Announcements and More

'Yes 2 Kids Night' =
Autograph Night!!

Saturday night at Crystal Motor Speedway was the second of two "Yes 2 Kids Night" events with an autograph night session prior to racing. The evening was sponsored by CMS Internet of Crystal. Curtis Rice took the Pro Truck event and Taylor Runions scored the Flinn Stock main. Cory Ruesink grabbed his first IMCA Mod win and Don Rohn added yet another Pro Stock feature to his list of wins. Ryan VanderVeen brought home the win in the Late Models and Doug McKeown Sr grabbed his first in of the 2015 season in the Street Stocks.

Next week at Crystal Motor Speedway is a seven features as the Hiram's Lightening Sprints make their second trip to the speedway along with all six of the normal divisions. Pit gates open at 4:30 and the grandstand gates open at 5PM. Adult admission is $12 and kids 5-11 are $5. Pit passes are $25. Further information can be obtained by calling the track office at 989.235.5200   The 2015 SCHEDULE IS HERE.

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    Flinn Stocks
Pos            Driver                Car #            Points
1            Gabe Gesselman            29LE            449
2            Kevin Rohn, Jr.            72,23            434
3            Allen Roszell            18R,72            417
4            Derrick Stahl            X            376
5            Spencer Simon            99            312
6            Taylor Runions            67R            311
7            Kasondra Johnson            71            287
8            James Snyder            11N,67            243
9            Travis McGill            66            213
10            Justin Stahl            7J,11J            183
11            Rusty Sowles            63            163
12            Chris Strouse            17C            148
13            Brent Leadford            69L            146
14            Brian Hammond            29            134
15            Shellbie Shank            42            131
16            Chuck Shaw            169S            102
17            Nick Davenport            522            97
18            Matt Stadt            522            90
19            Keith Fike            13F            84
20            Gary Larabee            14L            74

    Late Models
Pos            Driver                Car #            Points
1            Scott Baker            13            437
2            Zack Olger            0X            407
3            Kyle Borgman            72            394
4            Josh Borton            111            392
5            Amanda Wing            55W            354
6            Ryan Kent            52K            331
7            Dean Huizenga            9            322
8            Joshua Knoll            87K            318
9            Jesse Playter            41            305
10            Tom Dusen            10            303
11            Garrett Wiles            16            291
12            Doug Baird            6B            276
13            Ryan VanderVeen            23V            272
14            Rachel Carpenter            11            247
15            Logan Love            73L            245
16            Carl Ries            11C            239
17            Blaine Hendrick            610            218
18            Kurt Mesman            66            200
19            Rob Taylor            44            198
20            Brad Mann            7M            198

    Modified
Pos            Driver                Car #            Points
1            John DeYoung, Jr.            70            427
2            A.J. Ward            20W            402
3            Myron DeYoung            7D            401
4            Chad Wernette            615            390
5            Gary VanderMark            10            385
6            Joe Fowler            19F            349
7            Austin Wonch            98            348
8            Mitchell Hunt            38            342
9            Jimmy Hale, Jr.            77X,77            329
10            Cory Ruesink            48            311
11            Brenten DeYoung            71            311
12            Vern Buskirk            B76            290
13            Rusty Zeigler            776            287
14            Ken Zeigler            776K            275
15            Chance Hoppes            99            258
16            Robert Putt            87            252
17            Brody Bowser            78            251
18            Dan Wiggins II            11W            239
19            Brady Hollenbeck            93H            238
20            Kenny Playter            42P,74            221

    Pro Stocks
Pos            Driver                Car #            Points
1            Mike Vandermark, Jr.            26            391
2            Rob Brillhart            77B            390
3            Josh Loomis            11            381
4            Nate Jones            14            374
5            Chad Raby            94            351
6            Nick Stormzand            97            341
7            Jake Headley            25            340
8            Jaycee Baker            07            324
9            Don Rohn            65            315
10            Blake Hollenbeck            44H            302
11            Jeramie Raby            80            285
12            Ryan Teeter            9T            246
13            Derek Crandall            09C            207
14            John Taylor            72            200
15            Derek Schestag            17D            174
16            Nick Rohloff            74,7            150
17            Mike Husted            45            129
18            Gary Buskirk            1*            122
19            Rodney Heikkila            3H            111
20            Derrick Dennis            7DD            105

    Pro Trucks
Pos            Driver                Car #            Points
1            Andrew Fidler            51            459
2            Curtis Rice            92            440
3            Dave Peters            55            426
4            Mickey Currier            01            422
5            Paul Grosnickle            28            417
6            Jim Emmons            88            393
7            Blake Doolittle            7D            380
8            Tim Wood            40            354
9            Bree Brasington            10            324
10            Shane Spencer            99            257
11            Don Proctor, Jr.            71            250
12            Ryan Paradise            06            211
13            James McKeown            57            166
14            Don Proctor III            7            160
15            Kevin Rohn            63            159
16            Drew Wilkerson            78            142
17            Laurie Mortensen            17            131
18            Brad Emelander            84            59
19            Ashlee Scott            7S            36
20            Madison Cook            1JR            27

