Announcements and More

Catching Up and Getting Ready for 2015 

Test and Tune will be April 11th and 12th at the usual 1 PM to 5 PM times. We will continue to use the American Racer 970's and they should be in stock at the track by Tuesday. I would call the track at 989.235.5200 to make sure someone will be there to help you. Ron says he expects that the IMCA Mod tires will be in stock on or about March 20th. He will let me know if and when that is definite.

Opening night will be April 18th at 7:30 PM. Memorial Day Weekend racing will be May 23rd and 24th. The Fourth of July falls on a Saturday and in order to keep from hurting the regular Friday night tracks that surround us, CMS will only run the night of the Fourth. The Government doesn't plan on 'celebrating' on July 6th. The Labor Day Weekend will be September 5th and 6th and finally, the Great Lakes Nationals will be run on Saturday and Sunday, September 19th and 20th.


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.

Right about here, I need to apologize for my inattentiveness during the majority of the 2014 season. My wife began to have neurological (brain) issues early in February of 2014 and by the time things got sorted out, things had spiraled out of control and my attention was not on racing. Things haven't improved with her but they have at least stabilized. I will try to do better this season. Without my crew at the track picking up and carrying my load, things would have really been bad. I appreciate the work they did under some bad circumstances.

 


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.