We here at MARFC are deeply saddened by the news of long time MARFC member Eugene Lindahl. Eugene and his wife Stella have been long time supporters of the club in every way possible. He was the father of Michigan Motorsports Hall of Fame Member and track announcer Gary Lindahl. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Lindahl family at this time. We are also saddened to hear of the passing of local racing legends Skeeter Ross who raced at the old Motor City Speedway and many time track champion at both the Spartan & Owosso Speedways Jim Aldrich who was also a member of the Michigan Motorsports Hall of Fame. Gene Playter racer from the Crystal Motor Speedway passed away just the other day too. So many fans and racers to lose at one time they will all be greatly missed. May God be with them all now and forever more as they have taken their final checkered flag!
Sincerely, Bill Barnhart MARFC President
Great weather along with a very large car count and add kid’s night along with lots of race fans made for an outstanding night of racing at Mid-Michigan Raceway Park. Modified make up feature winner # 21 Dave Reay was awarded our MARFC Uniform/Helmet Bag for the night. Dave also won his heat race and second feature that night. Maybe our MARFC Bag brought him good luck! The MARFC members raffle was won by Stanley Town. Many thanks to Gene & Linda and the crew for rescheduling our rained out fan club night from earlier in the season. (Top Photo: Dave Reay Bottom Photo: Stanley Town)
Attention all MARFC members our fan club day event at the Onaway Speedway has been cancelled do to a scheduling on conflict. There is no racing at the speedway for August 22, 2015! Sorry for all who planned to attend we hope to get something done for next season.
Bill Barnhart President MARFC
Board members Al Peltier & Jeff Horan were at the Toledo Speedway with our MARFC table set up to greet all race fans and MARFC members. With racing on the 8 all night fans were treated to some exciting racing. Figure 8 rookie # 2 Dennis Whisman Jr. was presented our MARFC Uniform/ Helmet Bag for his outstanding run in the division so far this season. Linda Hurd was our MARFC Members Raffle winner for the evening. Many thanks to Ron Drager, Roy Mott, Scott Schultz and the staff at the speedway for supporting our event again this season. (Top Left: Jeff Horan & Dennis Whisman Jr. Top Right: Linda Hurd with Jeff Horan)
Great Night for more dirt track racing at the Silver Bullet Speedway who celebrated their 60th Anniversary that evening. Long time second generation driver Late Model # 10 Dana Truemner was presented our MARFC Uniform/ Helmet Bag for his family supporting the track for over 30 years. New MARFC member Martin McSkulin won our members raffle for the night. Special thanks to Nick & Matt Hoonhout and all the folks at the speedway for making this event possible. Also thanks to our MARFC table helpers for the night Barry Meschke and Al Peltier. (Photo Left: Al Peltier & Dana Truemner Photo Right: Martin McSkulin)
MARFC Vice President Dave DeHem along with his wife Julie were on hand to greet members as they came into the Winston Speedway. Our MARFC Uniform/ Helmet bag went to Evan Shotko #22 fifth in points for his rookie year in Bomber Division. He had run Go karts 3 years comes from racing family. Wayne Rol won our MARFC members raffle. Many thanks to Tom Sprague and crew for having us back again this season. (Photo Left: Evan Shotko Photo Right: Wayne Roe)
Attention all MARFC Members be sure to come on out and enjoy this weekend’s MARFC Fan Club Day Events on both Friday July 31st at the Winston Speedway on the west side of the state and then on August 1st we will be at the Silver Bullet Speedway in the thumb area. So take the time to see more of our state best racing facilities this weekend and support our sport of auto racing right here in our great state of Michigan. Check the web site for front gate opening times and race times! As Always Keep Racing! Wild Bill Barnhart MARFC President
Our MARFC Helmet bag was awarded to driver David Nikolas by the Grand Marshal for the weekend, Australian racing legend Allan Moffat. Allan won a race at Waterford Hills in 1965 driving a Lotus Cortina before embarking on a long career in Trans Am, LeMans and a variety of racing series “down under” Thanks to Joel Hershoren and Kathy Arnold for their hospitality in welcoming our club at their beautiful facility. Many thanks to board member Rand Thompson for chairing this event!(Photo by Rand Thompson: Left to Right: David Nikolas, Rand, Allan Moffat, and Waterford Hills vintage event chair Joel Hershoren.)
Hot but dry weather on hand for our annual trek to the I-96 Speedway to see more dirt racing for 2015. For those members who made the trip saw some great racing that night! Pro Modified # 42 driver Kenny Plater was chosen to received our MARFC/Uniform Helmet Bag for having some hard luck this season but keeps coming back each week to support his track & division. Greg Shepard was the winner of our MARFC Members raffle. Thanks to Mike Mouch and his staff for the hospitality again this season. Special thanks to Greg Shepard for helping out at our table. (Top Left: Gary Shepard) (Top Right: Kenny Plater & crew with Bill Barnhart & Trevor Hollis)
With a pit area filled with cars along with heated weather and great crowd on hand MARFC members send some outstanding racing on the tight ¼ oval of the Flat Rock Speedway. Late Model # 45 Frank Jiovani was given our MARFC Uniform/ Helmet Bag winning the feature the week prior. MARFC Raffle winner was Cory Russell and thanks to Board member Al Peltier for helping out at our table for the night. Special thanks to Scott Schultz and Ron Drager for rescheduling this event after it was rained out earlier this season.( Top Left: Frank Jiovani with MARFC Bag & Top Right: Cory Russell & Crew with Board member Al Peltier)