MARFC Responds to Youth Center Children’s Request!

October 30, 2016 Uncategorized

Ok race fans! Enclosed is a message from a school teacher from the New York area who asked if we could post a link about auto safety for her class. We feel that it is a good idea as we enjoy racing on the track and it is best that we leave it on the track and not on our regular roads we travel every day. So please that the time to read and check out the enclosed link!

Bill Barnhart MARFC President

Hi Wild Bill! My name is Rachel and I volunteer at a youth center with a safety program for teens where we are learning about personal safety, specifically, safety while driving! The kids came across your website while looking for information about driving because we are going to be touring a real life race track with a driving school where the kids are going to learn even more about driver safe...

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MARFC October 2016 General Meeting Report!

October 24, 2016 Uncategorized

fitzpatrickswebOur October meeting was held at Papio’s Food & Spirits in Reese, Mi. Our guest speakers for the afternoon were Chris & Eric Fitzpatrick who spoke of how their father the late Bob Fitzpatrick who raced all over Michigan at local tracks like Mt. Clemens Race Track, Flat Rock, Toledo, and Windsor Ont. They talked about all the different kinds of racing they were brought up on like, go-karts, four Cylinders, Street Stocks, Sportsman cars and now racing different kinds of demo derby styles of racing. skiaswebThey also talked about that both their children are into racing go-karts at the age of 4 & 5 years old. What a great way to keep your family involved in our sport...

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Services for our friend Vito LoPiccolo!

October 16, 2016 Uncategorized

Here is the information on Services for our friend Vito: Visitation Friday, October 21, 2:30 – 9 p.m. at Kaul Funeral Home, 35201 Garfield, Clinton Twp. Funeral 10 a.m. Saturday, October 22, with visiting starting at 9:30 a.m. at the funeral home.

Bill Barnhart MARFC President

Also was just informed that Russ & Barbara Jacobson pasted President and Board members are both in need of our thoughts and prayers at this time. Russ suffered a stroke & heart attack while Barbara is going through a long illness. So please being remembering them both at this time. If you would like to drop them a card contact me here & I’ll get you more information.

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October 15, 2016 Uncategorized

vitoweb3vitoweb1It is with much great sadness that I relay the news of the passing of our club’s first President

and founder Vito LoPiccolo. The checkered flag waved for Vito yesterday morning as he passed away with his family at his side. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire LoPiccolo family at this time. Many years ago when I was asked to become a member of the board for MARFC Vito was the first to tell me that it would be a great learning experience and he was right.

Then when I became President of the club back in 1999 he was there again to encourage me forward and let me know that he was behind me 100%...

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Local Race Track Safety Worker Passes Away!

October 1, 2016 Uncategorized

track-worker-mike-niebrzydowski-owosso-537x350We here at MARFC send our thoughts and prayers to the family of Mike Niebrzydowski as this time. Mike was a personal friend of mine and great guy to be with at the races. Mike worked with ARCA Street Stock Champion Jimmy Rae and many others before he made the move to track safety personal. He work at many different tracks in the Michigan area as well as working for Motor City Racing Promotions. Mike was involved in an accident at a speedway while working a routine track clean up session. Mike will truly be missed by his family and his extended racing family and those who he touched in life. As Mike as taken his final checkered flag in life he receives the green flag into heavens gates and stands near the throne of the Lord now and forever. “God’s Speed Mike” (Photo from a face book friend)

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