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October 2003 Minutes

October 2003

First thing I’d like to pass on a Very Special Get Well to Barbara LoPiccolo wife of our very on Vito LoPiccolo. Barbara has been in the hospital for the last few weeks and we wish her a speedy recovery. Well the season is over and all the Champions have been crowned and everyone can take a few days to rest up from a busy year. ( YEH RIGHT!) I know that most everybody is already working on their cars for next season and are busy getting ready for all the banquets coming up.

I’d like to thank all of our MARFC membership tracks for once again allowing our members to come into their facilities to see the best racing around the country. Michigan has the most outstanding race tracks around. Once again on behalf of our members Thank You to all !!!

Remember the MARFC Annual Dinner Dance & Awards Banquet will be held on January 17, 2004. For ticket information please contact me at Get your tickets early for seating will be limited this year.

As Always Keep Racing!!


Bill Barnhart

President MARFC




Toledo Speedway

Cool and rainy weather but all went fine for our members who attended. Great show with all the cars on hand for the Glass City 200. Howard Kelly, Jr. was awarded our MARFC/Uniform Helmet Bag for his Championship in the Sportsman division using a barrowed car for the last few weeks. Very special thanks to Ron Drager, Roy Mott, Scott Schultz and Greg Riddle for rescheduling our fan club day on a big weekend show. Many thanks to all who lent a helping hand they were: Steve & Cory Russell, Laura & Jimmy Tucker, Larry & Sue Iacoboni, Fran Russo, Bob Free, Bill Palmer, Jeff Moroni & son.


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.