September 2002 Minutes
FROM THE DESK OF THE PRESIDENT
Well it is close to the end of another racing season and many new champions have been crowned along with some repeat winners also with some still to be challenged. We here at MARFC Congratulate all the winners through out the state and hope that all had a fantastic season. With the end of racing season comes the time to think about membership renewals so, get a jump start on the 2003 season and renew your membership today or if you would like to join the best racing fan club around just click on the membership link and sign up today.
The Michigan Auto Racing Fan Club would like to send it sincere and deepest sympathy to Karl and Mary Kay Kiefer owner and promoter of the Owosso Speedway for their loss of their two year old son this past month. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Kiefer family at this time.
August Meetings/Fan Club Days
Another great trek up into the UP to the Kinross Speedway. Members on hand saw some great racing with at special 50 lap Modified UP Shootout show to boot. Modified # 69b driver Tommy Beezley from Columbus City, Indiana was given the MARFC/Uniform Helmet Bag for the longest haul. Tommy eventually finished 2nd in the feature. Thanks to Gerry Liscumb, Dan Remillard, and Walter Verdecchia for asking us up again this year. Special thanks to Board members on hand Sue Ginter, Laura Tucker and Jimmy Tucker for their helping hand.
Michigan International Speedway
Mother Nature tried to put a damper on our day at M.I.S. but we made it through anyway. Seen a few members around the track and we all had a good time even with the rain delay. We would like to Thank Brett Sheldon President of the Speedway and Bill Janitz for their support of our venue at the best Super Speedway around. We wish to thank Tommy Cameron for his years of support to our club and wish him well in his new endeavors now that he has moved on from the Speedway. We hope that the new PR person that replaces Tommy will support our club like he did through out the years.
Great weather once again even if rain tried to slow down the event at Merritt. A spectacular night of racing with SOD Sprints on hand as well as the MMA Modifieds and Street Stocks. Board member Bill Walters presented the MARFC/Uniform Helmet Bag to Michigan Modified driver # 90v Bob Hutson. Bob had major heart surgery awhile back and is already back racing and winning. Great going Bob. Helpers on hand were Bill Walter, Jim & Barbara Buckley, and Pat Wolfe. We even seen Larry & Kenny Letts stop by to say Hi. Very Special thanks to “Chief again for a great PR job and thanks to Ed & Carmen for their continued support and willingness to invite us back year after year. Thanks again Ed & Carmen.
Flat Rock Speedway
Fantastic night for racing once again. The members were treated to a surprise visit by the Zooperstars and they entertained the fans to the max. Over a 100 cars in the pit area made for some great racing. MARFC VP Rob Michon & Member Steve Russell gave our MARFC/Uniform Helmet Bag to Street Stock # 49 Rick Grzych for being the 4th fastest qualifier for the B-Main cars. Very Special thanks to Scott Schultz, ARCA, Ron Drager and all the staff at the Flat Rock Speedway for a great time and all their continued support through out the year. Helpers on hand for the night were, Steve & Cory Russell, Rita Schroeder, Cathie Rohloff, and Dave DeHem.