Category 2008 Minutes

Weather Wins at Springport

July 10, 2008 2008 MinutesUncategorized

The Fan Club Day at Springport Motor Speedway has been cancelled due to weather.  Please inform those without internet or e-mail access.

Thanks,

Bill Barnhart,

President, MARFC

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July 2008 Minutes

July 1, 2008 2008 MinutesUncategorized

From the President

This is not a good way to start off a newsletter but, we must go on. What a sad month for racers here in the Michigan area. First off former ARCA driver Jerry Churchill died Saturday, June 7, after a brief hospitalization. He was 69. His driving career spanned over the course of four decades. Jerry was one of our special guest speakers at an old timer’s round table many years ago and had great stories to tell all. He will be missed by many in the racing community.

Then sad news to report on the night of our Fan Club Day event at the Toledo Speedway we learned that long time member and club supporter Neil Perlick passed away just hours before the race night started...

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Scott Kalitta

June 22, 2008 2008 MinutesUncategorized

June 22, 2008

We here at the Michigan Automobile Racing Fan Club heard the news of the terrible tragedy of the lost of Scott Kalitta who died at the young age of 46 when his Funny Car burst into flames and crashed at the end of track during the final round of qualifying for the NHRA Super Nationals in New Jersey. The Kalitta Family has special local ties to many here in Michigan. Our deepest sympathies go out to the entire Kalitta family and team as well as fans at this sad time.

Bill Barnhart

President MARFC

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Neil Perlick

June 21, 2008 2008 MinutesUncategorized

Sad new today! Last night at our Fan Club Day event at the Toledo Speedway we learned the long time member and club supporter Neil Perlick passed away just hours before the race night started. Neil owned Action Video Productions and was the video man at both Flat Rock & Toledo Speedways for many years. Our thought and prayers go out to his wife Margret and his family at this time. “God’s Speed our Friend”

Sincerely,

Bill Barnhart

President MARFC

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June 2008 Minutes

June 1, 2008 2008 MinutesUncategorized

From the President

What a way to get the season started with rain outs all over and cold weather to keep fans away and gas prices still rising. Truly a rough start to the season and now we have heard about Late Model driver Donnie Nelson from the Galesburg Speedway who was very badly injured and will be out of action for a very long time with a severe neck injury. We send out best thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery.

I would like to thank all of those who helped sponsor our patron name page in the National Conventions 2008 program. Once again you did us proud and beat the other clubs by a very big margin. MARFC was once again well represented at the Convention and we saw both columnist Dave Argabright and Indy 500 winner Troy Ruttman inducted into the Hall of Fame...

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