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A BIG Night of Racing!


Mack Erickson won the Hiram's Lightening Sprints while Logan Arntz grabbed his first Late Model win. Melvin Allen won a hotly contested Street Stock win while Johnny DeYoung Jr. scored the IMCA Mod feature. Nate Jones cruised to the Pro Stock event win. The Flinn Stock feature went to Travis McGill and the final event of the night saw Mickey Currier  win the Pro Truck feature.

Next week at Crystal Motor Speedway is a full show of all six divisions and is sponsored by Blake Hollenbeck Auto. Pit gates open at 4:30 and the grandstands open at 5PM. Adult admission is $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.


    Flinn Stocks
Pos            Driver                Car #            Points
1            Gabe Gesselman            29LE            487
2            Kevin Rohn, Jr.            72,23            470
3            Allen Roszell            18R,72            454
4            Derrick Stahl            X            415
5            Spencer Simon            99            312
6            Taylor Runions            67R            311
7            Kasondra Johnson            71            287
8            James Snyder            11N,67            277
9            Travis McGill            66            253
10            Justin Stahl            7J,11J            183
11            Chris Strouse            17C            179
12            Shellbie Shank            42            164
13            Rusty Sowles            63            163
14            Brent Leadford            69L            146
15            Brian Hammond            29            134
16            Chuck Shaw            169S            102
17            Nick Davenport            522            97
18            Matt Stadt            522            90
19            Keith Fike            13F            84
20            Gary Larabee            14L            74

    Late Models
Pos            Driver                Car #            Points
1            Scott Baker            13            475
2            Zack Olger            0X            433
3            Josh Borton            111            429
4            Kyle Borgman            72            394
5            Amanda Wing            55W            379
6            Joshua Knoll            87K            350
7            Ryan Kent            52K            346
8            Jesse Playter            41            344
9            Dean Huizenga            9            336
10            Tom Dusen            10            334
11            Garrett Wiles            16            327
12            Ryan VanderVeen            23V            307
13            Doug Baird            6B            290
14            Rachel Carpenter            11            281
15            Logan Love            73L            269
16            Carl Ries            11C            262
17            Blaine Hendrick            610            248
18            Kurt Mesman            66            215
19            Rob Taylor            44            198
20            Brad Mann            7M            198

    Modified
Pos            Driver                Car #            Points
1            John DeYoung, Jr.            70            467
2            Myron DeYoung            7D            435
3            Chad Wernette            615            427
4            Gary VanderMark            10            418
5            A.J. Ward            20W            402
6            Mitchell Hunt            38            380
7            Joe Fowler            19F            377
8            Austin Wonch            98            373
9            Jimmy Hale, Jr.            77X,77            353
10            Cory Ruesink            48            340
11            Brenten DeYoung            71            327
12            Vern Buskirk            B76            316
13            Rusty Zeigler            776            314
14            Chance Hoppes            99            293
15            Ken Zeigler            776K            275
16            Dan Wiggins II            11W            269
17            Robert Putt            87            268
18            Kenny Playter            42P,74            253
19            Brody Bowser            78            251
20            Kody Johnson            19JR            238

    Pro Stocks
Pos            Driver                Car #            Points
1            Mike Vandermark, Jr.            26            427
2            Rob Brillhart            77B            424
3            Josh Loomis            11            418
4            Nate Jones            14            414
5            Chad Raby            94            390
6            Jake Headley            25            378
7            Nick Stormzand            97            376
8            Jaycee Baker            07            355
9            Don Rohn            65            343
10            Blake Hollenbeck            44H            335
11            Jeramie Raby            80            315
12            Ryan Teeter            9T            270
13            Derek Crandall            09C            236
14            John Taylor            72            223
15            Derek Schestag            17D            174
16            Nick Rohloff            74,7            150
17            Mike Husted            45            129
18            Gary Buskirk            1*            122
19            Rodney Heikkila            3H            111
20            Bryan Craigmyle            6C            111

    Pro Trucks
Pos            Driver                Car #            Points
1            Andrew Fidler            51            489
2            Curtis Rice            92            478
3            Dave Peters            55            463
4            Mickey Currier            01            462
5            Paul Grosnickle            28            456
6            Jim Emmons            88            429
7            Blake Doolittle            7D            412
8            Tim Wood            40            354
9            Bree Brasington            10            324
10            Shane Spencer            99            288
11            Don Proctor, Jr.            71            250
12            Ryan Paradise            06            211
13            Don Proctor III            7            193
14            James McKeown            57            166
15            Kevin Rohn            63            159
16            Drew Wilkerson            78            142
17            Laurie Mortensen            17            131
18            Ashlee Scott            7S            71
19            Brad Emelander            84            59
20            Taylor Wiles            4            34

    Street Stocks
Pos            Driver                Car #            Points
1            James Prochazka            06            487
2            Will Stanley            02,08            466
3            Doug McKeown, Sr.            33            447
4            Cody Broersma            44            427
5            Ron Harper            68            423
6            Christina Haney            16            387
7            David Pellerito            64            309
8            Joel Field            F5            283
9            Austin Wiley            73            265
10            Travis Carman            1C            249
11            Dennis Parker, Jr.            94P            228
12            Terry Roberts, Jr.            23            224
13            Tony Vinton            32T            221
14            Melvin Allen            6            208
15            Ryan Alexander            1            204
16            Paul Denny            32            197
17            Jay Chlebek            59X            180
18            Bobby Reed            25X            164
19            Trever Monk            47            124
20            Jeramy Craigmyle            3            121

 The 2015 SCHEDULE IS HERE.

Live links for the video is HERE for PC's  and HERE and HERE for I-phones and I-Pads

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!

  

We will be live streaming the races August 1st  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

I'm getting a lot of email about certain things so I'll post this here. As I've explained many times, my wife is critically ill and we have no insurance and are being forced to see doctors that are far from intelligent. I am slowly losing my wife and with it, my will to keep on. I have someone that is supposed to be taking over the website soon. I don't have the heart or the will to keep on doing things as I watch my wife slowly leave me. I've done this website since 1993. I hate to give this site 'away' but truth be told, it no longer means anything to me. Every day is a struggle and every day, my heart hurts a little more. I am cutting my ties with the track but not with Mr. Flinn. Ron has been like a father to me for over 20 years and I can not thank him enough for all he has done for me. Give me some time to teach the new person how to do the things I have done.
Thank you for the last 22 years.
Verwayne
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Check out the Mustang Give Away by one of our sponsors, American Muscle!

                                  

 

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