First off I like to say I am sorry that we were unable to set up a MARFC table the night of our Fan Club Day Event at the Spartan Speedway on the 26th of June. Do to rescheduling the event because on rain I and other board members had already made other commitments or had to work late. But members who were there had a grand time with outstanding racing all night. We do thank Jim Leasure and Bill Lackey and the staff for the makeup date. Our MARFC/Uniform Helmet Bag was presented to Pony Stock driver # 9 Laura Beckner by club member and supporter “Big Ed” Inloes! Thanks Ed for your help! Also thanks to track photographer Woody for the photo taken.
Mother Nature takes day off with overcast skies and with the sun popping in and out made for a great night of racing. All the members who attended this event had a great time. Our MARFC Uniform/ Helmet Bag was presented to Super Late Model driver # 67 Tim Rugg who has supported the track with bringing up to four cars a night each week and supplies motors for many others to be able to compete each week. John Jackson won our MARFC members raffle & Doug Jakeway for helping at the table for the night. Big thanks to Jeff & Pam and the Springport Motor Speedway for their continuous support of our club again this year and can’t wait to return again in 2016! (Photo Left: John Jackson Photo Right: Springport Promoter Pam Parish, Tim Rugg and Doug Jakeway)
Cool and cloudy skies on hand but with 131 cars in the pit area racing on the dirt at Crystal was seen by many fans who made the trip out. Mother Nature Looses this one! HAHA! Our MARFC Uniform/Helmet Bag was presented to Modified # 48 driver Cory Ruesink for his hard luck & support for his division at the track. The MARFC raffle winner was Justin Condron! Thanks to Barry Meschke & Dennis Trinklein for helping at our MARFC table. VP Dave DeHem and I raced the Flinn Twin race and neither of us came home the winner but still had a great time racing on the dirt. Many Thanks to Ron Flinn and his staff for having us again and all their support of our club! (Photo Left: Justin Condron Photo Right: Barry Meschke, Cory Ruesink and VP Dave DeHem)
ATTN: ALL MARFC MEMBERS, Looks like the rain maker Mother Nature has struck again and our MARFC Fan Club Night at Mid-Michigan Raceway Park has been cancelled. Please let those who don’t have e-mail or internet access know! We are pleased to announce the Gene & Linda have already rescheduled our event for Friday August 21, 2015. Many thanks to them for supporting our club. And remember tomorrow night June 13th we will be at the Crystal Motor Speedway for our fan club day event! So R— R— Stay away!!!!
Good Day to all of you! Memorial Day is truly a day that we never want to forget as we all need to take the time to remember all those who have given their lives to protect the freedoms we enjoy each and every day. Not only do we need to remember the fallen but those who are currently protecting our freedom here and home and across the sea and around the world. For those of us who have family in the military we pray that God protects them and brings them home safe and sound and for those who have served in the past we say THANK YOU for your service. So when you see a member of our military please take the time and thank them for all they do and for those who have served and have come home with injuries and need our help do what you can when you can. Today is the day of honoring and remembrance but, we do need to remember each and every day and pray for them all.
May God be with all of you and yours!
This just in for all MARFC Members! We would like to say a big thank you to both the Spartan & Flat Rock Speedways for working with us on rescheduling our MARFC Fan Club Day Events for 2015. They are as follows: Spartan Speedway Friday June 26, 2015 & Flat Rock Speedway Saturday July 18, 2015. So mark these dates down on your calendars and be ready for some awesome racing!
After many race fans and MARFC members arrived to the Spartan Speedway and were able to watch qualifying for all divisions Mother Nature decided to wash the evening out before we could see any racing. We were able to hold our MARFC Members Raffle with the winner being Lora Pratt-Darrow. Doug Jakeway &, Gary Sheppard were on hand to help out at the MARFC table before the rain started. And then the next night Mother Nature had the rain once again arrive at the Flat Rock Speedway just as qualifying was about to end. Track official’s worked hard to dry the track and as they were just finishing up she let it start raining again so we were not able to see racing again for the second night in a row. We did hold our MARFC Raffle just after the speedway called the event and the winner was Sue Smith. We are currently working to try and reschedule both events so stay tuned!(Photo Top Left: Lora Pratt-Darrow raffle winner at Spartan Photo Top Right: Doug Jakeway with new members Brenda & Lee) (Photo Bottom Left: Board members Al Peltier, raffle winner Sue Smith & Board member Jeff Horan, Photo Bottom Right: Members Bob Ryder, Jeff Horan & Al Peltier at MARFC table)
Great weather on hand for our first outing for 2015 to the Auto City Speedway. Pure Stock driver Randy Clayton Jr. was awarded our MARFC/ Uniform Helmet Bag for having fast time for the night. Special thanks to Joe DeWitte and crew for having us again in 2015. The MARFC Members Raffle winner was Jack Colpen Jr. and our MARFC Board members who greeted members at our table were Al Peltier & Bill Walters. (Photo: Randy Clayton Jr. with board member Al Peltier)
On April 18, 2015 General Meeting: Our MARFC General meeting was held at DeCarlo’s Banquet Center. Our first Guest speaker was the veteran late model driver and now car owner Dick “Magic Man” Barker. Dick told us of how he got started racing in the late 60’s and the he and his brother Gary traveled all over the state and won many championship at different race tracks and said that his main philosophy in driving is to race clean and others will respect you and do you the same. Then Dick’s new young talented driver Frank Jiovani told us of how he got started racing in quarter midget karts and then onto legend cars. From then he went on the Street Stocks at Flat Rock and won a championship in a short time and now is driving for one of Michigan’s legendary drivers Dick Barker. We were also very glad to have former President Russ Jacobson attend our meeting and with some help got him up to talk about his racing career that spanned for over four decades and that he still has the same sprint car he started with that his father helped build the famous J2 car. (Top Left: Frank Jiovani Top Right:Dick Barker Bottom: Russ Jacobson)
We here at MARFC are very sad to hear of the passing of longtime member Charles Rowloff Sr. We send our thoughts and prayers to his family at this time! “God’s Speed Chuck”
Charles “Cubby” V. Rowloff Sr., age 76, of Monroe formerly of Richmond died April 10, 2015. Charles was born August 26, 1938 to the late Vernon and Esther Rowloff. He proudly served his country with the U.S. Army. Charles retired from General Motors, working at the Research Lab in Warren. He is survived by children, Charles “Chuck” (Julie) Rowloff, Charlotte (Tom) Lynch and John Rowloff, 7 grandchildren, sisters; Betty Groesbeck and Verna Totzke. He was preceded in death by a sister Anna Trumble.