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MARFC at Owosso for 2021!

A perfect night for racing as the Owosso Speedway hosted the first of our MARFC Fan Club Day Events for the 2021 season. With all protocols in place fans gathered for a great night of racing. Our MARFC Uniform/Helmet bag was presented to Modified driver Chris Begg #x17. Chris was three-time Sportsman champion, and this is his second year in the modified. He also been a longtime track supporter helping anyone who needed it and promoting the  track whenever he can. Brittney Sprague was the winner of our MARFC raffle that evening. Many thanks to Ken & Jerry Williams and the entire staff for having us in on their opening night. A big thank you to “Big” Ed for all the great PR during our event. MARFC table volunteers were David & Eldora Howe, John Jackson, Doug Jakeway, and Robert Dickey. (Photo Top Left: David Howe, Chris Begg & Doug Jakeway) (Photo Top Right: David Howe & Brittney Sprague)(Photo Bottom: John Jackson, Doug Jakeway, Sean & Brittney Sprague)


Mother’s Day Blessings From MARFC!

Wishing all the Mothers out there a Very Happy Mother’s Day! May this day bring you Joy, Love and Happiness. For all those who cannot be with Mom this year I encourage you to contact her via, phone, e-mail online or zoom to let her know how much she means to you. I come from a racing family and my Mom knew sometimes it was best for her to take a back seat during racing season but, she supported us all no matter what we were into. She is not with us anymore as she is in her heavenly home still watching over us always. For others like me who’s mothers are also in heaven take the time to remember her on this day and all through out the year as memories are always here to recall. Once again from all of us here at MARFC a wonderful Mother’s Day to you all!

God Bless Always, Bill Barnhart MARFC President

MARFC Welcomes New Board Members for 2021!

(Left: David Howe) (Right: Kelly Hollister) ( Bottom: Nancy May) Well, our April general & elections meeting did not go as planned. With the big uptick of the COVID virus in our area we thought it would be better to cancel our meeting and not take the chance on our members being possibly exposed. Our apologies to Larry LaMay who was going to be on hand to talk about his second printing of his book 60 years of racing on both sides of the fence. A particularly good read for race fans. As for our elections this is what the current board of directors had decided to move forward. The current board will stay in place for a one-year term with hopes by then a formal election can be held next April. But we still needed to fill three positions on the board as the three current board members had chosen to move on. We appointed three new members to the board by the Executive Board to fill the positions needed for this term as only three were applied for so there would not be any need for a vote by our members to be done. Below are our newest board members with a short bio of there interest in racing. We welcome the follow MARFC members to the board of directors: Kelly Hollister, David Howe, and Nancy May. I would personally like to thank Dave DeHem for all he did for our club as Vice-President. Dave has decided to step down from being Vice-President and return to be a regular board member as his duties as President of the Michigan Motor Sports Hall of Fame keeps him extremely busy an as MARFC VP it was just a little too much and we all appreciate his choice and are thankful that he will still be apart of the board. With that the current board has selected John Jackson current board member to step up into the Vice-Presidents roll. John will be a tremendous asset in the new position and is eager to help our club move forward in the VP roll. Congratulation to both John and David for their service to MARFC. (Left: Dave DeHem & Right: John Jackson)

Many Thanks to Out Going MARFC Board Members!









(Left: Al Peltier) (Right: Kyle Peltier) (Bottom: Barbara Gullett) I would like to take a moment to give a special thank you to a few board members who have decided to not return to the board. Big thanks to Al Peltier who served on the board for several years and will be missed by us tremendously. Al retired this past April and has moved down to Alabama. We wish him well in his retirement. Al’s son Kyle also has decided to follow the family down south and is not able to return to the board. Good Luck to the Peltier family and hope to see them come back for a visit once in a while. Also, after taking over for former Secretary/Treasurer Susan Ginter, Barbara Gullett has decided to move on from MARFC and in a different direction with other family members. Barb has been a tremendous asset to the club over the last few years not only with her board duties but, as chairperson of our annual Children’s Christmas Party. We wish her nothing but, the best in her future and hope she enjoys the time in her new endeavors. Once again, many thanks to all these folks for their time and efforts, they put into serving on the MARFC board.