September 18th, 2010 Results!
Saturday night marked the end of the 2010 racing season at Crystal Motor Speedway and it went out in grand style in the form of the 18th annual Speed Pro Great Lakes Nationals, presented by Engine Pro and sponsored by Victor Reinz Gaskets. A last minute rain shower almost closed the show but the ever diligent track crew brought the track back to a racing condition after a short delay. This event was attended by 156 racers and a huge contingent of fans.
The premier event of the night highlighted the Engine Pro IMCA Modifieds as they capped off the final points night for their division and raced for a top prize of $3000. Tons of action was packed into the 50 lap feature but when it was over, Chad Wernette came out on top to take the win over Greg Wiles, Chad Maurer, Myron DeYoung, Rusty Zeigler, Cliff Denman, A.J. Ward, Roger Flinn III, Steve Kyser, and Dan Minikey Jr. B feature wins went to Myron DeYoung and Milt Montgomery and Brennan Bowen Joe Fowler, Wernette, and Jerry Hunt. Ward scored enough points to take the 2010 Modified championship.
The Michigan Traditional Sprints wound up their season as they held their final race of the season and it was all Joe Bares as he scored the win over Blake Nimee, Chuck Wilson, Mike Galadja, John Watson, Tim, Evilsizer, Chad Wilson, Ernie Kuehneman, Mike Asterauskas, Mark Irwin, and Joe Irwin.
A name from the past came back to show while may have been away, he was still a champion. Jeff Kohn, multi time winner and champion at CMS in the past took home a $2000 payday in the Kentucky Fried Chicken sponsored Late Models as he won over Brian Nickerson, Dean Huizenga, Richard Neiser, Jim Fairbanks, Sam Epling, Scott Baker, Curtis Roberts, Kyle Borgman, and Curt Spaulding. The B feature was won by Spalding while heats were taken by Fairbanks, Matt Pickard, and Carl Ries.
Carl Thayer had already claimed the championship in the Port City Racing Pro Trucks and he backed that up as he also scored the Truck feature over Aaron Raby, Kevin Deal, Ashlee Scott, Tim Wood, Andrew Fidler, Ian Knodertzek, Dave Peters, Tim Sooy, and Gaven Parks. Wood and Thayer also claimed heat gold.
Austin Bean got on the winning track a bit late in the season in the Races On The Web 24/7 Flinn Stocks but he came on strong and Saturday he added the GLN feature to his list of wins as he triumphed over Taylor Wiles, Richard Melton, Chris DeCamp, David Pellerito, Kyle McGhan, Paris Richards, Felicia Rohn, Tyler McGhan, and Chance Allen. Bean also scored the heat win.
Don Rohn had had an entire season of dominating a race just short of the checkered flag but the veteran racer made it all worth while as he held off a tough fighter in the form of Mike Husted to take the win in the Port City Racing Pro Stocks feature. Vern Buskirk grabbed third and was followed by Ryan Kent, Guy Hommerding, Jacob Headley, Rodney Heikkila, Blake Hollenbeck, Rick Trewartha, and Chaney Newland. Heats fell to Heikkila and Vern Buskirk.
The last event of the night was the Smokers Club of Mt Pleasant Street Stocks and after a field of 33 cars started three wide, it was Brian Williams taking the lead late in the event to take an action packed feature over Joseph Pomeroy, Kyle Prochazka, Josh Sternberg, Josh Loomis, Robb Sternberg, Ralph Sternberg, Josh Frye, Bobby Lynn, and Kyle Thomas. Heat wins were grabbed by Mike Vandermark Jr, Ralph Sternberg, and Will Stanley.
The management of Crystal Motor Speedway thanks all of their loyal fans, drivers, sponsors, and employees for a fantastic 2010 season. The 2010 awards banquet will be held January 9th in Ithaca. Further information can be had by calling the track office at 989.235.5200