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Up Next -  Great Lakes Nationals!

You can watch the Sunday night replay HERE any time you like! This is a FREE service but it never hurts to send a couple three bucks to help support them. There is a link to donate on that page.

Sunday night was a beautiful evening and the racing was HOT! The Street Stock winner was Jasen Wiley in a good battle with Mike Chlebek Jr.David Hilliker survived an incident when Zach Olger had a flat tire and had to battle with Carl Ries to win the Outlaw Late model event. Johnny "Showtime" Miller had his way with the Flinn Stock field as he went home a winner. Zach Olger pocketed the Open Modified event over Chad Bauer while Chris Keller beat out Kyle Borgman in the Late Model feature. Nate Jones moved from the Pro Trucks to the Pro Stocks and proved his success in the Trucks was no fluke as he held off Jesse Player to win the Pro Stock feature. Andrew Fidler made it two for the weekend as he edged out Ryan Paradise in the Pro Truck feature. More on Monday afternoon.

Night one of the two night Labor Day weekend found Ryan Ruhl beating out Dustin Daggett to win the Engine Pro SOD Sprints presented by ARP feature while Rob Brillhart got out early and held a big lead throughout the rest of the Street Stock feature to go home with the win over Mike VanderMark. Jerry Hunt won the Port City Race Car IMCA Modified event with Taylor Runions winning big in the Races On The Web Flinn Stocks. The Port City Race Car Pro Stocks was a ten lap battle between Gary VanderMark and Rob Brillhart with the win finally going to VanderMark. The final event of the night was the  Engine Pro Pro Trucks and while the truck was the familiar red and white 14, it was Andrew Fidler bringing it home for the win. Racing continues on Sunday!

The next and final event of the 2014 season at Crystal Motor Speedway takes place on September 12th and 13th with the running of the Great Lakes Nationals presented by Engine Pro. This event features the IMCA Modified and decides the season points championship. Other divisions include the Late Models, Pro Stocks, Pro Trucks, Flinn Stock type cars, Street Stocks, the Michigan Traditional Sprints and the Ontario Topless Sprints. More information can be obtained by calling the track at 989.235.5200. You can download the pdf flyer below for complete info. The track offers lots of primitive style camping. Grandstand admission is $15 on Friday and $20 on Saturday or both days for $25. Kids 5-11 are $6 on Friday and $10 on Saturday or the two day pass for $12. Pit passes are $25 per day or both days for $40 in advance. We hope to see you there as we close out a stellar 2014 season!

The final event of the season is the Great Lakes Nationals.  This pdf file has registration info along with rules and such.

While I haven't kicked this around with Mr. Flinn, a man who has been almost like a father to me since my own died back in 1994, this may be the last year I do the CMS site. I started doing this site back in 1993 and not counting (and certainly not discounting!) help from my friend and partner in many enterprises, Lee Wonnacott, I have been the only webmaster of this site for the past 22 years. I love this track and the people who inhabit her. I've traveled far and wide, working with the ASA Late Model series that took us all over the USA and inevitably while I was watching a race in Nashville, Tennessee, I was always wishing I was back at CMS.

My personal life has taken a dramatic turn for the worse due to my own medical struggles but now we have lost all healthcare insurance and income as my wife was suddenly stricken with a disease they can't quite put a finger on but she weighed 196 pounds in May of this year and right now is down to 138 pounds. She is six foot tall and she is a stick figure of her former self. She had been an OB nurse for 41 years and that all came to a halt back on June 24th when she was told she could no longer work at the very thing that had defined her life. It grieves me deeply to watch her suffer and shrink away after 40 years of marriage. She has always been my reason for living and to keep on keeping on and I must tend to her needs now. As much as I love this track and its people, I love my wife ten times more.

Things may change... they frequently do... but right now, I am finding it difficult to pay attention to anything other than my wife. A partner, a friend, and a lover like her comes but once in a lifetime. Thank you for your indulgences all these years.

Verwayne

There is an updated version of the "General Rules" available in a pdf format HERE. I'll try to get it on a page of its own shortly. A printable page of the CMS schedule can be found here: http://crystalmotorspeedway.com/schedule14.pdf   

Pit gates open at 4 PM and the grandstand gates open at 5 PM. Racing begins about 7:30PM. Adult admission to the grandstands 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


In case you wanted to watch the replay of the race, GO HERE.  You can use our exclusive DVR function to jump to any point of the race by clicking on the line directly below the video.
 

 

Unfortunately, front gate admission prices will rise to $12 on 'regular nights' and $15 on 'special nights.' Kids will remain at $5. A season grandstand pass can be obtained for $220. Pit passes remain at $25. In probably the best deal of the year, a family pass for two adults and two kids is only $25! Drivers and their cars must be checked no later than 5:45PM. Due to the tight time schedule, you may only 'call in - check in' once a month.

Get the latest versions of the revised versions of the the Pro Truck rules, Street Stock rules, and the Pro Stock rules.

As announced at the banquet, there is a new rule for the Pro Trucks:

OPTIONAL TRANSMISSION RULE Bert type transmissions will be allowed. If a Bert type transmission is used, you must add an additional 50 lbs on each side in front of the engine plate. Weight may be adjusted for competitive quality. NO BALL SPLINE TRANSMISSIONS WILL BE PERMITTED.

