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 Closes 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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May 28, 2011 Highlights

Written by Trevor Hollis.

So, That's What Racecars Look Like
 

Crystal, MI - Finally mother nature dealt us a hand that we could play on Saturday. 133 cars checked into the pits to do battle on the 38th mile Crystal clay. The features started off with the Engine Pro IMCA modifieds and they did not disappoint. Nate Jones was the early class of the field as he pulled a large lead for the first half of the 20 lap event until mechanical gremlins reared their ugly head. Jerry Hunt was right there to capitalize. A couple of cautions made sure the field stuck together,

but in the end Hunt was just to much for the field and he was able to pick up an impressive win over Josh Borton, Rusty Ziegler, and Melvin Allen. Heat race wins went to Chad Wernette and Nate Jones.

The Kentucky Fried Chicken late models were next up on Saturday night and with the track tacky fast Roger Wing showed why he is a member of the Michigan Motor Sports Hall of Fame as he patiently waited to pick up the checkered flag in this 30 lap feature event. The racing was fast and furious as 20 late models battled it out for the win. Justin Mcneil led the first 26 laps of this event but the show was back in the pack as the crowd was treated to a late model racing clinic in patience by Roger Wing. With only a couple of cautions slowing the action wing ran his race to perfection, waiting until the leader started to struggle in lap traffic before pouncing and taking the win. Justin Mcneil, Carl Ries, Jeff Kohn, and Mark Anderson all earned top 5 finished. Heat race wins went to Matt Pickard and Mickey Carman Jr.

The third event of the night brought the Smokers Club street stocks out and Mike Vandermark Jr made it look too easy. He took the lead early and did not play well with others. Vandermark led nearly every lap and won the race by about a straight away Kyle Prochazka worked his way through the B main and eventually up to the top three before a flat tire forced his pit crew into action to try and preserve a top 10 finish and they were up to the challenge. But it was no where enough for the Brian Lebaron owned number 42 of Vandemark as the former street stock champion rolled into victory lane with a car that looked like it might not have made it another couple of laps. George Weese, James Prochazka, Bill Wilkins, and Dave Grega finished out the top 5. Heat race wins went to Vandermark and Shane Spencer.

In the Port City pro stock feature Ryan Kent had to work for his win over Don Rohn, Jeremie Rabby, Mike Hustead, and Chaney Newland. After his rough start to 2011 it looked like the 65 of Don Rohn was going to take home the win but a strong run, and some nice driving in lap traffic really placed Ryan Kent as one of the true title contenders this year in the Pro Stock division. Only one caution slowed this 25 lap event as Jerry Vanblaicum erupted in a ball of flames when his motor let go on the back stretch. He was ok.
Doug Mckeown and Jerimie Raby picked up heat race checkered flags.

The racesontheweb.com Flinn stocks rolled out for our second to last show of the night. Tyler Mcghan led nearly every lap, except the one that matters most. With only a couple of laps left in this event Zach Rummer used a lap car as a pick to get around Mcghan and pick up his first ever checkered flag. Bob Whitcomb rounded out the top three. The racesontheweb.com Flinn stocks will have the sunday portion of our Memorial Day Double off. Heat race victories went to Garret Wiles, Tyler McGhan, and Chris Decamp. Whitcomb also won the B Main.

The final event of the night brought out a full field of Engine Pro trucks and the defending class champion new just what to do to pick up another checkered flag. Carl Thayer was racing in a whole different zip code most of the night and easily won the 20 lap feature over Kevin Deal, and truck rookie Chance Allen. Only one caution slowed the action for a spin but it wouldn't make any difference as Thayer probably could have lapped the field if he really felt the need to push it. Heat race wins went to Thayer and Ashlee Scott.


Crystal Motor Speedway starts its annual Wednesday Night Lions Club
Benefit racing this week while Saturday sees a full show plus the MORA
Mini Outlaws. Adult admission is $10, kids 5-11 are $4 and pit passes
are $25. Pit gates open at 4:30 and grandstand gates open at 5PM with
racing at 7:30. Further information can be obtained by calling the
track office at 989.235.5200