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WEATHER OR NOT!

If you've been watching the forecasts, it could rain or it may not. IF it rains and events are called, the points races are done and drivers finish where they were as of the last race. This has happened a few times in the past ten years and this is how it has always happened. Let's hope for sunshine!

This week at Crystal Motor Speedway is a full night of racing of all six divisions and is the championship night for five of our six divisions. 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 or emailing me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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.
 

If you own or drive at CMS and haven't joined the Engine Pro 'Pay Dirt' program linked below, you may be losing money each week. These are from the nights of July 3rd and 5th.

7-3-14
LM FW - RYAN VANDERVEEN LOST $450
LM LD - MATT PICKARD LOST $225
MOD FW - JIMMY HALE JR LOST $450
MOD LD - MILT MONTGOMERY LOST $225
PS FW - JESSE PLAYTER LOST $100
PS LD - GARY VANDERMARK LOST $175
7-5
SS FW - DENNIS PARKER LOST $450
SS LD - DOUG MCKEOWN LOST $225
PT FW - CARL THAYER LOST $450
PT LD - ROBERT GRIFFIN LOST $225
FS FW - CODY OWEN LOST $450
FS LD - ADAM CHAMPLIN LOST $225

 

All you need to do is buy a single product of each category... use it, sell it, whatever... and you can win. The complete rules are linked below. If you win consistently, you are probably giving away hundreds of dollars.

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.

 

June 25, 2011 Highlights

Written by Trevor Hollis.

 Crystal, MI - Another perfect weather night graced the Crystal Motor Speedway for it’s Saturday night show presented by Praxair. With the sun shinning and 119 cars in the pits the racing was bound to be top notch and the men and women and their machines did not disappoint.

The first feature of the night was the Engine Pro Pro trucks. Second year driver Gavin Parks was the early class of the field leading about half of the 20 lap feature event. A couple of cautions early kept the field tight but Gavin held his own out front. Current points leader and multiple feature winner this season Carl Thayer was the cause of one of those cautions and was forced to the back of that pack with about 12 laps left to go, but that proved to be nothing more than a little inconvience for Thayer as he was able to make his way to the front in a hurry and take the feature win for his 5th this season. Rounding out the top five were Scott Neiman, Tim Wood, Tim Hansen and Chance Allen. Heat race wins went to Chance Allen and Richard Melton

Next up were the Kentucky Fried Chicken Late Models for their 30 lap feature event. A number of early cautions really shuffled up the starting order and eliminated a couple of the top contenders but eventually patience set in and the field was able to spread out a bit and click off a number of green flag laps. The 55W of Roger Wing was the show as the hall of famer had a lot of work to do to get up front. Wing found something that he liked on the low side and was able to start his march to the front. Clearly the fastest car on the track wing was able to pick up the win over Mark Anderson, Tom Duesen, Mike Nugent, and Justin Mcneil. Winning their heats were Kurt Messman and Scott Haney.

The Engine Pro IMCA modified feature was a battle of attrition with a number of people suffering from mechanical problems. Defending track champion AJ Ward was able to hold off a very strong field of cars and cut into the points lead that Josh Borton holds over the modified division. Rounding out the top five were Chad Mauer, Chad Wernette, Dan Minikey Jr, and Bob Hutson. Picking up heat race wins were Bob Hutson, Rodney King, and AJ Ward. Paul Grosnickle won the b main.

The Smokers Club Street Stocks rolled out for their feature event and Mike Vandermark Jr was able to roll into the Engine Pro Victory Lane yet again. With another win Mike was able to continue to show the way in the points and add another winners sticker to the roof of the very dominate Brian Lebaron owned number 42. Kyle Prochazka was able to wheel his car to a second place finish followed by Will Stanley, JR Schmid, And Dave Grega. Shane Spencer was victorious in heat one and Dave Grega won heat two.

The story of the racesontheweb.com Flinn stock heat was the wild ride by young Felicia Rohn. Rolling it 4 times in turn number 2 Felica was a-ok as she popped out of her battered car and gave a bug wave to the fans. Taylor Wiles was eventually the winner of the 15 lap feature event holding off a furious charge by Austin Bean, Alex Richards, Garrett Wiles, and Zach Rummer who rounded out the top five. Heats went to Charles Peterson and Kenny Playter.

Todd Bush took the checkered flag in the Port City Pro Stock feature. For the majority of the race it looked like the 1* machine of Gary Buskirk was the one to beat until the mechanical gremlins that have plagued him all season once again reared their ugly head. Buskirk broke while leading forcing many of the top 5 to take evasive action and allowing Bush, who was in the right place at the right time to sneak through and pick up the win. Chad Raby was able to hold on for second followed by Larry Kozlowski, Mike Hustead, and Vern Buskirk. Gary Buskirk and Blake Hollenbeck won their heats.

Next up on the schedule for the Crystal Motor Speedway is the 4th of July 2 day show. Saturday will welcome the Lane Automotive Michigan Traditional Sprints in a make-up of the rained out show from May. Saturday will also include fireworks presented by Anderson Contracting and Renovations. They will be right back in action the very next night with another full show featuring all 6 of the weekly divisions. Gates open at 4:30 both evenings, with hot laps at 6 and first race at 7:30pm. Adult admission will be $12 for the Saturday show and $10 for Sunday, children 5-11 $4.00 both days. Camping is free and available. Visit www.crystalmotorspeedway.com for more information. WELL SEE YOU AT THE TRACK!!!

Late Models Points Leaders

1. Scott Baker - 472
2. M Pickard - 448
3. J Borton (R) - 438
4. D Huizenga - 385
5. R VanderVeen - 378

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Pro Stock Points Leaders

1. Josh Loomis - 546
2. Don Rohn - 502
2. J. Playter - 502
4. R. Brillhart - 501
5. B Hollenbeck - 485
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IMCA Mods Points Leaders

1. A.J. Ward - 597
2. M DeYoung - 566
3  C Wernette - 541
4. J DeYoung Jr - 531
5. Jimmy Hale Jr - 490

Street Stock Points Leaders

1   K Prochazka - 594
2. M VanderMark - 581
3. D McKeown Sr - 551
4. D Crandall - 510
5. Christina Haney - 471
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Pro Truck Points Leaders

1. Nate Jones - 603
2. Curtis Rice - 584
3. P Grosnickle (R) - 570
4. R Paradise - 541
5. J McKeown - 512
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Flinn Stock Points Leaders

  • 1. Nathan Sage - 520
    2. R Carlson - 512
    3. T Runions (R) - 480
    4. C. Everingham - 456
    5. Justin Stahl - 384 
     
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