Rules, Announcements ... and More.

The Season Begins! Yeah, a little snow is still on the ground (hasn't it be just a lovely winter?) but Saturday, April 19th, marks the opening of the racing season. 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.

 

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)

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