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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. More later on Sunday!
 
 
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

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.
 
This is an experiment. Go HERE and click on the I-Pad / I-Pod link. It SHOULD work with regular cells and devices as well.
 
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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.

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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.

 

Olger Falls Out - Baker Endures

Scott Baker, Late Model  Feature Winner, April 18, 2015
Scott Bak …
April 18, 2015 - Zack Olger grabbed the lead out of the gate in the Late Model feature and looked to be on his way to a good finish when he  suddenly pulled to the infield with mechanical issues. Last years division champion, Scott Baker, took the lead and went on to hold off all comers as he began his march to repeat for the championship. He was followed by Steve Fairbanks, Joshua Knoll, Scott Philips, Garrett Wiles, Kris Patterson, Jr., Tom Dusen, Logan Love, Josh Borton, and Amanda Wing. 
 
 
B Main wins went to Kyle Borgman and Love while heats wins were racked up by Doug Baird, Borton, and Patterson Jr. 

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.

August 31 - Keller & Hilliker

Outlaw Late Models - David Hilliker, Feature Winner - August 31, 2014
Outlaw La …
Chris Keller beat out Dan Borgman in the Kentucky Fried Chicken Late Model feature with Renton Hurley, Brennan Bowen, Scott Nieman, Doug Baird, Kurt Mesman, Jason Playter, Jr., Rachel Carpenter, and Joshua Knoll rounding out the 21 car field.

Keller and Brennen Bowen won heats.

 
Late Model - Chris Keller, Feature Winner - August 31, 2014
Late Mode …
David Hillaker survived an incident when Zach Olger had a flat tire, sending both drivers to the infield in the Outlaw Late Model series. Hilliker had to battle with Carl Ries to finally win the Outlaw Late model event. Matt Pickard, Steve Fairbanks, Ryan Lanphierd, Joshua Knoll, Zack Olger, Richie Sutherland, Nathan Hurley, and Jason Parkhurst made up the rest of the top ten.
 
Pickard grabbed the fast car dash while Hilliker and Olger scored heats.

 

August 16 Results

Carl Ries, Late Model - Feature Winner, August 16, 2014
Carl Ries …
Carl Ries capped off his night of racing in the Kentucky Fried Chicken Late Models with the feature win over Kevin Reeve, Ryan VanderVeen, Kyle Borgman, Jeff Kohn, Josh Borton, Doug Baird, Matt Pickard, Amanda Wing, and Brennan Bowen.

Denny Andersen advanced by winning the B Main with heats being taken by Reeve, Ries, and Baird.    

Scott Baker holds a 24 point lead over Matt Pickard, Borton, Dean Huizenga, and VanderVeen and just needs a top ten finish to clench the title.

July 26 Results

Ryan VanderVeen - Late Model, Feature Winner, July 26, 2014
Ryan Vand …
Ryan VanderVeen continues to ride the rail he has found on the Crystal clay as he gathered up another feature win in the Kentucky Fried Chicken Late Models over Kevin Reeve, Scott Baker, Zack Olger, Josh Borton, Matt Pickard, Liz Patterson, Ryan Kent, Dean Huizenga, and Mike Kresnak.

Borton scored the B Main while heats fell to Baker, Amanda Wing, and Kevin Reeve.

 

August 9 Results

Ryan VanderVeen - Late Model, Feature Winner, August 9, 2014
Ryan Vand …
Ryan VanderVeen found himself in a familiar position as he won his second Kentucky Fried Chicken Late Model feature event of the night over Zack Olger, Kevin Reeve, Jeff Kohn, Jay Van Dyke, Matt Pickard, Scott Baker, Kyle Borgman, Ryan Kent, and Dean Huizenga.

The B Main was taken by Tim Stott with heats going to Van Dyke,  Olger, and Amanda Wing.


Ryan VanderVeen - Late Model, Feature Winner, August 2, 2014
Ryan Vand …
August 2 Make Up Features

Ryan VanderVeen had to hold off Scott Baker as he won the Kentucky Fried Chicken Late Model feature. Carl Ries was a close third, followed by Brennan Bowen, Josh Borton, Matt Pickard, Dean Huizenga, Ryan Kent, Amanda Wing, and Bill Trueblood, Jr..

Borton and Doug Baird took home heat gold.

 

July 5 Results

Ryan VanderVeen - Late Model Feature Winner, July 5, 2014
Ryan Vand …
Ryan VanderVeen chased down a high flying Amanda Wing in the last lap to win the Kentucky Fried Chicken Late Model event. Brennan Bowen came in third, followed by Kyle Borgman, Matt Pickard, Kevin Reeve, Scott Baker, Josh Borton, Carl Ries, and Ryan Kent.

Scott Nieman brought home the win in the B Main with heats falling to Reeve, Dean Huizenga, and Baker.

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