As I write this it is the day after Thanksgiving and I am upstairs in the office pondering and remembering. Yes, the Christmas season is upon us and with it comes the shopping and the over eating and the parties, and the celebrations. Be safe and enjoy yourself but also I ask that you stop and take a look around to look in the children’s eyes to see the awe and wonderment they hold as they look at the Christmas tree or see Santa Claus. I am thankful for our tracks, our drivers, our fans, and for all those that I had the opportunity to speak with or watch a race with this past year and look forward to doing more of that in the coming year. With all that said, from my family to your family and from our Board of Directors I say, “Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year”. Congratulations to Brad Keselowski, Roger Penske, and the entire Penske organization on winning the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship. Both Brad and Roger have received top honors at our annual Awards Banquet and it is great to see this Michigan based team and native Michigander bring “The Cup” back to Michigan. Speaking of the banquet, tickets make the best Christmas present of all as well as a membership or renewal of membership to MARFC.
As the racing season is behind us now I just wanted to say Thank You to all of our Member Tracks for hosting the Fan Club Days this past summer, your partnership is what makes this all possible. I also wish to say Thank You to all those who have donated their time, efforts, and resources this past year to help out with all of our events. Maybe you said hello, maybe you stood at the table for a while or maybe you sent a note to Thank Us for what we do. I want all of you to know that your participation and donations make a difference and we can always use your help at any time. Please stay involved as this is your club. Get Well to Gary Former Board member and Michigan Motor Sports Hall of Fame member Gary Lindahl, the voice of the Flat Rock and Toledo Speedways has had his second hip replaced just before Thanksgiving. He was released from the hospital in time to be home for Thanksgiving. I had a great chat with him and He said he is doing very well and says Thank You for the prayers, calls, and good thoughts and is looking forward to being at out 47th Annual Awards Banquet on January 19, 2013. Questions or comments please direct them to me at my e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Until later “We’ll see you at the Races”.