhaar 37
  20. Richard Nieman 35

Tonights Results

A Feature

  1. Carl Thayer (Ionia, MI)
  2. Tim Wood (Edmore, MI)
  3. Scott Nieman (Ithaca, MI)
  4. Kevin Deal (Vestaburg, MI)
  5. Ashlee Scott (Vestaburg, MI)
  6. Dave Peters (Alma, MI)
  7. David Dancer (Elwell, MI)
  8. Chance Allen (Alma, MI)
  9. Allen Welch (Alma, MI)
  10. David Verhaar (Blanchard, MI) 11.
  11. Richard Melton (Hubbardston, MI)
  12. Robert Griffin (Sumner, MI)
  13. Cory Burch (Stanton, MI)
  14. Brent Neverth (McBain, MI)
  15. Gaven Parks (Elwell, MI)
  16. Andrew Fidler (Elwell, MI)
  17. James McKeown (Stanton, MI)
  18. Ryan Paradise (St. Johns, MI)
  19. Don Prout

Heat 1

  1. David Verhaar (Blanchard, MI)
  2. Carl Thayer (Ionia, MI)
  3. David Dancer (Elwell, MI)
  4. Tim Wood (Edmore, MI)
  5. Ashlee Scott (Vestaburg, MI)
  6. Chance Allen (Alma, MI)
  7. Brent Neverth (McBain, MI)
  8. Ryan Paradise (St. Johns, MI)
  9. Gaven Parks (Elwell, MI)
  10. Andrew Fidler (Elwell, MI)

Heat 2

  1. Robert Griffin (Sumner, MI)
  2. Scott Nieman (Ithaca, MI)
  3. Dave Peters (Alma, MI)
  4. Allen Welch (Alma, MI)
  5. James McKeown (Stanton, MI)
  6. Kevin Deal (Vestaburg, MI)
  7. Cory Burch (Stanton, MI)
  8. Don Prout
  9. Richard Melton (Hubbardston, MI)