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Cold Night - Hot Racing Action!  

With a full grandstands and 128 cars in the pits, it was a great night at CMS. Shelbie Shank won a hotly contested Flinn Stock race and A. J Ward made his way forward from mid pack to take the IMCA win. Scott Baker powered his way to the Late Model win while Nate Jones topped the Pro Stock division. Joel Field bested a tight race as he came home triumphant in the Street Stock division and Curtis Rice won a thriller in the Pro Trucks. The night was sponsored by C&L Trucking of Ionia. You can watch a replay of the night HERE by using the slide bar under the video player. This will remain on the site until next week. Results and photos are now posted in their indvidual results links above.

Next 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

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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)