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Points Are Updated!

The points for all divisions EXCEPT IMCA are now finalized. See them below.

The season finale, the Great Lakes Nationals, sponsored by Engine Pro and presented by ARP is in the books. This years winners were Josh Sternberg in the Street Stocks, Curtis Rice in the Pro Trucks, Timmy Near in the Pro Stocks, Johnny Miller in the Flinn Stocks, Garrett Wiles in the Late Models and taking home the big win in the IMCA Modifieds was rookie Mitchell Hunt. The Flinn family wishes to thank everyone involved, from fans to drivers, sponsors, and employees for making this another great year. The 2015 banquet will be in January. Further information can be obtained by calling the track office at 989.235.5200 or email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

1            John DeYoung, Jr.        70            621
2            Myron DeYoung            7D            585
3            Chad Wernette            615            574
4            Gary VanderMark            10            572
5            Austin Wonch            98            532
6            Mitchell Hunt            38            530
7            Joe Fowler            19F            518
8            Cory Ruesink            48            510
9            A.J. Ward            20W            500
10            Jimmy Hale, Jr.            77X,77            500
11            Vern Buskirk            B76            485
12            Rusty Zeigler            776            470
13            Brenten DeYoung            71            446
14            Brady Hollenbeck            93H            359
15            Robert Putt            87            332
16            Chance Hoppes            99            322
17            Kody Johnson            19JR            309
18            Kenny Playter            42P,74            307
19            Dan Wiggins II            11W            305
20            Clifford Denman            24            301

Flinn Stocks                
Pos    Car #    Driver    Points    
1    29LE    Gabe Gesselman    575    
1    72,23    Kevin Rohn, Jr.    575    
3    18R,72    Allen Roszell    551    
4    X    Derrick Stahl    522    
5    11N,67    James Snyder    373    
6    67R    Taylor Runions    351    
7    66    Travis McGill    321    
8    18M    Kasondra Johnson    313    
9    99    Spencer Simon    312    
10    63    Rusty Sowles    263    
11    17C    Chris Strouse    242    
12    7J,11J    Justin Stahl    183    
13    42    Shellbie Shank    164    
14    69L    Brent Leadford    146    
15    29    Brian Hammond    134    
16    169S    Chuck Shaw    102    
17    74    Jeff Cooper    101    
18    522    Nick Davenport    97    
19    17    Josh Pulsipher    96    
20    522    Matt Stadt    90    
Late Models                
Pos    Car #    Driver    Points    
1    13    Scott Baker    698    
2    0X    Zack Olger    631    
3    111    Josh Borton    601    
4    55W    Amanda Wing    575    
5    52K    Ryan Kent    546    
6    87K    Joshua Knoll    541    
7    72    Kyle Borgman    534    
8    10    Tom Dusen    527    
9    16    Garrett Wiles    520    
10    9    Dean Huizenga    511    
11    6B    Doug Baird    463    
12    41    Jesse Playter    449    
13    73L    Logan Love    434    
14    11    Rachel Carpenter    433    
15    11C    Carl Ries    409    
16    610    Blaine Hendrick    385    
17    7M    Brad Mann    364    
18    23V    Ryan VanderVeen    347    
19    4P    Jason Playter, Jr.    285    
20    117    Kevin Reeve    262    
Pro Stocks                
Pos    Car #    Driver    Points    
1    26    Mike Vandermark, Jr.    644    
2    14    Nate Jones    633
3    11    Josh Loomis    627
4    77B    Rob Brillhart    598
5    25    Jake Headley    581
6    97    Nick Stormzand    573
7    94    Chad Raby    568
8    65    Don Rohn    561
9    O7    Jaycee Baker    520
10    44H    Blake Hollenbeck    504
11    80    Jeramie Raby    478
12    9T    Ryan Teeter    459
13    72    John Taylor    386
14    09C    Derek Crandall    326
15    3H    Rodney Heikkila    230
15    17D    Derek Schestag    230
17    71    Don Proctor, Jr.    213
18    6C    Bryan Craigmyle    172    
19    45    Mike Husted    157    
20    92    Kent Strong    153    
Street Stocks                
Pos    Car #    Driver    Points    
1    O6    James Prochazka    709    
2    O2    Will Stanley    674    
3    33    Doug McKeown, Sr.    642    
4    44    Cody Broersma    621    
5    16    Christina Haney    547    
6    68    Ron Harper    504    
7    64    David Pellerito    452    
8    1C    Travis Carman    377    
9    F5    Joel Field    338    
10    94P    Dennis Parker, Jr.    329    
11    73    Austin Wiley    317    
12    23    Terry Roberts, Jr.    303    
13    59X    Jay Chlebek    294    
14    6    Melvin Allen    282    
14    1    Ryan Alexander    282    
16    32T    Tony Vinton    257    
17    32    Paul Denny    242    
18    25X    Bobby Reed    228    
19    47    Trever Monk    190    
20    63    Kevin Rohn    175    
Pro Trucks                
Pos    Car #    Driver    Points    
1    51    Andrew Fidler    703    
2    92    Curtis Rice    691    
3    55    Dave Peters    683    
4    O1    Mickey Currier    667    
5    28    Paul Grosnickle    663    
6    88    Jim Emmons    601    
7    7D    Blake Doolittle    578    
8    40    Tim Wood    561    
9    7    Don Proctor III    402    
10    10    Bree Brasington    392    

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.

August 27, 2011 Highlights

Written by Trevor Hollis.

