Rules, Announcements ... and More.

The Season Begins! Yeah, a little snow is still on the ground (hasn't it be just a lovely winter?) but Saturday, April 19th, marks the opening of the racing season. Racing begins as close to 7:30 as we can make it with the pit gates opening about 4:30 and the main stands opening at 5PM. Front gate adult admission will be $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! If you have questions you can drop me an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or you can call the office at 989.235.5200.

When I sent out the email blast to tell people that practice had been cancelled, I got roughly 20 emails bounces. If your email has changed, drop me a note. Please tell me what it was and what it is now. Thanks!

SPECIAL NOTICE!!!!
It probably won't come as a surprise to you after the winter we've had but the extended forecast says the endless winter and its cold weather won't abate until almost June. After careful consultation amongst the Ron and the staff, after the first night of racing, start time will move to 7PM to help get everyone home before the 'really' cold weather hits at night. Please come prepared during Test and Tune to finish your registrations and such to help speed things up for opening night.

Starting on the second night, 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. Opening night, we will start as soon as possible, trying to maybe start before 7:30 on opening night. We hope this will help keep the fans in the stands as long as possible. In June, the start time will revert to 7:30PM.

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!

I have received draft 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

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