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  1. Results Crystal Motor Speedway

    Posted 19 Aug 2018

    Saturday night was a regular schedule of all seven divisions at Crystal Motor Speedway, all sponsored by Engine Pro of Grand Rapids. Over 144 cars were in the pits to compete.
    The KFC Late Model feature event saw Ryan VanderVeen of Six Lakes move from his sixth place starting position to take the win over Drew Wilkerson of Ravenna and Dave Hartman of Saranac. Zack Olger of St. Johns and Kyle Borgman of Muskegon took B Main wins with Tom Dusen of Muskegon, VanderVeen, and Wilkerson scoring heat event wins. With Season Championship night next week, Hilliker holds a 32 point lead over Josh Borton, with Ryan Lanphierd in third place.

    Brenten DeYoung of Crystal motored up from his eighth place starting position to win the Lane Automotive IMCA Modifieds division event. AJ Ward of Ionia and Dan Wiggins of Fenwick rounded out the top three. Austin Wonch of Stanton picked up the B Main event while Ward, Myron DeYoung, Crystal and Brad Roberts of St. Johns picked up heat events. In the points race, Ward holds a 40 point advantage over Mitchell Hunt with Austin Wonch in the third position. The IMCA Modifieds points race continues until the last event of the season.

    The Next Level Graphics & Design LLC Street Stocks feature was picked up by Don Rohn of Sheridan, followed by George Wease of Hubbardston and Tyler Brillhart of Crystal. Jarrett Monk of Alma and Matt Thacker of Belding grabbed B Main events, with heat wins falling to Robert White of Fenwick, Teven Kress, Brillhart, and Rohn. The points race finds Wease in front of Jarrett Monk by 11 points, and Tim DeGroft Jr. in third, 28 points behind the leader.

    The Races On The Web Flinn Stock event saw Kolby Rohn of Sheridan add another win to his 2018 season, with Mike Currier of Fenwick, and Joey Eller of Sheridan rounding out the top three. Heat event wins were picked up by Rohn, and Currier. Rohn holds a 24 point lead over Currier, with Bannister in third, 32 points behind.

    The Port City Racing Pro Stock feature was taken by Andrew Fidler of Elwell, followed by Kyle Hunt of Bannister and Ryan Teeter of Crystal. Hunt picked up the heat event. In the season point race, Malek holds a six-point lead over Hunt, with Ryan Teeter 11 points behind.

    Curtis Rice of Muskegon picked up another Engine Pro Pro Trucks event, moving up from his eleventh place starting position and then holding off Kenny Dittenber of Carson City, and Robert Putt of Fenwick. Paul Grosnickle of Lansing and Ashlee Scott of Vestaburg picked up heat events. Curtis Rice holds a six-point lead over Dittenber, with Grosnickle 19 points back in third.

    In The Greenville Daily News Mini Wedge divisions, Crystal's Delano Hale scored the 6-9-year-old division over Jazzlyn Hale of Crystal and June Dora of Fenwick. Dora and Delano Hale also picked up heat wins. Buskirk holds the points lead, holding a 17 point lead over Jazzlyn Hale, with Delano Hale in third, 22 points behind.

    In the 10-14-year-old event, Andrew Bogart of Howard City picked up another win, holding back Bryant VanderMark of Greenville and Kaitlyn Minikey of Fenwick. Bogart also scored the heat win. Bogart holds a healthy 120 point lead over Ryan Read and Brent Wonch in third.

    Next week at Crystal Motor Speedway is the Season Championship event for all of the divisions except the IMCA Modifieds. If the evening should happen to fall to weather, point standings are final as they stand. Adults are $12, kids 5-11 are $5, and pit passes are $30. Gates open at 4:30 PM with racing getting started at 7:30. Further information can be obtained by calling the track office at 989.235.5200 or visiting the website atcrystalmotorspeedway.com



  2. "Results" - Crystal Motor Speedway

    Posted 30 Jun 2018

    With the prospect of the heat index reaching 100 degrees, Crystal Motor Speedway has cancelled events planned for Saturday, June 30, 2018.

