Announcements and More

Catching Up and Getting Ready for 2015 

Test and Tune will be April 11th and 12th at the usual 1 PM to 5 PM times. We will continue to use the American Racer 970's and they should be in stock at the track by Tuesday. I would call the track at 989.235.5200 to make sure someone will be there to help you. Ron says he expects that the IMCA Mod tires will be in stock on or about March 20th. He will let me know if and when that is definite.

Opening night will be April 18th at 7:30 PM. Memorial Day Weekend racing will be May 23rd and 24th. The Fourth of July falls on a Saturday and in order to keep from hurting the regular Friday night tracks that surround us, CMS will only run the night of the Fourth. The Government doesn't plan on 'celebrating' on July 6th. The Labor Day Weekend will be September 5th and 6th and finally, the Great Lakes Nationals will be run on Saturday and Sunday, September 19th and 20th.


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.

Right about here, I need to apologize for my inattentiveness during the majority of the 2014 season. My wife began to have neurological (brain) issues early in February of 2014 and by the time things got sorted out, things had spiraled out of control and my attention was not on racing. Things haven't improved with her but they have at least stabilized. I will try to do better this season. Without my crew at the track picking up and carrying my load, things would have really been bad. I appreciate the work they did under some bad circumstances.

 


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.

 

June 11, 2011 Highlights

Written by Trevor Hollis.

 Crystal, MI - Saturday night at Crystal Motor Speedway got started early with the make up Yes 2 Kids” night sponsored by Crystal Micro Systems. Kids got to choose one of the many drivers who participated around the track several times in this very popular event.

It was also MARFC Night where members of the Michigan Auto Race Fans Club got in free resulting in another huge crowd.

The first division to take the track was the Races On The Web sponsored Flinn Stocks. After a tough fight with Zach Rummer and Tyler McGhan, Charles Petersen celebrated his 21st birthday by winning his first feature of the year at CMS. Petersen and Bob Whitcomb both took heats.

Scott Baker grabbed an early commanding lead in the Kentucky Fried Chicken sponsored Late Model class, followed by Scott Haney and Kyle Borgman. Roger Wing began his forward march from deep in the field and by lap 22 of the 30 lap event, he took the lead and never looked back. Baker, Borgman, Matt Pickard, and Jeff Kohn made up the rest of the top five. Baker and Borgman also scored heat wins.

Doug McKeown, Don Rohn, and Gordie Snyder all ran under a small blanket for several laps with Rohn eventually taking the lead in the Port City Pro Stocks. Ryan Kent pulled up to the leader and then slid under him with about ten to go. Chaney Newland and Vern Buskirk came calling and that usually means trouble but Kent held on to win a close one at the stripe over Newland, Buskirk, Mike Husted, and Rohn. Rodney Heikkila and Jeramie Raby grab heat gold.

The opening laps of the Engine Pro sponsored Pro Trucks were heavily congested as Dave Peters, Tim Wood, Dave Verhaar, and Carl Thayer all duked it out for the lead. Thayer finally took control about six laps in and never looked back as the rest battled for position behind him. Verhaar, Peters, Wood, and David Dancer made up the top five. Verhaar and Thayer also posed for heat win photos.

Winning the Engine Pro IMCA Modified feature at Crystal Motor Speedway is a tough thing to do and when you have won the week before, it makes it all that much harder as you have to start near the back of a very formidable field. Such was the task at hand for Chad Wernette. With many racers ahead of him that were all capable of winning on any given night, Wernette worked his way forward and brought home his second feature in a row. The rest of the top ten were Chad Maurer, A.J. Ward, Josh Borton, Brody Bowser, Nate Jones, Clifford Denman, Dan Minikey Jr. , Jason Borton, and Matt Szecsodi. Szecsodi and Maurer made their way to the main feature by capturing B Main wins while heats fell to Jerry Hunt, Ward, and Wernette.

The last and far from the least exciting feature of the night was the Smokers Club of Mt. Pleasant sponsored Street Stocks. George Wease grabbed the early lead and then had to hold on with all he was worth the last ten laps as JR Schmidt, Bill Wilkins, Mike VanderMark Jr, and Bill Stanley all had him in their sites. Coming out of the last turn, VanderMark Jr made one last charge but Wease nipped him by a foot or so at the line. Stanley and VanderMark grabbed heat wins.

Next week at Crystal Motor Speedway is Mid Season Championships for all six divisions, sponsored by Engine Pro. Pit gates open at 4:30 and grandstand gates open at 5PM. Adult admission is $10 while kids 5-11 are $4. Pit passes are $25. Also remember the Lions Club Benefit races held on Wednesdays at 7PM. Good racing for a good cause. Further information can be obtained by calling the track office at 989.235.5200.