Kids Korner – Crystal Motor Speedway Is The Gem of Michigan

DeLayna cheers as the checkered flag flies for the Michigan Traditional Sprint heat race at the Great Lakes Nationals

I really enjoyed my visit to Crystal Motor Speedway, It was my first time ever going into the pits at an oval track, holy cow they had a lot of cars.

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Springing into 2017 At CMS

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The CMS Safety Crew and Street Stock drivers get ready to tackle the 2017 racing season

Sunshine, blue skies, and 80º is the epitome of a wonderful summer day, but when that day comes in April and you find yourself at one of Michigan’s premier race tracks…its pure perfection.

On April 15th Crystal Motor Speedway opened the doors on the 2017 racing season and not only was the weather incredible, the racing action was nothing short of impressive.

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Racing Into The 2016 Season

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DeLayna got her first taste of being behind the wheel at Crystal Motor Speedway’s opener thanks to Paul “Smokey” Grosnickle

With temperatures ping-ponging all over the board, the Michigan tracks that have opened their doors for the 2016 have definitely had to deal with a multitude of struggles, but there is certainly no doubt that Crystal Motor Speedway had an absolutely beautiful weekend for their season opener back on April 16th. Continue reading “Racing Into The 2016 Season”

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”

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”