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To All MARFC Members “A Very Happy New Year of Racing in 2019”

We here at MARFC are sending out our best and warmest wishes that everyone fans, racers, sponsors, and track owners a very HAPPY NEW YEAR of Racing in 2019. May we all be blessed with good health, great weather and some of the best racing in the country right here in our Great state of Michigan. Once again Happy New Year to all!

As Always Keep Racing! Bill Barnhart MARFC President

Thoughts & Prayers Needed!

We here at MARFC wish to send out our thoughts & prayers for getting well to many of our club’s members who are battling illness for the past few months and even longer. We ask that the Lord to reach out and touch those who are in need of healing and ask that they all feel the healing hand of the Lord. We still need prayers for Longtime Board member Fran Russo who is in a long-term rehab center. Also, Past President Bill Stone & his wife Arlene could still use some prayers. Past Board member Chuck Horan is doing well after his surgery and we send him get well wishes also. Heard the MARFC member Kathy VanDeusen has been under the weather for quite some time and could use so cheering up. Prayers need for MARFC member Chuck Darling’s step son Brandon Curtis & Michelle McMillian who suffered a home fire early on Christmas morning and lost just about everything, if you would like to help them there is a go-fund me page on face book that you can donate through just look for fundraiser for Michelle McMillan.

One more who needs our prayers is Longtime Member and Crystal Motor Speedway track owner and our close friend Ron Flinn. He is dealing with some health issues and will need prayers for a quick healing process. Anyone else who needs thoughts & prayers we send out our best wishes for speedway recoveries for all. “May the Good Lord Bless and Keep these folks”

Bill Barnhart MARFC President


To all MARFC Members: May all of you have a very Merry Christmas! My it be safe for all who are traveling during these holidays to be with family & friends. May the Lord Bless & Keep you and yours on this day and remember the reason for the season.

Once again Merry Christmas to All! Bill Barnhart MARFC President

Legendary Michigan Racer Passes Away!

We here at MARFC extend our deepest sympathies to the LaHaie family at the loss of Dick LaHaie at 76 years old back on December 5th. A real veteran of drag racing not only in the driver’s seat but as a crew chief also. He was a true legend in our sport who way proud to be from our great state of Michigan. A member of the Michigan Motor Sports Hall of Fame & a NHRA Top Fuel Champion with many victories throughout his career made him a great repesenative of our wonderful sport. Services for Dick LaHaie. Fri Dec 14, 2 to 4 & 6 to 8 at Gorsline Runciman in Lansing Mi at 900 E Michigan Ave & funeral at South Church at 5250 Cornerstone Dr, Lansing at 2:00. (Saturday). (Photo by NHRA archives & Drag Illustrated)