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April 2002 Minutes

April 2002


From the Prez:

Helping others in need is just part of what race fans are really. When drivers, crewmen, or track workers get hurt or even loose their life as fans we are always willing to help out.This is the case of Modified driver James Piggott who was seriously injured last September.

Jim was injured when a bumper from another car came through and nearly completely took his leg off at the knee. He has sense used up all of his insurance and will not be able to return to work because his leg doesn’t work correctly anymore. Jim worked as a trucker and is unable to drive now. We as well as the Owosso and Spartan Speedways and the Michigan Modified Association have all helped by donating and raising money to help Jim out. If you would like to help by sending a donation please use the following address: Contact any Fifty Third Bank and ask for the James Piggott Fund. As fans we need to help those who make our sport possible. I ask as many of you club members to assist in anyway you can.

Thank you for your help

Bill Barnhart
President MARFC

February Meetings
Our February meeting was held at Capers Restaurant in Mt. Clemens.  John Turnbull of the Auto Value/bumper to Bumper Michigan Legends Series had alot of information about the series.Founding member Vito Lopiccolo followed John with some club history.
John Turnbull covered a ton of information about the Michigan Legend Series.  Safety, engineering of the chassis’, and where drivers come from and where they can go after competing in the series were discussed in detail.  Mentioned also was an offer his son, John Turnbull Jr. received from Tony Stewart.  While details were sketchy, there definitely was a meeting planned.

Vito.  What can we say about Vito?? 

One of our founding fathers and always good for some laughs ran through some history for us and gave us a little glimpse of his upcoming 24th year of Motor City Motorsports.