Two of our most long and loyal former board members are in need of our thoughts & prayers at this time. Bill Palmer has been under the weather for some time now and had taken a fall a little while back and could use some cheering up. I think a few cards would do the trick to bring his spirits back. Also, we have just learned the Arlene Stone wife of past President Bill Stone has had a stroke a few months back and is not able to be at home with Bill who has been home bond with a long term illness himself. Please keep all these folks in your prayers as they have a long road ahead of them. Cards can be sent to: Bill Palmer and Bill & Arlene Stone in care of MARFC P.O. Box 66436, Roseville, MI 48066 and will see they receive them ASAP.
It was a great afternoon of racing for MARFC members at Waterford Hills Raceway in Clarkston, Mich. Competing on the picturesque 13 turn mile and a half road course were a great variety of vintage racers. The MARFC Helmet Bag was awarded to driver Vytas Svedas from Dundas, Ontario, Canada who races a 1966 Alfa Romeo Guilia. Thanks to Joel Hershoren, Kathy Arnold, and the rest of the Waterford Hills staff for welcoming MARFC to this beautiful facility for a fun afternoon of racing.Pictured is with Rand Thompson, Vytas, and Sue Ginter and also a picture of his cool red No. 23 Alfa.
Great night for racing at the newly reconfigured 3/8 mile I-96 Speedway. Many members were on hand to see our MARFC Uniform/Helmet Bag be presented to Street Stock # 67 driver Carlind Forsythe by MARFC VP Dave DeHem. Carlind does an outstanding job supporting his division and the speedway. MARFC raffle winner was Linda Hurd with table helpers Greg Shepard & Jeff Mitchell on hand. Thank You to Mike & Sarah Mouch along with the entire staff for hosting us again this season and to Trevor Hollis for the great PR all night long. (Left: Mike Mouch, Carlind Forsythe and MARFC VP Dave DeHem& Right:Gene Hurd )
Board Member Bill Walters greeted our members and once again the weather was great for racing. Bob Hammer 21BH Late Model driver received the MARFC/Uniform Helmet Bag. Bob has had a tough year with the race cars. He has been involved in several crashes not his fault and keeps coming back. He is also a supporter of Merritt Speedway sometimes bring 2 or 3 race cars. MARFC Raffle winner was Candy Baschal, twice in one weekend great Congrats! Many Thanks to Steve & Stacey Potter and the crew at Merritt Speedway for hosting our club this season! Helpers at the table for the night were Greg Shepard and Bill Walters.(Top: Board Member Bill Walters & Bob Hammer) (Bottom: Candy Baschal & Greg Shepard) (Photo’s provided by Bob Steele)
Fantastic night of racing! Weather was perfect and races were great as MARFC was on hand to greet all members who came to see some clean fast dirt racing. Hobby Stock driver # 55 Amber Eberspeaker was presented our MARFC Uniform/Helmet Bag for having some hard luck during the early season but has been able to stay the leader in points in her division. Candy Baschal was our MARFC members raffle winner. Many Thanks to Greg Shepard & Randy Kinne for helping out at our table that night! Thanks to Betty Crook & staff at Mt. Pleasant for once again inviting us back and to “The Chief” Leo Pego for all the great PR.(Top: MARFC Bag Winner Amber Eberseaker) (Bottom: Greg Shepard, Candy Baschal & Randy Kinne)
After a short rain delay during qualifying and before the race program started, Sue Ginter met several MARFC members and Phillip, 82, the oldest living member of the Whittemore Race Club, having joined in 1959. The track opened in 1948 and is the oldest continually operating track in Michigan. Sue presented the MARFC uniform/helmet bag to Sam Tremble Jr. driver of #84x limited late model. New member Shawn Crane won the membership raffle. The race program started with the visiting Dwarf cars heat races. While the regular classes were starting their heats, the rain came again. We would like to thank Whittemore Speedway and President Andy Hess for inviting us back again this year. ( Sam Tremble Jr. & Board Member Sue Ginter)
With perfect weather and packed grandstands fans seen over 80 cars compete on the dirt for a night of fun & excitement. Our MARFC Uniform/Helmet Bag was presented to a longtime track worker Brian Bennett for volunteering to help out were doing whatever needs to be done at any time. Jack Colpean Jr. won our MARFC Members raffle for the evening. Many thanks to Steve and his crew at Tri-City for having us again this year! Table helpers for the night were Dennis Trinklein and Bill & Linda Walters. (Top Left: Brian Bennett, Promoter Steve Puvalowski, & Bill Walters)(Top Right: Jack Colpean Jr.)
TOLEDO SPEEDWAY UPDATE: Sorry to say the Mother Nature was victorious on this night. We have rescheduled the date for August 1, 2014 this is their autograph night so come out & enjoy the evening. Thanks to Ron, Roy & Scott and the speedway for working to reschedule this event.
Outstanding weather for racing with a vast field of cars on hand in the pit area ready to go. We had many members sign in at our table that night to enjoy seeing all the racing with the vintage race cars also on hand. The MARFC Uniform/helmet bag was presented to Sport Stock #6 driver Brad Robison for his dedication of supporting the racing at the speedway. Allen Albert was the winner of our MARFC membership raffle. Special thanks to Jeff & Pam Parish & the Springport Motor Speedway for having us on their schedule once again. Thanks to Doug Jakeway and Larry Iacoboni for helping at our table for the evening.(Top: Jeff Parish, Brad Robison, Pam Parish & Doug Jakeway)(Bottom Left” Al Albert & Larry Iacoboni) (Bottom Right: Vintage racer)
Fun filled night of racing at the Crystal Motor Speedway! The MARFC Uniform/Helmet Bag was given to Late Model #66 driver Kurt Mesman for the run of hard luck he has been having lately. Our MARFC Members raffle winner was Jack Colpean Sr. As for running of the Twin Flinn that our MARFC VP & President competed in was one crazy event for sure. Both had fun during the event but didn’t quite know when the race started and who beat who after it was over. We had a fantastic time and thanks to Ron & Mary Jane Flinn and the entire staff at the speedway for hosting us again this season. MARFC table helpers for the night Doug Jakeway, Dave DeHem & Bill Barnhart! (Top: Dave with Kurt Mesman) (Middle Left: Dave Right: Wild Bill) ( Bottom: Race action photo by: Darcie Fuzi-Dubie)