Monthly Update – April 2010
Racing season is upon us so get ready to make some noise and get out to the tracks that support us. The weather is getting better; the birds are chirping and the engines are barking, let the green flag fly!
Let’s Go Racing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The club made a day of it at the Walter P. Chrysler Museum on Saturday, February 27, 2010. 24 MARFC members came out for a short meeting and a chance to wander the halls of this great exhibition of automotive history. Our 50/50 winner was Club President, Dave DeHem who donated the $26.00 back to the club for the Kid’s Christmas party. It was really neat to see the early Chrysler products all the way up to the cars of today. Regular admission to the facility is very reasonable and should easily be a must see for everyone. I have included a couple of pictures from the day as well as a couple from the MSTC Bowling Tournament.
1967 Dodge Charger Super Stocker 1968 Dodge Charger R/T
The club had a great day down at the Toledo Speedway Bar and Grille on March 13th for the “Racers Re-union” and MARFC Meeting afterwards. There were hundreds, if not thousands of pictures on display of drivers and tracks from yester year as well as some great displays of what racing used to be. There was a virtual who’s who of longtime drivers, both retired and some still pushing down the loud pedal. Marty Blume, one of the state’s leading historians was one of our guest speakers and he shared with us his history and knowledge of the Jackson Motor Speedway where he was first introduced to racing. Marty also shared some of his thoughts on racing today and shared about his work as a Board Member of the Michigan Motor Sports Hall of Fame and how the process of being inducted into that great hall works. Ron Drager spoke about the proposed ticket tax in Toledo and how that might affect the Toledo Speedway. Ron also shared the video that was played at the ARCA banquet last fall as well as what is coming up for the ARCA Series presented by RE/MAX and Menards in 2010. Scott Schultz, track manager at both the Flat Rock and Toledo Speedways shared the highlights of the upcoming seasons at both facilities. Michigan Motor Sports Inductee and Flat Rock/Toledo announcer Gary Lindahl wrapped things up for the night with a few racing stories of his own. Super Late Model Driver Royce Cornett won the 50/50 and donated the $105.00 back to the Kid’s Christmas Party, Thank You Royce, the kids’ appreciate it. Sorry, the pictures from Toledo did not turn out.
Please welcome aboard Chuck Horan who has been appointed to the Board of Directors to fill a vacancy and also welcome aboard to Rand Thompson who has been appointed by the Board of Directors as our new Public relations director. We will post pictures of these two gentlemen as soon as we can obtain them.