John Taylor Is Final PS Winner of 2014

John Taylor, Pro Stock  - Winner Great Lakes Nationals
John Tayl …
John Taylor staved off some tough competition as he won the Port City Racing Pro Stock event over Steve Hilliker, Nate Jones, Chaney Newland, Dick Reynolds, Rob Brillhart, Derek Crandall, Blake Hollenbeck, Dale Kaake, Jr., and Don Rohn. 

Jeramie Raby and Gary VanderMark took heat gold. 

Runions Closes Seasons With GLN Win

Taylor Runions, Flinn Stock  - Winner Great Lakes Nationals
Taylor Ru …
The Races On The Web Flinn Stock feature belonged to Taylor Runions as he continued to dominate the division. Shellbie Shank grabbed the second position and was followed by Sean Brooms, Austin Bean, Kevin Rohn, Jr., Cody Owen, Kyle Woodard, Gabe Gesselman, Keith Fike, and Allen Roszell. 

Bean and Brooms scored heat wins.

Prochazka Takes Last 2014 Street Stock Win

Kyle Prochaska, Street Stock  - Winner Great Lakes Nationals
Kyle Proc …
The Street Stock feature saw 30 cars start in a three wide, ten deep line up and when the checker fell, it was Kyle Prochazka topping the field. Rob Brillhart and   Jasen Wiley were close behind, followed by Mike VanderMark, Jr., Mike Chlebek, Jr., Josh Sternberg, Doug Helsel, Josh Loomis, Jay Chlebek, and Michael Vandecar. 

 

Chlebek claimed the B Main win with heats going to Wiley, Prochazka, Brillhart, and Kevin Rohn. 

Mike Seaman Hauls Pro Truck GLS Win Away

Mike Seaman, Pro Truck  - Winner Great Lakes Nationals
Mike Seam …
Mike Seaman has had a good year in the Engine Pro Pro Trucks and he capped it off by winning his first Great Lakes Nationals win over Chris Verhaar, Andrew Fidler, Curtis Rice, Ryan Paradise, George Wease, Carl Thayer, and Paul Grosnickle. 

 

Paradise captured the heat win. 

Olger Is GLN Late Model Champion

Zach Olger, Late Motel  - Winner Great Lakes Nationals
Zach Olge …
Zack Olger ran a tight line and went home $2000 richer for his efforts as he won the Kentucky Fried Chicken Late model event in a close race with Kevin Reeve and Josh Borton. Rob Taylor took fourth, followed by Derrick Hilliker, Amanda Wing, Jesse Playter, Ryan Kent, Doug Baird, and Kurt Mesman. 

Borton and Olger also took heat wins.

DeYoung Jr Takes GLN Win & Ward Claims IMCA Champions' Honors

John DeYoung Jr, IMCA Modifieds - Winner Great Lakes Nationals
John DeYo …
The Port City Racecar IMCA Modified event was the last points night of the season and in an exciting finish, John DeYoung, Jr. pocketed the $3000 winners purse as he narrowly won over Chad Wernette and Vern Buskirk. Kenny Playter claimed fourth and was followed by Jimmy Hale, Jr., Ken Zeigler, Milt Montgomery, Toby Steele, Sr., Mike Shanteau, Tim Sooy, and Brooke Ann Brasington. 

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Thank YOU! - Great Lakes Nationals In The Books!  

Mike Burkin took the win in the Michigan Tradional Sprints, Zack Olger had a great race to win the KFC Late Models, Taylor Runions completed the 2014 season with a win in the ROTW Flinn Stocks, Johnny Deyoung Jr won an exciting race as he took home the big money in the Port City Racecar IMCA Modified event while AJ Ward cinched the season championship, John Taylor scored the Port City Racing Pro Stocks, Mike Seaman took his second feature of the season in the Engine Pro Pro Trucks, and Kyle Prochazka went from crew member to driver for the GLN and took home the checkers in the final race of 2014.

This completes the 2014 season at Crystal Motor Speedway. Seasons come and seasons go and 2014 was one of the memorable ones. Promoter Ron Flinn would like to thank all the fans, drivers, crew members, and sponsors for making this season worthwhile. The next 'event' is the awards banquet, held on January 10th, 2015. Watch this website or call the office at 989.235.5200 for further information. More info and photos iside!


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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