OK Folks, Mother Nature has given us the RED FLAG on tonight’s racing event at the Flat Rock Speedway even though the speedway worked hard on the weepers they just can’t get it done in time with the amount of rain we have had in the last three days in order to have a night of safe racing for all involved. We have worked with the Staff at Flat Rock to get our fan club night rescheduled & I know this is going to be short notice but we will try again next week MAY 13th so please if you know others who don’t have internet let them know of the quick turnaround to get this event in for 2017. Thanks to Scott, Ron and the crew at Flat Rock for the rescheduling so quickly. Will see you next week & as always keep racing! Wild Bill MARFC President
Easter Blessings to All MARFC Members! May you all be blessed today as you gather with family & friends to celebrate this day that the Lord bestowed on us to ensure our future in this life and after.
May God Bless & Keep You All!
Bill Barnhart MARFC President
We are very saddened by the news that one of our club founders has taken her final checkered flag in life. Marion Flokstra wife of Willis Flokstra passed away this afternoon and is now in the arms of the Lord. Willis & Marion were married for nearly 60 years and were the last two of our clubs founders that started nearly 52 years ago. Marion had been in poor health these last several years and unable to attend our 50th Anniversary Banquet but she was with us in spirit at that time. Our thoughts & prayers are with Willis and his family at this time. “God’s Speed Marion & we’ll see you on the other side someday!
Sincerely, Bill Barnhart MARFC President
Funeral services to honor Marian will be 1 p.m. Saturday, April 8, 2017 at the Cook Memorial Chapel (East building), 4235 Prairie St., S.W., Grandville, Michigan. Marian’s family will meet with friends and relatives from 12 p.m. until the time of services in the Chapel. Interment will be in Kent Memorial Gardens. Marian’s family would like to express their deepest thanks to the caring management and staff of Providence Health Care and Rehabilitation Center of Zeeland and Heartland Hospice of Holland for the care and attention she received.
Pictured are Marion & Willis at our 40th MARFC Banquet)
A large crowd on hand for the 14th Annual Racers Reunion at the Toledo Speedway Bar & Grille with Donald Davison, Tom Bigelow, and Ron Hemelgarn doing a great round table discussion. Andy Hillenburg was scheduled to be at the reunion but the day before was in a stunt car accident and injured his L-1 vertebrate in his back we send get well wishes to Andy and after the reunion our March general meeting was held in which Flat Rock & Toledo Speedways owner & President of ARCA Ron Drager talked about the upcoming season and the TV deal that ARCA has for all 20 of their races for 2017. Ron also gave a health update on his partner who helped with the purchase & renovations of the Toledo Speedway Roy Mott. Roy still not doing very well with his illness but is continuing to move forward and hopes to get back to the track soon. Then Scott Schultz general manager for both tracks let us all now about some of the special race dates and events at both the speedways for 2017. Scott also informed the members about the youth movement that they are working on with the introduction of the Bandolero series being added to the Flat Rock Speedway in 2018.(Top Photo: Bigelow, Davision & Hemelgarn) (Bottom Left Photo: Ron Drager & Bottom Right Photo: Scott Schultz)