Category 2012 Minutes

MARFC Attends Fall MSPA Meeting!

October 30, 2012 2012 MinutesUncategorized

The Michigan Speedways Promoters Association held their fall meeting for 2012 at the Michigan International Speedway on October 25, 2012. The promoters discussed many of the things that keep their facilities up and running such as cost of insurance, how the weather affected their racing season, safety of the racers and fans as well as the attendance of the fans.

For many the state of the economy has had a deep affect on their season not only for them but their racers and fans. Talks of how to keep the fans coming to the races and keeping the cost down for them and be able to keep their gates open are a big concern for all racing facilities here in the state of Michigan as well as across the county...

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MARFC Set to Start Fall Monthly Membership Meetings!

October 14, 2012 2012 MinutesUncategorized

Hi Race Fans, The first winter meeting of the season is coming up in a week from now on Saturday October 20th at the DeCarlo’s Banquet Center in Warren, Michigan. We will have the drawing for the annual Cheer raffle at that time so if you have not gotten your raffle tickets in that were sent out this past summer you need to get those sent back to Sue Ginter right now. You can bring them to the meeting along with the ticket money but it would be better of you could send them in. We are planning on three speakers to be there as well. Jim Lamb, driver of the #17 Orange Machine out at the Waterford Hills Road Course is scheduled to be there to share about what Waterford Hills has to offer as well as to talk about his program in road racing...

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Racing World Loses Chris Economacki

October 2, 2012 2012 MinutesUncategorized

What a tough week in Motor Sports. First we lose Jack Doering, then Bob Newton, founder of Hoosier Tire joins him and now it appears that they need somebody to write a story for them and they have called Chis Economacki to be with them. It is with sad news that I share with you the passing of the “Dean of Motor Sports” Mr. Chris Economacki. Economacki was the recipient of the 2007 Eddie Sachs Jr. Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award at our banquet on January 21, 2007. Chris stayed in touch with MARFC for many years and to this day continues to receive our monthly newsletter and from time to time, if there was a mistake in the newsletter, He would make a phone call to let us know...
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MARFC at the Brad 100 at Auto City Speedway!

September 6, 2012 2012 MinutesUncategorized

MARFC Members were treated to a discounted admission for the “Brad 100” that was run on August 16, 2012 with the JEGS/CRA All Star Tour at the Auto City Speedway. It was a spectacular night of racing in spite of the threatening skies all around and the predictions of rain. Track owners/promoters Joe DeWitte and Sharon Fischer didn’t let that stop them and the show went on as planned. Guest of honor was Rochester Hills native and leading NASCAR Sprint Cup Driver Brad Keselowski who was on hand to sign autographs, give pace car rides, and wave the initial green flag. MARFC was invited to take part in the festivities and to help honor Brad for his accomplishments...

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MARFC Fan Club Day Made Up at I-96 Speedway!

September 5, 2012 2012 MinutesUncategorized

The club had a great night of racing at the I-96 Speedway on Saturday August 25th with at least 20 members sign in at the membership table and more in attendance for Season Championship night.  Zack Olger, driver of the #0 Late Model was the MARFC Helmet Bag recipient while Jason Snelenberger  won the fan club drawing.  Zach Olger also clinched the I-96 Modified championship that night as well piloting the 0x Modified.  Board Member Denny Trinklien manned the membership table with help from Barry Meschke and Peggy Mackey.  A great big Thank You to track owners/promoters Mike & Sarah Mouch for working with the club to get this date in from our earlier rained out effort last spring. Also a big Thank You to track P.A...

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