Austin Wonch: Enjoying Every Moment

IMCA Modified Standout Austin Wonch poses next to his #98 at Crystal Motor Speedway.

Living only 4-minutes away from one of Michigan’s premier dirt tracks, Crystal, Michigan’s Austin Wonch is never too far from racing action, and there is no place he would rather be.

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Gunnar Buhr: Setting His Sights On Success

“Dirt bike racing is going to be a part of my life forever”

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Gunnar Buhr rides his no.206 at the Evergreen Sprint Enduro (Jennifer Buhr Photo)

For 18-year old Gunnar Buhr, dirt bike racing isn’t just a sport it is a way of life.  The Gaylord, Michigan native doesn’t recall a time when he didn’t feel comfortable atop the seat of a KTM.   Even though Buhr doesn’t remember life before dirt bike racing, he also can’t imagine a life without it.

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Kyle Prochazka: Chasing Titles and Chasing Dreams at CMS

Kyle Prochazka is getting on track at Crystal Motor Speedway.
Kyle Prochazka is getting on track at Crystal Motor Speedway

Kyle Prochazka’s ties to Crystal Motor Speedway run deep.

The St. Johns, Michigan native is a second generation competitor at the speedway and in 2014 he will be trying to repeat history by picking up a CMS Street-Stock Track Championship, just as his father did in the early 80’s. Continue reading “Kyle Prochazka: Chasing Titles and Chasing Dreams at CMS”

Gregg Dalman: A New View For 2014

Dalman prepares to warm up his no.49T machine on a sunny Saturday night at CMS.
Dalman prepares to warm up his no.49T machine on a sunny Saturday night at CMS.

Bellevue, Michigan’s Gregg Dalman views life from a different perspective, his vantage point is always behind a steering wheel.  Throughout the week it is an 18-wheeler owned by Martin Transport that serves as Dalman’s window to the world, but on the weekends he trades that view for a much more exciting one; the cockpit of his no.49T 360ci Winged Sprint Car. Continue reading “Gregg Dalman: A New View For 2014”

Matt Pickard…Keeping Racing In The Family

Matt Pickard sits in line-up awaiting a great night of racing at Crystal Motor Speedway.
Matt Pickard sits in line-up awaiting a great night of racing at Crystal Motor Speedway.

In Mid-Michigan Dirt Late Model racing it is hard to miss a hot-pink infused no.115.  For two years the car has garnered a lot of attention, and although the number and scheme may be new, the driver behind the wheel has the experience and talent to make the car even more noticeable. Continue reading “Matt Pickard…Keeping Racing In The Family”

Brenten DeYoung…Learning From The Best

Brenten DeYoung pilots the no.7D into place for heat races at Crystal Motor Speedway
Brenten DeYoung pilots the no.7D into place for heat races at Crystal Motor Speedway

Whether it is turning wrenches or turning laps; there is no doubt that Sheridan, Michigan’s Brenten DeYoung is most at home when near the rumble of an engine.

The young driver who will begin his Sr. year at Carson City-Crystal High School in a few weeks has a racing career before age 18 that many would envy in their veteran racing seasons. Continue reading “Brenten DeYoung…Learning From The Best”

Nate Dussel… All About Being No.1

Nate Dussel poses by his no.1 305 Sprinter at Attica Raceway Park.
Nate Dussel poses by his no.1 305 Sprinter at Attica Raceway Park.

When it comes to racing at Attica Raceway Park, there is no doubt that the weekly draw is the incredibly competitive 305 Sprint division.  With an abundant amount Sprinters coming to do battle on a regular basis, just making the A-Main is a challenge.  Winning a feature or a track championship puts any 305 driver in an elite group, a group that in recent years has been led by one man.  Back-to-Back Attica 305 champion Nate Dussel is a very formidable foe.   The young driver from Bradner, Ohio was raised on dirt and race fumes and his no.1 Sprinter is never too far from victory lane. Continue reading “Nate Dussel… All About Being No.1”