Mother Nature tried very hard to dampen our night at the Tri-City Motor Speedway. Yet with a very large car count and packed grand stands with season Championship being crowned made for a great night for our members as well as all the other fans who attended. Street Stock # 91 driver Gary Shank Jr. was chosen to receive our MARFC Uniform/Helmet bag for having some hard luck earlier in the season. MARFC members raffle was won by Bob Bergevin. Once again, a very large thank you to Steve & Erika and the speedway for rescheduling our event on such a fantastic night of racing for all. Table helpers for the evening were Doug Jakeway, Barry Meschke, John Jackson, Larry & Kenny Letts and myself. Can’t wait to return again in 2018! (Photo Top: Roger “Shut UP” Williams, John Jackson, Gary Shank Jr. and Doug Jakeway) (Photo Bottom: ( Doug Jakeway, Kenny Letts, John Jackson, Bob Bergevin and Barry Meschke)
MARFC members saw some great vintage racing on Sunday afternoon at the picturesque Waterford Hills 1.5 mile road racing track in Clarkston, Michigan. On track in wheel to wheel racing action were some very cool vintage race cars competing in 5 different race groups. From MG to Porsche, Corvette to Formula cars, there was something for everyone. Special guest of honor, Porsche racer and 356 expert, Vic Skirmants, was on hand competing in his #70 Porsche 356 roadster. MARFC Board members Rand Thompson & John Jackson were on hand to award the MARFC Helmet bag to Corvette racer Jonathan Pfeffer from Indianapolis. Rand & John even got to drive the track in Rand’s vintage 1973 Mercury Capri! (Photo Top:L to R) Waterford Hills racer extraordinaire & ambassador Danny Kellermeyer, bag recipient Jonathan Pfeffer, MARFC board member Rand Thompson, and Jonathan’s dad Robert, who was also racing a Corvette). (Photo Bottom: Kyle Bergeon in his Porsche leads the Corvettes of Jonathan Pfeffer #93 and Danny Kellermeyer #37 during the Group 5 feature race) Photos & Report by Rand Thompson!
Cool but great weather on hand at the Silver Bullet Speedway. Another fun filled night of racing for all who made the trip to the Bullet! Street Stock # 47 driver Louie Carufel was presented our MARFC Uniform/Helmet Bag as he is a former sprint car driver and now runs street stocks for fun and supports the speedway. MARFC members raffle was won by Kim Wallace. A big thank you to Matt & Nick Hoonhout and their entire staff for having us. MARFC table volunteers for the night were Bill Walters, Jeff Horan Al & Kyle Peltier. (Photo Top: Jeff Horan, Bill Walters & Louie Carufel0 (Photo Bottom: Jeff Horan, Kim Wallace, Bill Walters & Al Peltier)
MICHIGAN AUTOMOBILE RACING FAN CLUB Presents the 2018 Charity Fundraiser & Bowling Tournament on February 24, 2018 CHAIRITY EVENT TO HELP RACERS & RACING FAMILIES! Our General Meeting will be held on February 24, 2018 at the Capitol Bowl in Owosso located at 219 S. Washington St., Owosso, Michigan 48867. This event helps raise money for the American Cancer Society as well as those in the racing world who are in need of a helping hand during a time of sickness or hardship. Our meeting will begin before the start of the tournament at 6:00 pm. We are also helping this event by volunteering to help with donations and raffle prizes and those who like to bowl can bowl to help out too. So, come out and help MARFC support this event. MARFC is also happy to have The Louie Longoria Band coming out to perform some classic country music for us! The PayPal link for those that want to donate but can’t attend will be up shortly as well! We ask for your help in sharing this event! We encourage everyone that has attended in the past or has been a benefactor of the tournament to try and come out and support the American Cancer Society and the MARFC/Randall Ginter Memorial Benevolent Fund. For more information, or for any companies, race tracks, drivers, or individuals that have items to donate (apparel, tickets, certificates, etc.) please get with Chuck Darling firstname.lastname@example.org, Ed Inloes email@example.com, Wild Bill Barnhart firstname.lastname@example.org, or Elaine Crosby email@example.com
Below is the list of starting times:
4:00p.m. Doors Open / Sign In Begins/Practice Starts ($3.45 per game)
5:00p.m. Sign in Ends/Practice Ends/MARFC General Meeting Starts
5:45p.m. MARFC Meeting Ends/Draw for Teams
5:55p.m. Pre-Tournament Ceremonies / Invocation / National Anthem
6:00p.m. Bowling Tournament STARTS
8:30p.m. Awards Ceremony
COST $ 12.00 per person to bowl two games/$1.50 for shoe rental
AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY The American Cancer Society has programs and services to help you manage cancer treatment and recovery and find the emotional support you need. And best of all, our help is free. American Cancer Society events are inspiring, uplifting, and great at bringing the fight against cancer directly into your community. Join the spirit of camaraderie and compassion as we work together to save lives from cancer.
MARFC/RANDALL GINTER MEMORIAL BENEVOLENT FUND A MARFC member or permanent Michigan resident who is driving or directly involved in the running or maintenance of a sanctioned racing event who incurs injury or death is eligible to receive a benefit from this fund at the discretion of the Fund Committee.