Crystal checkers to Johnson

By Verwayne Greenhoe  CRYSTAL, Mich. (July 13) – Kody Johnson walked a tight line to victory in the Lane Automotive IMCA Modifieds Saturday as he outdueled two veterans for the win at Crystal Motor Speedway.  Chad Wernette and Myron DeYoung were continually nipping at Johnson’s bumper but fell just short of the win. The season points race is tight with Austin Wonch and Mitchell Hunt tied for the lead with Brenten DeYoung just seven points back. 


Tasker takes IMCA Modified checkers at Crystal

By Verwayne Greenhoe CRYSTAL, Mich. (July 6) – Casey Tasker scored his first win in the Lane Automotive IMCA Modi­fied feature Saturday at Crystal Motor Speedway. Brady Hollenbeck and Mitchell Hunt were next across the stripe. 


Hollenbeck hoists Crystal checkers

By Verwayne Greenhoe  CRYSTAL, Mich. (June 8) – Brady Hollenbeck brought home the feature win in the Lane Automotive IMCA Modified feature Saturday at Crystal Motor Speedway. Chad Wernette was second and Austin Wonch third. Next week at Crystal Motor Speedway is the Mid-Season Championship for all divisions, sponsored by of Mt. Pleasant and Crystal. The IMCA Modifieds will be running for $1,252 to win their Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifying event, sponsored by Lane Automotive. Gates open at 5 p.m.


DeYoung, Allen are Crystal winners

By Verwayne Greenhoe CRYSTAL, Mich. (May 25-26) – Brenten DeYoung and Chance Allen were Memorial Weekend IMCA Modified feature winners at Crystal Motor Speedway. DeYoung picked up the Saturday Lane Automotive IMCA Modified checkers over Brody Bowser and Mitchell Hunt. On Sunday, Allen scored his second feature win of the season ahead of Matt Szecsodi and Milt Montgomery. 


Crystal Modified checkers fly for May

By Verwayne Greenhoe CRYSTAL, Mich. (May 18) – The win in Saturday’s Lane Automotive IMCA Modified event at Crystal Motor Speedway was picked up by Chad May. Brody Bowser followed in second, Austin Wonch in third. Before the race program, the extremely popular annual Janet Zeigler  ‘Say Yes 2 Kids’ was held with drivers from all divisions giving rides to young fans. 


Allen aces IMCA Modified field at Crystal

CRYSTAL, Mich. (May 4) – The race was for second Saturday night, as Chance Allen checked out on the rest of the IMCA Modified field at Crystal Motor Speedway. Several drivers traded position behind Allen and in the end it was multi-time track champion Myron DeYoung holding on for the runner-up spot. Third went to Mitchell Hunt.


Ward captures opening checkers at Crystal

CRYSTAL, Mich. (April 20) – After picking up a couple IMCA Modified feature wins during his racing vacation to Florida, A.J. Ward returned to a more familiar setting to continue pursuit of a fourth straight Dirt Works Eastern Region title.  Ward topped Saturday’s opening night feature at Crystal Motor Speedway ahead of ninth starting Mitchell Hunt and Brenten DeYoung. Matt Szecsodi scored hard charger honors after qualifying out of his “B” feature, starting 18th and ending in sixth.


Saturday opener for Crystal

CRYSTAL, Mich. – Crystal Motor Speedway starts the 2019 season this Saturday, April 20.  IMCA Modifieds return to the IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing program. Gates open at 4:30 p.m. with racing at 7:30 p.m. Grandstand admission for adults is $12 and $5 for kids ages 5-11, and pit passes are $30. For more information, call the track office at 989 235-5200 or visit the website at


Test and tune is April 13, 14 at Crystal

CRYSTAL, Mich. – If it’s April, it’s the beginning of another race season at Crystal Motor Speedway.  The annual test and tune sessions are set for Saturday and Sunday, April 13 and 14 from 2-5 p.m. and are open to any race machines. Admission will be $20 for the pits, but no charge to observe from the grandstands.  The opening night of racing will be April 20 with IMCA Modifieds on the program for the 32nd consecutive season.  Adult admission will be $12, kids ages 5-11 are $5 and pit passes are $30. Gates open at 4:30 p.m. and racing starts at 7:30 p.m. Further information can be obtained by calling the track office at 989 235-5200 or visiting the track website at 


Ward puts check next to Great Lakes Nationals on IMCA Modified to-win list

CRYSTAL, Mich. (Sept. 16) – The ninth time was a charm Sunday for A.J. Ward. Ward won the Great Lakes Nationals in his career ninth start at Crystal Motor Speedway’s season-ending special for IMCA Modifieds. The victory was accompanied by a check for $3,000 and a very tall trophy. “I knew we were good at the end but I didn’t know if anyone behind me was saving their tires,” Ward said, after checking the last big IMCA Modified special in Michigan off his must-win list. “We’ve been trying to win this race for a long time. It feels good to finally be able to do it.” Brenten DeYoung ended the 50-lapper in second and five-time Great Lakes Nationals king Myron DeYoung was third. Twentieth starting Joey Burch and Chad Wernette completed the top five. Ward made his way patiently from eighth starting, finally catching leader Matt Szecsodi in lapped traffic. “I concentrated on saving my tires and picked ‘em off one at a time,” said Ward, runner-up in the 2013 event and third last year. [Read More]