    Tuesday, July 3rd, the track celebrates Independence Day with all of the regular divisions plus fireworks! Adults are $15, kids 5-11 are $5, and pit passes are $30. Gates open at 4:30 PM with racing getting started at 7:30. Further information can be obtained by calling the track office at 989.235.5200 or visiting the website at crystalmotorspeedway.com




    SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT:

    This is Verwayne speaking on my own behalf. This is quite probably the last mailing that you will get from me. I recently discovered that the pancreatic cancer that I beat back in the fall of 2013 has returned. The last episode was treated at a specialty clinic in a hospital in Florida, but due to the sudden health issues my wife suffered that has led her into the depths of dementia and beyond, I am not able to get back to that facility. They are working with the hospital I am currently in here in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. It's nice they are doing that, but I can see that it isn't the same as the Florida specialty clinic.

    I started doing this 'results column' for Ron Flinn back in 1993. Other than one column that was written by a friend of mine (now living in North Carolina,) I have penned this column for every event done at CMS in that time. Back in mid 2001, I told Ron Flinn that I would no longer take a pay check from him, as I found it an honor just to be able to report on my favorite race track.

    I traveled the nation following the ASA Late Model Series in 2005, visiting roughly eighteen big tracks. I had press credentials at Michigan International Speedway, and interviewed a lot of drivers on the circuit. Of all of my interviews, the one I remember best was talking with Danny "Chocolate" Myers, the gas man for Dale Earnhardt in August of 2000, the last time that Dale raced at MIS. I met with Jeff Gordon and Tony Stewart, a man I met again in July of 2014. Tony will never be remembered for his friendliness. He was entirely focused on his racing... as well as he should have been. He wasn't talking to anyone at CMS that day, but as he drove by me on his quad, he stopped, looked at me, and then asked me, "Why do I know you?" I reminded him where we had met, and he spoke with me for about ten minutes. He took off, and I was flooded with people in the pits asking me 'You know Tony Stewart?' I would talk with him one more time that night on the front stretch of the track when they drew lots for the top eight starting positions. When he was relaxed, Tony was an easy guy, you just didn't mess with him on race day.

    After his accident in New York, late one Sunday night, I got a call from WJR -760, the power house AM station in Detroit. I don't know how, but they had heard that I had spoke with Tony that night, and asked if I would do a four minute conversation with them the next morning. I told them that I would have to get permission from Mr. Flinn to do that, but that I would call them back shortly. In all candor, I have the greatest respect for Ron Flinn, and I didn't want to do something on a radio station with the range of WJR without his permission and blessing. I called him, and explained what was happening, and Ron gave me the permission to speak to them. The next morning, they told me to call in at a specific time, and to 'just answer the questions I was asked.' The scheduled four minute interview ended up lasting 32 minutes. I was honored.

    I'm a story teller and an author. I could go on for days about everything that I've experienced and enjoyed while in the employ of Mr. Flinn. There is a reason that he is in the Michigan Motor Sports Hall of Fame, and one of those reasons is he only takes on the best person to do the job. It has been one of the greatest honors of my life to have worked so closely with him all of these years. If I am lucky enough to beat this cancer again, I'll try to come back in some form or another. In the mean time, I'll keep writing books to keep my mind cleared.
    Thanks for putting up with me so long!
    Kindest regards,
    Verwayne Greenhoe
    Box 320
    Newberry Michigan 49868
  3. Crystal Motor Speedway Results

    Posted 23 Jun 2018

    A beautiful Saturday night at Crystal Motor Speedway found the Great Lakes Super Sprints on hand for their second event of the season, giving the Late Model class a night off.

