Announcements and More

The Regular Season is Done!

Events for tonight, Saturday, August 29th have been cancelled.

The points races for all but the IMCA Mods are finished as they stand subject to a final season review and audit.  Check back here for updates often. Thanks!

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This week at Crystal Motor Speedway is championship night for five of the six regular divisions. The AllStar Performance IMCA Modifieds continue after the Labor Day weekend to the season finale September 19th and 20th. If weather should intervene on the 29th, the points races are considered final. Pit gates open at 4:30 PM and grandstand gates open at 5PM. Adults are $12 and kids 5-11 are $5. Pit passes are $25. Further information can be obtained by calling the track office at 989.235.5200

 The 2015 SCHEDULE IS HERE.

Finally! Here is the PDF form of the 2015 Great Lakes Nationals. See the summary below.

We have races both Saturday and Sunday next weekend. Both begin at the usual time. Saturday find the SOD Sprints visiting for the final time in 2015 and the Late Models have the night off. Sunday night is the annual "Roger's Big Mouth Outlaw Modified Night" (ask him why we call it that!) and the Outlaw Boarded Late Models plus all the regular divisions except the IMCA Mods.

Anderson Contracting and Renovating is the sponsor of the entire weekend and the fireworks display scheduled for Saturday night. Admission costs for each night are: Adults are $15, kids 5-11 are $5. Pit passes are $25. Pit gates open at 4:30 and the grandstands open at 5PM. Lot of no charge camping but you do have to register your campsite and any 'off road' type vehicles with the office.

We take the next week off to prepare for the season finale, Great Lakes Nationals, September 19th and 20th, presented by Engine Pro! On Saturday, September 19th, the pit gates open at 1PM and the grandstands open at 4PM. Hot laps will start at 4PM with heat races beginning at 6PM. The Michigan Traditional Sprints will run their entire event on Saturday. On Sunday September 20th, the pit gate opens at 12noon while the grandstand gates open at 1pm. There will be no hot laps on Sunday. Racing starts at 3PM Sunday. Admission is as follows: An adult two day pass is $25 while a Saturday only pass is $15 and Sunday only is $20. A children's (5-11) two day pass is $12. A Saturday only pass for kids is $6 while a Sunday only kids pass is $10. Pit passes bought in advance of September 12th for a two day pass is $40 with a one day pass at $25. Pit passes bought after September 12th are $50 for a two day entry while a one day pass is $35.

As always, further information can be obtained by calling the track office at 989.235.5200

    Flinn Stocks
Pos            Driver                Car #            Points
1            Gabe Gesselman            29LE            575
2            Kevin Rohn, Jr.            72,23            575
3            Allen Roszell            18R,72            551
4            Derrick Stahl            X            522
5            James Snyder            11N,67            373
6            Taylor Runions            67R            351
7            Travis McGill            66            321
8            Kasondra Johnson            18M            313
9            Spencer Simon            99            312
10            Rusty Sowles            63            263
11            Chris Strouse            17C            242
12            Justin Stahl            7J,11J            183
13            Shellbie Shank            42            164
14            Brent Leadford            69L            146
15            Brian Hammond            29            134
16            Chuck Shaw            169S            102
17            Jeff Cooper            74            101
18            Nick Davenport            522            97
19            Josh Pulsipher            17            96
20            Matt Stadt            522            90

    Late Models
Pos            Driver                Car #            Points
1            Scott Baker            13            593
2            Zack Olger            0X            537
3            Josh Borton            111            496
4            Amanda Wing            55W            470
5            Jesse Playter            41            449
6            Ryan Kent            52K            441
7            Joshua Knoll            87K            439
8            Kyle Borgman            72            429
9            Tom Dusen            10            422
10            Garrett Wiles            16            415
11            Dean Huizenga            9            406
12            Carl Ries            11C            361
13            Doug Baird            6B            358
14            Ryan VanderVeen            23V            347
15            Logan Love            73L            329
16            Rachel Carpenter            11            328
17            Blaine Hendrick            610            280
18            Brad Mann            7M            259
19            Kevin Reeve            117            252
20            Scot Church            26            243

    Modified
Pos            Driver                Car #            Points
1            John DeYoung, Jr.            70            552
2            Chad Wernette            615            528
3            Myron DeYoung            7D            527
4            Gary VanderMark            10            516
5            Mitchell Hunt            38            476
6            Austin Wonch            98            476
7            A.J. Ward            20W            468
8            Joe Fowler            19F            438
9            Cory Ruesink            48            433
10            Jimmy Hale, Jr.            77X,77            433
11            Vern Buskirk            B76            413
12            Rusty Zeigler            776            404
13            Brenten DeYoung            71            384
14            Chance Hoppes            99            322
15            Brady Hollenbeck            93H            314
16            Kenny Playter            42P,74            307
17            Dan Wiggins II            11W            292
18            Robert Putt            87            281
19            Ken Zeigler            776K            275
20            Kody Johnson            19JR            268


