MARFC 50th Banquet in the Record Books for 2016!

Founders web 2016Well our 50th Annual Awards Banquet is now part of history. With nearly 500 racers, promoters, champions, and race fans on hand the night was truly outstanding. Our top award winners were all on hand to accept their awards. One of the highlights of the evening was when the three families who founded our club were presented with special appreciation awards for their foresight in setting up the standards that our club is still following today. Vito LoPiccolo, Willis Flokstra and Sandy Lewis-Modena all were there and thanks all of the Billsweb1fans for keeping our club moving forward. It was also great to see one of our past presidents Bill Stone attended the banquet as he has had health issues for a long time now. Our Special award winners were Promoter of the DSCF0491.jpg - Promoter of the Year - Springport Speedway - Jeff and Pam ParishwebYear was Jeff & Pam Parish & the Springport Motor Speedway. The Mechanic of the Year went to Steve Marquiss who built championship motors for several race teams in 2015! 2015 MARFC Fans of the Year were Gene & Linda Hurd. A Special MARFC Contribution to Motorsports Award was presented to Jim Kinsler. Other Special Awards were given to Elaine Yager who 50 years ago designed our clubs logo. Other MARFC Appreciation awards went to the following for their continuous support of our club over the years: Bob & Diane Shalla, Paul & Iris DSCF0494.jpg - Mechanic of the Year - Steve MarquisswebAnton, Eddie Sachs III, John Nece, Milt Wood, David Hilliker, Quick Made Trophy’s, Gary DeCarlo & DeCarlso’s Banquet Center and to Jimmy Gullett & Jim’s Industrial Catering. Then Ron Drager President of the MSPA presented their 2015 Promoter of the Year Award to Ron Flinn of the Crystal Motor Speedway. We also saw Terry Fitzwater present his Drivers of DSCF0477.jpg - MARFC - Eddie Sachs Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award - Bob Jenkinswebthe Year Awards to; David Mielke for Dirt and Jeff Ganus for Asphalt and he also with the help of Bob Jenkins awarded Jeff Striegle with the Tom Carnegie Announcer of the Year Award. We as so thankful for all who donated items for our silent auction it helped so very much. Just so many folks to thank for helping make this banquet the most fantastic one we have had in many years. THANKS TO EVERYONE!(Photos Top: Founders of Club) (Second photo: Bill Barnhart, Bill Stone & Bill Walters)(Third Photo: Pam & Jeff Parish & Bill Barnhart) ( Forth Photo: Steve Marquiss & Bill Barnhart)(Last Photo: Eddie Sachs III, Bob Jenkins & Bill Barnhart)(Photos Provided by Paul Anton & Rand Thompson)