    In the Great Lakes Super Sprints, Max Stambaugh of Lima, Ohio set a new track record in time trials, and then swept to the feature win. Phil Gressman of Helena Ohio grabbed second, followed by Danny Sams III, Englewood Florida, Dustin Daggett, Grand Ledge, and Gregg Dalman of Bellevue. Kyle Poortenga of Woodland grabbed the B feature with heats being taken by Sams, Gressman, and Daggett.

    Myron DeYoung of Stanton took the early lead and then cruised to take the Lane Automotive IMCA Modified. Kody Johnson of Vestaburg was second, followed by AJ Ward, Ionia, Mitchell Hunt, Greenville, and Nick Stormzand of Lowell. Milt Montgomery of Sheridan and Ovid's Ken Zeigler.

    The Port City Racing Pro Stock feature was all Kyle Hunt of Bannister, despite a race-long battle with Chris Malek of Alma. Andrew Fidler, Elwell, Brandon Cunningham, Sheridan, and Jeremy Spencer of Deford. Malek picked up the heat event.

    In the Engine Pro Pro Truck event, Tim Sooy, Stanton, and Ashlee Scott of Vestaburg battled for several laps for the lead, with Scott finally taking the lead. Her pass allowed Muskegon's Curtis Rice to get a leg up on the front pair, and he freight trained himself to the lead, and then the win. Scott brought home second, followed by Paul Grosnickle, Lansing, Jim Beltz, Kent City, and Rob Putt of Fenwick. Sooy scored the heat win.

    Next Level Graphics & Design LLC Street Stocks saw George Wease take his second feature of 2018, moving up from his tenth place starting position. Gabe Gesselman of Muir followed in second with David Dancer of Riverdale on his bumper for third, followed by Tim DeGroft Jr., and Dustin Weber of Riverdale. James McKeown, Sidney, Geselman, and Wease all took checkered flags in the heat events.

    Kolby Rohn took the Races on the Web Flinn Stock feature after a fierce battle with Collin Schafer of Muir. Mike Currier, Fenwick grabbed third, followed by Jason Barrus, Sheridan, and Johnny Miller of Orleans. Rohn and Schafer picked up heat wins.

    The Greenville Daily News Mini Wedge beginner's division saw Delano Hale win his first 6-9-year-old feature, followed by Teegan Williams, Stanton, Zayden Buskirk, Crystal, Eli Fellows, Crystal, and Jazzlyn Hale. Mikah Kurkowski of Sidney grabbed the heat win.

    The 10 to the 14-year-old event went to Brent Wonch of Stanton. He was followed by Lilyann Montgomery, Crystal, Ryan Read, Stanton, and Andrew Bogart of Howard City. Bogart picked up the preliminary hat event.

    Next week at Crystal Motor Speedway is a regular night with all seven of the regular divisions in the pits. Adults are $12, kids 5-11 are $5, and pit passes are $30. Gates open at 4:30 PM with racing getting started at 7:30. Then on Tuesday, July 3rd, the track celebrates Independence Day with all of the regular divisions plus fireworks! Adults are $15, kids 5-11 are $5, and pit passes are $30. Gates open at 4:30 PM with racing getting started at 7:30. Further information can be obtained by calling the track office at 989.235.5200 or visiting the website at crystalmotorspeedway.com
  4. Results From Crystal Motor Speedway

    Posted 17 Jun 2018

    Saturday night at Crystal Motor Speedway was the Mid-Season Championship night with 128 cars in the pits, all sponsored by Engine Pro.

    One of the annual fan favorite events, the 'Twin Flinn' race was also held. This race is two different races being run at the same time, in opposite directions. Jeremy Sheets and Robert Zeigler took the features.

    In the KFC Late Model event, Zack Olger set the pace until he suffered mechanical problems after a duel with Ryan VanderVeen. VanderVeen held the lead until only nine laps were remaining, handing the lead off to Kyle Borgman of Muskegon who went on to take the event. Josh Borton, Crystal, took second, followed by Logan Love of Vestaburg, Mike VanderMark Jr., Cedar Springs, and David Hilliker of Midland. Rob Taylor of Muskegon and Borgman grabbed B Main wins, with heats falling to VanderVeen, Six Lakes, Tyler Norton, Midland, and Ryan Lanphierd of Midland.

