Great night for racing a little warm but not to hot. Plenty of cars in the pit area and a very good crowd on hand to see some good dirt racing. Our MARFC Uniform/Helmet Bag was presented to a Mini-Wedge driver # 32 Ella Bringer. Way to go Ella! Our MARFC members raffle winner was Ken Hermanson. A very special thanks to Ken and Robert Dickey for lending a helping hand at our MARFC table that evening. Big hanks to Betty & Mario Crook and the staff at Mt. Pleasant Speedway for having us back again and are continuing to work hard to keep racing for the rest of the season with all the COVID-19 stuff happening now in our state.(Photo Left: Club member Robert Dickey & Ella Bringer) (Photo Right: MARFC raffle winner Ken Hermanson)
Dear MARFC Members: As with the current situation with the COVID-19 virous most of our racing facilities are still not able to open for racing this season. But there are some who are racing and doing what they can to keep open by following local, state & CDC guidelines to be able to have local racing here in Michigan. So, I am asking all of our members who have the need to get out and see racing please follow all the safety measures the tracks have in place and that will help them stay open for the rest of the season. Please be sure to thank them for working hard to open and that we appreciate them & support our love of racing. With that here are our next fan club day events on tap for this weekend.
PLEASANT SPEEDWAY (race time 7:45 pm) FRIDAY JULY 24, 2020 (Race Day Track Phone: 989-773-2387)
THUNDERBIRD RACEWAY (race time 6:30 pm) SATURDAY JULY 25, 2020 (Race Day Track Phone: 231-766-3300)
Unfortunately, our Fan Club event at the Birch Run Speedway is cancelled at this time. Sorry!
Please be sure to check out their websites to see what they are needing from us to get into their facilities and enjoy some great racing. I hope to have more information next week and in the August newsletter. We can always use some help at our MARFC tables during these events so if you have the time and would like to help just stop by and ask. Thanks! and you all be safe and enjoy some racing! As Always Keep Racing! Bill Barnhart MARFC President
Very hot & sunny day for racing on the dirt at the Merritt Speedway for our first fan club day event in 2020. Members and fans were treated with some great racing that evening. Our members raffle was won by Ron Bauer! Our MARFC/Uniform Helmet Bag was presented to long time veteran track worker & supporter Randy Hose. Randy has worked at the speedway for over 46 years and you can find him in the flag stand most every night. Congratulations on a great career Randy! Many thanks to Mike Blackmer and his staff for working with us to get this event in for 2020. Thanks to all the members who stopped by and said Hi! (Photo Left: Randy Hose & Merritt Speedway Track Announcer) (Photo Right: MARFC raffle winner Ron Bauer)
Deeply sorry to all our members that with the state lowering the stages our MARFC fan club event for the Kalamazoo Speedway has been cancelled. Others may soon follow if things do not improve soon. Let us hope and pray that they do very soon! Please keep checking our web site along with all our membership tracks site for additional updates. Also, pass along the changes to those who do not have e-mail or internet access. Many thanks to all & hope to see you at the races soon. Wild Bill Barnhart MARFC President