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  1. Great Lakes Nationals Results

    Posted 17 Sep 2018

    Crystal Motor Speedway hosted its 2018 season finale, the Great Lakes Nationals over the weekend, with 209 cars in the pits and nine different divisions.

    The Outlaw Late Models saw Derrick Hilliker hit top speeds of over 105 mph as he won the main event over JC Witherspoon, Kinde, Ryan Lanphierd, Midland, David Hilliker, Midland, Wade Witherspoon, Kinde, and Carl Ries of Blanchard. Lanphierd won the fast car dash, with David and Derrick Hilliker picking up heat wins.

    Veteran sprint driver Steven Irwin of Fenton driving the "Flyin' Zero" machine picked up the feature win for the Michigan Traditional Sprint event. Gregg Dalman, Bellevue grabbed second, followed by Mike Galadja, Fenton, Steve Little of Ada, Oklahoma, and Chris Jones of Quincy. Joe Bares of Traverse City picked up the B Main win, with heats falling to Irwin, Michael Burkin of Clyde, Ohio, Andrew Scheid of Sparta, and Galadja.

    In the Kentucky Fried Chicken Late Models, Rob Taylor of Muskegon held off all comers as he won the event over Drew Wilkerson of Ravenna, Michael Archer of Jackson, Scott Baker, Ionia, and Kyle Borgman of Muskegon. Wilkerson, Tom Dusen, Muskegon, and Zack Olger of St. Johns won heats with the Saturday Night Special race being won by Wilkerson.

    AJ Ward of Ionia went home $3000 richer as he took the lead and the win in the closing laps of the Lane Automotive IMCA Modifieds feature. Brenten DeYoung, Crystal was second, followed by Myron DeYoung, Crystal, Joey Burch, Rosebush, and Chad Wernette of Sheridan. Kent City's Mitchell Hunt picked up the B Main win, while Brody Bowser of Stanton, Kody Johnson, Vestaburg, Wernette, and Ward grabbed hat wins. Gary VanderMark of Lowell scored the Saturday Night Special.

    Close to seventy Street Stocks machines showed up for the Next Level Graphics & Design LLC Street Stock event. With thirty cars starting the main feature, the early battle was just to stay in contention. As the laps wore down, Dustin Weber of Riverdale moved to the lead, and eventually the win over Josh Loomis, Weidman, Jake Thompson, Birch Run, Will Stanley of Weidman, and Chase Burda of Columbiaville. Alma's Trevor Monk and Josh Sternberg of Muskegon picked up the B Main wins, while heats were won by Robbie Sternberg, Muskegon, Weber, George Wease, Hubbardston, Stanley, Dean Rake Sr., Muskegon, and Mike Spenser of Caro. Loomis also won the Saturday Night Special event.

    Mike Currier of Fenwick moved up from the sixth position to win the Races On The Web Flinn Stock feature. Matt Brooms of Sheridan was second, followed by Mike Dexter, Spring Lake, Jason Barrus, Sheridan, and Paul Streeter Jr, of Sanford. Heats fell to Estevan Martinez of Muskegon and Currier. Martinez won the Saturday Night Special.

    The Port City Racing Pro Stock feature found Kyle Hunt of Bannister picking up the win over Chad Bieri of Caseville. Mick VanderMark Jr was third, followed by Don Rohn, Sheridan, and Blake Hollenbeck of Greenville. Heats were picked up by Chad Bennett of Caro and Rohn. Jeremy Spencer of Deford picked up the Special.

    Despite some heavy pressure by Vern Buskirk of Stanton, Curtis Rice of Muskegon added the GLN Engine Pro Pro Truck feature to his already impressive 2018 season statistics. Buskirk settled for second, followed by Jim Beltz, Kent City, Rob Putt, Fenwick, and Tim Sooy of Stanton. Rice also grabbed the heat and the Saturday Night Special to round out the season finale sweep.

    In the Greenville Daily News Mini Wedge divisions, Zayden Buskirk of Crystal grabbed the win in the 6-9-year-old group, followed by Landyn Neitling, Saginaw, Jazzlyn Hale, Crystal, Anjel Martinez, and Carter Brown of Hubbardston. Hale and Buskirk picked up heat wins.

    In the 10 to 14-year-old group, Zayden Olger of St. Johns took the feature win over Andrew Bogart, Howard City, Aby Brown, Hubbardston, Lilyann Montgomery, Crystal, and Brent Wonch of Stanton. Olger also claimed the heat win.

    This event concludes the 2018 racing season at Crystal Motor Speedway. The next event will be the 2018 Awards Banquet scheduled for January 12, 2019. Call the track office at 989.235.5200 with questions, and watch the website at crystalmotorspeedway.com for details as they are solidified.

