MARFC Fundraiser & Bowling Tournament in Books for 2018!

Our 1st Annual MARFC Fundraiser & Bowling Tournament held on February 24, 2018 at the Capitol Bowl in Owosso was a great success for our first outing. Many thanks to all who donated items and their time to help up raise fund for the MARFC Randall Ginter Memorial Benevolent Fund and the American Cancer Society. The American Cancer Society was on hand and was very appreciative of what we were doing for both causes. After the event a short awards ceremony was held, and the winners were the Greg Yost Never Give Up Award went to Lux while the Men’s High Score was awarded to Jack Oakley with a 233. The Women’s High Score went to Becca Trinklein with a 136 and the Team High Score was won by Garret Smith and Jack Oakley with a 738 series. The Chris Throgmartin Spirit Award will be presented to Mike Sturgill later. A special award was presented to the family of our dear friend Larry Loynes who was a very important part of this event for many years prior to his passing. A very special thanks to Chuck Darling who helped spearhead this event and assisted us in making this fundraiser happen. Also, many thanks to the folks at the Capitol Bowl in Owosso for their donation for our first of what will be a yearly event for years to come. (Photo Top: Board Member Barry Meschke hoping his tickets are winners!) (Next Photo: Chuck Darling & Men High Score Jack Oakley) (Next Photo: Chuck Darling & Ladies High Score Rebecca Trinklein) (Next Photo: Jack Oakley, Chuck Darling & Garret Smith Team High Score winners) ( Bottom Photo: Chuck Darling, “Big” Ed Inloes present awards to Larry Loynes Family)

MARFC Randall Ginter Benevolent Fundraiser set for February 24, 2018

Saturday February 24, 2018: MICHIGAN AUTOMOBILE RACING FAN CLUB Presents the 2018 Charity Fundraiser & Bowling Tournament on February 24, 2018. Meeting will be 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 need a helping hand during a time of sickness or hardship. Our meeting will begin before the start of the tournament at 6:30 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 too. So, come out and help MARFC support this event. Some of you might want to know a little bit more about this fund so let me explain a little bit about the reason for this fund. Back in 1994 Randy & Susan Ginter received our Fans of the Year Award. Sadly, not too long after Randy passed away and Susan and the Ginter family wanted to give back to the club, so this fund was set up to help those who are injured during a racing event anywhere in the state of Michigan. We try to send them a little something to help them as they recover or to assist the family should loss of life happen. We are always taking donations to help keep this fund moving forward and our February event at the Owosso Capitol Bowling Alley will benefit this fund as well as the American Cancer Society. So, thank you to those who have given a little extra throughout the year and to those folks who will help us in the future. Thanks Again I Appreciate it personally and well as the club as a whole! (Photo: Bill Waters & Sue & Randy Ginter) 

MARFC 52nd Banquet in the Books for 2018!


MARFC Presidents Award “Pratt & Miller Engineering – Gary Pratt & Jim Miller”

MARFC/Eddie Sachs Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award – Jim Hettinger

MARFC/Vito LoPiccolo Memorial Contribution to Motorsports Award Co – Dick Barker

MARFC/Vito LoPiccolo Memorial Contribution to Motorsports Award Co – The McCune Family

MARFC Special Appreciation Award – Gary Lindahl

MARFC Media Award – Brian Norton

*MSPA Promoter of the Year 2017-  Tom Sprague & Thunderbird Raceway

Special award recipients not pictured:

MARFC Co-Mechanic of the Year – Lee Taylor & Dan Salay
MARFC Promoter of the Year – Steve Martin & Midwest Classic Racers MCR DWARF Cars
MARFC Fan of the Year Sponsored by: Susan Ginter In Memory of “Randall Ginter” -Jack Colpean Sr. & Jr.
MARFC Appreciation Awards-  Magic Racing, Varney Racing, Jonathan Rangel & Kimille Fitzpatrick


Howdie Folks, HAPPY NEW YEAR from all of us at MARFC! May all of you be blessed with health, happiness and a very safe 2018 season. May God Bless & Keep Us Always!

As Always Keep Racing! Wild Bill Barnhart MARFC President