April 2008 Minutes
From the President
Once again I can smell the cars and tires getting ready for racing here in 2008. I like to thank all of our membership tracks for a great 2008 fan club day schedule. With out their continuous support we as fans would not be able to see the best racing in the country right here in Michigan. Many Thanks to them all! Thanks to all who renewed for 2008 and hope the rest will soon follow as we don’t want to leave anyone behind the year. Also just a quick word on our Vice President Dave DeHem and Linda Walters who both hand knee replacement surgery right after the banquet in January they are both doing very well and send along thank you to all who sent get well wishes. Also I need to advise all members that wish to purchase MARFC Wearable’s you need to use the 2008 order form only please. The older newsletters have discontinued items on them and are no good to order with. Thank You for your understanding and hope that many of you are proud to wear our clubs items to show that you are a supporter of our club. Remember as we are renewing memberships we are also updating our e-mail list so please contact me with your current address or new one so we can update this ASAP and if you would like to have your monthly newsletter e-mailed only please advise me of this as postage is going up again.
As Always, Keep Racing!
Another great meeting was held at the Toledo Speedway Bar & Grille. Many folks who attended the Old Timers Reunion meeting earlier in the day stuck around for our meeting later that night. Ron Drager talked about how ARCA’s
2008 season is going and then treated us to a tribute video to Benny Parsons that was shown at the 2007 ARCA RE/MAX Series Awards banquet as well and a
2007 ARCA year in review tape.
Then Scott Schultz advised us of the few changes at both the Flat Rock & Toledo Speedways for 2008. One being handed dripped ice cream! They will once again have one 4 cylinder rental car available at both tracks if you wish to give that a try contact Scott and the speedway for more information. The Buckeye 305 Sprints are on the schedule at Flat Rock in August making this the first open wheel event in quite awhile.
We also had Kelly, a representative from the HANTZ Group, on hand to tell us just what they do as a company as well as sponsoring some great races in the past few years and the upcoming season. Kelly also raffled off a couple of autographed items from Rusty Wallace Racing and we thank her for that.
MIS announcer Larry Henry was on hand to let us know the he is no longer with WWJ Radio and the he is working on things for Fordracing.com at this time and will once again be the announcer at the Detroit Grand Pix for 2008.