If you can't make it to the track, you can use our exclusive DVR option to see all of the LIVE action or see the replay immediately after the race by visiting this page and then using the slider bar to jump around by visiting this LINK

Special thanks to our long time partners,Engine Pro and ARP for their continued support in bringing you live coverage of the race night events. If you haven't filled out your "Pay Dirt" application from Engine Pro, now is a good time to do so! CLICK HERE for info!


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 28, 2011 Highlights

Written by Trevor Hollis.

So, That's What Racecars Look Like
 

Crystal, MI - Finally mother nature dealt us a hand that we could play on Saturday. 133 cars checked into the pits to do battle on the 38th mile Crystal clay. The features started off with the Engine Pro IMCA modifieds and they did not disappoint. Nate Jones was the early class of the field as he pulled a large lead for the first half of the 20 lap event until mechanical gremlins reared their ugly head. Jerry Hunt was right there to capitalize. A couple of cautions made sure the field stuck together,

but in the end Hunt was just to much for the field and he was able to pick up an impressive win over Josh Borton, Rusty Ziegler, and Melvin Allen. Heat race wins went to Chad Wernette and Nate Jones.

The Kentucky Fried Chicken late models were next up on Saturday night and with the track tacky fast Roger Wing showed why he is a member of the Michigan Motor Sports Hall of Fame as he patiently waited to pick up the checkered flag in this 30 lap feature event. The racing was fast and furious as 20 late models battled it out for the win. Justin Mcneil led the first 26 laps of this event but the show was back in the pack as the crowd was treated to a late model racing clinic in patience by Roger Wing. With only a couple of cautions slowing the action wing ran his race to perfection, waiting until the leader started to struggle in lap traffic before pouncing and taking the win. Justin Mcneil, Carl Ries, Jeff Kohn, and Mark Anderson all earned top 5 finished. Heat race wins went to Matt Pickard and Mickey Carman Jr.

The third event of the night brought the Smokers Club street stocks out and Mike Vandermark Jr made it look too easy. He took the lead early and did not play well with others. Vandermark led nearly every lap and won the race by about a straight away Kyle Prochazka worked his way through the B main and eventually up to the top three before a flat tire forced his pit crew into action to try and preserve a top 10 finish and they were up to the challenge. But it was no where enough for the Brian Lebaron owned number 42 of Vandemark as the former street stock champion rolled into victory lane with a car that looked like it might not have made it another couple of laps. George Weese, James Prochazka, Bill Wilkins, and Dave Grega finished out the top 5. Heat race wins went to Vandermark and Shane Spencer.

In the Port City pro stock feature Ryan Kent had to work for his win over Don Rohn, Jeremie Rabby, Mike Hustead, and Chaney Newland. After his rough start to 2011 it looked like the 65 of Don Rohn was going to take home the win but a strong run, and some nice driving in lap traffic really placed Ryan Kent as one of the true title contenders this year in the Pro Stock division. Only one caution slowed this 25 lap event as Jerry Vanblaicum erupted in a ball of flames when his motor let go on the back stretch. He was ok.
Doug Mckeown and Jerimie Raby picked up heat race checkered flags.

The racesontheweb.com Flinn stocks rolled out for our second to last show of the night. Tyler Mcghan led nearly every lap, except the one that matters most. With only a couple of laps left in this event Zach Rummer used a lap car as a pick to get around Mcghan and pick up his first ever checkered flag. Bob Whitcomb rounded out the top three. The racesontheweb.com Flinn stocks will have the sunday portion of our Memorial Day Double off. Heat race victories went to Garret Wiles, Tyler McGhan, and Chris Decamp. Whitcomb also won the B Main.

The final event of the night brought out a full field of Engine Pro trucks and the defending class champion new just what to do to pick up another checkered flag. Carl Thayer was racing in a whole different zip code most of the night and easily won the 20 lap feature over Kevin Deal, and truck rookie Chance Allen. Only one caution slowed the action for a spin but it wouldn't make any difference as Thayer probably could have lapped the field if he really felt the need to push it. Heat race wins went to Thayer and Ashlee Scott.


Crystal Motor Speedway starts its annual Wednesday Night Lions Club
Benefit racing this week while Saturday sees a full show plus the MORA
Mini Outlaws. Adult admission is $10, kids 5-11 are $4 and pit passes
are $25. Pit gates open at 4:30 and grandstand gates open at 5PM with
racing at 7:30. Further information can be obtained by calling the
track office at 989.235.5200

Late Models Points Leaders

1. Scott Baker - 510
2. M Pickard - 482
3. J Borton (R) - 478
4. Zack Olger - 413
5. D Huizenga - 411

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Pro Stock Points Leaders

1. Josh Loomis - 584
2. J. Playter - 541
3. R. Brillhart - 535
4. Don Rohn - 530
5. B Hollenbeck - 525
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IMCA Mods Points Leaders

1. A.J. Ward - 633
2. M DeYoung - 605
3  C Wernette - 579
4. J DeYoung Jr - 568
5. Jimmy Hale Jr - 525

Street Stock Points Leaders

1   K Prochazka - 634
2. M VanderMark - 611
3. D McKeown Sr - 577
4. D Crandall - 510
5. Christina Haney - 508
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Pro Truck Points Leaders

1. Nate Jones - 643
2. Curtis Rice - 617
3. P Grosnickle (R) - 598
4. R Paradise - 580
5. J McKeown - 543
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Flinn Stock Points Leaders

  • 1. Nathan Sage - 555
    2. R Carlson - 548
    3. T Runions (R) - 520
    4. C. Everingham - 493
    5. Justin Stahl - 423 
     
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