Dusen wins Mid-Season Championship feature at Crystal

Tom Dusen LM 6.20.15From Verwayne Greenhoe

Crystal, MI — (June 20, 2015) — It didn’t take too long for Myron DeYoung to get to the front of the pack in the All-Star Performance IMCA Modified feature from his fourth row starting position and the multi time division champion began to pull away from the field. With just a few laps left, a caution bunched the field with AJ Ward, another multi division champion, pulled to his back bumper but once the green fell, it was nothing but the 7D of DeYoung all the way to the checkers as DeYoung racked up his 100th career IMCA Modified win. Ward settled for second, followed by Rusty Zeigler, Jeff Kohn, Vern Buskirk, Brady Hollenbeck, Joe Fowler, Brenten DeYoung, Austin Wonch, and Jimmy Hale, Jr.. Chance Hoppes and Fowler advanced by way of B Main wins while Ward, Chad Wernette, John DeYoung, and Hollenbeck garnered heat gold.

The first 22 laps of the 30 lap Kentucky Fried Chicken Late Model event ran green but a caution gathered a formidable bunch of racers at the front of the pack. Brennan Bowen, Tom Dusen, Scott Baker, Brad Mann, and Zack Olger took the green with Bowen holding the point. With seven laps left, Bowen experienced mechanical issues and handed the lead back to Dusen. As the final laps counted down, Baker worked the leader but when it was done, Dusen held on to take the win over Baker, Josh Knoll, Josh Borton, Olger, Ryan Kent, Dean Huizenga, Jesse Playter, Doug Baird, and Amanda Wing. Kevin Reeve took the B Main with heats falling to Dusen, Mann, and Baker.

The Street Stock divisional feature started out with five drivers under a blanket with Tony Broersma, Bill Stanley, Ron Harper, James Prochazka, and Doug McKeown. With five to go, Broersma got loss and Stanley took the lead, with Prochazka following. Coming in for the white flag, the two ran into lapped traffic and Prochazka played the pick perfectly, giving him the lead and then the win in a non stop event. Stanley settled for second, followed by Broersma, McKeown, Harper, Dennis Parker, Jr., Jay Chlebek, Tyler Brillhart, Austin Wiley, and Paul Denny. Prochazka and McKeown scored the heat wins.

The Port City Racecar Pro Stock feature got started with Don Rohn out front, followed by Nick Stormzand and Jake Headley. Chad Raby began to work his way into the top of the mix as Rohn continued to lead the pack. The race got to ten to go and Rohn was still in the lead with John Taylor not far behind. The fight for third between Headley and Raby raged on for several laps with Raby finally taking it away. Rohn took the white flag and went on to win his first feature of the year in a race that went green to checkers. Taylor held on for second, followed by Raby, Headley, Rob Brillhart, Blake Hollenbeck, Mike VanderMark, Jr., Stormzand, Derek Crandall, and Josh Loomis. Heats were taken by Rohn and VanderMark.

The Races On The Web Flinn Stock race found Travis McGill, Spencer Simon, Kevin Rohn Jr, and Gabe Gesselman in a huge fight for the lead. Gesselman worked the inside lane and took the point about the halfway point and began to pulled away. He took the white flag and went on to win over Rohn, Simon, Alan Roszell, Kyle Woodard, Rusty Sowles, Derrick Stahl, McGill, Shane Wiggins, and Chris Strouse. McGill and Stahl won heats.

The Engine Pro Pro Truck division was the final event of the night that saw Jim Emmons take the lead over Dave Peters. Andrew Fidler began to make his move for the lead but got crossed up, went low on the track and then swung hard into the turn one wall. When the green flew again, it was Smokey Grosnickle at the point, followed by Emmons, Peters, and Mickey Currier. With five to go, Currier began to press Grosnickle and they tangled, sending the leader across the track where he ended up slapping the wall. Grosnickle was deemed the caution car, giving the lead to Currier and eventually the win. Peters came home second, followed by Rohn, Tim Woods, Emmons, Kevin Rohn, Don Proctor, Jr., Grosnickle, Bree Brasington, Fidler, and Curtis Rice. Wood and Fidler grabbed heats.

Next week at Crystal Motor Speedway is a full schedule of all six normal divisions and is sponsored by Six Lakes Auto Parts-NAPA. Adults are $12, kids 5-11 are $5 and pit passes are $25. Pit gates open at 4:30, grand stand gates open at 5 PM. Further information is available by calling the track office at 989.235.5200 or visiting the website at crystalmotorspeedway.com