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 Close 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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Announcements and More

Thank YOU for a GREAT '14 Season! - New Rules are Posted!  

You can find new Pro Stock and Street Stock rules in PDF form at the links. We will have them spelled out for those not owning or using a computer shortly under the normal rules links. You can find the text version of the new rules here. Each division now has the latest updates available. Click on the "TRACK DATA" tab and select your division. 

For those of you who have Apple products that have had issues watching our live and recorded broadcasts, try downloading the Puffin browser on your I-pad, I-pod, Mac or what ever and see if it helps you. They have a free version which I understand from those who have tested it for me has a bandwidth limit of about half a race. I think the full version is $4 for whatever you need but they also tell me the new browser was quite fast and after you learned its interface, they liked it better than the standard OS browser. After you download it, reboot and then go to the ROTW site and see if the video flows for you. Check out this new browser at puffin.com

Thank you for a great 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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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 23, 2011 Highlights

Written by Trevor Hollis.

 Crystal, MI - On a beautiful night filled with memories of loved ones lost, Bob Griffin picked up what can only be described as one of, if not the most emotional wins of his career as he was able to bring the checkered flag home on the anniversary of the death of his daughter, Kesha Lee.

Griffin was able to hold off an early challenge from second year Truck racer Ashlee Scott to take the victory over Scott, Dave Verhaar, Tim Wood, and rounding out the top five Kevin Deal.

With the absence of Carl Thayer the points for the Engine Pro Pro Trucks were shook up quite a bit at the end of the night with Scott Nieman taking over the points lead over former truck champion Tm Wood and Dave Peters. Heat race winners were Ashlee Scott and Bob Griffin.

Fresh off his win at the Wood Tic race the weekend before, Shepard’s own Justin Robinson carried that momentum to victory lane on Saturday night. Tight racing from second on back help up a lot of the heavy hitters and allowed Robinson to build a very large lead over the field. Kyle Borgman, Roger Wing, and Ryan VanderVeen battled it out for about 15 of the 30 laps but would ultimately finish in that order. Wing continues to hold on to the Kentucky Fried Chicken Late Model points lead over Matt Pickard, Kyle Borgman, Mark Anderson, and Tom Dusen. Heats went to Roger Wing and Dean Huizenga.

Former modified track champion Myron DeYoung was able to make his way to the winners circle in the Engine Pro IMCA modified 20 lap feature event. DeYoung who started outside the top ten was able to use a couple of cautions and early restarts to make his way to the front. The winner on Friday night at the Ionia Free Fair, Chad Wernette, gave it everything he had but was forced to settle for a second place finish, third went to Dan Minikey Jr, fourth was Jerry Hunt, and rounding out the top five was Jason Borton. The three heat race winners were Myron DeYoung, Jason Borton, and Jerry Hunt.

The Smokers club Street stocks were up next and racing action was fast and furious. Will Stanley had to work hard to pick up his checkered flag over Dave Grega, J.R. Schmid, Shane Spencer, and Mike VanderMark Jr. Stanley took over the points from VanderMark jr. by only one point, third is J.R. Schmid, fourth to Prochazka, and rounding out the top five is George Wease. Heat one went to Joel Field and the heat two winner was Doug Helsel.

An action packed racesontheweb.com Flinn stock 15 lap feature saw a lot of good racing and a couple of bad choices. Charles Peterson was able to get out to an early lead and was easily the one to beat in the feature. Peterson had opened up a huge lead but as the laps wound down and the white flag flew, Peterson encountered lap traffic and tried to take evasive action. Peterson went high and so did some lap traffic forcing the 12 machine off the track in turn three and handing over the lead and the win over to Jason Playter. Playter was able to hold on for the final two corners and picked up the win over Alex Richards, Garrett Wiles, Zach Rummer, and Andy Chilcote. Zach Rummer continues to hold on to a lead in the points, Garrett Wiles is second, third is Chris Decamp, Taylor Daniels is fourth and rounding out the top five is Neil Ziegler. Charles Peterson and Garrett Wiles were victorious in their heats.

The final event of the night was the Port City Pro Stocks for their 25 lap feature event. Derek Schestag was looking to pick up his second feature win in as many weeks and things looked to good for the first group of laps until the handling started to go on the 17 machine and he was over taken by Gary Buskirk. Buskirk didn’t look back and rolled to a feature win over Chaney Newland, Schestag, Ryan Kent, and Chad Raby. With his second place finish Newland was able to continue his strangle hold of the points lead over Mike Husted, Vern Buskirk, Kent, and Jacob Headley. Heats went to Blake Hollenbeck and Ryan Kent.

Next week at Crystal Motor Speedway has all six regular divisions plus the huge fan favorite school bus races and the MORA Mini-Outlaw Sprints, all sponsored by ASAP Sales and Service. Pit gates open at 4:30PM and grandstand gates open at 5PM. Adult admission is $12 and kids 5-11 are $4. Pit passes are $25. Further information can be obtained by calling the track office at 989.235.5200 or visiting the website at crystalmotorspeedway.com.