John Taylor Is Final PS Winner of 2014

John Taylor, Pro Stock  - Winner Great Lakes Nationals
John Tayl …
John Taylor staved off some tough competition as he won the Port City Racing Pro Stock event over Steve Hilliker, Nate Jones, Chaney Newland, Dick Reynolds, Rob Brillhart, Derek Crandall, Blake Hollenbeck, Dale Kaake, Jr., and Don Rohn. 

Jeramie Raby and Gary VanderMark took heat gold. 

Runions Close Seasons With GLN Win

Taylor Runions, Flinn Stock  - Winner Great Lakes Nationals
Taylor Ru …
The Races On The Web Flinn Stock feature belonged to Taylor Runions as he continued to dominate the division. Shellbie Shank grabbed the second position and was followed by Sean Brooms, Austin Bean, Kevin Rohn, Jr., Cody Owen, Kyle Woodard, Gabe Gesselman, Keith Fike, and Allen Roszell. 

Bean and Brooms scored heat wins.

Prochazka Takes Last 2014 Street Stock Win

Kyle Prochaska, Street Stock  - Winner Great Lakes Nationals
Kyle Proc …
The Street Stock feature saw 30 cars start in a three wide, ten deep line up and when the checker fell, it was Kyle Prochazka topping the field. Rob Brillhart and   Jasen Wiley were close behind, followed by Mike VanderMark, Jr., Mike Chlebek, Jr., Josh Sternberg, Doug Helsel, Josh Loomis, Jay Chlebek, and Michael Vandecar. 

 

Chlebek claimed the B Main win with heats going to Wiley, Prochazka, Brillhart, and Kevin Rohn. 

Mike Seaman Hauls Pro Truck GLS Win Away

Mike Seaman, Pro Truck  - Winner Great Lakes Nationals
Mike Seam …
Mike Seaman has had a good year in the Engine Pro Pro Trucks and he capped it off by winning his first Great Lakes Nationals win over Chris Verhaar, Andrew Fidler, Curtis Rice, Ryan Paradise, George Wease, Carl Thayer, and Paul Grosnickle. 

 

Paradise captured the heat win. 

Olger Is GLN Late Model Champion

Zach Olger, Late Motel  - Winner Great Lakes Nationals
Zach Olge …
Zack Olger ran a tight line and went home $2000 richer for his efforts as he won the Kentucky Fried Chicken Late model event in a close race with Kevin Reeve and Josh Borton. Rob Taylor took fourth, followed by Derrick Hilliker, Amanda Wing, Jesse Playter, Ryan Kent, Doug Baird, and Kurt Mesman. 

Borton and Olger also took heat wins.

DeYoung Jr Takes GLN Win & Ward Claims IMCA Champions' Honors

John DeYoung Jr, IMCA Modifieds - Winner Great Lakes Nationals
John DeYo …
The Port City Racecar IMCA Modified event was the last points night of the season and in an exciting finish, John DeYoung, Jr. pocketed the $3000 winners purse as he narrowly won over Chad Wernette and Vern Buskirk. Kenny Playter claimed fourth and was followed by Jimmy Hale, Jr., Ken Zeigler, Milt Montgomery, Toby Steele, Sr., Mike Shanteau, Tim Sooy, and Brooke Ann Brasington. 

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Thank YOU! - Great Lakes Nationals In The Books!  

Mike Burkin took the win in the Michigan Tradional Sprints, Zack Olger had a great race to win the KFC Late Models, Taylor Runions completed the 2014 season with a win in the ROTW Flinn Stocks, Johnny Deyoung Jr won an exciting race as he took home the big money in the Port City Racecar IMCA Modified event while AJ Ward cinched the season championship, John Taylor scored the Port City Racing Pro Stocks, Mike Seaman took his second feature of the season in the Engine Pro Pro Trucks, and Kyle Prochazka went from crew member to driver for the GLN and took home the checkers in the final race of 2014.

This completes the 2014 season at Crystal Motor Speedway. Seasons come and seasons go and 2014 was one of the memorable ones. Promoter Ron Flinn would like to thank all the fans, drivers, crew members, and sponsors for making this season worthwhile. The next 'event' is the awards banquet, held on January 10th, 2015. Watch this website or call the office at 989.235.5200 for further information. More info and photos iside!


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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