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.

 

July 16, 2011 Highlights

 Crystal, MI - Saturday night at Crystal Motor Speedway was a hot muggy night with plenty of action. The Late Models had the night off to make room for the SOD Sprints. Dustin Daggett’s long win streak was broken with Daggett being in Ohio at Eldora and oddly enough, it was an Ohio driver who took home the win in the event.

Stuart Brubaker jumped out front within a few laps and despite a couple challenges, he was never headed. Brett Mann and Gary Fast finished out the top three.


Doug McKeown Sr had the lead early in the Port City Pro Stock feature but slid high in turn two, handing the lead over to Derek Schestag with McKeown sliding back to third. Ryan Kent and Reb Marble moved into the top five and were soon joined by Gary Buskirk and Mike Husted. Schestag found the clean air to his liking and he went on to claim his first feature win of the season, followed by Buskirk, Husted, Chaney Newland, and Kent. Schestag and Marble grabbed heat wins.

Andrew Fidler, Richard Melton, Bob Griffin, and David Dancer made up the front pack in the Engine Pro Pro Truck feature. Carl Thayer made his way to third with Ashlee Scott following him to fourth. Scott Nieman rode the rails and began to dual with Thayer for the lead when Thayer got loose and brought out the caution after several laps of perilously close racing. Once the green fell, Nieman jumped out front again and went on to win over Dancer, Griffin, Scott, and Dave Peters. Dancer and Thayer snagged heat wins.

The Engine Pro IMCA Modified feature event was a barn burner that found Chad Precord, Jimmy Hale Jr, and Jason Borton out front. Hale fought for the lead several times but Precord was not giving it up. Myron DeYoung moved to third about the same time Hale took the lead Precord gained it back a lap later. With laps winding down, last years champ began his challenge and with just moments left in the race, Ward took the lead and the win over Precord, DeYoung, Jerry Hunt, and Bob Hutson. Mike Shanteau took the B Main with heats falling to Borton, Hale, and DeYoung.

The Smokers Club of Mt. Pleasant Street Stocks got started with Bill Wilkins, Doug Helsel, and Tim Buskirk jumping well out in front of the pack. Kyle Prochazka, Mike VanderMark Jr, and Will Stanley moved up in the second pack of cars all fighting to hold the fourth position. Helsel pushed the leader hard but when it was over, Wilkins scored his first win of the season over Helsel, Prochazka, Stanley, and VanderMark. J.R. Schmid and Wilkins posed for heat wins.

Austin Bean led the opening laps of the Races On The Web Flinn Stock division with Taylor Daniels and Alex Richards tight behind. Daniels slowed allowing Zach Rummer and Garrett Wiles to move up. Wiles went on to score the win over Richards, Rummer, Taylor Wiles, Chris DeCamp, Scott Glidden, Matt Daggett, Jaycee Baker, Neil Zeigler, Bobby Reed, Daniels, and Felicia Rohn. Daniels and Bean won heats.

Next week at Crystal Motor Speedway is the always popular “Yes2Kids Night” where kids can ride with one of their favorite drivers. This event is held from 6PM to 7PM so get there early! Adult admission is $10 and kids 5-11 are $4. Pit gates open at 4:30 and grandstand gates open at 5PM. Race fans will want to consider the Thursday night race at the Ionia Fairgrounds big half mile track. The race starts at 7PM and features the SOD Sprints and the Engine Pro IMCA Modifieds. Further information can be found by calling the track at 989.235.5200