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The Labor Day
Weekend Festivities??!?

This week at Crystal Motor Speedway is beginning of the 'post season' and with the Labor Day Weekend at hand, the holiday is celebrated with races both Saturday and Sunday nights.. Saturday find the SOD Sprints visiting for the final time in 2015 as they run their Mike Olrich Memorial and the Late Models have the night off. Sunday night is the annual "Outlaw Modified Night" and the Outlaw 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. On both nights, pit gates open at 4:30 and the grandstands open at 5PM. 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. If you have further questions, call the track office at 989.235.5200

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

We have races both Saturday and Sunday this 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.

 The 2015 rules packages are here: LATE MODEL, IMCA, PRO STOCK, STREET STOCK, and the GENERAL CMS RULES. The 2015 SCHEDULE IS HERE.

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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.

May 7, 2011 Highlights

Crystal, MI - Saturday night at Crystal Motor Speedway was still a cool spring night but the fans didn’t seem to mind. The night was sponsored by H & H Excavating.

The Engine Pro Pro Trucks lead off the features as Bob Griffin grabbed the early lead and soon opened a ten length lead. Ashlee Scott, Scott Nieman, Allen Welch, and Tim Wood were in a big group behind him.

A spin in turn two took away a decent lead but when the green fell again, Griffin took off but got immediate pressure from Nieman. Wood moved to second with four to go only to get loose and fall back behind Neiman and Carl Thayer. Griffin cruised on to take the win over Nieman, Thayer, Wood, Dave Verhaar, Scott, and Dave Peters. Griffin and Chance Allen marked up heat wins.

Pro Trucks - Points

Pos Car No Driver Points
1 72 Scott Nieman 77
2 45 David Verhaar 76
3 40 Tim Wood 74
4 5 David Dancer 71
5 66G Robert Griffin 69
6 55 Dave Peters 68
6 7S Ashlee Scott 68
8 35 Richard Melton (R) 65
8 73 Carl Thayer 65
10 37 Gaven Parks 62
11 2 Chance Allen (R) 61
12 14 Allen Welch 60
13 38 James McKeown 56
14 24D Kevin Deal 39

Joshua Knoll jumped out front in the opening laps of the Kentucky Fried Chicken Late Model feature but it was Jeff Kohn flying up from mid pack that caught the eye the fans. A series of quick cautions slowed the early action but it didn’t take long before Kohn was making a charge toward the front and finally made the pass for the lead on the high side coming out of two. Knoll was able to keep Kohn in his sights but was never able to reel him in as Kohn took the checkers over Knoll, Matt Pickard, Mike Nugent, Mickey Carmen Jr., Kyle Borgman, Mark Andersen, Keith Gentz, Roger Wing, and Tom Dusen. Pickard and Carl Ries came away as heat winners.

Late Models - Points


Pos Car No Driver Points
1 25 Jeff Kohn 77
2 72 Kyle Borgman 75
3 43 Mike Nugent 72
4 55 Matt Pickard 71
4 8 Keith Gentz 71
6 10 Tom Dusen 70
7 55W Roger Wing 68
7 85 Mark Andersen 68
7 87K Joshua Knoll 68
10 31JR Mickey Carman, Jr. 67
11 6R Carl Ries 61
12 0M Milt Montgomery 56
13 15M Justin McNeill 30
13 9 Dean Huizenga 30
15 XL Tim Lytle 27
16 45B Brad Buskirk 26
17 50 Scott Philips 25

The Engine Pro IMCA Modifieds opening laps saw a tight battle between Chad Wernette, Brody Bowser, and Myron DeYoung. Bowser kept a small lead but had his hands full all the way around the track. Wernette took the bottom groove coming out of four to gain the lead with Bowser and DeYoung still tight behind. A caution closed up an already tight field with five to go. Wernette and DeYoung took off together but Wernette was unstoppable, coming away with the win. DeYoung was second, followed by Bowser, Jerry Hunt, Josh Borton, Chad Maurer, AJ Ward, Aaron Raby, Nate Jones, and Mike Shanteau. Raby, Rusty Zeigler took the B Main and DeYoung, and Ward scored heats.

