March 2000 Update

March 1, 2000 2000 MinutesUncategorized

Our March 18, 200 meeting was held at the Harley Hotel in Lansing, MI

Our guest speakers were John Turnbull Sr.(Michigan Legends), Jack Calabrase(Auto Value Super Sprints) and, Paul Zimmerman and Gary Parr(Spartan Speedway). All of them spoke of the upcoming racing season.

Gary Parr told us of all happenings at Spartan Speedway which include new lighting, grandstand work, and increased payouts for special events.That’s Good…Mo’ money$$$ John Turnbull Sr. introduced the 2000 Legends schedule and the possibility that any race fan can “Rent a Ride”.  For more information see the Michigan Legends site from our Links page.
Extended Curfew?!?!?!?!  Yes!! Paul Zimmerman confirmed it.  He has been fighting the township for years to get get his curfew extended...
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January 2000 Minutes

January 31, 2000 2000 MinutesUncategorized

January 22, 2000-Warren, MI—What a party it was!!!  The 2000 MARFC Awards Banquet held Saturday evening brought out all the stars.  Highlighting the event were Paul Gentilozzi, Chris McClure and Joy Fair receiving the top honors for the 1999 Racing Season along with the many Champions, Promoters, and Fans from MARFC member tracks as well as ARCA, Tri-City Quarter Midgets, Iceman Series, Michigan Modified Series, and Michigan Legends Series.

All Photographs on this page courtesy of Paul Anton Racing Photos


Michigan Auto Racing Personality of the Year

Paul Gentilozzi

Paul Gentilozzi received MARFC’s top honors as Michigan’s Auto Racing Personality of the Year...

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December 1999 Minutes

December 31, 1999 1999 MinutesUncategorized

Our December Meeting was our Annual Children’s Christmas Party.  Nearly 50 children lined up for a picture with Santa and enjoyed magic tricks and balloon sculptures by Rick Sherman the Clown.


Left:  Rick Sherman the Clown entertains the children and adults while waiting for Santa to arrive.

Right:  Santa and our President, Wild Bill discuss the naughty and nice children.  As it turned out one of the lists was empty, lets hope it was the naughty one!!


Thanks to all of those who made donations to make our event successful and a special thanks to Bill Stone for arranging Santa’s visit at this busy time of year.

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November 1999 Minutes

November 30, 1999 1999 MinutesUncategorized

Our thanks to Rick Knowles, and Joy Fair for attending our November meeting.

Joy Fair–Always incredibly interesting to listen to.  Just a few days after his Retirement Bash at Toledo Speedway, I had an opportunity to visit Joy at his shop in Pontiac, MI.  Surprisingly, I found him up to his elbows in a greasy engine with tools in hand.  He quickly changed roles from mechanic to storyteller, and what fascinating stories he can tell!!!

Rick Knowles–A very deliberate and serious speaker told us how he became interested in racing and where he is headed in the future.  Rick definitely has the talent and the backing to go places.  Good Luck!!

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October 1999 Minutes

October 31, 1999 1999 MinutesUncategorized

Our thanks to Bob Keselowski, Jack Goodwin for speaking at our October Meeting.

Bob Keselowski and Jack Goodwin

Jack spoke of racing in days gone by and stating that if he were to do it all over again he would not race on the days he got hurt.

By contrast, Bob looked to the future talking about the 2000 racing season and plans K Automotive has for their NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series teams.

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