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Points Are Updated!

The points for all divisions EXCEPT IMCA are now finalized. See them below.

The season finale, the Great Lakes Nationals, sponsored by Engine Pro and presented by ARP is in the books. This years winners were Josh Sternberg in the Street Stocks, Curtis Rice in the Pro Trucks, Timmy Near in the Pro Stocks, Johnny Miller in the Flinn Stocks, Garrett Wiles in the Late Models and taking home the big win in the IMCA Modifieds was rookie Mitchell Hunt. The Flinn family wishes to thank everyone involved, from fans to drivers, sponsors, and employees for making this another great year. The 2015 banquet will be in January. Further information can be obtained by calling the track office at 989.235.5200 or email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

1            John DeYoung, Jr.        70            621
2            Myron DeYoung            7D            585
3            Chad Wernette            615            574
4            Gary VanderMark            10            572
5            Austin Wonch            98            532
6            Mitchell Hunt            38            530
7            Joe Fowler            19F            518
8            Cory Ruesink            48            510
9            A.J. Ward            20W            500
10            Jimmy Hale, Jr.            77X,77            500
11            Vern Buskirk            B76            485
12            Rusty Zeigler            776            470
13            Brenten DeYoung            71            446
14            Brady Hollenbeck            93H            359
15            Robert Putt            87            332
16            Chance Hoppes            99            322
17            Kody Johnson            19JR            309
18            Kenny Playter            42P,74            307
19            Dan Wiggins II            11W            305
20            Clifford Denman            24            301

Flinn Stocks                
Pos    Car #    Driver    Points    
1    29LE    Gabe Gesselman    575    
1    72,23    Kevin Rohn, Jr.    575    
3    18R,72    Allen Roszell    551    
4    X    Derrick Stahl    522    
5    11N,67    James Snyder    373    
6    67R    Taylor Runions    351    
7    66    Travis McGill    321    
8    18M    Kasondra Johnson    313    
9    99    Spencer Simon    312    
10    63    Rusty Sowles    263    
11    17C    Chris Strouse    242    
12    7J,11J    Justin Stahl    183    
13    42    Shellbie Shank    164    
14    69L    Brent Leadford    146    
15    29    Brian Hammond    134    
16    169S    Chuck Shaw    102    
17    74    Jeff Cooper    101    
18    522    Nick Davenport    97    
19    17    Josh Pulsipher    96    
20    522    Matt Stadt    90    
Late Models                
Pos    Car #    Driver    Points    
1    13    Scott Baker    698    
2    0X    Zack Olger    631    
3    111    Josh Borton    601    
4    55W    Amanda Wing    575    
5    52K    Ryan Kent    546    
6    87K    Joshua Knoll    541    
7    72    Kyle Borgman    534    
8    10    Tom Dusen    527    
9    16    Garrett Wiles    520    
10    9    Dean Huizenga    511    
11    6B    Doug Baird    463    
12    41    Jesse Playter    449    
13    73L    Logan Love    434    
14    11    Rachel Carpenter    433    
15    11C    Carl Ries    409    
16    610    Blaine Hendrick    385    
17    7M    Brad Mann    364    
18    23V    Ryan VanderVeen    347    
19    4P    Jason Playter, Jr.    285    
20    117    Kevin Reeve    262    
Pro Stocks                
Pos    Car #    Driver    Points    
1    26    Mike Vandermark, Jr.    644    
2    14    Nate Jones    633
3    11    Josh Loomis    627
4    77B    Rob Brillhart    598
5    25    Jake Headley    581
6    97    Nick Stormzand    573
7    94    Chad Raby    568
8    65    Don Rohn    561
9    O7    Jaycee Baker    520
10    44H    Blake Hollenbeck    504
11    80    Jeramie Raby    478
12    9T    Ryan Teeter    459
13    72    John Taylor    386
14    09C    Derek Crandall    326
15    3H    Rodney Heikkila    230
15    17D    Derek Schestag    230
17    71    Don Proctor, Jr.    213
18    6C    Bryan Craigmyle    172    
19    45    Mike Husted    157    
20    92    Kent Strong    153    
Street Stocks                
Pos    Car #    Driver    Points    
1    O6    James Prochazka    709    
2    O2    Will Stanley    674    
3    33    Doug McKeown, Sr.    642    
4    44    Cody Broersma    621    
5    16    Christina Haney    547    
6    68    Ron Harper    504    
7    64    David Pellerito    452    
8    1C    Travis Carman    377    
9    F5    Joel Field    338    
10    94P    Dennis Parker, Jr.    329    
11    73    Austin Wiley    317    
12    23    Terry Roberts, Jr.    303    
13    59X    Jay Chlebek    294    
14    6    Melvin Allen    282    
14    1    Ryan Alexander    282    
16    32T    Tony Vinton    257    
17    32    Paul Denny    242    
18    25X    Bobby Reed    228    
19    47    Trever Monk    190    
20    63    Kevin Rohn    175    
Pro Trucks                
Pos    Car #    Driver    Points    
1    51    Andrew Fidler    703    
2    92    Curtis Rice    691    
3    55    Dave Peters    683    
4    O1    Mickey Currier    667    
5    28    Paul Grosnickle    663    
6    88    Jim Emmons    601    
7    7D    Blake Doolittle    578    
8    40    Tim Wood    561    
9    7    Don Proctor III    402    
10    10    Bree Brasington    392    

