Labor Day weekend was a two-night affair at Crystal Motor Speedway beginning the first of its final events of the season.

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The Late models took the night off Saturday night, leaving the Lane Automotive IMCA Modifieds to headline the show. Vestaburg’s Kody Johnson held off Brenten DeYoung, Crystal, and Mitchell Hunt of Kent City to take the win. Aaron Raby, St. Louis, Mitchell, and Hunt picked up heat wins.

George Wease of Hubbardston moved up from his fourth-place starting potion to take the win in the Next Level Graphics and Design Street Stocks over Ernest Strouse, Greenville, and Andrew Fidler of Elwell. Heats fell to Doug McKeown Jr., Fenwick, Dillon Kohn, Sheridan, and Fidler.

Mike Currier of Fenwick continued his domination of the Flinn Stock division as he picked up another feature win over Rusty Sowles, Greenville, and Mike Wood of Lake Odessa. Greenville’s Matt Taylor and Jarred Wonsey of Sumner picked up heat wins.

TJ Gilbert of Elkton started the Port City Racing Pro Stock feature from the pole and was never headed. Jeremy Spencer, Deford, and Jeff Kohn of Sheridan rounded out the top three. Bryan Hofbauer of Ionia scored the heat win.

Kolby Rohn picked up his first Engine Pro Pro Truck feature two weeks back, and he wasted no time in repeating the feat. Rohn took the feature over Jim Beltz, Kent City, and Curtis Rice of Muskegon. Beltz and Kohn also grabbed wins in the preliminary heat events.

Peyton Cunningham of Sheridan picked up another win in the Greenville Daily News Mini Wedge six-to-nine year-old division over Delano Hale and Tim Painter Jr., both of Crystal. Hale scored the victory in the heat event.
In the ten to fourteen-year-old class, Jazzlyn Hale of Crystal took home the win over Landyn Neitling of Saginaw and Zayden Buskirk of Crystal. Buskirk picked up the heat win.

The Sunday event got started with Scott Baker of Ionia overtaking Garrett Wiles, Hubbardston and Jimmy Gallagher of St. Johns to pick up the win in the Kentucky Fried Chicken Late Model feature. Rob Taylor of Muskegon and Scott advanced to the big dance by winning their respective B Main features. Baker also picked up a heat win as did Chris Rinard, Ithaca and Michael Archer of Jackson.

Dustin Weber of Riverdale held off all comers as he grabbed the win in the Next Level Graphics and Design Street Stock event. Ryan Nethers of Mt. Pleasant and Stanton’s Kevin Rohn followed him to finish off the top three. George Wease and Alex Richards, both of Hubbardston, picked up their ticket to the main feature by grabbing B Main wins. Heats fell to Rohn, Fred Traxler, Nethers, and Weber.

Rusty Sowles held off Mike Currier and Don Fenner of Muskegon to take the feature event in the Flinn Stock feature. Fenner and Jarred Wonsey of Sumner grabbed preliminary competition wins.

Aaron Raby of St. Louis started the Port City Racing Pro Stock event on the pole and never looked back as the veteran held off two other long-time racers, Jeff Kohn, Sheridan, and Kyle Hunt of Bannister to take home the win. Heat wins were picked up by Kohn and Bryan Hofbauer of Ionia.

Curtis Rice of Muskegon moved up four spots to take the Engine Pro Pro Truck feature win over Jimmy Hale Jr. of Crystal driving Vern Buskirk’s truck, and Jim Beltz of Kent City. Beltz also grabbed the heat win.

June Dora of Fenwick picked up the win in the Daily news Mini Wedge class in the six-nine-year-old division over Peyton Cunningham, Sheridan, and Tim Painter Jr. of Coral. In heat competition, Mason VanderVeen of Six Lakes and Crystal’s Delano Hale grabbed the checkers.
 Zayden Buskirk of Crystal grabbed another ten to fourteen-year-old class over Landyn Neitling of Saginaw and Crystal’s Eli Fellows. Fellows also picked up the heat win.
 With the IMCA Mods off on Sunday, the big modified event was an Open Mod Invitation that saw Jeffery Erickson Jr. of Muskegon take the win after a race-long fight with Chad May, Rockford, and Jeff Reay of Portland. Milt Montgomery of Sheridan and Erickson won heats.

Next week the track takes the weekend off to prepare for its season two-day finale, the Great Lakes Nationals. Full details for the event can be found on the track website, or by calling the track office at 989.235.5200.

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