We here at MARFC send each and everyone of our members a very Happy Thanksgiving. May the good Lord Bless & Keep you all in your travels and spending time with your loved ones and friends. Please remember those who make it possible for us to enjoy this great holiday. Have a great day Bill Barnhart President MARFC!
Our 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)
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 safety! We want to say thank you! Two of the boys, Jeremy and Mark, did some web searches at home together and found this page that they brought it for me to see about that has tips for safer driving http://www.dandalaw.com/resources/avoid-personal-injury-tips-for-safe-driving I suggested that they share this with you because it so many useful tips regarding safe driving that everyone, especially teens, should be aware of! Additionally, I want to impress upon them that by reaching out and simply asking others, things can be accomplished that the boys might not otherwise think can. They would be so proud to see that you did, even if it’s only for a little while, and we also think that your other visitors will find it useful. I also don’t think it hurt that I promised the whole group a pizza day if you added it! Please let me know if you’d be willing! Thank you in advance! Rachel
Our 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. They 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. We also had Jeff Skias from the Arthur Raceway tell us about his racing career in karts and running the raceway with as many as 80 karts on hand each weekend to have fun on the little dirt 1/8-mile facility.(Photo Top: Eric & Chris Fitzpatrick) (Photo Bottom: Jeff Skias)