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September 2008 Minutes

From the President

As most Championships are finished and new Champions are crowned we get set for the September feast of special shows across the state, There are plenty to choose from with every style venue of racing. So if you get the chance take in one or two of these great racing shows, be sure to tell the promoters thanks for putting them on. I say this because Michigan is the best place to see some of the best short track racing in the country.

I know that it has been hard for promoters, racers and fans this season but, I’d like to tell each and everyone who attended races this year Thank You for your support of our sport. To all the MARFC membership tracks & promoters we here send our deepest THANKS for all you have done for our club. Your support has been outstanding in these hard financial times and we sincerely appreciate all you do for us and our sport. Thank You to the following MARFC Membership tracks: Auto City Speedway, Berlin Raceway, Cherry Speedway, Crystal Motor Speedway, Flat Rock Speedway, Galesburg Speedway, I-96 Speedway, Kalamazoo Speedway, Kinross Speedpark, Merritt Speedway, Mt. Pleasant Speedway, Michigan International Speedway, Spartan Speedway, Springport Motor Speedway and Toledo Speedway.

The winner of our Children’s Christmas Party Raffle will have their choice of one of the above helmets.  The drawing will be held at our November meeting. One helmet is signed by all the ARCA RE/MAX drivers for the Kansas 2008 race and the other signed by drivers from the NASCAR Cup race at the Michigan June 2008 race. If you would like to help support this event by purchasing some of these tickets please contact me and I will get them to you. Contact me at:

As Always Keep Racing!

Bill Barnhart – President MARFC

August Fan Club Days

KINROSS SPEEDPARK: A great night of racing was on tap at the Speedpark but track officials had problems at the last minute with qualifying timing and race time was delayed for a bit. With time a factor our MARFC/Uniform Helmet bag was not presented on this night but, would be given at a later date. A big Thanks to Gerry Liscumb and the staff of Kinross for a fast paced race night.  


Very clear & warm weather was on tap for our annual outing to MIS for 2008. Seen a few members there enjoying the day’s events with practice & qualifying! Special thanks to Roger Curtis & Dennis Worden and the staff at MIS for having us back once again.


Rainy afternoon and early evening made it a hard night for racing. Our staff had to pack it in early because of the rain but, the staff of the Raceway worked hard to dry the track and continue the night’s events. Our MARFC/Uniform Helmet Bag was given to Late Model driver Terry Van Haitsma for setting fast time for the night. Many thanks to Mike Strevel and the entire staff for having us!