    Pro Stocks
Pos            Driver                Car #            Points
1            Mike Vandermark, Jr.            26            539
2            Nate Jones            14            528
3            Josh Loomis            11            522
4            Rob Brillhart            77B            493
5            Jake Headley            25            476
6            Nick Stormzand            97            468
7            Chad Raby            94            463
8            Don Rohn            65            456
9            Jaycee Baker            07            415
10            Blake Hollenbeck            44H            399
11            Jeramie Raby            80            373
12            Ryan Teeter            9T            354
13            John Taylor            72            281
14            Derek Crandall            09C            236
15            Rodney Heikkila            3H            175
16            Derek Schestag            17D            174
17            Nick Rohloff            74,7            150
18            Bryan Craigmyle            6C            141
19            Derrick Dennis            7DD            130
20            Mike Husted            45            129

    Pro Trucks
Pos            Driver                Car #            Points
1            Andrew Fidler            51            598
2            Curtis Rice            92            586
3            Dave Peters            55            578
4            Mickey Currier            01            562
5            Paul Grosnickle            28            558
6            Jim Emmons            88            496
7            Blake Doolittle            7D            473
8            Tim Wood            40            456
9            Shane Spencer            99            349
10            Bree Brasington            10            324
11            Don Proctor III            7            297
12            Don Proctor, Jr.            71            250
13            Ryan Paradise            06            211
14            Ashlee Scott            7S            183
15            James McKeown            57            166
16            Kevin Rohn            63            159
17            Drew Wilkerson            78            142
18            Laurie Mortensen            17            131
19            Chad May            16            124
20            Taylor Wiles            4            104

    Street Stocks
Pos            Driver                Car #            Points
1            James Prochazka            06            604
2            Will Stanley            02,08            569
3            Doug McKeown, Sr.            33            537
4            Cody Broersma            44            516
5            Christina Haney            16            482
6            Ron Harper            68            423
7            David Pellerito            64            404
8            Travis Carman            1C            336
9            Terry Roberts, Jr.            23            295
10            Joel Field            F5            283
11            Austin Wiley            73            265
12            Dennis Parker, Jr.            94P            261
13            Jay Chlebek            59X            253
14            Melvin Allen            6            244
15            Ryan Alexander            1            244
16            Paul Denny            32            221
17            Tony Vinton            32T            221
18            Bobby Reed            25X            192
19            Trever Monk            47            161
20            Brandon Cunningham    14A,25          130


We will be live streaming the races August 29th  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

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Announcing the 2015 version of the Great Lakes Nationals, September 19th and 20th, presented by Engine Pro!  On Saturday, September 19th, the pit gates open at 1PM and the grandstands open at 4PM. Hot laps will start at 4PM with heat races beginning at 6PM. The Michigan Traditional Sprints will run their entire event on Saturday. On Sunday September 20th, the pit gate opens at 12noon while the grandstand gates open at 1pm. There will be no hot laps on Sunday. Racing starts at 3PM Sunday.

 

Admission is as follows: An adult two day pass is $25  while a  Saturday only pass is $15 and Sunday only is $20. A children's (5-11) two day pass is $12. A Saturday only pass for kids is $6 while a Sunday only kids pass is $10.

Pit passes bought in advance of September 12th for a two day pass is $40 with a one day pass at $25. Pit passes bought after September 12th are $50 for a two day entry while a one day pass is $35.

 

As always, plenty of primitive camping is available at no cost. Please register for a campsite and register any 'recreational vehicles' you may bring along at the office.

WESTHOLD TRANSPONDERS ARE MANDATORY (We use channel 139) and rentals will be available at the pit booth also for $50 for the weekend. (Transponders are not required for 4 cylinder cars) ALL CARS MUST RACE SATURDAY TO BE ABLE TO RACE ON SUNDAY. NO CAR WILL BE ALLOWED TO SHOW UP SUNDAY AND RACE.

 

GENERAL RULES FOR ALL CLASSES: All safety rules apply. Window nets, approved seat belts, helmets, gloves, firesuit,

neck collar and fire extinguisher required. MUFFLERS ARE MANDATORY - 100DB Max. 

 

IMCA MODIFIED RULES: 1 Day License $30 - No fuel stops - 50 Lap Feature

 

LATE MODELS: Michigan Late Models rules, American Racers and Hoosier 40 Tires.

 

PRO STOCK, PRO TRUCK AND ST. STOCK: Usual POST season rules - 3,000 lbs., 8” wheel, 8” spoilers. Must be legal

at your track...bring your track rules. American Racers P245 Tires ONLY. May use headers and four barrel carbs. Aluminum heads allowed (you must add 30 lbs on each side in front of bell housing)

 

See the PDF flyer HERE or call the track office at 989.235.5200 or visit the website at crystalmotorspeedway.com




 The 2015 SCHEDULE IS HERE.