Champions Are Crowned and a Championship Personality Is Remembered

 Crystal, MI - After a few weeks off Crystal Motor Speedway was back in action on Saturday for its season championship as well as the Smoke Shop Dave Memorial race. 118 cars checked into the pits to do battle on the 3/8ths mile oval and not one of them disappointed. A little extra money was on the line for the Smokers Club street stocks as a number of people from the racing community came together to sponsor laps for the street stocks, a class near and dear to the heart of both Dave and Kim.

Doug Helsel of Belding started on the outside of the front row and didn’t look back taking the lead right from the drop of the green flag and held on to lead all 25 laps, picking up the season championship trophy, and all of the lap sponsorship money. The feature however was not without its fair share of intrigue. Going into the night’s action three drivers had a realistic chance at picking up a championship in the division. Mike VanderMark Jr, JR Schmid, and Will Stanley were all separate by only a handful of points and one incident could prove fatal to the hopes of any one of them. We all thought we saw that incident when an accident on the front straightaway ended up with Stanley and VanderMark in the wall. Both men took their severely damaged machines to the pits where their crews worked furiously on both cars to get them back on the track and more importantly back on the track and still on the lead lap. As attrition continued to take its toll on the 22 car field, Stanley and VanderMark Jr kept their noses clean and slowly worked their way back towards the front while never being more than two or three positions apart on the track. Meanwhile JR Schmid did exactly what he needed to do running right up front all night and eventually finished second to Helsel. In the end though Schmid’s deficit in points was just too much for him to overcome and Will Stanley was able to hold on to the points lead and win the 2011 Smokers Club Street Stocks points championship by one point over Mike VanderMark Jr and only three points over JR Schmid. Helsel also was victorious in his heat race as well as Kurt Eberspeaker. Special thanks goes out to all those who chipped in to make the Inaugural Smoke Shop Dave memorial race as successful as it was and here’s to hoping for just as much success for years to come.

The Kentucky Fried Chicken Late Models were next to take the track. All eyes were on Michigan Motorsports Hall of Famer Roger Wing as he tried to lock up yet another track championship to add to his storied career. The feature started with Josh Knoll and Scott Baker on the front row. Baker was able to jump out to an early lead but mechanical problems forced the Ionia native to the pits early, handing the lead over to the 87k machine. That’s all Knoll needed to drive away to a very convincing win over the 18 car field. Wing started 9th on the field and it was very obvious that the game plan for the 55w was to stay out of trouble and lock up the championship. Matt Pickard did all he could do to try and make up points on Wing but fell short and finished second in points while Kyle Borgman rounded out the top three. Heat race wins went to Kurt Messmen and Scott Baker.

In Races on the Flinn Stock action it was Taylor Wiles who led green to checker to pick up another feature win. And it was Zach Rummer who won the season points championship on Saturday racing with still a very heavy heart. On the night that would have been Zach’s younger brother Brandon’s birthday Zach was able to hold on to the sizeable points lead he had and get that championship in memory of his younger brother. Garrett Wiles was able to grab second in the feature on the night with Taylor Daniels rounding out the top three. The only heat race of the night went to Taylor Daniels as well.

In the Engine Pro IMCA Modified action, it was Myron DeYoung continuing his hot streak over the last couple of months. Myron won in convincing fashion Saturday night holding off Mike Shanteau and Bob Hutson. Between Crystal and Tri City, Saturday nights feature win at crystal was his 7th checkered flag since the beginning of July, making Myron a strong favorite to pick up a win in the upcoming Great Lake Nationals show. A big wreck on lap 11 really mixed the field up a lot as a blown tire on the 76 of Greg Wiles put him in the wall and collected about 6 others. Almost everybody was able to continue but nearly everybody had to go to the pits for work, putting them at the rear of the field and making it very interesting as they began their march toward the front. In the end though it was DeYoung who held on despite a caution with 5 to go that bunched up the field and gave them one last chance to take the lead. Even though it was season championship night, the Modifieds continue on for a couple of more weeks racing next Saturday and finishing their season with the Great Lakes National show coming up on September 17th. Heat races went to Cliff Denman, DeYoung, and Armond Holley. B feature winners were Brody Bowser and Jimmy Hale Jr.

In Port City Racing Pro Stock action, defending champion Cheney Newland basically only had to start and finish the feature in order to repeat as the Port City Pro Stock Champion. Mike Husted is really the only person that had a realistic chance at tracking down Chaney and dethroning the champion. As far as the feature went on Saturday it was Larry Kosloski who picked up the checkered flag. Gordie Snyder led the first half of the event, but as the handling started to go away on the 17 Kosloski who started 4th made his move and took over the top spot. With his top five finish, Newland was able to secure the championship over Husted, Ryan Kent, and Vern Buskirk. Heat race action went to Gary Buskirk, Jeramie Raby, and Chad Raby.

In the Engine Pro Pro Truck division Scott Neiman claimed the 2011 points championship while Bob Griffin picked up another checkered flag. Griffin took over the lead on lap six and would not relinquish it on route to another feature win in 2011. Like Chaney Newland in the Pro Stocks all Neiman had to do was have a solid finish and he would lock up the 2011 championship. With a top 5 finish Neiman was able to do just that holding off former truck champion Tim Wood, Dave Peters, and Ashlee Scott.

The Labor Day weekend brings our annual two day show with the SOD Sprints there on Saturday, giving the Late Models the night off. Saturday will also have fireworks. The Sunday portion will see the return of the open modified show, outlaw Late Models and the rest of the regular divisions. (NO IMCA MODS!) The entire weekend will be sponsored by Anderson Contracting and Renovations. Admissions for each night will be $12 for adults and kids are $4. Pit passes are $25 per night. Racers running the Sunday Open Mod show will have to follow IMCA, MMA, or UMP rules and use only tires sanctioned by one of those organizations. Further information can be obtained by calling the track if you have questions! 989.235.5200. or visiting the website at