High temps and strong winds made it a very interesting night on the dirt at the Crystal Motor Speedway for our annual trek to see some great dirt car racing. The MARFC/Uniform Helmet Bag was given to the # 87 Pro Truck driver Robert Putt for his return to racing after such a bad season last year that sidelined him for quite a while. Gene Hurd was our MARFC raffle winner for the evening. Many Thanks to Ron Flinn and all his staff at Crystal for having us back again and thanks the “Shut Up” Roger, “The Chief” Leo Pego and Trevor Hollis for all the great PR during the night. Table helpers for the night were Bill Walters, Barry Meschke, Doug Jakeway, John Jackson and myself. (Top Photo: Robert Putt, Board Members Bill Walters, Barry Meschke and Trevor Hollis) (Photo Bottom: Member of the Hurd family picking up the MARFC raffle winner prize)
Another night of great weather for MARFC members who attended our event at the Kalamazoo Speedway. Our MARFC/ Uniform Helmet Bag was presented to Pat Harris for all her continued support of the speedway for many years. Stanley Town was our MARFC members raffle prize winner for the night and special thanks to Doug Jakeway & John Jackson for working our table for the evening. Thanks again to Gary & Donna Howe and the folks at Kalamazoo for a great night. (Photo Top: MARFC Board Member John Jackson, Pat Harris and club member Doug Jakeway) ( Photo Bottom: John & Doug again with MARFC member & raffle winner Stan Town & family)
Ok Folks! We have been able to get with Auto City Speedway and reschedule our event for 2017. It will now be held on August 26, 2017! On tap for that evenings race card are the Auto Value Super Sprints & the Midwest Compact Touring Series as well as it’s regular classes! So mark it down and we will see you there!
As Always Keep Racing! Bill Barnhart MARFC President
As I sit here thinking about what to write about this upcoming Memorial Day I remember what my Grandfather said about serving during World War II. He said that he was a part of a group of 300 who went through basic training together and after it was all said and done only 76 came home. Some disabled and others unhurt but emotionally affected. So, I think every time I hear that we in the United States have it made with what we have in our freedoms. To be able to go, say, do and see what we want, you must remember that all this freedom we have came at a cost! Just think of the 224 that didn’t return in just my Grandfathers group and times that by all the groups from all the wars and battles that have gone by over the last 241 years and stand there and tell me it’s Free! Folks the word Freedom may have the word free in it but, trust me it is NOT FREE! So, I am asking all of you to take the time and remember all those who have given their lives for our freedom and those who have served before, now and in the future here at home and across the world because they are the reason we do have all the freedoms to do the thing we all love to do including going to the races, being able to race the cars or just be a part of racing in one way or another, and just enjoying our sport of auto racing across this great country of ours. Love it or hate it America is our country and it is up to us to see she continues to keep moving forward with all the freedoms that our forefathers established those many years ago. Take the time when you see any of our service men and women and thank them for their service and especially those who didn’t come home and remember them always. It’s not just the military but also our police, fire & rescue personal and all the first responders who need to be Thanked Also!
“God Bless” America & All Our Veterans Always!
Bill Barnhart MARFC President