Thoughts & Prayers Needed!

We here at MARFC wish to send out our thoughts & prayers for getting well to many of our club’s members who are battling illness for the past few months and even longer. We ask that the Lord to reach out and touch those who are in need of healing and ask that they all feel the healing hand of the Lord. We still need prayers for Longtime Board member Fran Russo who is in a long-term rehab center. Also, Past President Bill Stone & his wife Arlene could still use some prayers. Past Board member Chuck Horan is doing well after his surgery and we send him get well wishes also. Heard the MARFC member Kathy VanDeusen has been under the weather for quite some time and could use so cheering up. Prayers need for MARFC member Chuck Darling’s step son Brandon Curtis & Michelle McMillian who suffered a home fire early on Christmas morning and lost just about everything, if you would like to help them there is a go-fund me page on face book that you can donate through just look for fundraiser for Michelle McMillan.

One more who needs our prayers is Longtime Member and Crystal Motor Speedway track owner and our close friend Ron Flinn. He is dealing with some health issues and will need prayers for a quick healing process. Anyone else who needs thoughts & prayers we send out our best wishes for speedway recoveries for all. “May the Good Lord Bless and Keep these folks”

Bill Barnhart MARFC President


To all MARFC Members: May all of you have a very Merry Christmas! My it be safe for all who are traveling during these holidays to be with family & friends. May the Lord Bless & Keep you and yours on this day and remember the reason for the season.

Once again Merry Christmas to All! Bill Barnhart MARFC President

Legendary Michigan Racer Passes Away!

We here at MARFC extend our deepest sympathies to the LaHaie family at the loss of Dick LaHaie at 76 years old back on December 5th. A real veteran of drag racing not only in the driver’s seat but as a crew chief also. He was a true legend in our sport who way proud to be from our great state of Michigan. A member of the Michigan Motor Sports Hall of Fame & a NHRA Top Fuel Champion with many victories throughout his career made him a great repesenative of our wonderful sport. Services for Dick LaHaie. Fri Dec 14, 2 to 4 & 6 to 8 at Gorsline Runciman in Lansing Mi at 900 E Michigan Ave & funeral at South Church at 5250 Cornerstone Dr, Lansing at 2:00. (Saturday). (Photo by NHRA archives & Drag Illustrated)

2018 Children’s Christmas Party!

December Children’s Christmas Party Report: Mother Nature was very kind on the day of our December meeting providing sun and warmer temps. What a great time we all had at our annual Children’s Christmas Party! Each child received a goodie bag upon arrival. Young & old were treated to a fantastic afternoon with Toostee the clown and the awesome balloons made for all in attendance. Everyone was able to have a great lunch provided by longtime club member and supporter Jimmy Gullett. Many Thanks Jimmy! Then it was time for the big man in the red suit to arrive. We all had a sing along with Jingle Bells and then Santa made his way into the hall and greeted all his kid’s big & small. Every child had their photo taken with Santa and all the children used the North Pole Mail Box to mail their Christmas List to Santa and when he was ready to leave, he carried them back to the North Pole with him. Then each child was able to win a door prize in a special raffle for them. Our adult 50/50 raffle was won by Chris Fitzpatrick and he graciously donated his winnings back to the club for next years party. Way to go Chris thank you! A very Special Thanks to Barbara Gullett for all her work you put into this party by chairing it again this year. Thanks Again Barb! (Photo Top Left: Tootsee with kid’s) (Photo Top Right: Santa greeting the kid’s) (Photo Bottom: MARFC Board members with Santa)