Dedicated to the Betterment and Benefit of Auto Racing and Those Engaged Therein

March 2001 Minutes



Another racing season is just about upon us and I can’t wait. Our club is growing with all kinds of new members and any old members have returned again after long absences. Racing is a major part of most of our lives and we should be grateful to our families who allow us to continue our most favorite past time. Remember your family is most important and racing is and can be a family sport. Keep safe and race hard for those 2001 Championships.

Bill Barnhart
President MARFC

The February Meeting was held at the Toledo Speedway Bar and Grill.  Unfortunately, business committments prevented scheduled speaker Ron Drager, ARCA President, from attending the meeting.  There were however, plenty of folks on hand to make the meeting informative and entertaining.


Greg Riddle, Assist General Manager of Toledo Speedway informed all about some of the changes the speedway will incur in 2001 including a new pit road between turns 1 and 2 of the 1/2 mile.

Jack Calabrase from Auto Value Super Sprints was on hand to talk about his series and the special show between the AVSS and the ISMA Supermodifiieds at Toledo on June 8, 2001.

Dan Ford Jr. announced his return to full time competition at Flat Rock and Toledo in the Late Model Division for the 2001 Season.

Regan Ford also made the announcement that he will run the entire 2001 season at Toledo in the LM division.

Dennis Strickland let everyone know about his trip to Atlanta when he drove an ARCA car.  A trip scheduled for 4 days turned into 7 after all the bad weather and race postponement.

"The Rebel" Dennis Whisman also enlightened us with his race plans for 2001.