Category 2011 Minutes

2011 Trip to MIS for MARFC Members!

September 4, 2011 2011 MinutesUncategorized

August 19, 2011 Michigan International Speedway MARFC Members were once again treated to a day at the big 2 mile oval in the beautiful Irish Hills. Members were able to watch practice in the upper NASCAR Divisions as well as Sprint Cup Qualifying. This mid August event is always well attended and is a great day for our members to roam around the speedway and seek out some different vantage points to watch the racing from. Many thanks to the staff at Michigan International Speedway and Roger Curtis, Dennis Worden, and Sammy Lukaskiewicz.

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MARFC head North to Kinross & Onaway!

September 4, 2011 2011 MinutesUncategorized

Friday and Saturday, August 5th and 6th took the club on a “Northern Swing” with a trip to the Kinross Speedpark in Sault Ste. Marie and our first ever visit to the Onaway Speedway in Onaway. Club member Nancy Rathbun took care of both of these events with former long time Board Member Laura Tucker and new club members Robert and Linda Dickey adding additional help.

kinrosswebKinross Speedpark “The Northern Swing Day 1” At Kinross the club was treated to the Randy Saddison Memorial which is always a great race at this Upper Peninsula speed plant. The MARFC helmet bag was presented to Patti Clement, driver of the #4 four cylinder while the winner of the MARFC Member raffle was Gordon Wallace. 

 

Onaway Speedway “The Northern Swing Day 2” The very next night at Jim & Krista Dubois’ Onaway Speed...

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From the President For August!

August 24, 2011 2011 MinutesUncategorized

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...

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Auto City Rescheduled Again!

August 24, 2011 2011 MinutesUncategorized

Hi Race Fans,
Just got off of the phone with Auto City Owners/Promoters Joe DeWitte and Sharon Fischer and they have graciousely invited the club back out on September the 17th for our third attemt to hold MARFC Night at Auto City. This will be season championships as well as the hosting of the Turbo Blue Michigan Legends Series. It will be a big night of racing so come on out and support the Auto City Speedway on September 17th. Once again, Thank You to Joe and Sharon for all that they do and for their support of the Michigan Auto Racing Fan Club.

“We’ll See You at the Races”

Dave DeHem
MARFC President

 

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I-96 Speedway Update!

August 24, 2011 2011 MinutesUncategorized

I-96 Speedway
July 30th was to be MARFC night at the I-96 Speedway but a 7 inch dumping of rain a few days prior to race day left the grounds of the speedway looking more like a lake than a racetrack. Even with extra help from neighboring racing facilities, Mike Mouch and the staff were forced to cancel the night’s events. This band of storms left the entire lower portion of the state inundated with flooding as well. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like we will be able to re-schedule the night for this season but look forward to returning to I-96 in the 2012 racing season.

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