2014 Minutes

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Happy Thanksgiving from MARFC!

Good Day to you all! Just passing along a HAPPY THANKSGIVING to you all! Hope you enjoy your day with family & friends! We all have so much to be thankful for so take the time to remember them and those who are around you and those who are far away.

As Always Keep Racing,

Wild Bill MARFC President

November Meeting Update

scottwebjeffwebOur meeting on Saturday November 15, 2014 at the JD Racing Indoor Karting facility was on outstanding event. First up was our featured guest speaker Scott Menlen promotor of the Mid-West Indoor Racing Seris. Scott spoke about the up coming seasons first event in Battle Creek on Thanksgiving weekend and told everyone on what it takes to make an indoor event happen from scheduling the event, buliding a race track indoors, getting the racers and fans to come then having to take it all down after and the onto the next event. For more informatin about this event you can go to their web site at: midwestindoorracingseries.com. The driver and two time ARCA Enduro Champion Jeff Metdepenningen talked about his past season being able to race side by side with his sons. Jeff also gave us some insight about his family’s back ground in racing and is looking forward to seeing his grandson carry on the family tradition someday in the future. Then the racing was on! We had three MARFC heat races with lots of action in all three. All of the talk before hand on who was going to beat who but, when the green flag dropped talk was over. Many thanks to all who came to ride the karts and to Scott Meneln for the extra door prizes! Thanks again to our guest speakers Scott Menlen and Jeff Metdepenningen. (Above Left: Scott Menlen Right” Jeff Metdepenningen) (Below Photos: MARFC members racing)


The Passing of a Long Time Charter Member of MARFC!

Hello MARFC Members, I have received word that one of our Charter Members (Lifetime) has passed away this morning (11-10-2014) due to complications of Cancer. Norm Powers joined MARFC on 1-11-1966 and was also inducted into the Michigan Motor Sports Hall of Fame in the class of 1986. Norm was a race promoter for many years.

 Details of services are not known at the present time and when they become available we will let you know what they are.

Yours in Racing,

Dave DeHem

MARFC Vice President

2014 October MARFC General Meeting Report:

Robbie LovingwebRace LovingwebThe first fall general meeting was held on October 25, 2014 and those who attended enjoyed both the evening’s guest speakers. First up was Robbie Loving who talked about his 30 years of racing. Robbie has raced not only figure 8 cars but, sportsman, enduros & late models. He has accomplished 6 ARCA Championships over the years and has his sights on more in the years to come. Robbie told us on riding to the race tracks with his dad Frank who drove for many years and then working on the car and when he was old enough his was given the chance to drive and has proven himself a true champion. Next was Robbie’s son Race’s chance to tell what it was like growing up and seeing his dad drive and this past season being able to get his chance to drive at the age of 15. Race won a few heat races this past season as well a feature at the Flat Rock Speedway. He won the Rookie of the Year at the Flat Rock Speedway 30 years after his dad Robbie did it. The future holds many more great and exciting racing from both this father and son duo! ( Photo’s by Rand Thompson Left: Robbie Loving Right: Race Loving)