  2. Another Race Night, Another Inch of Rain

    Posted 3 Sep 2018

    Despite a valiant attempt to rescue the track after a brief, but heavy downpour just before the show was to begin, the special Sunday night event was called after yet another huge storm moved in. The track is offering a deal for Sunday night tickets toward a two day pass for Great Lakes Nationals, September 15th and 16th. Check the website for details.
  3. The Rain Kills The Clay At Crystal Motor Speedway

    Posted 1 Sep 2018

    Crystal Motor Speedway has cancelled for today. Fireworks (hopefully) rescheduled to tomorrow.
  4. Video From Crystal Motor Speedway

    Posted 29 Aug 2018

    If you have a Roku unit, do a search for our free 'Races On The Web' channel. If you don't, you can watch here:


    If you encounter an error message, you will probably have to use the Chrome browser.

    I am working to pick up 'post season' events from other tracks. If you manage or work for track, Michigan based or anywhere, and would like to do a live stream, contact me at bmoc66@gmail.com
  5. Results From Crystal Motor Speedway

    Posted 26 Aug 2018

    It was Championship night for six of the seven divisions at Crystal Motor Speedway Saturday night. Despite some early rain, there were 147 cars in the pits with another nice crowd on hand to watch the fight for season crowns.

    The GLOW Vintage Modifieds were on hand with their Forties-style bodied machines. In the feature, Lou Caposey of Sturgis picked up the win over Brent Drobny and Jeremy Hamilton. Drobny picked up the earlier heat event.

    In the Kentucky Fried Chicken Late Model event, Garrett Wiles of Hubbardston moved up from his fourth place starting position to take the win over Kyle Borgman of Muskegon, and Travis Stemler of Ionia. David Hilliker of Midland advanced to the main feature by winning the B Main. Heat wins were scored by Tom Dusen of Muskegon, Kurt Mesman of Wyoming, and Steve McClees of Muskegon. Hilliker also picked up the 2018 season championship in the division over Josh Borton and Ryan Lanphierd. All point races will be reviewed and finalized in the next two weeks.

    The Lane Automotive IMCA Modifieds feature win was picked up by Chad Wernette of Sheridan, after fending of AJ Ward of Ionia who had moved up from his twelfth place starting position. Jeff Reay of Portland took the third place position. Heat wins fell to Ward, Nate Jones of Alma, and Taylor Wiles of Hubbardston. The points race for the IMCA Mods continues until September 16th. Ward currently holds a commanding lead over Austin Wonch and Mitchell Hunt.

    The Next Level Graphics & Design LLC Street Stocks was a barn burner with Josh Loomis of Weidman picking up the win over Shane Spencer of Alma and Mickey Currier of Sidney. Jarrett Monk of Alma and Ryan Nethers of Mt Pleasant grabbed B main wins while heats were taken by Dustin Weber of Riverdale, Spencer, Loomis, and Robert White of Fenwick. In the points race, George Wease picked up the crown with Monk and Tim DeGroft Jr rounding out the top three.

    In the Races On The Web Flinn Stock division, Stanton's CJ Denman picked up the win over Estevan Martinez of Muskegon and Mike Currier of Fenwick. Kolby Rohn of Sheridan and Currier took the heat wins. The battle for the season championship was won by Rohn, with Currier and James Bannister following.

    Jeremy Spencer of Deford picked up another feature win in the Port City Racing Pro Stock event. Chris Malek of Alma and Kyle Hunt of Bannister completed the top three. Greenville's Blake Hollenbeck and Malek took heat wins. In one of the tightest points races of the season, Malek claimed the division crown over Hunt and Ryan Teeter of Crystal.

    Curtis Rice of Muskegon picked up yet another win and another season championship as he pulled off a last-lap pass on Stanton's Vern Buskirk and Jim Beltz of Kent City. Buskirk picked up the heat event. Rice picked up another season crown with an eleven point win over Kenny Dittenber and Paul Grosnickle.

    In the Greenville Daily News Mini Wedge beginners divisions, Zayden Buskirk moved from his sixth place starting position to win over Jazzlyn Hale and Eli Fellows, all of Crystal, in the six to nine-year-old division. Peyton Cunningham of Sheridan and Delano Hale of Crystal picked up the heat wins. The season championship saw Buskirk taking the crown over Jazzlyn Hale grabbing second and Delano Hale taking third.

    The ten to the fourteen-year-old event was picked up Lilyann Montgomery of Crystal over Andrew Bogart of Howard City and Kaitlyn Minikey of Fenwick. Bryant VanderMark of Greenville claimed the heat event. Bogart picked up the season championship title over Ryan Read and Brent Wonch.

    The speedway now enters its post-season events with two two-day events scheduled. The first event is set for Saturday and Sunday, September 1st and 2nd. The Saturday event sees the last visit from the SOD Sprints, giving the Late Model division the night off. The night will also see the annual fireworks display.

    On Sunday, the Outlaw Late Models make their last run of the season, allowing the IMCA Modified drivers to take the night off to head to the big IMCA event in Boone Iowa. The admission for both nights will be $15 for adults, $5 for kids 5-11, and pit passes costing $30.

    Further information can be obtained by calling the track office at 989.235.5200 or visiting the website at crystalmotorspeedway.com.

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    16 Aug 2009 - 19:09
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    16 Aug 2009 - 05:55
    Happy Birthday Verwayne!
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