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July 2004 Minutes

July 2004

Once again the State of Michigan has lost some great racers in the past few weeks like Charlie Ryan Jr. Cecil Warren, Jack Linder, Bob Varney, and Mick Schuler all these great racers are now in God’s care. Our thoughts and prayers are will all their families at this time.  God’s Speed to you all!  We also have a couple of Get Well Wishes to pass along this month. Barbara LoPiccolo, wife of our clubs first President Vito, has been back in the hospital and long time club member and a very big supporter of our club and the children’s Christmas party Bill Palmer was in the hospital.  We hope and pray for these fine folks to get a speedy recovery.

Don’t forget, if you are planning to attend our 1st Annual MARFC Family Picnic on Sunday July 11, 2004 you must RSVP by e-mailing no later than July 6, 2004. Planning on having a great time so come on out and meet other club members and enjoy a fantastic family outing.

As always, keep racing!!

Bill Barnhart

President MARFC


June Meetings

Spartan Speedway

Mother Nature 2

Fan Club 0

We are trying to reschedule this Fan Club Night.  Check back for more details.


Mid-Michigan Raceway Park

Weather was a little shaky but we got it in. Some great dirt track racing for all to see.  With many members signed in Board Member Jeff Moroni presented our MARFC/Uniform Helmet Bag to 16 year old Josh Knoll, driver of the # 87 modified.  Josh is still in school and works hard funding his racing by himself. Great job Josh! Special thanks to new promoter Dave Steelman for everything. Thanks to Doug Jakeway and others for stopping by.


Dixie Motor Speedway

For our first trip to Dixie it was outstanding.  The fantastic changes that Mike & Krista Kern have made are great.

Everyone who attended seen some great racing. Our MARFC/Uniform Helmet bag was presented to modified driver Mark Besaw.  It was a surprise to Mark as all his fellow drivers past their helmets in the stands earlier and raised a lot of cash from the fans to help Mark as his wife was in the hospital in critical condition in the past couple of weeks and has no insurance to help.  We were glad to see her at the track a little weak but still there to cheer Mark on as he raced.  It does all of us good to know that the racing family drivers, crews, owners, and fans all help each other out in a time of need.  Hats off to all at the Dixie Motor Speedway for a job well done.

Thanks again to Mike & Krista for a great time and rescheduling from a rain out earlier in the season. Thanks to all who were on hand to help out.

Crystal Motor Speedway

Beautiful weather was on hand for our yearly trip to the fantastic dirt speedway. Many cars in pit area made for great night of racing.  Our MARFC/ Uniform Helmet Bag was given to Bob Griffin who drives the # 66 Hobby Stock for having some hard luck lately.  Hope this helps out with his luck.

Many thanks to Ron Flinn and staff for a great time & thanks to "Shut Up Roger" for the great PR.  Helpers for the night were Steve & Cory Russell, Fran Russo, Laura & Jimmy Tucker, and Tony Russo.