I can’t believe that it is August already, it seems like the racing season just got started and here we are looking at the five to go signal. It has been a relatively quiet season but in my travels I have noticed that both the fan and car counts pretty much everywhere have been down this year. There are a few exceptions to this and that is a very good thing as these tracks have struggled mightily for a number of years so to see things turn around for them is great.
I have to admit that the club is struggling this year as well. Our treasury is exceptionally low and while we have gained some new members that number isn’t growing like it has in the past either. With this month’s newsletter we sent out the tickets for the annual cheer raffle. Each member or family membership received at least a book of ten tickets. It is vitally important that we get these tickets sold so that we can build up our treasury again in order to continue the things that we do. Our annual family picnic, Kid’s Christmas Party, off-season monthly meetings, newsletter and mailings all survive from the funds derived from memberships and this annual fund raising raffle as well as the MARFC Helmet Bag that we give away at each and every Fan Club Day. Yes, we get some donations but these are earmarked for the different events and while it is great to have folks give something back to the club, it just isn’t enough when the tally is added up at the end of the day. Ticket printing was once again sponsored by Pat Moran and Moran Chevrolet, they have been helping us out for many years and are an exceptional sponsor of local short track racing as well. If you are looking for a new Chevy or a quality used vehicle be sure to give them a call at 1-888-586-6726 they have dealerships in Fort Gratiot and Clinton Township and they can fulfill of your vehicular needs.
Yours in Racing!