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This Holiday Weekend 
TWO Big Nights of Racing!

This week at Crystal Motor is our annual celebration of the Memorial Day weekend. Weather permitting, race events will be run on both Saturday and Sunday nights. Saturday night is a full show plus the Hiram Lightening Sprints and the 'Relay For Life' fundraiser. Sunday night has the first showing of the Michigan Traditional Sprints joining the lineup with the Flinn Stocks have the night off. The track has plenty of primitive camping available. 

Pit gates open at 4:30 and the main grandstand gates open at 5PM. Racing begins at 7:30 both nights. On Saturday, adults are $12 and kids 5-11 are $5. Pit passes are $25. On Sunday night, adult prices to the grand stands will be $15 while the kids prices remain at $5 and the pit passes are still $25. More information can be obtained by calling the track office at 989.235.5200 The 2015 SCHEDULE IS HERE.

Because I was busy doing a bunch of other 'stuff,' I neglected to turn on the DVR. I apologize... but not all is lost. You can go back to our YouTube experiment and watch it right HERE
 
We will be live streaming the races tonight 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
 
Our "R Word" list has topped out at over 1200 people so far. Naturally, I was on the road when Ron called me so I was a bit slow getting it out. When the notification for this cancellation went out, I had over 43 bounce backs. If you had registered and didn't get a notice, PLEASE send me a new request. I deleted the bounce backs from my list. Let's get get the 'lost' home again! You can join our "R Word" list by sending an email or TEXTING to this email address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  If you are on the list and your email has changed, drop me a note!
 
There was a modification to the rules concerning transponders. While it was changed in the rules, I failed to post here it here. This rule was modified April 21st, 2015. It says: "18. Transponders must be mounted on the right side and the back of rear axle and in an orange transponder pouch. If your transponder falls off you may not be scored and you will be responsible for replacing the transponder.Any racer caught trying to modify or deliberately changing location of transponder will be disqualified."  Check with your tech inspector if you have questions.
 
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.


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.

 

June 11, 2011 Highlights

Written by Trevor Hollis.

 Crystal, MI - Saturday night at Crystal Motor Speedway got started early with the make up Yes 2 Kids” night sponsored by Crystal Micro Systems. Kids got to choose one of the many drivers who participated around the track several times in this very popular event.

It was also MARFC Night where members of the Michigan Auto Race Fans Club got in free resulting in another huge crowd.

The first division to take the track was the Races On The Web sponsored Flinn Stocks. After a tough fight with Zach Rummer and Tyler McGhan, Charles Petersen celebrated his 21st birthday by winning his first feature of the year at CMS. Petersen and Bob Whitcomb both took heats.

Scott Baker grabbed an early commanding lead in the Kentucky Fried Chicken sponsored Late Model class, followed by Scott Haney and Kyle Borgman. Roger Wing began his forward march from deep in the field and by lap 22 of the 30 lap event, he took the lead and never looked back. Baker, Borgman, Matt Pickard, and Jeff Kohn made up the rest of the top five. Baker and Borgman also scored heat wins.

Doug McKeown, Don Rohn, and Gordie Snyder all ran under a small blanket for several laps with Rohn eventually taking the lead in the Port City Pro Stocks. Ryan Kent pulled up to the leader and then slid under him with about ten to go. Chaney Newland and Vern Buskirk came calling and that usually means trouble but Kent held on to win a close one at the stripe over Newland, Buskirk, Mike Husted, and Rohn. Rodney Heikkila and Jeramie Raby grab heat gold.

The opening laps of the Engine Pro sponsored Pro Trucks were heavily congested as Dave Peters, Tim Wood, Dave Verhaar, and Carl Thayer all duked it out for the lead. Thayer finally took control about six laps in and never looked back as the rest battled for position behind him. Verhaar, Peters, Wood, and David Dancer made up the top five. Verhaar and Thayer also posed for heat win photos.

Winning the Engine Pro IMCA Modified feature at Crystal Motor Speedway is a tough thing to do and when you have won the week before, it makes it all that much harder as you have to start near the back of a very formidable field. Such was the task at hand for Chad Wernette. With many racers ahead of him that were all capable of winning on any given night, Wernette worked his way forward and brought home his second feature in a row. The rest of the top ten were Chad Maurer, A.J. Ward, Josh Borton, Brody Bowser, Nate Jones, Clifford Denman, Dan Minikey Jr. , Jason Borton, and Matt Szecsodi. Szecsodi and Maurer made their way to the main feature by capturing B Main wins while heats fell to Jerry Hunt, Ward, and Wernette.

The last and far from the least exciting feature of the night was the Smokers Club of Mt. Pleasant sponsored Street Stocks. George Wease grabbed the early lead and then had to hold on with all he was worth the last ten laps as JR Schmidt, Bill Wilkins, Mike VanderMark Jr, and Bill Stanley all had him in their sites. Coming out of the last turn, VanderMark Jr made one last charge but Wease nipped him by a foot or so at the line. Stanley and VanderMark grabbed heat wins.

Next week at Crystal Motor Speedway is Mid Season Championships for all six divisions, sponsored by Engine Pro. Pit gates open at 4:30 and grandstand gates open at 5PM. Adult admission is $10 while kids 5-11 are $4. Pit passes are $25. Also remember the Lions Club Benefit races held on Wednesdays at 7PM. Good racing for a good cause. Further information can be obtained by calling the track office at 989.235.5200.