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.

What Is An Image License?

Simply put, it's a way to keep all of us happy.

For years my photographers and I have struggled to educate our customers about US and International copyright laws. There are a large number of photographic print buyers that believe a couple of dollars paid to buy the print gives them the absolute right to scan that image and use it however they want. They take their scan to the local Walmart to make copies. They put the image on their web site without giving a photographers credit, even claiming the copyrights and their own. And a few (you KNOW who you are) have even offered bootleg copies for sale to others. To paraphrase an old commercial, "Got Brass?"

It can be a full time job to chase every copyright violator. And every time somebody lifts an image from this site to make a bootleg copy it takes a small bit of profit away. It all adds up and the loss makes it so we can't upgrade our equipment. This lessens our ability to bring you some great racing photos from the infield, an area that is restricted to authorized track photographers only.

To make it easier for us to bring legal action against the bootleggers, we are ceasing the routine printing of our images. From now on you will be able to purchase a users license on-line for just $3 per image. How does that make it easier to pursue a legal remedy? Easy. When you purchase the users license and download the image you are agreeing to an explicit contract that allows only specific use of the image. If you violate the spirit of that contract we can take you to federal court. Our software keeps track of WHO has purchased a license agreement. If we see one of our images posted somewhere in violation of the agreement, or a print copy being offered for sale - the next thing you will likely get from us is a subpoena.

Are we being a bunch of hard nosed, soft skinned, jerks? No, we are protecting our copyright.

Casual observers may think we are having a good time down there in the infield. Snapping photos all night long and seeing some great racing action. Yes, we generally enjoy the work, but it is WORK. On an average night our photographers are on their feet for five hours without a break. A long night keeps them up on aching feet for up to seven or eight hours.

They are choking on dust for that entire time, or slogging through ankle deep mud. It's difficult to see and therefore to safely walk. There is always a risk of being hit by a race car spinning through the infield, or taking a hit from parts that fly off the cars. Getting pelted by flying stones and huge clods of mud is routine.

On a cold night there is no reasonable way to keep hands and the cameras warm. We just have to suffer. On hot nights sweat acts as a magnet for the dust, making it all the more uncomfortable. Keeping the camera lenses and shutters clean is another burden others rarely think about.

Our job doesn't stop once the picture is taken. Between 1,200 and 2,300 images are taken every race night. It takes HOURS to sort through all of them, judging which are technically unacceptable because they are out of focus, dark, improperly framed, etc. Those that are acceptable still have to be cropped properly, color corrected, and cataloged. Imagine just how peeved we are when we find somebody is not only failing to compensate us a measly couple of dollars, but making the claim the image is THEIRS and trying to re-sell what they stole!

Please, don't think we are angry at all of you. Far from it. We've got some great customers out there that make us smile when they toss a compliment our way. We thank you for recognizing our hard work is worth a couple of dollars. We appreciate it even more when you give that effort the respect it deserves.

Go to the photo gallery and look for your favorite driver. The new software allows us to "Tag" the images so that you will be able to search by race date and driver name. Like crash photos? Put crash into the search window and it will filter out everything but those moments the drivers would rather forget.

Your comments and polite suggestions are encouraged and appreciated. Your respect for our copyright is requested.