    Street Stocks
Pos            Driver                Car #            Points
1            James Prochazka            06            451
2            Will Stanley            02,08            429
3            Ron Harper            68            423
4            Doug McKeown, Sr.            33            413
5            Cody Broersma            44            392
6            Christina Haney            16            361
7            Joel Field            F5            283
8            David Pellerito            64            281
9            Austin Wiley            73            265
10            Travis Carman            1C            222
11            Tony Vinton            32T            221
12            Paul Denny            32            197
13            Terry Roberts, Jr.            23            195
14            Dennis Parker, Jr.            94P            190
15            Melvin Allen            6            168
16            Ryan Alexander            1            165
17            Bobby Reed            25X            164
18            Jay Chlebek            59X            147
19            Jeramy Craigmyle            3            121
20            Jeff Dygert            81            113

We will be live streaming the races August 1st  starting about 7:25 or so and you can watch on your pc HERE while I-Pad users can watch HERE The other link for I-pads or I-pods is here

I'm getting a lot of email about certain things so I'll post this here. As I've explained many times, my wife is critically ill and we have no insurance and are being forced to see doctors that are far from intelligent. I am slowly losing my wife and with it, my will to keep on. I have someone that is supposed to be taking over the website soon. I don't have the heart or the will to keep on doing things as I watch my wife slowly leave me. I've done this website since 1993. I hate to give this site 'away' but truth be told, it no longer means anything to me. Every day is a struggle and every day, my heart hurts a little more. I am cutting my ties with the track but not with Mr. Flinn. Ron has been like a father to me for over 20 years and I can not thank him enough for all he has done for me. Give me some time to teach the new person how to do the things I have done.
Thank you for the last 22 years.
Verwayne
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Check out the Mustang Give Away by one of our sponsors, American Muscle!

                                  

 

News You Need! - A)The Michigan Traditional Sprints will return to CMS on August 15th after being rained out last week. B) Pursuant to tightening State and local laws, campers need to register to camp at the track. At this time, there is no fee but you must register. Both the grandstand ticket booth and the pit booths have the forms. C) All four wheelers, golf carts and or other forms of camp ground 'transportation' must be registered and have some type of identifying sign or number on them. Ask at one of the booths for more information!  

The track has plenty of primitive camping available.  More information can be obtained by calling the track office at 989.235.5200. The 2015 SCHEDULE IS HERE.

Our "R Word" list has topped out at over 1800 people so far. It has come to my attention that some of you did not get an email notification of the last couple rain offs despite asking to be added. A bit of research is showing me that I may have too many people on the list (over 1800 now) and Google decides who gets emails and who doesn't. To this end, I am breaking up the old list and making a second list to augment the first. If you did not get an email after signing up, please send me a new request and I'll add your name to the new list to make sure you get notified. Thanks. Let's get get the 'lost' home again! You can join our "R Word" list by sending an email or TEXTING to this email address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  If you are on the list and your email has changed, drop me a note!
 
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.
 
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.

 

       
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
       
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
       
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
       
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
       
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         

Coming "Home"

You never realize how much you will miss something until it isn’t available every time you want to go there. Well, alright, I suppose the proper way to say that is it isn’t easily available when I want to go.

I have been a regular at Crystal Motor Speedway since way back in the early 80’s, first as a fan, then as a car owner, and then as an employee. I don’t have to tell most of you how addictive the track can be. My first extended time away from the Crystal clay was in 2005 when I worked with the ASA series and traveled across the eastern half of America with some really great racers and I got to meet and work with some current NASCAR drivers. It was a real thrill to work with these guys but I can remember looking at my watch and realizing that it was race time at CMS and wishing I was “home.”

I came back to CMS in 2006 and worked two more years but in 2007, I spent half of nearly every week in Florida, coming home to be at the track Friday night for Saturday and going back to Port Saint Lucie on Monday. My wife had already moved to Florida full time and I was commuting each week. It was arduous but I wanted to do it… for that summer. As soon as Great Lakes Nationals was in the books that year, I was gone for the winter.

Since then, I have come ‘home’ for the season opener, around Memorial Day weekend, the Fourth of July weekend, and in August. This year has found me much busier in my new home area and with a business that seems about ready to really break loose. I work with a television station and two radio stations here and we are about to launch our own Roku TV stations… three of them to be exact!

 

We’ve been testing it the past few weeks (which is why the chat on the ROTW board has been closed) and it seems to be working perfectly. It’s been a ton of work but we think it will be worth it shortly. Two years of dreaming, planning, and work are about to spring to life… kind of like an elephant pregnancy. If all goes as planned, our sports channel, StreamNet Sports, will be available on Roku this week. Instead of watching it live on your computer, you can watch it live on your television.

Getting back to the original subject… coming ‘home.’ All of this stuff kept me from getting back for the season opener, the first I’ve missed in years. I intended to be back for the first race in May but that isn’t going to happen either. I thought I’d for sure I could make it for the Memorial Day weekend but again, I’ve got a schedule conflict with my other businesses.

So what to do? I am looking at coming up on a Friday and leave on Sunday to get back for a Monday meeting. I was explaining this to a friend who promptly asked me why I would travel on such a tight schedule for such a short period of time. The answer is obvious. It’s kind of like going home for Christmas… you just gotta do it. I hope to see you all then!