    Milt Montgomery of Sheridan took the Lane Automotive IMCA Modified feature only to be disqualified after losing a muffler in a tight battle with Greenville's Mitchell Hunt. Hunt was followed by AJ Ward, Ionia, Matt Szecsodi, Clio, Casey Tasker, Fenwick, and Chad May of Rockford. Heats went to Tasker, Montgomery, and May.

    The Port City Racing Pro Stock feature was a battle between Greenville's Blake Hollenbeck and multiple division champion Jeff Kohn of Sheridan. Hollenbeck managed to keep Kohn behind to pick up the win. Kohn brought home second, followed by Rob Brillhart, Crystal, Andrew Fidler, Elwell, and Brandon Cunningham of Sheridan. Kohn won the heat event.

    In the Engine Pro Pro Truck event, Lansing's Paul Grosnickle held off a hard-charging Curtis Rice from Muskegon for the win. Kenny Dittenber, Carson City, picked up third, followed by Ashlee Scott, Vestaburg, and Jim Beltz of Kent City. Grosnickle also scored the heat win.

    Next Level Graphics & Design LLC Street Stocks saw Robbie Sternberg of Muskegon edge out Dustin Weber coming out of turn four to take a hotly contested race. George Wease of Hubbardston was third, followed by Dale Kaake, Cass City, and Tim DeGroft Jr, Carson City. Wease picked up the B Main win, with heats being chalked up by Jarrett Monk, Alma, DeGroft Jr., and Kaake.

    Collin Schafer of Muir took the Races on the Web Flinn Stock feature after a race-long fight with second place Al Ridgeway of Sheridan. Jarred Wonsey of Sumner brought home third place, followed by James Bannister, St. Johns, and Ronald Fuhrman of Belding. Jason Barrus of Sheridan and Schafer picked up wins in the heat events.

    The Greenville Daily News Mini Wedge beginner's division saw Saginaw's Landyn Neitling take the 6-9-year-old feature, followed by Eli Fellows, Crystal, Jazzlyn Hale, Crystal, Teegan Williams, Stanton, and Mikah Kurkowski of Sidney. June Dora of Fenwick and Neitling grabbed heat victories.

    The 10 to the 14-year-old event went to Andrew Bogart of Howard City, beating out Zayden Olger, St. Johns, Bryant VanderMark, Greenville, Lilyann Montgomery, Crystal, and Brent Wonch of Stanton.

    Next week at Crystal Motor Speedway finds the Great Lakes Super Sprints for their second event of the season. The Late Models will have the night off. Adults are $12, kids 5-11 are $5, and pit passes are $30. Gates open at 4:30 PM with racing getting started at 7:30. Further information can be obtained by calling the track office at 989.235.5200 or visiting the website at crystalmotorspeedway.com
  5. The Rain Kills The Clay At Crystal Motor Speedway

    Posted 10 Jun 2018

    Heavy morning rain led to wet conditions at Crystal Motor Speedway Saturday, causing the cancellation of racing events. The MARFC (Michigan Auto Racing Fan Club) Night has been rescheduled for August 11th.

    In other noteworthy news, long time CMS scorer, Sue Lincoln, has been elected into the Michigan Motor Sports Hall of Fame. That induction will be in early November in Mt. Pleasant.

    Next week at Crystal Motor Speedway is the Mid-Season Championship night, sponsored by Engine Pro. It's also the 'Twin Flinn' race where two simultaneous races are going on at the same time in opposite directions.

    Adult admission is $12, kids 5-11 are $5, and pit passes are $30. For further information, call the track office at 989.235.5200 or visit crystalmotorspeedway.com

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    Michianaracin Icon

    16 Aug 2009 - 19:09
    Happy Birthday Sir
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    Guest 

    16 Aug 2009 - 05:55
    Happy Birthday Verwayne!
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