Category 2011 Minutes

MARFC at Winston Speedway!

August 24, 2011 2011 MinutesUncategorized

The Prez. Made the trip to the west side of the state for another night of exceptional dirt track racing at Tom and Lois Sprague’s Winston Speedway this past July 29th. The SOD Sprints were on hand and they did not disappoint anybody in attendance. Wow is all I can say. Not only did the sprinters put on a great show but the modified division had a larger than normal field as Renegade Racing Fuels and club member Barry Marlowe had added additional sponsorship to the night’s events. Cody Moorman, driver of the #33 four cylinder was the MARFC Helmet Bag recipient.

Cody has been racing at Winston for five years and is looking to move up to a modified as his next step...

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MARFC on the dirt at Merritt Raceway!

August 6, 2011 2011 MinutesUncategorized

July 23rd Board members Bill Walters and Dennis Trinklein made the terk to the Merritt Raceway for some outstanding dirt racing. Upon arrival to the raceway club members were treated to a VIP wrist band seating up grade by promoter Rick Ancel. Thanks Rick for all your support of the club and it’s members. The MARFC Uniform/ Helmet Bag was presented to three ladies, Kara Cade, Cheryl Erickson, and Nora Erickson who have donated their time in heading up prizes and games for the annual Wood Tic Kids which is part of the Wood Tic weekend event.

Our MARFC members raffle winner was Diane Hilliker wife of UMP # 21 Modified driver Steve Hilliker. Many Thanks to “The Chief” Lego Pego and Alan Lardie for their great PR work for the club all night long.

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Mt. Pleasant Speedway Hosts Fan Club Day!

August 5, 2011 2011 MinutesUncategorized

July 22nd took the club up to the “Cleanest Show on Dirt” at the Mt. Pleasant Speedway. A fantastic night for racing was had with great attendance by many of our MARFC Members. Leo “Chief” Pego gave us some great plugs all night and Betty & Mario Crook gave us a warm Mt. Pleasant welcome. THe MARFC Helmet Bag went ot Alvie Haynes of the # 18 Late Model. Albie suffered a horrendous off-season accident and is unable to drive but continues to work on the car and works daily towards being able to climb back in the seat. His Spirti is truly to press on towards the goal in the face of adversity. The MARFC raffle was won by Randy Kinne. Thank you to Betty & Mario and all our table helpers.Dennis, Schalm, Dennis Trinklein, Chuck Horan, Kenny & Larry Letts, and Barry Meschke.

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Galesburg Speedway Closes it’s gates!

August 3, 2011 2011 MinutesUncategorized

Hello Fellow MARFC Member,
It is with extreme disappointment that I pass along to you that the Warning Family has closed the Galesburg Speedway for the remainder of the 2011 Racing Season. According to the track’s website, the track has not been sold or leased and it is being closed due to economic conditions at this time.
Galesburg was built by the Beebe family back in 1947 and had been continuously providing racing action for all these years. Many big names and Michigan Motor Sports Hall of Fame members have come from the tight little 1/4 mile oval over the years and it truly is a sad day to see the history from Galesburg stop for the time being...

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MARFC Travels to Whittemore Speedway!

August 3, 2011 2011 MinutesUncategorized


On Saturday July 16th was our second time at the Whittemore Speedway and what a night it was with some great racing. Club Members Don & Nancy Rathbun as well as Barry Meschke volunteered to take care of the MARFC Member table and presented the MARFC Helmet Bag to Rich LaFleur who just recently took home his first feature win and also won the Australian pursuit that night. Rich is very dedicated to the track and the fans of the Whittemore speedway. Jack Colpean Sr. was the MARFC Raffle prize winner. Thanks to Andy Hess and the Board of Directors and staff at the Whittemore Speedway for being a part of MARFC and having us out for some great racing action up in God’s Country.

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