Our November meeting will be on Saturday November 15, 2014 at the JD Racing Indoor Karting facility at 6:00pm sharp.This will be our second time at this location for us and we will be able to run the new electric karts at a reduced rate if we can garentee at least 10 to 15 riders before the night of our meeting. If you would like to ride the karts the cost will be $12.00 per race so please RSVP me by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than October 25, 2014. Our guest speaker for the night will be Scott Menlen promoter of the Mid-West Indoor Racing Series. The karting facility is located at: 44225 West Twelve Mile Rd., Novi, MI 48377. For more information about JD Racing Indoor Karting go to www.jdkarting.com
Our first general meeting will be held on October 25, 2014 at 7:00pm at DeCarlo’s Banquet Center, 6015 E. Ten Mile Rd., Warren, Michigan 48091. This is the night we draw our annual raffle ticket winners so come on out and enjoy the night with other MARFC members and take the chance on winning the raffle in person. Our guest speakers for the evening will be Robbie Loving and his son Chase who ran his rookie year in the figure 8 division at both the Flat Rock & Toledo Speedways.
The DuBois family chose Brian Baumgarten to receive the helmet uniform bag. Brian’s #100 Modified is in first place in points as of 8-9. It was a great night of racing and entertainment. As a salute to our Veterans, there were 3 military vehicles on the track. Two trucks carried gave the fans on trips around the track. There was also a large tanker. Once all the fans had their on-track experience, the flagman turned the military vehicles loose and there was a lot of excitement as they passed each other while flashing lights and blowing horns. After the evening’s regular racing concluded, the trailer racing began. There is no way to describe it. It is best to attend Onaway’s Fan Club night in person. Several club members made the trip from down state and new member Dick Norman was the winner of the fan club gifts for signing in. Dick just joined and was busy trying out his voice as the new back up announcer. Great fun was had by all. Sue Ginter was our MARFC table person for the night.
Bright skies and a cool evening made our first trip to the Silver Bullet Speedway an awesome night with double points and double racing. The second generation driver of a family with three generations of racers Pro Stock driver # 51 Mark Yakes was awarded our MARFC Uniform/Helmet Bag for helping to support the speedway in any way he can. Bill Williams won the MARFC membership raffle for this event. A big Thank You to the Hoonhout family, Nick, Matt & Dad Case for becoming part of the MARFC track membership family and hosting our fan club night and can’t wait until we can return in 2015. Special thanks to VP Dave DeHem and Greg Shepard for the helping hand at the table for the night.
(Top: President Bill Barnhart, Mark Yakes, & VP Dave DeHem) (Bottom: Bill Williams & VP Dave DeHem)
Many thanks to Tom Sprague Sr. and staff for another great night of racing at West Michigan’s best dirt track, Winston Speedway. The weather was perfect and many MARFC members were treated to some great racing action this past Saturday, August 2nd. The MARFC Helmet bag was presented to the driver of the #1K Young Gun, Christine Johnson. Christine has been racing the past 3 years and is always enthusiastic in supporting the track and the division. This season she is a multiple feature winner and recorded a top five finish this past Saturday. Track announcer Brian Osborne kept the crowd informed all night and is another reason the racing is so good at Winston Speedway. Howard Town was the winner of the MARFC Member raffle and table helper was Julie DeHem. Thanks again to Tom for being a MARFC Member track and we look forward to coming back to Winston Speedway in 2015. (Brain Osborne and Dave DeHem present bag to Christine Johnson) (Howard Town shows off his prize for winning MARFC Member raffle)
Another great night of racing at the Toledo Speedway for all the MARFC members who attended. Sportsman driver # 23 Mike Young was presented our MARFC Uniform/Helmet Bag for his support of his division. Patti Bihn won the MARFC members raffle. We like to thanks Scott Schultz for rescheduling this event and also to Ron Drager and Roy Mott for once again hosting a MARFC event this season. MARFC table helpers for the night were Board Members Jeff Horan and Al Peltier.
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)