2023 MARFC Banquet Update

As previously announced, the 57th Annual MARFC Awards Banquet will occur on Saturday, January 21, 2023 at Zuccaro’s Banquet Center, 46601 Gratiot Ave., Chesterfield, Michigan.

Champions’ contact information was requested from MARFC member tracks on October 16th. We have already begun receiving it from some tracks. We will begin sending out invitations shortly and continue to send them as the information is received.

We will post updates on Banquet information about tickets, hotels in the area for those choosing to stay over and any other pertinent information such as special guests attending the banquet on this page, Facebook and the MARFC Messenger Newsletter.

Corrigan Oil Speedway

CORRIGAN OIL SPEEDWAY FAN CLUB NIGHT Tom and Tracey Hernly took a chance on the rain missing the track and won with that decision. It was a great night of racing with Super Late Models, Modifieds and Pure Stocks. The helmet bag winner was MARFC Member/Driver Walt Obrinske Jr. Walt was cited for his sportsmanship and also his support of MARFC. The member drawing winner was new member Virginia Bleck. Thanks to Karl Zarbo, David Howe and Rand Thompson for helping at the table. Thanks to Tom and Tracey as well as Sean Sprague, announcer, for their assistance getting our awards in with the threat of (the r word). (Photo: MARFC Bag winner Walt Obrinske Jr.) 

Flat Rock Fan Club Event

FLAT ROCK SPEEDWAY FAN CLUB NIGHT The first Fan Club Night of the year was held on a warm and windy Saturday with a great MARFC member turn-out as well as new members that signed up at the track. The helmet bag was awarded to Chris Benson for his 25 years of devotion to the speedway. Thanks to Karl Zarbo, Nancy May, David Howe and Rusty Daggett for working the MARFC table. Thanks also to Scott Schultz and Gary Lindahl for being great hosts as well as Rand Thompson for photos.

MARFC April General Meeting & Elections for 2022!

The April 9th meeting at the Toledo Speedway Bar & Grill was held in conjunction with the ARCA/Flat Rock/Toledo Racers” Reunion.  After a two year pause due to Cov-id, there was a very nice turnout of former racers and fans Brian Norton, Scott Schultz and Ron Drager did an outstanding job of hosting the event. MARFC held the April general membership meeting following the Reunion. The Bi-annual election of the Board of Directors told place at the meeting. The results of the election are:

President –                        John Jackson

Vice President                  Dave DeHem

Secretary/Treasurer        Nancy May

New Board of Directors: Rusty Daggett, Eric Fitzpatrick, Rich Frantz, Kelly Hollister, David Howe, Rob Michon, Rand Thompson, Karl Zarbo

Following the election of the Board of Directors, we had four great speakers. Ron Drager and Scott Schultz gave attendees updates on Flat Rock Speedway, Toledo Speedway and ARCA. Scott talked about plans for Flat Rock’s 70th Anniversary night of racing and celebration on July 9th. Outgoing MARFC President Bill Barnhart shared some historical perspectives about MARFC and his observations from his long tenure on the Board and as President. Those in attendance at the meeting also enjoyed hearing from longtime ARCA Menards Series driver Brad Smith, a lifetime Michigan resident who teamed for several years with the legendary James Hylton. He shared he will run a total of 24 races this season in the ARCA Menards and ARCA East Series. Smith had already driven in races at New Smyrna, Daytona and Five Flags Speedway in Florida, as well as Phoenix. (Photo Top Left: President John Jackson & Brad Smith) (Photo Center: Ron Drager) (Photo Right: Scott Schultz)