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MARFC 49th 2015 Annual Awards Banquet Now History!

 

bloomwebwaltwebOur 49th Annual Awards Banquet is in the books and what a great crowed we had on hand to honor all the champions from across the state as well as our special award winners. Very glad to have our founding father Vito LoPiccolo with us this year. It was great to have the legendary Ken Squier on hand to accept the Eddie Sachs Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award as well has having one of the greatest Sprint cars drivers Jeff Bloom there to receive our Presidents Award. Walter Czarnecki had great things to say as he accepted his Special Achievement Award and Steve Kaminski received the MARFC Media Award for 2014. Our surprise awards were given out also. I-96 Speedway squierwebkaminskiwebwas the 2014 Promoter of the Year winner with Co-Mechanics of the year went to Flat Rock Speedway’s Dan Dow and Auto Value Sprint Series Championship winner Butch Dowker. Butch couldn’t attend do to his illness for Kevin Feeney accepted on his behalf. Our Fan of the Year for 2014 is Bob Kaul. A Special Appreciation Award was given to our Secretary/Treasurer Susan Ginter for her over 20 years of service to the club. Other Appreciation Awards were presented to Sterling Printing & Graphics and Petitpren for their continuous support of our club. Terry Fitzwater from the Midwest i-96webfeeneywebdowwebRacing Scene vitowebwas on hand to present the drivers of the year awards first to Steve Cronenwett Jr. for Pavement Driver and then to Jason Poel for Dirt Driver for 2014. The Tom Carnegie Announcer of the Year Award winner was Jason Selzer from the Kalamazoo Speedway. The MSPA Promoter of the Year was Steve Puvalowski & the Tri-City Motor Speedway presented by Joe DeWitte Vice-President of the MSPA. Just a reminder that on January 23, 2016 will be our 50th Anniversary Awards Banquet so put it down on your Bucket List for 2016.(Top Left: Jeff Bloom & President Bill Barnhart Tope Right: Walter Czarnecki & Bill Barnhart)(Row Two Left: Barnhart, Ken Squier & Eddie Sachs Jr. Photo Right: Steve Kaminski & Barnhart) (Row Three Left: I-96 Mike Mouch Right: Kevin Feeney Row Four Left: Dan Dow Right: Vito LoPiccolo (Row Five Top: Sue Ginter & Bill Barnhart Two:Steve Puvalowski & Joe DeWhitte Three: Terry Fitzwater, Jason Selzer & Ken Squier Bottom: Jason Poel & Steve Cronenwett Jr.) (Photo’s provided by Paul Anton & Rand Thompson)ginterwebmspawebselzerwebdriversweb

Another Longtime MARFC Member Passes Away!

We here at MARFC are saddened by the news of the passing of another longtime member. Donald Gordon passed away on Sunday December 14th after a long illness. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Lucille and son Rob and the entire Gordon family at this time. May the Lord Bless and Keep them in his care now and always! No services will be held as the family wishes to keep them private! Just keep them in your prayers!

Bill Barnhart  MARFC President

MARFC Children’s Christmas Party for 2014!

kidsweb3A great time was by all young & old as the MARFC Annual Children’s Christmas Party was held. The children had lunch and then were entertained by “DA” the clown with balloons and a magic show. Then the big man in the red suit arrived after everyone sang him in with a rousting version of Jingle Bells. Santa asked each child what they wanted for Christmas and encouraged them to keep doing well in school. Then they were given a new toy from Santa’s Elf’s. kidsweb1Everyone even won a door prize to boot! Many thanks to all who helped donated to this event and Special thanks to Jimmy Gullett for donating all the food and to the Lee & Whisman families for the extra goodies. A big Thanks to Barb Gullett for chairing this year’s event again! (Top:DA the Clown with little helper) (Bottom: Santa and his helper)