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Baby, It Was COLD Out There!  

The SOD Sprints were in town Saturday and they put on their normal fantastic show. As soon as I get results on that series, I'll post it. Benjamin Nott grabbed the win in the Flinn Stocks while Zach Olger took home the win in the KFC Late Models. Chad Wernette brought home the win in the Allstar Performance IMCA Mods and Andrew Fidler bested a tight field in the Engine Pro Pro Truck division. Finally, Will Stanley made his first run at CMS in a year or so and showed 'em he hadn't forgot how to win as he scored the Street Stock feature. Points, winner photos, and such are posted under each division now.
 
 
Next week at Crystal Motor Speedway is a regular night of all six divisions, sponsored by Michigan One Community Credit Union. Pit gates open at 4:30 and the main grandstand gates open at 5PM. Racing begins at 7:30. Adults are $12 and kids 5-11 are $5. Pit passes are $25. More information can be obtained by calling the track office at 989.235.5200. The 2015 SCHEDULE IS HERE

I am tentatively bringing the live stream to an end as of last night. Too many issues not of our making. We had $600 worth of cables cut by some nimrod and I can't afford to fix that this week. I'll do what I can but bad wires lead to bad video and loss of video signal.

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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.

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. You can test your device before the races begin by clicking on one of the previous links as we have a 24/7 stream of races from 2014 running.
 
Are You Up To Date?? PC users should update their Flash Player at https://get2.adobe.com/flashplayer and their Shock Wave Player at https://get2.adobe.com/shockwave" and occasionally, you need to update your Java at https://www.java.com All are free downloads. If you are using a mobile device, understand that our upload stream can sometimes over power a device's ability to keep up. Make sure your Internet connection will hold the necessary download speed!  

 
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.

 

July 16, 2011 Highlights

 Crystal, MI - Saturday night at Crystal Motor Speedway was a hot muggy night with plenty of action. The Late Models had the night off to make room for the SOD Sprints. Dustin Daggett’s long win streak was broken with Daggett being in Ohio at Eldora and oddly enough, it was an Ohio driver who took home the win in the event.

Stuart Brubaker jumped out front within a few laps and despite a couple challenges, he was never headed. Brett Mann and Gary Fast finished out the top three.


Doug McKeown Sr had the lead early in the Port City Pro Stock feature but slid high in turn two, handing the lead over to Derek Schestag with McKeown sliding back to third. Ryan Kent and Reb Marble moved into the top five and were soon joined by Gary Buskirk and Mike Husted. Schestag found the clean air to his liking and he went on to claim his first feature win of the season, followed by Buskirk, Husted, Chaney Newland, and Kent. Schestag and Marble grabbed heat wins.

Andrew Fidler, Richard Melton, Bob Griffin, and David Dancer made up the front pack in the Engine Pro Pro Truck feature. Carl Thayer made his way to third with Ashlee Scott following him to fourth. Scott Nieman rode the rails and began to dual with Thayer for the lead when Thayer got loose and brought out the caution after several laps of perilously close racing. Once the green fell, Nieman jumped out front again and went on to win over Dancer, Griffin, Scott, and Dave Peters. Dancer and Thayer snagged heat wins.

The Engine Pro IMCA Modified feature event was a barn burner that found Chad Precord, Jimmy Hale Jr, and Jason Borton out front. Hale fought for the lead several times but Precord was not giving it up. Myron DeYoung moved to third about the same time Hale took the lead Precord gained it back a lap later. With laps winding down, last years champ began his challenge and with just moments left in the race, Ward took the lead and the win over Precord, DeYoung, Jerry Hunt, and Bob Hutson. Mike Shanteau took the B Main with heats falling to Borton, Hale, and DeYoung.

The Smokers Club of Mt. Pleasant Street Stocks got started with Bill Wilkins, Doug Helsel, and Tim Buskirk jumping well out in front of the pack. Kyle Prochazka, Mike VanderMark Jr, and Will Stanley moved up in the second pack of cars all fighting to hold the fourth position. Helsel pushed the leader hard but when it was over, Wilkins scored his first win of the season over Helsel, Prochazka, Stanley, and VanderMark. J.R. Schmid and Wilkins posed for heat wins.

Austin Bean led the opening laps of the Races On The Web Flinn Stock division with Taylor Daniels and Alex Richards tight behind. Daniels slowed allowing Zach Rummer and Garrett Wiles to move up. Wiles went on to score the win over Richards, Rummer, Taylor Wiles, Chris DeCamp, Scott Glidden, Matt Daggett, Jaycee Baker, Neil Zeigler, Bobby Reed, Daniels, and Felicia Rohn. Daniels and Bean won heats.

Next week at Crystal Motor Speedway is the always popular “Yes2Kids Night” where kids can ride with one of their favorite drivers. This event is held from 6PM to 7PM so get there early! Adult admission is $10 and kids 5-11 are $4. Pit gates open at 4:30 and grandstand gates open at 5PM. Race fans will want to consider the Thursday night race at the Ionia Fairgrounds big half mile track. The race starts at 7PM and features the SOD Sprints and the Engine Pro IMCA Modifieds. Further information can be found by calling the track at 989.235.5200