June 2006 Minutes
Mother Nature is once again doing all she can to prevent us from having a great 2006 racing season. Many tracks have had several rain outs or rain shorted events this season. We need to remember to thank all the tracks for all they do to keep local racing alive here in Michigan. There are so many great racing facilities that have closed up do to high insurance rates, pressure from home owners who build right next to a speedway, along with many other concerns that make it hard to keep the doors open. I myself am asking that all of our members take the time to say THANK YOU to all of our membership tracks and those who are not members of our club also. It is up to us to help keep local racing alive not only here in Michigan but across the country. As always and questions of comments are welcome at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As Always Keep Racing!
FLAT ROCK SPEEDWAY
Weather was cool be clear & dry at the Flat Rock Speedway. With just over a 100 cars in the pit area our members were treated to a great autograph night as well as racing for all four divisions. The # 51 Street Stock of Gary Majchrzak was presented our MARFC/Uniform Helmet Bag for his continued support of racing each as every week. Gary was very happy to receive the bag. Special Thanks to Scott Schultz, Ron Drager, Greg Riddle and all the Flat Rock staff for making the evening as great event. (Photo by Paul Anton)
AUTO CITY SPEEDWAY: Mother Nature won this round. Big thank you goes out to Joe DeWitte a crew for rescheduling our event for August 5, 2006.
Mother Nature tired again to win but the folks at the speedway pushed forward and racing went on as scheduled. It was again autograph night at Toledo as fans and members were able to go out onto the track and meet all the drivers up close. Factory Stock # 11 driver Dave Golembiewski a.k.a “GUMBIE” was chosen to receive our MARFC/Uniform Helmet Bag for being the current point’s leader and also being in the top five in points for the past five years. To Roy Mott, Ron Drager and all the staff at Toledo we say Thank you for having us and we look forward to being back again later in September.
This was our first trip to the Berlin Raceway in many years and it was an exciting one at that. With weather a big issue the raceway chose to run only the features but the rains came just after the Late Model 50 lapper. Our MARFC/Uniform Helmet Bag was given to Late Model # 21 Terry Van Haitsma for being the fast qualifier. Many Thanks to Mike Strevel and crew for the opportunity to return to Berlin again after these many years. (PHOTO By Tom DeVette)