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August 2008 Minutes

From the President

5th Annual MARFC Family Picnic

If you didn’t attend our 5th Annual MARFC Family Picnic you missed out big time. The weather was just great! With lots of food and games for all who did attend this fun filled day. Chef Larry did an outstanding job cooking all the burgers and dogs. Many thanks to all who brought a dish to pass and those who helped set up and clean up after. Thanks to my game judges and to Cathie Rohloff for helping with all the games. To Cory Russell who assisted in all the prizes. All who played the games enjoyed their wins and prizes. We had potato sack races, three legged races, eggs toss and water balloon toss games along with other fun games for children of all ages and the big kid’s too you know the adults! Thanks again to all who came and those who helped out. Hope to see more of you next year.

As Always,

Keep Racing!

Bill Barnhart

President MARFC







This just released!


MARFC member in the news!  Paul Anton – MARFC Member since 1972 – was recently selected as one of 20 very active Auto Racing Fans to participate on the inaugural 2008 Michigan International Speedway (MIS) Fan Advisory Board. The goal and mission of this Board is to improve the racing fan experience at MIS in order to “Create lasting memories for every person, every time”! As part of this effort, Paul is asking that any MARFC members having constructive comments to offer relative to the races and fan experience at MIS to email their comments to him and he will forward them to the Advisory Board members for subsequent consideration by the MIS management team. Please submit any comments to the following email address:


July Fan Club Days

GALESBURG SPEEDWAY: Mother Nature was near by but racing continued at the Galesburg Speedway. Our MARFC/Uniform Helmet Bag went to Late Model driver # 00 Ken Kirby for his Sportsmanship & support of the track. The MARFC Raffle membership winner was Abigail Case new member. We thank Ralph Warning and all the folks at Galesburg for having us back again this year and look forward to 2009. Helpers for the night were Sue Ginter and Cathie Rohloff. Photo by Mark Aldritch


With beautiful weather on hand for our annual trek to the Cherry Speedway to see some dirt racing again this season. The MARFC/Uniform Helmet Bag was given to Late Model driver # 1 Rail Roko for his track dedication and fund raising efforts for the Tackling TS Charity for the Gibson Family this season. Barb Fuzi was the winner of our membership raffle for the night. Many Thanks to Al Lardie and his staff for a grand time!  

SPRINGPORT MOTOR SPEEDWAY: Sad to say but. Mother Nature wins for the second time this season. Our 2008 Fan Club Day event at the Springport Motor Speedway was cancelled and this just released RE-SCHEDULE DATE IS SATURDAY AUGUST 30, 2008 Full show with Super Pro Series. Thanks to Jim Leisure and Paul Zimmerman for working with us again this season and hope next season will be better for the Speedway.


Beautiful clear skies on hand for a fantastic night of dirt track racing for all our members who attended this event. It was great to see so many faces that stopped by to say HI and even go the chase to see an old friend and former Figure “8” Champion from the Flat Rock Speedway Ben Benedict. Our MARFC/Uniform Helmet Bag was given to a racer who has had some awesome hard luck this season he is the driver of Street Stock # 6 Bryce Van Buskirk. Taylor Fischer won our MARFC membership raffle prize. Thanks to Betty & Mario Crook and the entire staff for having us again this year. Thanks to “Chief” Leo Pagel for his PR assistance for the night.



The weather was great at Merritt for an outstanding SOD Sprint car show. Pro Truck driver # 44 Adam Sloat was chosen to receive our MARFC/Uniform Helmet Bag for his dedication to racing in his division he flipped his truck twice this season and keeps returning to race each week. Way to go Adam! Club member Barry Meschke won our MARFC members raffle. Many thanks to Rod Ancel and all the folks at Merritt for all they do for our club.