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October 2004 Minutes

The Michigan Auto Racing Fans Club are saddened by the loss of a good person & track owner Dick Crook from the Mt. Pleasant Speedway. Dick passed away on September 24th after a long battle with brain cancer. Dick & his wife Betty have been great supporters of our club for many years. We wish to send our thoughts and prayers to Betty and the rest of the Crook family and friends at the Mt. Pleasant Speedway. "Gods Speed to you Dick"

Another loss for our club was the passing of the mother-in-law of Board member Dave DeHem. Helen Reick was Julie DeHem mother and will greatly be missed by all who knew her. MARFC sends it’s thoughts and prayers to Julie and the DeHem family.

Well October is here and racing has for the most part has come to an end for 2004. Mother Nature has done a fine job of making us miss a lot of races this season and I for one hope that next year she goes on vacation somewhere like South America and let us enjoy our racing in 2005. I had the pleasure of having dinner with our old friend for Florida Jack Goodwin last month and he wishes to say a big Hello to all of our members. A Special "Get Well Soon" to Debbie Majchrzak who is very ill and does a lot for our club.


On September 29, 2004 the final show of "Motor City Motorsports" was broadcast. After 26 years on the air host Vito LoPiccolo formaly retired with a large crowd of listeners and fans at the WLQV radio station. The Meto Detriot area has lost the only true local and national Motorsports radio coverage. We here at MARFC wish Vito and Barbara the best in retirement and health for a long time to come. Thanks Vito!!

Don’t forget 2005 renewal time is coming up soon. There is more information on our upcoming MARFC 39th Annual Awards Banquet just check out the event page.

As Always Keep Racing!

Bill Barnhart

President MARFC

September Meetings

Calhoun County Speedway

Mother Nature just didn’t like us race fans in 2004 for the second time this year we were rained out and no time to reschedule the event. I am sure we will be able to get it in next season.


Toledo Speedway

A cool cloudy but wonderful night for racing. With over fifty club members in attendance all had a grand time. Fifty-two Late Models bidding for a shot to get into the Glass City 200 and all the other races what a great deal for all the members. The MARFC/Uniform Helmet Bag was presented to the 2004 Factory Stock Champion # 10 James Hazlett. A very special thanks to Roy Mott, Ron Drager, Greg Riddle and Scott Schultz and the entire Toledo Speedway for a great time.