Champions Are Crowned and a Championship Personality Is Remembered
The Great Lakes Nationals presented by Engine Pro marked the end of the 2013 racing season at Crystal Motor Speedway. Ron Flinn, owner and promoter of the track, would like to thank everyone involved in the extremely successful season. The track has some of the best drivers, pit crews, fans, sponsors, and employees in the business and without them, this success would not be possible. The annual banquet honoring racers and their achievements will be held January 11th, 2014. Further information can be obtained by calling the track office at 989.235.5200
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Crystal, MI - It took a little bit of work but the ASCS Sprints on Dirt presented by Engine Pro had one heck of a feature event as they invaded the Crystal Clay for the final time on Saturday. Downtown Davey Brown would start near the front and never look back. Tight track conditions made for some very tight racing but it was great racing action. After having problems in his heat race, and racing his way through the B main Portland, MI native Dustin Daggett started 17th on the field and right from the drop of the green flag stared working his way through the field eventually finishing 5th. But it was all Davey Brown as he was able to navigate lap traffic and pick up the checkered flag. Heat races went to Steve Irwin, Andy Tunessen, Davey Brown, and Jared Horstman. Daggett was victorious in the B-main.
Crystal, MI - After a few weeks off Crystal Motor Speedway was back in action on Saturday for its season championship as well as the Smoke Shop Dave Memorial race. 118 cars checked into the pits to do battle on the 3/8ths mile oval and not one of them disappointed. A little extra money was on the line for the Smokers Club street stocks as a number of people from the racing community came together to sponsor laps for the street stocks, a class near and dear to the heart of both Dave and Kim.