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May 2005 Minutes

As Memorial Day approaches I take the time to remember all those who have given their lives to allow us the freedom to do all the things we love to do. With out their sacrifices who knows where we would be or if you would even be reading this newsletter or allowed to be apart of this club. We all need to take a few minutes to remember all those who lost their lives and remember those who are still fighting to help keep our freedom and country safe. Let us pray that each and everyone returns home safely soon. If you have a loved one serving in our armed forces please let us know and we will post them on our web-site under our new link MARFC Members in the Military.

We are currently working with the Brain Injury Association of Michigan and M.I.S. on a fund-raiser walk in August. Ernie Irvan sustained life- threatening injuries in a horrific crash at MIS. Irvan triumphantly returned to the NASCAR circuit only to suffer a career-ending traumatic brain injury in a crash at the same racetrack exactly five years to the day after the 1994 incident. After a long road to recovery, which included learning to walk and talk again, Irvan became increasingly determined to use his NASCAR popularity and personal experience to help others. Ernie Irvin and others will be on hand at this event. If you might be interested in this event as a volunteer or as a walker please feel free to contact me for more information at

As Always Keep Racing,

Bill Barnhart

President MARFC


April Meeting

We had a good turn out for our April meeting. Unfortunately Bill Janitz was unable to be will us to let us know all the changes going on at M.I. S. Bill is very busy with all the major changes going on at the speedway and also working on his upcoming wedding. Congratulations to Bill and the future Mrs. Janitz!

First up our Secretary Treasurer Sue Ginter informed us about a charity event that was held at R.M. Motorsports in Wixom, Mi run by Buddy Bennett and family. Charity funds were raised for “HELP’S on the Way”, which benefits people in need.


Terry Fitzwater owner and editor of the Michigan Racing Scene filled in as special guest speaker and did an outstanding job. Terry told us all about how his paper got started and in what direction it is headed in the future.