Great field of cars on hand for our annual outing to the Silver Bullet Speedway for 2020. Weather was also very good that evening! Our MARFC members raffle was won by Bob Kaul. Then our MARFC Uniform/Helmet Bag was presented to # 60 Modified driver Jason Bagaman for supporting his division and his past championship. Special thanks to Matt Hoonhout and his crew for making it possible for our membership to enjoy another night out at the speedway. Many thanks to our table volunteers Board Members Al & Kyle Peltier and Bill Walters.(Photo Top Left: Jason Bagaman & Bill Walters) (Photo Top Right: Al Pelter , Bob Kaul & Bill Walters)
Another hot night for racing on the states west side. Very packed pit area with the Great Lakes Sprint Cars on hand with all the regular racers made for some very good racing. The MARFC Uniform/Helmet Bag was presented to rookie driver # 02 David Giles for supporting his division. Then new MARFC member Douglas Cooke won our MARFC members raffle that night so, welcome Doug. Thanks to PA Announcer Jeremy for all the great PR and to Tom Sprague and the staff at Thunderbird Raceway for having us. Cannot wait for next years visit! Thanks to Bill Walters
& John Jackson for helping at our table for the night. MARFC also presented Mini-Wedge drivers Zac & Riley Jones with their awards for our banquet back in January as they were unable to attended due to unexpected family emergency! (Photo Top: David Giles & President Bill Barnhart) (Photo Middle: Bill Barnhart & new member Doug Cooke) (Photo Bottom: Bill Barnhart, Track owner Tom Sprague & both the Jones boys)
Great night for racing a little warm but not to hot. Plenty of cars in the pit area and a very good crowd on hand to see some good dirt racing. Our MARFC Uniform/Helmet Bag was presented to a Mini-Wedge driver # 32 Ella Bringer. Way to go Ella! Our MARFC members raffle winner was Ken Hermanson. A very special thanks to Ken and Robert Dickey for lending a helping hand at our MARFC table that evening. Big hanks to Betty & Mario Crook and the staff at Mt. Pleasant Speedway for having us back again and are continuing to work hard to keep racing for the rest of the season with all the COVID-19 stuff happening now in our state.(Photo Left: Club member Robert Dickey & Ella Bringer) (Photo Right: MARFC raffle winner Ken Hermanson)
Dear MARFC Members: As with the current situation with the COVID-19 virous most of our racing facilities are still not able to open for racing this season. But there are some who are racing and doing what they can to keep open by following local, state & CDC guidelines to be able to have local racing here in Michigan. So, I am asking all of our members who have the need to get out and see racing please follow all the safety measures the tracks have in place and that will help them stay open for the rest of the season. Please be sure to thank them for working hard to open and that we appreciate them & support our love of racing. With that here are our next fan club day events on tap for this weekend.
PLEASANT SPEEDWAY (race time 7:45 pm) FRIDAY JULY 24, 2020 (Race Day Track Phone: 989-773-2387)
THUNDERBIRD RACEWAY (race time 6:30 pm) SATURDAY JULY 25, 2020 (Race Day Track Phone: 231-766-3300)
Unfortunately, our Fan Club event at the Birch Run Speedway is cancelled at this time. Sorry!
Please be sure to check out their websites to see what they are needing from us to get into their facilities and enjoy some great racing. I hope to have more information next week and in the August newsletter. We can always use some help at our MARFC tables during these events so if you have the time and would like to help just stop by and ask. Thanks! and you all be safe and enjoy some racing! As Always Keep Racing! Bill Barnhart MARFC President