In the Kentucky Fried Chicken Late Model class, Kyle Borgman of Muskegon did all he could do to close the gap between himself and Scott Baker of Ionia. Borgman trailed Baker in the points at the drop of the green flag, but he moved up from his eleventh place starting position to win the event. Amanda Wing of Middleton grabbed second, followed by Travis Stemler of Ionia. Baker had begun in the same row as Borgman and moved up to the fourth place spot, enough to clinch the championship by four points. Heat events were picked up by Tom Dusen of Ionia, Garrett Wiles, Hubbardston, and Jimmy Gallagher of St. Johns.
Portland’s Jeff Reay battled off Austin Wonch, Crystal, and Melvin Allen of Alma to take the feature win in the Lane Automotive IMCA Modified class. Allen and Chad May of Rockford grabbed wins in the heat events. With only two more point nights left, Wonch holds a nine-point lead over Brenten DeYoung of Crystal.
Sidney’s Mickey Currier made it a perfect night as he won the Next Level Graphics and Design Street Stock event and clinched the point’s championship over Dustin Weber, Riverdale, and Ryan Alexander of Stanton. Heats were taken by Gabe Geselman, Muir, Weber, and Tom Harrison of Mulliken.
The Races On The Web Flinn Stock event was taken by Mike Currier who moved up from his starting position to score the win. Jarred Wonsey of Sumner and Taylor Parson of Grant followed him. Currier and Rusty Sowles picked up a heat win on the way to the feature. The championship was taken by Greenville’s Sowles, narrowly nipping Currier by three points over the 2019 season.
TJ Gilbert of Elkton scored the Port City Racing Pro Stock feature, as he held back hard-charging competitors Jeremy Spencer of Deford and Kyle Hunt of Bannister. Heats were taken by Derrick Dennis, Lakeview and Brad Roberts of St. Johns. Spencer also beat out Hunt for the division title by six points.
Curtis Rice of Muskegon picked up another win and championship as he fought his way to the front from his tenth place starting position in the Engine Pro Pro Truck. Tim Sooy and Vern Buskirk, both of Stanton, placed second and third. Paul Grosnickle of Lansing and Rice picked up heat wins.
The Daily News of Greenville Mini-Wedge six-nine year-old division feature was picked up by Landyn Neitling of Saginaw over June Dora, Fenwick, and Peyton Cunningham of Sheridan. Heat wins were taken by Tim Painter, Jr. of Coral and Delano Hale of Crystal. Neitling also picked up the championship, edging out Jazzlyn Hale of Crystal by seven points.
In the ten to fourteen-year-old class, it was Zayden Buskirk of Crystal taking the win and the season championship over Mikah Kurkowski, Sidney, and Lilyann Montgomery of Crystal. Buskirk also picked up the heat win.
Next week at Crystal Motor Speedway is the annual two-day Labor Day weekend. Saturday night features the last appearance of the SOD Sprints at the speedway and a fireworks display. The Late Models will have the night off. The Sunday night event finds the Outlaw Late Models and Open Modifieds at the track with the IMCA Mods taking the night off.
Gates open at 4:30 PM each night with racing beginning about 7:30 PM. Adult admission to the grandstands is $15, kids 5-11 are $5, and pit passes are $30. Further information can be obtained by visiting the track website at crystalmotorspeedway.com or calling the office at 989.235.5200.