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October 2017 General Meeting Report!

October 18, 2017 Uncategorized

OCTOBER MEETING REPORT: On the 14th of October was our first fall general meeting and our cheer raffle drawing held at Papio’s Food & Spirits, Reese, Mi. Very lousy weather on hand for this afternoon event. Our first guest speaker was Big Ed Inloes and Ed gave us a little bit of his history on how he became a track announcer and what his season was like at both the Spartan & Owosso Speedways. Our next speaker was a young rookie go-kart racer Calvin Fitzpatrick he informed us of how is first year went as a rookie in the go kart and plans on returning again next season. Then his cousin Kamille Fitzpatrick talked about all the different kinds of racing she has done over the past few years and she also plans to keep racing in 2018 also...

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Racing Legends Take Their Final Checkered Flag!

October 9, 2017 Uncategorized

We hear at the Michigan Automobile Racing Fan Club were sadden by the loss of the legendary car owner and engine builder Robert Yates! He was a driving force back in the day that lead NASCAR to where it is today! We send our thoughts & prayers to the Yates Family & Friends at this time! “God’s Speed to your Mr. Yates”! We also learned that Roy Mott longtime MARFC supporter and the man who was the force that kept the Toledo Speedway open and turned into the great racing facility that it is today along with his partner Ron Drager. Roy always had his hand out to shake your hand anytime I was around him. A true racer, as well as race fan his love of the sport lead him to work for NASCAR and ARCA as an official for many years. We send our deepest sympathies to the Mott family at this sad time...

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Rescheduled MARFC Night at the Auto City Outdoor Event Center for 2017!

August 27, 2017 Uncategorized

Very cool but perfect night for some awesome sprint car racing at the Auto City Outdoor Event Center for our rescheduled fan club night event. Great to see so many club members in attendance to see all the three-wide racing and very fast sprint cars in action. Our MARFC Uniform/Helmet Bag was presented to longtime speedway worker & track supporter and a very surprised Sue Woolworth who is retiring at the end of this season. MARFC members raffle winner for the night was Greg Geren. We were also on hand to present all the feature winners with special trophies MARFC had made in memory of our longtime club supporter and very dear friend Larry Loynes who passed away early last year. Larry was the part of the history of Auto City & the man behind the microphone for many of those years...

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MARFC to I-96 Speedway for 2017!

August 20, 2017 Uncategorized

Outstanding night of racing at the I-96 Speedway with a very special event with the Great Lakes Super Sprint Series on hand. Sprint driver # 18 D.J. Lamance was given our MARFC Uniform/Helmet Bag. Then our MARFC members raffle was won by Felicia Dood. Many Thanks to Mike Mouch and his staff for a great night this season. Table volunteers were Dave DeHem, John Jackson, Doug Jakeway and Barry Meschke. (Photo Top: Barry Meschke, DJ & Crew member, Doug Jakeway & more DJ crew) (Photo Bottom: Doug Jakeway, Barry Meschke & Felicia Dood & son)

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MARFC AT TRI-CITY MOTOR SPEEDWAY 2017!

August 13, 2017 Uncategorized

Mother Nature tried very hard to dampen our night at the Tri-City Motor Speedway. Yet with a very large car count and packed grand stands with season Championship being crowned made for a great night for our members as well as all the other fans who attended. Street Stock # 91 driver Gary Shank Jr. was chosen to receive our MARFC Uniform/Helmet bag for having some hard luck earlier in the season. MARFC members raffle was won by Bob Bergevin. Once again, a very large thank you to Steve & Erika and the speedway for rescheduling our event on such a fantastic night of racing for all. Table helpers for the evening were Doug Jakeway, Barry Meschke, John Jackson, Larry & Kenny Letts and myself. Can’t wait to return again in 2018! (Photo Top: Roger “Shut UP” Williams, John Jackson, Gary Shank Jr...

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