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This Holiday Weekend 
TWO Big Nights of Racing!

This week at Crystal Motor is our annual celebration of the Memorial Day weekend. Weather permitting, race events will be run on both Saturday and Sunday nights. Saturday night is a full show plus the Hiram Lightening Sprints and the 'Relay For Life' fundraiser. Sunday night has the first showing of the Michigan Traditional Sprints joining the lineup with the Flinn Stocks have the night off. The track has plenty of primitive camping available. 

Pit gates open at 4:30 and the main grandstand gates open at 5PM. Racing begins at 7:30 both nights. On Saturday, adults are $12 and kids 5-11 are $5. Pit passes are $25. On Sunday night, adult prices to the grand stands will be $15 while the kids prices remain at $5 and the pit passes are still $25. More information can be obtained by calling the track office at 989.235.5200 The 2015 SCHEDULE IS HERE.

Because I was busy doing a bunch of other 'stuff,' I neglected to turn on the DVR. I apologize... but not all is lost. You can go back to our YouTube experiment and watch it right HERE
 
We will be live streaming the races tonight starting about 7:25 or so and you can watch on your pc HERE while I-Pad users can watch HERE The other link for I-pads or I-pods is here
 
Our "R Word" list has topped out at over 1200 people so far. Naturally, I was on the road when Ron called me so I was a bit slow getting it out. When the notification for this cancellation went out, I had over 43 bounce backs. If you had registered and didn't get a notice, PLEASE send me a new request. I deleted the bounce backs from my list. 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.

 

August 27, 2011

A little extra money was on the line for the Smokers Club street stocks as a number of people from the racing community came together to sponsor laps for the street stocks, a class near and dear to the heart of both Dave and Kim. Doug Helsel of Belding started on the outside of the front row and didn’t look back taking the lead right from the drop of the green flag and held on to lead all 25 laps, picking up the season championship trophy, and all of the lap sponsorship money. The feature however was not without its fair share of intrigue.


Feature Winner Street Stocks - Doug Helsel, August 27, 2011
Going into the night’s action three drivers had a realistic chance at picking up a championship in the division. Mike Vandermark Jr, JR Schmid, and Will Stanley were all separate by only a handful of points and one incident could prove fatal to the hopes of any one of them. We all thought we saw that incident when an accident on the front straightaway ended up with Stanley and Vandermark in the wall. Both men took their severely damaged machines to the pits where their crews worked furiously on both cars to get them back on the track and more importantly back on the track and still on the lead lap.

As attrition continued to take its toll on the 22 car field, Stanley and Vandermark Jr kept their noses clean and slowly worked their way back towards the front while never being more than two or three positions apart on the track. Meanwhile JR Schmid did exactly what he needed to do running right up front all night and eventually finished second to Helsel. In the end though Schmid’s deficit in points was just too much for him to overcome and Will Stanley was able to hold on to the points lead and win the 2011 Smokers Club Street Stocks points championship by one point over Mike Vandermark Jr and only three points over JR Schmid.

Helsel also was victorious in his heat race as well as Kurt Eberspeaker.

Special thanks goes out to all those who chipped in to make the Innagural Smoke Shop Dave memorial race as successful as it was and heres to hoping for just as much success for years to come.

Current Points (Top 20)

            Pos Car No Driver Points

  1. 02 Will Stanley 476
  2. 42 Mike Vandermark, Jr. 475
  3. 31J J.R. Schmid 473
  4. 21W George Wease 451
  5. 96P,06 Kyle Prochazka 445
  6. 13 Tim Buskirk 438
  7. 99 Shane Spencer 415
  8. 76,63 William Wilkins, Jr. 384
  9. 21T Kyle Thomas 373
  10. 99H Doug Helsel 326
  11. 95 Matt Kammers (R) 321
  12. 12 Travis King (R) 264
  13. 5J Joel Field 227
  14. III Larry Bulson III 224
  15. 11A Anthony Carlton 219
  16. 59 Mike Chlebek 158
  17. 6.7 Trevor Monk 148
  18. 97 David Grega 147
  19. 310J Joe Eller 131
  20. 34 Luke Sickles 126


Tonights Results

Smoke Shop A

  1. Doug Helsel (Belding, MI)
  2. J.R. Schmid (Sheridan, MI)
  3. Brook Brasington (Evart, MI)
  4. George Wease (Carson City, MI)
  5. Mike Vandermark, Jr. (Sand Lake, MI)
  6. Will Stanley (Lake, MI)
  7. Kyle Prochazka (St. Johns, MI)
  8. Kurt Eberspeaker (Greenville, MI)
  9. Shane Spencer (Alma, MI)
  10. Matt Kammers
  11. Tim Buskirk (Edmore, MI)
  12. Brooke Ann Brasington (Sheridan , MI)
  13. Ryan Alexander (Stanton, MI)
  14. Kyle Thomas (Clio, MI)
  15. John Williams (Merrill, MI)
  16. William Wilkins, Jr. (Sheridan, MI)
  17. Austin Bean (Sheridan, MI)
  18. Joel Field (Sheridan, MI)
  19. Kevin Rohn (Stanton, MI)
  20. Larry Bulson III (White Cloud, MI)
  21. Travis King (Stanton, MI)
  22. Nate Jones (Elwell, MI)

Heat 1

  1. Doug Helsel (Belding, MI)
  2. J.R. Schmid (Sheridan, MI)
  3. Kevin Rohn (Stanton, MI)
  4. Brook Brasington (Evart, MI)
  5. Austin Bean (Sheridan, MI)
  6. Kyle Prochazka (St. Johns, MI)
  7. Will Stanley (Lake, MI)8.
  8. Ryan Alexander (Stanton, MI)
  9. Kyle Thomas (Clio, MI)
  10. Shane Spencer (Alma, MI)
  11. Joel Field (Sheridan, MI)


Heat 2

  1. Kurt Eberspeaker (Greenville, MI)
  2. Mike Vandermark, Jr. (Sand Lake, MI)
  3. Tim Buskirk (Edmore, MI)
  4. William Wilkins, Jr. (Sheridan, MI)
  5. Brooke Ann Brasington (Sheridan , MI)
  6. Nate Jones (Elwell, MI)
  7. George Wease (Carson City, MI)
  8. Travis King (Stanton, MI)
  9. Larry Bulson III (White Cloud, MI)
  10. John Williams (Merrill, MI)
  11. Matt Kammers