2012 Minutes

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Mt. Pleasent MARFC Night Cancelled!

Hi MARFC Members,
Well that crabby old girl, Mother Nature is having her way tonight and the races at Mt. Pleasant have been one of her victims. We will see when we can re-schedule of possible and let you all know the date. Hats off to Betty Crook and the crew at Mt. Pleasant for making a valiant effort to see if things would work out. The rest of the weekend looks good so we still have Merritt tomorrow night and Waterford Hills on Sunday.
See You at the Races
Dave DeHem
MARFC President

Father-in-law of former MARFC Board Member Passes!

Word has been received that the Father of Rob Michon’s wife Lisa has passed away. Many will remember Rob as a former Vice President of MARFC and long time webmaster for the club. Rob has also spent many years doing photography primarily at the Flat Rock Speedway but also at selected events around Michigan. Lisa had arranged for the MARFC Kid’s Christmas Party to be at the Owen-Jax Recreation center for many years prior to moving out of state last year and both Rob and Lisa had been active in MARFC and area racing events. All of us here at MARFC express our condolences to Lisa and the family in this time of loss.

Dave DeHem MARFC President
Funeral and vistation arrangements are listed below.

Linnzzie B. Smedley Jr.

Ford Funeral Home
26560 VanDyke (S of I-696)
Center Line, MI 48015
Phone (586) 754-2464
Funeral Home: http://fordfuneralhome.org/
Obituary: http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=b8d0252806

Visitation Sunday, July 29, 2012, 3-9pm
Funeral Services at the funeral home on Monday at 11am

Whittemore Speedway Welcomes MARFC for 2012!


Saturday July 14th saw the club head to the oldest speedway in Michigan, the Whittemore Speedway which is also a community owned track that is promoted by the Whittemore Racing Club and its Board of Directors led by President, Andy Hess. Denny Trinklien was on hand again with Barry Meschke and Bob “Pops” Berggevin helping out at the table. The MARFC Helmet Bag recipient was young Taylor Babcock who travels down from Rudyard in the Upper Peninsula to be at Whittemore. Taylor presently sits in the number one spot as point’s leader in the 4 cylinder division and along with her family have been great ambassadors of the speedway and the sport of auto racing. Taylor is a past honoree at the annual MARFC Awards Banquet for her championship efforts at the Kinross Speedpark in the 4 cylinders and in the Go-Karts at the Mio Kart track. “Big” Don Colbath was the winner of the MARFC Member Raffle. Once again, many thanks go out to the Whittemore Racing Club and Andy Hess for their support of the club and working hard to keep Whittemore Speedway up and running for all these years.


(Top:Taylor Babcock and Dennis Trinklien Bottom:“Big” Don Colbath, Dennis Trinklien, Barry Meschke (photos by Barry  Meschke)

MARFC at Tri City Motor Speedway!

The Black Cat may have purred but she didn’t keep the fans from some great racing action at the Tri City Motor Speedway this past Friday the 13th. Denny Trinklien, Barry Meschke and Kenny Letts were our table helpers while Dorothy Everett was the MARFC Member raffle winner. Everett’s name was drawn by Kyle Borgman who was the recipient of the MARFC Helmet Bag. Kyle, who pilots the #72 Late Model   is the son of 2003 Michigan Modified Association Dirt Champion, Dan Borgman. Kyle has been making the over 2 ½ hour trip from the Muskegon area every Friday night since the track re-opened in 2011 and is the defending Late Model Champion. Many thanks go out to Steve and Denny Puvalowski as well as track PA Announcer and Tom Carnegie Award Winner “Shut Up” Roger Williams for having the club out to the races. Also Thank You to Mark Fuzi for taking the pictures.

(Kyle Borgman, Dennis Trinklien, Roger Williams, Steve Puvalowski (photo by Mark Fuzi)