IMCA Modifieds - Points

Pos Car No Driver Points

1 20W A.J. Ward 73
2 111 Josh Borton 71
2 54M Chad Maurer 71
4 76 Greg Wiles 69
5 11 Mike Shanteau 68
6 8 Jerry Hunt 66
7 K9 Chad Precord 64
8 615 Chad Wernette 63
8 42 Dan Minikey Jr. 63
10 04 Aaron Raby 61
10 90V Robert Hutson 61
12 776 Rusty Zeigler 59
12 78 Brody Bowser 59
14 7D Myron DeYoung 55
15 112 Jason Borton 50
15 24 Clifford Denman 50
17 79 Nate Jones 47
17 88 Ken Haddix 47
19 10W Dan Wiggins, Sr. 46
19 12K Rodney King 46


The Street Stocks, sponsored by The Smokers Club of Mt Pleasant, saw one of the best finishes of the night as James Prochazka, Tim Buskirk and Bill Wilkins battled for the lead spot. Several times the battle for the lead went three wide several times, allowing JR Schmid to hustle to the front fight along with Will Stanley. As the checker was about to fall, Stanley made one last charge and was able to nip the field in an excellent race. James Prochazka settled for second, followed by Kyle Prochazka, Schmid, Luke Sickles, Zach Hoyt, Shane Spencer, Doug Helsel, Buskirk, and Wilkins. George Wease and Schmid posed for heat winner photos.

Street Stocks - Points

Pos Car No Driver Points
1 02 Will Stanley 40
2 06 James Prochazka 39
3 96P Kyle Prochazka 38
4 31J J.R. Schmid 37
5 34 Luke Sickles 36
6 15LJ Zach Hoyt 35
7 99 Shane Spencer 34
8 99H Doug Helsel 33
9 13 Tim Buskirk 32
10 76 William Wilkins, Jr. 31
11 III Larry Bulson III 30
12 42 Mike Vandermark, Jr. 29
13 21T Kyle Thomas 28
14 21W George Wease 27
15 310J Joe Eller 26
16 12 Brandon King 25
17 0 Caden Foster 24
18 89F Jeff Fisher 23
19 84 Eric Watz 22

The Flinn Stocks, sponsored by Races On The Web, saw Chris DeCamp jump out front followed by Zach Rummer, and Taylor Daniels. Daniels made a good move to take the lead by the third lap and he never looked back. DeCamp was second but found Rummer and Austin Bean closing quickly on him. Once out front, Daniels was untouchable and went on to win over Bean, Rummer, Tyler McGhan, DeCamp, Garrett Wiles, Neil Zeigler, Matt Daggett, Felicia Rohn, and Kyle McGhan. Bean grabbed the heat win.

Flinn Stocks - Points
Pos Car No Driver Points
1 7 Taylor Daniels 80
2 77B Austin Bean 78
3 18 Tyler McGhan 74
3 69JR Zach Rummer 74
5 16 Garrett Wiles 70
5 67D Chris DeCamp 70
7 776 Neil Zeigler 66
8 55 Matt Daggett 64
8 81M Kyle McGhan 64
10 23 Felicia Rohn 61
11 4 Taylor Wiles 38
12 81T Brian Trite 30
13 00R Alex Richards 28

Derek Schestag grabbed the lead of the Port City Pro Stock feature, followed by Barry Rinard, Blake Hollenbeck, Rodney Heikkila, Guy Hommerding, Schestag held the lead for several laps but Rinard came under him in turns one and two to take it away. By this time, Chaney Newland had worked his way from 11th to second followed closely by Mike Husted. Rinard fought off Newland for several laps as Vern Buskirk also joined the fray and the front four cars were barely separated. A spinner in turn two tightened up an already super tight field and when the green fell, Rinard jumped back to the lead. Just as he began a move to pass, Newland broke, leaving Rinard all alone out front. Husted and Buskirk began to close in on him but he held his ground. A final caution for a car into the wall with three to go set the stage for a wild finish. Husted almost pulled even with the leader but Rinard was not to be denied. He was followed by Husted, Buskirk, Larry Kosloski, Hollenbeck, Scott Bouck, Jacob Headley, Chad Raby, Gary Buskirk, and Newland. Gordon Snyder won the B Main with heat gold going to Schestag, and Heikkila.

Pro Stocks - Points 
Pos Car No Driver Points
1 26 Barry Rinard 78
2 B76 Vern Buskirk 77
3 45 Mike Husted 76
4 54 Chaney Newland 71
5 25 Jacob Headley 70
6 1* Gary Buskirk 67
7 3 Scott Bouck 66
7 77H Bret Hollenbeck 66
9 4 Guy Hommerding 59
10 17 Gordon Snyder 58
11 52K Ryan Kent 56
12 88 Todd Bush 55
13 3H Rodney Heikkila 54
14 17M Robert McDonald, Sr. 50
15 24 Reb Marble 48
16 17D Derek Schestag 46
16 44H Blake Hollenbeck 46
18 310 Bobby Lynn 45
19 65 Don Rohn 42
20 33 Doug McKeown, Sr. 37