Category 2004 Minutes

July 2004 Minutes

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July 2004

Once again the State of Michigan has lost some great racers in the past few weeks like Charlie Ryan Jr. Cecil Warren, Jack Linder, Bob Varney, and Mick Schuler all these great racers are now in God’s care. Our thoughts and prayers are will all their families at this time.  God’s Speed to you all!  We also have a couple of Get Well Wishes to pass along this month. Barbara LoPiccolo, wife of our clubs first President Vito, has been back in the hospital and long time club member and a very big supporter of our club and the children’s Christmas party Bill Palmer was in the hospital.  We hope and pray for these fine folks to get a speedy recovery.

Don’t forget, if you are planning to attend our 1st Annual MARFC Family Picnic on Sunday July 11, 2004 you must RSVP by e-mailing no late...

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June 2004 Minutes

June 1, 2004 2004 Minutes

June 2004

As I sit here thinking about the Memorial Day weekend and racing here in Michigan I have to take a moment to remember why we celebrate this day. We all must remember those who have fought for our freedom & rights over the years and remember our loved ones who sacrificed their lives so we may continue to enjoy our freedom and the things that we loved to do as free people here at home. I know racing is the big picture to most of us but lets take the time to say thanks to those who have gone on and a special thanks to those who are doing their job for us today. May God keep our troops safe and bring them all home soon!

Just a big reminder to all those who are planning to attend our 1st Annual MARFC Family Picnic on Sunday July 11, 2004 you must RSVP by e-mailing me at president@ma...

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May 2004 Minutes

May 1, 2004 2004 Minutes

Can you hear it? Can you smell it? Can you see it? If you can do all these things it must be race time here in Michigan. Tracks are open and the sound of the engines, the smell of tires and racing fuel, and the on track action is what we have been waiting for the whole winter long. When you get the chance take a minute and thank all the track owners & promoters for giving us the chance once again to enjoy the sport we all love so much. Without their hard work to keep these racing facilities open & operating we’d see our sport dwindle away. So be sure to say Thanks when you can.

Last month we were sadden to hear that current & passed board members Bill & Richard Walters mother passed away. Also long time member Pat McInerney mother passed away...

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April 2004 Minutes

April 1, 2004 2004 Minutes

April 2004

It is now the first part of April and the drivers are ready, the crews are ready, the tracks are ready, and so are the fans. Just can’t wait for the smell of racing fuel and hot rubber from the tires. The smell of a race track hot dog and pop corn are just a few weeks away. Don’t know about you but I am ready.

Motor City Motorsports returns for the 26th season on Wednesday April 7th 2004 at 7:00pm on WLQV 1500AM with its host Vito LoPiccolo. Vito’s first guest of the season will be yours truly and Eddie Sachs Jr. so tune in and give a listen through out the 2004 season.

Here’s to a safe and fun filled 2004 racing season here in Michigan and across the country.

As always, keep racing!!

Bill Barnhart

President MARFC


Our March meeting had three special guest speakers ...

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February 2004 Minutes

February 1, 2004 2004 Minutes

All I can say is that Mother Nature had it out for us this year. But we prevailed and the banquet was a great success anyway. Nearly 400 people braved through the rotten road conditions and attended one of the best banquets yet. Great to see our old friend from Florida Jack Goodwin make it up for a fun time and to finally meet Chuck Darling from the Michigan Short Track Racers Club was great. Unfortunately Dave Despain we unable to make the trip but did send an outstanding video for all to see and said thank you to all. Dr. Dick Berrgren was unable to make it either but also sent an e-mail of thanks. President of ARCA Ron Drager accepted the Presidents Award on behalf of ARCA & Mildred Marcum who was warm and cozy in Florida. Eddie Sachs,,,, Jr...

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