Well our 50th Annual Awards Banquet is now part of history. With nearly 500 racers, promoters, champions, and race fans on hand the night was truly outstanding. Our top award winners were all on hand to accept their awards. One of the highlights of the evening was when the three families who founded our club were presented with special appreciation awards for their foresight in setting up the standards that our club is still following today. Vito LoPiccolo, Willis Flokstra and Sandy Lewis-Modena all were there and thanks all of the fans for keeping our club moving forward. It was also great to see one of our past presidents Bill Stone attended the banquet as he has had health issues for a long time now. Our Special award winners were Promoter of the Year was Jeff & Pam Parish & the Springport Motor Speedway. The Mechanic of the Year went to Steve Marquiss who built championship motors for several race teams in 2015! 2015 MARFC Fans of the Year were Gene & Linda Hurd. A Special MARFC Contribution to Motorsports Award was presented to Jim Kinsler. Other Special Awards were given to Elaine Yager who 50 years ago designed our clubs logo. Other MARFC Appreciation awards went to the following for their continuous support of our club over the years: Bob & Diane Shalla, Paul & Iris Anton, Eddie Sachs III, John Nece, Milt Wood, David Hilliker, Quick Made Trophy’s, Gary DeCarlo & DeCarlso’s Banquet Center and to Jimmy Gullett & Jim’s Industrial Catering. Then Ron Drager President of the MSPA presented their 2015 Promoter of the Year Award to Ron Flinn of the Crystal Motor Speedway. We also saw Terry Fitzwater present his Drivers of the Year Awards to; David Mielke for Dirt and Jeff Ganus for Asphalt and he also with the help of Bob Jenkins awarded Jeff Striegle with the Tom Carnegie Announcer of the Year Award. We as so thankful for all who donated items for our silent auction it helped so very much. Just so many folks to thank for helping make this banquet the most fantastic one we have had in many years. THANKS TO EVERYONE!(Photos Top: Founders of Club) (Second photo: Bill Barnhart, Bill Stone & Bill Walters)(Third Photo: Pam & Jeff Parish & Bill Barnhart) ( Forth Photo: Steve Marquiss & Bill Barnhart)(Last Photo: Eddie Sachs III, Bob Jenkins & Bill Barnhart)(Photos Provided by Paul Anton & Rand Thompson)
OK Folks! Here are just a few items that will be in our silent auction at our 50th Annual Awards Banquet held on January 23, 2016. We have many more items that will be up for bid at this auction so be sure to help us raise funds for our club and bid big to win! Many Thanks in advance to all the winners who show up and bid! Bill Barnhart MARFC President
Ok Folks, This is just a reminder that this is your last chance to get tickets to our 50th Annual MARFC Banquet on January 23rd! Just contact me and send in your request for tickets no later than January 8th in order to get them returned to you on time. This is a once in a lifetime event for us here at MARFC and again if you have never been to the banquet before or have not attended it in a long time you might need to do so. Contact me ASAP so you don’t miss out on a great time with all the champions who attend as well as our top award winners for 2015! If you are a champion that has been invited to our banquet and have not yet responded you need to do so RIGHT NOW as the awards have already been ordered and the program is set to got to printers on January 8th! ABSOLUTELY NO TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AT THE DOOR! We are also having a silent auction at this year’s banquet with a great collection of items and we have a large Dale Earnhardt & Richard Petty collection with some autographed Penske die-cast also available as well as many other racing items to be auctioned off so remember to bring extra cash to be able to bid for these great items. All these items auctioned off will help with all the added cost of the 50th Anniversary Celebration for this special event. Many thanks in advance for your support! So bid often and high to win! Check our web site to see some of the auction items. As always any questions or comments contact me at: Bill Barnhart at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Another fantastic day for our Annual Children’s Christmas Party! All the kid’s young & old were treated to lunch while balloon sculptures were made for all the kid’s and then we held the kid’s door prize raffle and everyone won a great prize. Then “Barry the Great” stopped in for a great magic show. And then a few of the kid’s helped President Bill Barnhart lead all in attendance sing in Santa with some Christmas songs and it worked as Santa found his way to the hall and meet all the kid’s giving each of them a gift. Many Thanks to all who donated to make this an outstanding event for the kid’s and the family we were able to help out with our non-perishable food items that we collected. Special thanks to Jimmy Gullett for the donation of all the food for the luncheon and a bit thanks to Barb Gullett who chaired the event again this year and did a great job. To all who helped out set up and take down for the party I say a Big Thank You to you all!(Top Photo: Barry the Great with his helpers)(Bottom Photos: MARFC Board of Directors with Santa)