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]


DeYoung is first at Crystal

CRYSTAL, Mich. (Aug. 18) – Brenten DeYoung motored up from his eighth place starting position to win the Lane Automotive IMCA Modified feature Saturday at Crystal Motor Speedway A.J. Ward and Dan Wiggins rounded out the top three.


Ward’s the winner at Crystal

CRYSTAL, Mich. (Aug. 11) – A.J. Ward got another win closer to the IMCA Modified 100 career victory milestone Saturday at Crystal Motor Speedway. The Dirt Works Race Cars Eastern Region point leader started 10th and raced to the checkers ahead of Myron DeYoung. Brady Hollenbeck rounded out the top three.


Montgomery is Modified winner at Crystal

By Heather Mitchell CRYSTAL, Mich. (July 14) – The story of Saturday’s Lane Automotive IMCA Modified main event at Crystal Motor Speedway was all Milt Montgomery. The Sheridan speedster took advantage of his outside starting spot to take the win over Brenten DeYoung and Dan Wiggins.


​DeYoung cruises at Crystal

CRYSTAL, Mich. (June 23) – Myron DeYoung took the early lead and then cruised to take the Lane Automotive IMCA Modified victory Saturday at Crystal Motor Speedway. Kody Johnson was second, followed by A.J. Ward, Mitchell Hunt and Nick Stormzand.


Crystal checkers fly for Ward

CRYSTAL, Mich. (June 2) – A.J. Ward pulled off another feature win in the Lane Automotive IMCA Modified event Saturday at Crystal Motor Speedway. Dan Wiggins II took home second, followed by Mitchell Hunt, Brenten DeYoung and Chad Wernette.


Ward shines at Crystal

CRYSTAL, Mich. (April 28) – After venturing to New York for his first IMCA Modified feature win of the season, A.J. Ward raced closer to home and got his second Saturday at Crystal Motor Speedway. The two-time defending Dirt Works Eastern Region champion and 2017 Crystal track king bested Brenten DeYoung and Brady Hollenbeck in the race to the checkers. Matt Szecsodi and Austin Wonch rounded out the top five.