You will have received your Annual raffle tickets with this month’s regular mailing. This is the club’s most important fund raiser for the year so please try to sell them all and if you want some more just let me know. I have included an envelope for you to send the ticket stubs and money to Sue Ginter and it has her address on it already. This has been one of the hottest summers that I can remember in recent years but in spite of that, I have been able to get to many of our member tracks and spend some time with our club members and I have had a blast this summer thus far. I would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the family of club member, Michigan Motorsports Hall of Fame inductee and longtime Merritt Speedway promoter Ed VanDuinen. Ed passed away recently and was the married to Carmen. Ed and Carmen spent many years in the racing business and contributed greatly to our entire sport. Both Ed and Carmen will inducted to the Michigan Motor Sports Hall of Fame this November as part of the “Class of 2010”. God Speed Ed and our condolences and prayers to Carmen and the family and friends of Ed.