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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.


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