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MARFC Works Out Spartan & Flat Rock Speedways Rain Dates for 2015!

This just in for all MARFC Members! We would like to say a big thank you to both the Spartan & Flat Rock Speedways for working with us on rescheduling our MARFC Fan Club Day Events for 2015. They are as follows: Spartan Speedway Friday June 26, 2015 & Flat Rock Speedway Saturday July 18, 2015. So mark these dates down on your calendars and be ready for some awesome racing!

Wild Bill

Mother Nature Wins Two in a Row MARFC Events!

spartanweb2spartanweb1After many race fans and MARFC members arrived to the Spartan Speedway and were able to watch qualifying for all divisions Mother Nature decided to wash the evening out before we could see any racing. We were able to hold our MARFC Members Raffle with the winner being Lora Pratt-Darrow. Doug Jakeway &, Gary Sheppard were on hand to help out at the MARFC table before the rain started. And then the next night Mother Nature had the rain once again arrive at the Flat Rock Speedway just as qualifying was about to end. Track official’s worked hard to dry the track and as they were just finishing up she let it start raining again so we were not able to see racing again for the second night in a row. We did hold our MARFC Raffle just after the speedway called the event and the winner was Sue Smith. We are currently working to try and reschedule both events so stay tuned!(Photo Top Left: Lora Pratt-Darrow raffle winner at Spartan Photo Top Right: Doug Jakeway with new members Brenda & Lee) (Photo Bottom Left: Board members Al Peltier, raffle winner Sue Smith & Board member Jeff Horan, Photo Bottom Right: Members Bob Ryder, Jeff Horan & Al Peltier at MARFC table) flat rockweb1flat rockweb2

MARFC at Auto City Speedway 2015!

autocityweb1Great weather on hand for our first outing for 2015 to the Auto City Speedway. Pure Stock driver Randy Clayton Jr. was awarded our MARFC/ Uniform Helmet Bag for having fast time for the night. Special thanks to Joe DeWitte and crew for having us again in 2015. The MARFC Members Raffle winner was Jack Colpen Jr. and our MARFC Board members who greeted members at our table were Al Peltier & Bill Walters. (Photo: Randy Clayton Jr. with board member Al Peltier)

April 2015 General Meeting Report!

frankiewebbarkerwebOn April 18, 2015 General Meeting: Our MARFC General meeting was held at DeCarlo’s Banquet Center. Our first Guest speaker was the veteran late model driver and now car owner Dick “Magic Man” Barker. Dick told us of how he got started racing in the late 60’s and the he and his brother Gary traveled all over the state and won many championship at different race tracks and said that his main philosophy in driving is to race clean and others will respect you and do you the same. Then Dick’s new young talented driver Frank Jiovani told us of how he got started racing in quarter midget karts and then onto legend cars. From then he went on the Street Stocks at Flat Rock and won a championship in a short time and now is driving for one of Michigan’s legendary drivers Dick Barker. We were also very glad to have former President russwebRuss Jacobson attend our meeting and with some help got him up to talk about his racing career that spanned for over four decades and that he still has the same sprint car he started with that his father helped build the famous J2 car. (Top Left: Frank Jiovani  Top Right:Dick Barker  Bottom: Russ Jacobson)