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MARFC Members Honor 9/11!

Let us all remember and pray for those who were left behind. Remember those who were lost!  Those who worked through it. Then pray this never happens again.

May the “Lord “Bless and Keep Us all Now & Forever!

Racing World Lost Three Great Legends!

This month the racing community lost one of the greatest broadcasters and announcers the racing world had ever had. Bob Jenkins passed away at the age of 73. Bob attended our banquet in 2016 to receive our MARFC/Eddie Sachs Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award and was greatly appreciative of receiving it. We also lost another legend in our sport here in Michigan the host of “The Racing Show” George Keen at age 77. George was also presented our MARFC Media Award back in 2010. He was known as a fun-loving gentleman who owned, sponsored, race cars and as a broadcaster promoted racing most of his life and will truly be missed by so many in the racing world. Then we were informed that longtime promoter of the Galesburg Speedway that hosted many MARFC events Ralph Warning passed away on August 12, 2021. He promoted the Galesburg Speedway for 15 years. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the families. “Rest Well” to them all! (Photo Top Left: Eddie Sachs Jr., Bob Jenkins, and President Bill Barnhart) ( Photo Top Right: George Keen)


Hey Folks, Just heard from Joe DeWitte at Auto City Speedway that he is forced to CANCEL racing at his facility on Saturday August 14th due to downed power lines all around the speedway. It will take most of the weekend and early next week to get thing up and running again. With that he has graciously offered to reschedule our event for next Saturday August 21, 2021. It will be a extra added show as he will be combining both this weekends TRUCK MADNESS SHOW with his regular racing that evening. So mark it down and THANKS to Joe & Sharon for the quick turnaround in rescheduling.


MARFC Returns to the Dirt at Silver Bullet Speedway in 2021!

Beautiful night then Mother Nature stepped in to slow the night down with more than an hour delay in the program. Modified #50 driver Chad Bennett was presented out MARFC/Uniform Helmet Bag. It was a tough night for Chad and his family as his 14-year-old son Austin earlier in the week was involved in an accident and is now paralyzed from the waist down and is being sent to Grand Rapids for further treatment. It was Austin who told his dad & Brother Chad Jr. to go racing as he didn’t want to be the reason for them missing any racing. One strong willed boy there and he as already said he will walk again. What confidence this young man has. Our prayers are with the Bennett family. MARFC raffle winner was Harold Sampier, and our table volunteers were David Howe, Spencer Nelson and myself. Many thanks to Matt Hoonhout and the Silver Bullet Speedway staff for having us back this season. The Speedway was also presented with 2020 Promoter of the Year Award the only award that was voted on for our banquet back in October of 2020 before we had to cancel it due to COVID-19. (Photo Top Left: Chad Bennett) (Photo Top Right: Matt Hoonhout) ( Photo Bottom Left: David Howe & Harold Sampier) (Photo Bottom Right: President Bill Barnhart & Spencer Nelson)