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!


In case you wanted to watch the replay of the latest 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.


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.

 

2012 Flinn Stock

Flinn Stock Cars Defined

1. Any four cylinder Front wheel drive car, except the following: No convertibles, No trucks, no two seat coupes, No turbo or supercharged engines, No multi carburetors No rotary engines, No cogsworth engines. Factory stock fuel injection or stock carburators only. All cars must have a minimum wheelbase of 98 inches.

2. A minimum weight of 2400 lbs must be maintained. Top 5 from heats and top 5 from feature MUST cross scales. Failure to cross scales means disqualification. All added weight MUST be painted white with your car number on it. Loss of a weight on the track will result in disqualification.

3. Complete stock body front to rear, including stock frame, stock suspension, stock front and rear firewalls. All trunks and hoods will have working stock hinges. Hoods and trucks must be secured with hood pins only. Remove all factory hood and trunk latches. All holes in firewalls and floor must be covered with metal. Steering and suspension must be stock with no modifications. Shock towers must not be altered. No locked, welded or posi front differentials. No adjustable or overloading shocks allowed.

4. Steering and pedals must be stock, No mirrors. All cars must start with a key or use a push button or toggle switch. The vinyl cover on the dash may be removed.

5. All glass except for the windshield must be removed.(windshield may be removed).If windshield is removed 3 bars must be welded in front of driver. Lexan windshield OK. Wheel weights allowed on inside of wheel only, must be securely fastened, taped and glued.

6. All insulation and upholstery under the hood, on the floor and in the interior must be removed. All headlights, taillights, loose chrome, trim, ect must be removed from the car. All holes remaining from taillight removal will be filled in.

7. Stock motor only. All components must remain stock. After market tube style air cleaners OK

8. Variable cam timing or VCT must be disconnected on ALL cars. All cars must have these VCT wires plainly labeled for quick inspection.

9. Stock transmission for that make and model.

10. Battery may be relocated, strapped securely and covered in approved box.

11. Stock exhaust system must exit behind driver. Maximum exhaust size is 2” O.D. Loud cars may be asked to put a muffler on the end of the system.

12. No antifreeze allowed.

13. Gas tank. If stock gas tank is located ahead of the rear axle, it may remain in place. Any tank located behind the rear axle must be replaced and relocated in the truck. Use a small fuel cell 8gal or smaller. Fastened securely with 4 straps. Rear firewall must be enclosed if tank is located in the trunk.

14. Tires and Wheels. Stock wheels for that make and model only. All wheels will be a maximum of 15” x 6” All wheels will be same size.. Approved passenger car tires only, no low profile, trick or exotic tires. Maximum tire width is a 70 series(no 60 or 65 series tires). No grooving cutting or sipping of tires allowed.

15. Dash bar is highly recommended.

16. A bar to support the radiator is allowed. No bar above the bumper to protect radiator is allowed. No bars above or below front or rear bumpers.

17. Full roll cage required. Four post from inner rocker to inner rocker. Full halo overhead required, driver head with helmet must be below top of halo bars.. Minimum 3 door bars on drivers side with a 18”x 24”x1/8 plate on the outside of door bars. One horizontal bar on passenger side, one horizontal bar across behind driver. Bottom of cage must be tied together, connecting all four corners. No removal of any interior metal, inner body panels, except for driver door inner panel may be altered for door bar clearance.

18. Rear bars/Kicker bars. We will allow kicker bars for safety sake only. Maximum size is 1 ¾ round tubing. Rear bars may extend rearward from the top of the cage behind the driver angling downward toward the rear of the trunk area. We suggest having a piece of tubing welded flat on the trunk floor near the kick up at the rear of the truck area to weld your kicker bars to.

19. Stock seat may be used must have a headrest, aluminum racing seat is highly recommended. Seat must be anchored to bar behind driver Aluminum must have 4 bolts with washers is seat area. Must have 3” 5 point harness with crotch strap.

20. Nose and tail piece must be original to that make and model.

21. Roll bar padding required in driver compartment.

22. Mandatory tow hooks or chains on front and rear.

23. Fire extinguisher mandatory in driver compartment in an approved mounting device. No zip ties or duct tape.

24. No wings, spoilers, cow catchers or air deflecting devices of any kind. No hood scoops or holes in hood, any factory holes in hood must be filled in with metal.

25. All cars must have numbers with a 4”stroke and be a minimum if 16” high. Must have numbers painted on both sides of roof in opposite directions. Drivers name on roof required. Colors must contrast and be readable.

Driver Eligibility

1. Driver must be 12 years old or older. Anyone that has raced in the past in any other class must have been out of racing at least 5 years or be over the age of 55.


2. A champion in this class must move up if he or she is 16 years or over.

General


1. No car may pass prior to passing the flag stand on the start or any restart. If you pass before reaching the flag stand you will be docked 2 places per car passed.


2. You will be sent to the pits if you are the cause of a caution, are driving to aggressively or dangerously.


3. Be ready to race in both directions on the track. You may be told to go to turn 3 and race clockwise. You may also be stopped at any time during the race and turned around to race the other direction.


4. This class starts all races from a stop at the flag stand.

Claim Rule


The claim area is located in the center of the track with the top 5 cars lining up in victory lane.

Top 5 MUST go to the claim area after the feature. Failure to report to the claim area will result in disqualification and loss of points and trophy.(Car will still be claimable).

Claim price is $650 for the entire car except the items listed below.

Top 4 finishing cars are claimable by any driver finishing 5th place and back and claiming driver must be registered for points.

Claiming driver must finish on the lead lap, if you are passed by the lead car you are NOT eligible to claim.

Claiming driver must drive under the cars own power to the claim area.

Claims must be made within 5 minutes of the checkered flag. A coin toss will settle any multiple claims on a single car.

Refusal to sell means you may never run this class again.

Claimed drivers have 1hr to remove all items listed below. These are not included in the claim:


· Window net
· Fire Extinguisher and bracket.
· Seat belts
· Battery
· Racing Seat, if you remove a racing seat a OEM seat must be supplied

 

20. Nose and tail piece must be original to that make and model.