Update provided by PR Director Rand Thompson! Great day at Waterford Hills Vintage Road Racing today. The staff and racers were very friendly and accommodating, the track looked spectacular, and the weather was outstanding. Present from the MARFC Board were John Jackson, David Howe, Nancy May, and Rand Thompson. The MARFC Uniform/helmet bag was awarded to Garett Dunn from Commerce Township, Mich. who was racing a 1973 Corvette owned by Tim Morgan. Very cool car and Garret drove it to perfection. Interestingly, Tim was a former driver in Tri Sac Supermodifieds. The Dunn family has been a part of Waterford Hills since the track was built in 1958. Garret’s grandfather was one of the founding members of the track and his dad was a fixture in the pits for decades providing welding services to the competitors. Sadly, both passed away in the last year or so. Garret was very appreciative of the bag and thanked us all for it. Thanks to the folks at Waterford Hills for again hosting our MARFC event. (Photo Top: Garett Dunn & Tim Morgan) ( Photo Bottom: Tim Morgan, Rand Thompson, Garett Dunn, David Howe, & Nancey May)
For the second night in a row, Mother Nature cut us a break with the rain. It rained all around Thunderbird Raceway, but they got in a full night of exciting dirt track racing for the MARFC fan club night at Thunderbird Raceway at Muskegon. Our MARFC/Uniform Helmet Bag was presented to Pro Late Model # 62 Dan Wildfong for sportsmanship to others at the raceway. Some really great action on the track on that beautiful July evening. Check out the crazy orange and white checked shorts on announcer Jeremy. Many thanks to Tom Sprague and all his crew for the hospitality that evening. David Howe & John Jackson on hand to great members at our MARFC table. Once again update provided by VP John Jackson. (Photo Top Left: John Jackson, Dan Wildfong, and David Howe) ( Photo Top Middle; Maceyn Gee) (Photo Bottom: Kolton Wellman)
The rain stayed away for our July 23rd fan club night at Mount Pleasant Speedway. Thanks to promoter Betty Crook and the staff for the hospitality and announcer Leo for the kind words. Congratulations to Jake Guild Sportsman # 30 who was given our MARFC/Uniform Helmet Bag for his all-around good attitude in racing. MARFC Members raffle was won by a new member who just joined that evening, Thomas DeBoer. Working the table were David and Eldora Howe and John Jackson. Report provided by VP John Jackson. (Photo Left: David Howe, Jake Guild, and John Jackson)
We here at MARFC are very saddened by the news of the passing of longtime member and former Board of Directors member Barry Meschke who has taken his final checkered flag in life. Barry was always willing to help support the club when ever he could. For many years he helped out at MARFC events working at our table. He was also the recipient of our MARFC Fan of The Year Award back in 2012. Always with a smile and his hand out to say hello he will truly be missed not only by his friends here at the club, but all his racing family at all the tracks his attended for many years. He was immensely proud to be a veteran and served his county with honor. Our deepest sympathies to his family. “God Bless” My Friend Until We Meet Again!