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Racing On The Fourth!!

This week at Crystal Motor Speedway is a celebration of the Fourth of July with a full schedule of all six normal divisions and includes the annual fireworks display. Due to the way the government is handling the holiday, this will only be a one day show instead of the normal two day event. Adults are $15, kids 5-11 are $5 and pit passes are $25. Pit gates open at 4:30, grand stand gates open at 5 PM. Further information is available by calling the track office at 989.235.5200  The 2015 SCHEDULE IS HERE.

 Check out the Mustang Give Away by one of our sponsors, American Muscle!

                                  

We will be live streaming the races July 4th  starting about 7:25 or so and you can watch on your pc HERE or  HERE while I-Pad users can watch HERE The other link for I-pads or I-pods is here

News You Need! - A)The Michigan Traditional Sprints will return to CMS on August 15th after being rained out last week. B) Pursuant to tightening State and local laws, campers need to register to camp at the track. At this time, there is no fee but you must register. Both the grandstand ticket booth and the pit booths have the forms. C) All four wheelers, golf carts and or other forms of camp ground 'transportation' must be registered and have some type of identifying sign or number on them. Ask at one of the booths for more information!  

The track has plenty of primitive camping available.  More information can be obtained by calling the track office at 989.235.5200. The 2015 SCHEDULE IS HERE.

Our "R Word" list has topped out at over 1800 people so far. It has come to my attention that some of you did not get an email notification of the last couple rain offs despite asking to be added. A bit of research is showing me that I may have too many people on the list (over 1800 now) and Google decides who gets emails and who doesn't. To this end, I am breaking up the old list and making a second list to augment the first. If you did not get an email after signing up, please send me a new request and I'll add your name to the new list to make sure you get notified. Thanks. Let's get get the 'lost' home again! You can join our "R Word" list by sending an email or TEXTING to this email address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  If you are on the list and your email has changed, drop me a note!
 
There was a modification to the rules concerning transponders. While it was changed in the rules, I failed to post here it here. This rule was modified April 21st, 2015. It says: "18. Transponders must be mounted on the right side and the back of rear axle and in an orange transponder pouch. If your transponder falls off you may not be scored and you will be responsible for replacing the transponder.Any racer caught trying to modify or deliberately changing location of transponder will be disqualified."  Check with your tech inspector if you have questions.
 
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.


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 30, 2011 Highlights

Written by Trevor Hollis.

 Crystal, MI - With the evenings sponsor ASAP Sales and Service in the house, it took a little bit longer than usual to get the racing action started as some brand new clay and a lot of recent rain really made things sloppy., but thanks to the hard work of Ron Flinn and his crew, and the generosity of a number of drivers, the racing action was the fastest we have seen this late in the year.

The Engine Pro IMCA modifies started the night off and things we a bit slow going through out the feature. As everyone attempted to win on the first lap, a couple of cautions on lap one earned the field nothing but a few tore up cars and a very stern warning from the flagman but once things started going the field was able to click off a number of laps. Myron DeYoung was fast from the drop of the green flag and led a number of the early laps and looked like the former Crystal Motor Speedway IMCA champion would be able to pick up another feature win in 2011, but it was not to be. At the half way point Myron slowed while leading and forced the rest of the field to take evasive action causing a bunch of the cars to suffer damage and ending the night for a few of them. Bob Hutson, back with us after a couple of years running UMP across the state was able to inherit the lead and drive on to a Victory over Dan Minikey Jr, AJ Ward, Chad Maurer, and Rusty Ziegler. Heat race wins went to Myron DeYoung, Jason Borton, and Brody Bowser.

Our traveling visitors, the McNeese Manufacturing MORA Mini-Outlaws rolled out for their very eventful feature next. An early Spin by the pole sitter on the green flag lap collected a couple of other cars and forced them to the pits, basically cutting the field in half before we even got a lap in the books. Once the field was reset they were able to click off a few laps on a track a lot faster than they are used to and the threat of a big wreck hung in the air. It finally happened when Nate Jones jumped a tire of a slower car and wrecked off the track in a big way. Rolling a couple of times and eventfully ending up well off the track on the back stretch. Nate was OK. Cycle McNeese was untouchable as he cruised along to a feature win over Nick Holden and Bud Schrader. The heat race also went to McNeese.

Next up was the Kentucky Fried Chicken Late Models for their 30 lap feature and it was Scott Phillips and Zach Olger on the front Row. The green flag flew and Olger was off and running stretching it out to a huge lead over Phillips and the rest of the field. As the laps ticked off the 6r of Carl Ries slowly started to reel in Olger in Rusty Seaver's Knights Auto Sales 18 machine. While it was obvious that Olger was fasted with clear race track in front of him, lap traffic was another story for the St John’s native, allowing Ries to get to within 5 car lengths on the white flag lap. It was not to be however for Ries as Olger was able to hang on for the final lap of a caution free feature and make his way to victory lane over Ries, Scott Baker, Justin Robinson, and Ryan VanderVeen. Heat race winners were Zach Olger and Justin Robinson.

The Smokers Club Street Stocks were the next race on the schedule. Multi time feature winner this season Mike VanderMark Jr started the show way back in the field and was fun to watch as he made his way to the front. Doug Helsel started on the front row and was able to jump out to an early lead over the rest of his competitors. The best battle, however, was for second and Will Stanley, Kyle Prochazka, Shane Spencer and a host of others battled for the opportunity to attempt to chase Helsel down. Helsel was able to fend off all challengers and pick up a feature win in his red number 99 machine over Will Stanley, Mike VanderMark Jr, JR Schmid, and Shane Spencer.

Garrett Wiles was able to drive home to a hard earned victory over Taylor Daniels, Zach Rummer, Tristan Winter, and Chris Decamp. Wiles led only a hand full of laps after the leaders had some problems navigating lap traffic handing the lead over to Wiles with about 3 laps to go and all he had to do was hold on to pick up the checkered flag. Garrett was also able to pick up a heat race win in the racesontheweb.com Flinn stock division

As the Port City Pro Stocks rolled out for their 25 lap feature one thing was on the mind of Gary Buskirk and that was back to back checkered flags. He did not fail. Buskirk was able to work his way to the front in a very fast feature event that saw the points leader going into the night Chaney Newland have mechanical problems and get a very rare DNF. Buskirk was able to hold off Barry Rinard, Don Rohn, Chad Raby, and Derek Schestag. Pro stock heat races went to Don Rohn and Blake Hollenbeck.

The final event of the night belonged to the Engine Pro Pro Tucks as they had 20 laps to settle the score and see who would be victorious. Rookie Richard Melton led the first half of the race until a mistake took him out of contention and handed the lead over to Scott Neiman who didn’t look back. Melton showed a glimpse of what is in store for the truck class in the coming season with a very solid run in his rookie season. Neiman was able to hold on for the win over Tim Wood, Dave Dancer, Ashlee Scott, and Dave Peters. Bob Griffin and Richard Melton were victorious in their heats.

Next week at Crystal Motor finds all six of the regular divisions taking to the track, all sponsored by Blake Hollenbeck Auto of Greenville. Adult admission is $10, kids 5-11 are $4, and pit passes are $25. Pit gates open at 4:30 and the grandstand gates open at 5PM with racing starting at 7:30PM. Further information can be obtained by calling the track office at 989.235.5200