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August 2003 Minutes

President’s Desk

August 2003

MARFC has lost one of it founding fathers last month Bob Lewis passed away.

He & his wife Norma along with Vito & Barbara LoPiccolo and Willis & Marion
Flokstra we the ones who started our club 38 years ago. Bob was able to attend our banquet back in January. He loved every minute of it. Our thoughts and
prayers are with his family at this time.

Willis and Marion Flokstra (top left and right) shown here in attendance at the 2003 MARFC Awards Banquet with fellow founders, Vito LoPiccolo (bottom left), and Bob Lewis (bottom right)

More sad news today!  Rick Eshelman’s mother passed away this week and we here at MARFC send our deepest sympathy’s to him and his family.

Also ARCA Veteran Figure 8 racer from the Flat Rock & Toledo Speedways Denny Pace passed away this week our prayers are with his family also.

God’s Speed to them all.


Bill Barnhart
President MARFC



Fan Club Nights


Butler Motor Speedway

Cool and clear weather was on hand for a fantastic night of racing on the dirt with plenty of cars in the pit area for all divisions on hand. Board members Laura Tucker, Al Peltier, and VP Larry Iacoboni presented our MARFC/Uniform Helmet Bag to Street Stock Driver # 42 Cheryll Dishaw. Cheryll has always helped out at the track and races when she can as well as being a good competitor at all times. She is also the first woman to receive this honor from MARFC. Very Special Thanks to Joe & Sandy Dorer for a great time at their outstanding facility. Thanks to those who assisted at this event: Laura & Jimmy Tucker, Al & Kyle Peltier, Sue Ginter, Doug Jakeway, and Larry & Sue Iacoboni.


Kinross International Raceway

A long ride but with fantastic weather again for our annual trip to the Upper part of the state with four divisions of racing made a good night it was. Pure Stock driver # 57 Todd Ferguson was chosen to receive our MARFC Uniform/Helmet Bag because of his great outstanding sportsmanship to his fellow racers. A Very Special Thanks to Gerry Liscumb and promoters Todd & Donna Nyberg for a great time. Thanks to Willis & Marian Flokstra for stopping by and lending a hand in presenting our MARFC bag.


Mt. Pleasant Speedway

Great weather and lots of racing. Thanks to “Cheif” Leo Pego for all the great PR we apperciate your support. The MARFC Uniform/Helmet Bag was given to Street Stock # 32c Jay Carll for being a decated racer. Jay is there week in and week out and does his best every night. Get Well Soon to Promoter Dick Crook and thanks to Betty Crook for everything. Helpers that evening were: Dave De Hem, Kenny & Larry Letts, Scott Fow, and Pat Wolfe.






Merritt Speedway

Rain washes out MARFC Day at Merritt Speedway and due to the shortness of the rest of the season and our schedule we will not be able to re-sehedule the event this season. I hope Mother Nature takes the rest of the season off at least during the weekends. Thanks to Ed & Camen Van Duinen for their support of our club and will see them next season.


Kids Christmas Party Raffle

Tickets are now on sale for the Eddie Sachs 1/18-scale die cast 1961 Indy 500 Pole winning racecar and our Racing Patch Quilt.  Two winners will be drawn with the first winner to choose either item.  The second winner to receive remaining item.  Please help support our Children’s Christmas Party with the purchase of tickets for this great event.  Tickets are only a $ 1.00 donation. If you would like to purchase tickets to help support our Children ‘s Christmas Party please contact me and I will get them to you.  Remember the children are our future members and racing champions.  I thank you in advance for your support and so do the children