 

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We will be live streaming the races August 8th  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

 

 

 

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.

 

       
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
       
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
       
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
       
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
       
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         

August 27, 2011 Highlights

Written by Trevor Hollis.

Champions Are Crowned and a Championship Personality Is Remembered

 Crystal, MI - After a few weeks off Crystal Motor Speedway was back in action on Saturday for its season championship as well as the Smoke Shop Dave Memorial race. 118 cars checked into the pits to do battle on the 3/8ths mile oval and not one of them disappointed. 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. 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 Inaugural Smoke Shop Dave memorial race as successful as it was and here’s to hoping for just as much success for years to come.

The Kentucky Fried Chicken Late Models were next to take the track. All eyes were on Michigan Motorsports Hall of Famer Roger Wing as he tried to lock up yet another track championship to add to his storied career. The feature started with Josh Knoll and Scott Baker on the front row. Baker was able to jump out to an early lead but mechanical problems forced the Ionia native to the pits early, handing the lead over to the 87k machine. That’s all Knoll needed to drive away to a very convincing win over the 18 car field. Wing started 9th on the field and it was very obvious that the game plan for the 55w was to stay out of trouble and lock up the championship. Matt Pickard did all he could do to try and make up points on Wing but fell short and finished second in points while Kyle Borgman rounded out the top three. Heat race wins went to Kurt Messmen and Scott Baker.

In Races on the web.com Flinn Stock action it was Taylor Wiles who led green to checker to pick up another feature win. And it was Zach Rummer who won the season points championship on Saturday racing with still a very heavy heart. On the night that would have been Zach’s younger brother Brandon’s birthday Zach was able to hold on to the sizeable points lead he had and get that championship in memory of his younger brother. Garrett Wiles was able to grab second in the feature on the night with Taylor Daniels rounding out the top three. The only heat race of the night went to Taylor Daniels as well.

In the Engine Pro IMCA Modified action, it was Myron DeYoung continuing his hot streak over the last couple of months. Myron won in convincing fashion Saturday night holding off Mike Shanteau and Bob Hutson. Between Crystal and Tri City, Saturday nights feature win at crystal was his 7th checkered flag since the beginning of July, making Myron a strong favorite to pick up a win in the upcoming Great Lake Nationals show. A big wreck on lap 11 really mixed the field up a lot as a blown tire on the 76 of Greg Wiles put him in the wall and collected about 6 others. Almost everybody was able to continue but nearly everybody had to go to the pits for work, putting them at the rear of the field and making it very interesting as they began their march toward the front. In the end though it was DeYoung who held on despite a caution with 5 to go that bunched up the field and gave them one last chance to take the lead. Even though it was season championship night, the Modifieds continue on for a couple of more weeks racing next Saturday and finishing their season with the Great Lakes National show coming up on September 17th. Heat races went to Cliff Denman, DeYoung, and Armond Holley. B feature winners were Brody Bowser and Jimmy Hale Jr.

In Port City Racing Pro Stock action, defending champion Cheney Newland basically only had to start and finish the feature in order to repeat as the Port City Pro Stock Champion. Mike Husted is really the only person that had a realistic chance at tracking down Chaney and dethroning the champion. As far as the feature went on Saturday it was Larry Kosloski who picked up the checkered flag. Gordie Snyder led the first half of the event, but as the handling started to go away on the 17 Kosloski who started 4th made his move and took over the top spot. With his top five finish, Newland was able to secure the championship over Husted, Ryan Kent, and Vern Buskirk. Heat race action went to Gary Buskirk, Jeramie Raby, and Chad Raby.

In the Engine Pro Pro Truck division Scott Neiman claimed the 2011 points championship while Bob Griffin picked up another checkered flag. Griffin took over the lead on lap six and would not relinquish it on route to another feature win in 2011. Like Chaney Newland in the Pro Stocks all Neiman had to do was have a solid finish and he would lock up the 2011 championship. With a top 5 finish Neiman was able to do just that holding off former truck champion Tim Wood, Dave Peters, and Ashlee Scott.

The Labor Day weekend brings our annual two day show with the SOD Sprints there on Saturday, giving the Late Models the night off. Saturday will also have fireworks. The Sunday portion will see the return of the open modified show, outlaw Late Models and the rest of the regular divisions. (NO IMCA MODS!) The entire weekend will be sponsored by Anderson Contracting and Renovations. Admissions for each night will be $12 for adults and kids are $4. Pit passes are $25 per night. Racers running the Sunday Open Mod show will have to follow IMCA, MMA, or UMP rules and use only tires sanctioned by one of those organizations. Further information can be obtained by calling the track if you have questions! 989.235.5200. or visiting the website at crystalmotorspeedway.com