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Baby, It Was COLD Out There!  

The SOD Sprints were in town Saturday and they put on their normal fantastic show. As soon as I get results on that series, I'll post it. Benjamin Nott grabbed the win in the Flinn Stocks while Zach Olger took home the win in the KFC Late Models. Chad Wernette brought home the win in the Allstar Performance IMCA Mods and Andrew Fidler bested a tight field in the Engine Pro Pro Truck division. Finally, Will Stanley made his first run at CMS in a year or so and showed 'em he hadn't forgot how to win as he scored the Street Stock feature. Points, winner photos, and such are posted under each division now.
 
 
Next week at Crystal Motor Speedway is a regular night of all six divisions, sponsored by Michigan One Community Credit Union. Pit gates open at 4:30 and the main grandstand gates open at 5PM. Racing begins at 7:30. Adults are $12 and kids 5-11 are $5. Pit passes are $25. More information can be obtained by calling the track office at 989.235.5200. The 2015 SCHEDULE IS HERE

I am tentatively bringing the live stream to an end as of last night. Too many issues not of our making. We had $600 worth of cables cut by some nimrod and I can't afford to fix that this week. I'll do what I can but bad wires lead to bad video and loss of video signal.

Weather Or Not! 
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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.

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. You can test your device before the races begin by clicking on one of the previous links as we have a 24/7 stream of races from 2014 running.
 
Are You Up To Date?? PC users should update their Flash Player at https://get2.adobe.com/flashplayer and their Shock Wave Player at https://get2.adobe.com/shockwave" and occasionally, you need to update your Java at https://www.java.com All are free downloads. If you are using a mobile device, understand that our upload stream can sometimes over power a device's ability to keep up. Make sure your Internet connection will hold the necessary download speed!  

 
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.

 

Great Lakes Nationals

 Crystal, MI - Saturday night at Crystal Motor Speedway was the 2011 season finale with the running of the 19th annual Great Lakes Nationals presented by Engine Pro and sponsored by Victor Reinz Gaskets. The event saw 176 drivers and near standing room only crowd brave the chilly evening air to watch the event that would crown the 2011 Engine Pro IMCA Modified champion and see the winner of the event walk away with a cool $3000 winners check.

In IMCA Modified action and the premier race of the night, Myron DeYoung held off a charging Joey Fowler and Chad Maurer take home the giant trophy and the big money. They were followed by Jimmy Hale, Jr., Brody Bowser, Mike Shanteau, Dan Minikey Jr., Robert Hutson, Rusty Zeigler, and Melvin Allen. Bowser and Hale won the B Main features while Tim Lytle, Maurer, DeYoung, and Jerry Hunt grabbed heat wins. The season championship was taken home by AJ Ward for the second consecutive year.



Taylor Wiles grabbed top honors in the Races On The Web Flinn Stock division over Alex Richards, Tristan Winter, Andrew Kaake, Zach Rummer, Tyler McGhan, Jason Playter, Cody Everingham, Paris Richards, and Garrett Wiles. Garrett Wiles brought home a heat win.

The Kentucky Fried Chicken sponsored Late Models went green to checker in a 40 lap shootout with Dona Marcoullier besting Rick Stout, Carl Ries, Rob Taylor, Bob Finlay, Roger Wing, Dean Huizenga, Brad Metzer, Ryan VanderVeen, and Matt Pickard. Pickard also added the B Main to his season’s list of achievements with heat gold going to Keith Gentz, Marcoullier, and Justin Robinson.

Chaney Newland had already secured the Port City Pro Stock title and after a 30 lap fight with Larry Kosloski and Ryan Kent, he ended his season with another feature win. Jacob Headley, Mike Husted, Blake Hollenbeck, Doug McKeown, Sr., Josh Loomis, Derrick Dennis, and Derek Poland finished out the top ten. Kosloski and Mike Husted claimed heat wins.

David Verhaar got out front early and was long gone as he pocketed the Engine Pro Pro Truck feature win over Carl Thayer, Jason Parkhurst, Dave Peters, Robert Griffin, Richard Melton, Tim Wood, David Dancer, Allen Welch, and Ashlee Scott. Verhaar and Scott took heat gold.

A giant field of 30 Smokers Club of Mt. Pleasant Street Stocks was an absolute battle that ended with Mick Latsch besting Mike VanderMark, Jr., Joseph Pomeroy, Dan Hersey, Brook Brasington, Brian Williams, James Prochazka, Chuck Smith, Brooke Ann Brasington, and Matt Kammers. Brasington worked her way into the A Main by winning the B feature with heat victories scored by Latsch, Josh Sternberg, and Smith.

This event marked the end of another successful season at Crystal Motor Speedway. The management of CMS wishes to thank all the drivers, fans, and sponsors for another great season. The next event of note for drivers and fans is the yearly banquet to honor achievements which will be held January 7th. As the event draws a bit closer, ticket information will be mailed to registered drivers and will also be posted on the track website at crystalmotorspeedway.com. Further information may be obtained by calling the track office at 989.235.5200 or visiting the website.