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From the President’s Desk for March 2013!

It is coming, racing season is not that far away now. Once Daytona is behind us and the regular weekly NASCAR races are starting up tells us that the engines will be firing and the tires squealing before long. We as fans need to pull together and support not just our local tracks but all of our tracks. Times have gotten a bit better but the sport is still struggling at the grass roots level so we need to get out there and support all of our tracks. With your MARFC membership you get the opportunity to go to many tracks for free and while that is great, we need to help out those tracks too by buying some concession food or souvenirs and better yet, going back on a regular night and supporting their show.  2013 membership cards were sent out with the March newsletter. If you did not receive your membership card and your newsletter is highlighted in orange it means that your membership for 2013 has not been paid yet. To remain a member you need to send in your yearly dues as soon as you can so that you don’t miss any of the great events on tap for the 2013 racing season.

March 16, 2013 will see the club at the Toledo Speedway Bar & Grille for the Old Timers Meeting from noon to 5:30 PM with the MARFC monthly meeting following at 5:45 PM. The Bar is located at the Speedway and is reached from the Alexis Road exit off of I-75 (exit 210). It is the first exit in Ohio after leaving Michigan. Admission to the day’s events are free with Ron Drager and Scott Schultz on hand to give you an update on the 2013 racing season at the Toledo and Flat Rock Speedways as well as share some of the highlights of the 2012 ARCA Series and information On the 2013 ARCA Series presented by Menards that has had its first big show of the season at Daytona. Come early and enjoy the many pictures and displays as well as the great food at the Toledo Speedway Bar & Grille.

April  20, 2013: Details are being finalized for this meeting which will begin at 7:00 PM at the DeCarlo’s Banquet Center in Warren, Mi. Our bi-annual elections will be held at this meeting and if you are interested in becoming a MARFC Board Member the requirements are listed below. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me at There will be some openings on the Board so please give it some careful consideration.

The requirements to be a Board Member are as follows: Officer and Board of Directors 1. Person must be a current club member in good standing. 2. Must be willing to commit to the office taken. 3. Must be present at 2/3 of the set board meetings and regular monthly meetings. 4. Must be willing to take charge of a club function such as a fan club day or chair any other event. 5. Willing to take part with all other officers for the Annual Awards Banquet 6. Must be present at the April meeting in order to be nominated and accept the nomination. 7. Should be willing to follow the above for mentioned items for your two-year term of office.

Yours In Racing Dave DeHem MARFC President