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November 2016 General Meeting Report!

November 14, 2016 Uncategorized

tuckerwebOurandwebr November meeting took place at JD Karting in Novi. First our very own PR Director Rand Thompson made the announcement on our top award winners for our 51st Annual Award Banquet! Then 2016 ARCA Flat Rock Enduro Champion Jimmy Tucker gave all who attended a very good summery of his 2016 racing season and how he got there when his started racing just a short time ago. Then the riders who showed up to race the karts had a good time doing so. Our 50/50 was won by Jimmy Gullett who donated it all back to the club for the children’s Christmas party. Many thanks to the staff at JD Karting for making it possible to return to their facility again this year. (Top Photo: Jimmy Tucker)(Bottom Photo: MARFC PR Director Rand Thompson)

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MARFC Responds to Youth Center Children’s Request!

October 30, 2016 Uncategorized

Ok race fans! Enclosed is a message from a school teacher from the New York area who asked if we could post a link about auto safety for her class. We feel that it is a good idea as we enjoy racing on the track and it is best that we leave it on the track and not on our regular roads we travel every day. So please that the time to read and check out the enclosed link!

Bill Barnhart MARFC President

Hi Wild Bill! My name is Rachel and I volunteer at a youth center with a safety program for teens where we are learning about personal safety, specifically, safety while driving! The kids came across your website while looking for information about driving because we are going to be touring a real life race track with a driving school where the kids are going to learn even more about driver safe...

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MARFC October 2016 General Meeting Report!

October 24, 2016 Uncategorized

fitzpatrickswebOur October meeting was held at Papio’s Food & Spirits in Reese, Mi. Our guest speakers for the afternoon were Chris & Eric Fitzpatrick who spoke of how their father the late Bob Fitzpatrick who raced all over Michigan at local tracks like Mt. Clemens Race Track, Flat Rock, Toledo, and Windsor Ont. They talked about all the different kinds of racing they were brought up on like, go-karts, four Cylinders, Street Stocks, Sportsman cars and now racing different kinds of demo derby styles of racing. skiaswebThey also talked about that both their children are into racing go-karts at the age of 4 & 5 years old. What a great way to keep your family involved in our sport...

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Services for our friend Vito LoPiccolo!

October 16, 2016 Uncategorized

Here is the information on Services for our friend Vito: Visitation Friday, October 21, 2:30 – 9 p.m. at Kaul Funeral Home, 35201 Garfield, Clinton Twp. Funeral 10 a.m. Saturday, October 22, with visiting starting at 9:30 a.m. at the funeral home.

Bill Barnhart MARFC President

Also was just informed that Russ & Barbara Jacobson pasted President and Board members are both in need of our thoughts and prayers at this time. Russ suffered a stroke & heart attack while Barbara is going through a long illness. So please being remembering them both at this time. If you would like to drop them a card contact me here & I’ll get you more information.

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October 15, 2016 Uncategorized

vitoweb3vitoweb1It is with much great sadness that I relay the news of the passing of our club’s first President

and founder Vito LoPiccolo. The checkered flag waved for Vito yesterday morning as he passed away with his family at his side. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire LoPiccolo family at this time. Many years ago when I was asked to become a member of the board for MARFC Vito was the first to tell me that it would be a great learning experience and he was right.

Then when I became President of the club back in 1999 he was there again to encourage me forward and let me know that he was behind me 100%...

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