Racing Legend & Longtime MARFC Member Passes Away!

The Lord waved life’s final checkered flag on our longtime friend and MARFC member & Michigan Motor Sports Hall of Famer Jay Woolworth. Jay was one of the most beloved racers in the state of Michigan. Always with a handout to say Hi. Helping anyone at any time who needed it and mentoring many youngsters over many years. He worked extremely hard to help make MARFC membership grow for many years. Jay was one of the first members who made a point of introducing himself to me when I first became president over 20 years ago. He always said if there was anything, he could do to help the club just let him know. I will deeply miss him not only as a club member but a cherished friend, our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Woolworth family. May the many blessings of fond memories of Jay always be with us all. Until we all meet again Rest Well My Friend.

 

(Photo Top: Myself & Jay along with Eddie Sachs Jr. presenting Jay with the Eddie Sachs Lifetime Memorial Award at our MARFC Banquet)

(Steve Cronenwett Jr. & Jay at MARFC banquet after renaming the Mid-Michigan Racing Scene Pavement Driver of the Year Award after Jay)

 

 

 

 

(Jay at our banquet two years ago making a pitch for folks to join our club)

 

 

 

 

 

(Jay & myself with a special appreciation award for Jay a few years back during our banquet)

Honoring Memorial Day 2020!

Wishing all of you a wonderful Memorial Day! May we all enjoy the day the best and safest that we can possibly do. We need to also take the time to remember those who gave the ultimate price to make it possible for the rest of us to enjoy all the freedoms that so many of us do each and every day. During these trying times we need to honor all those who are continuing to help and fight to keep us safe so we can continue to do what we wish to do and love the sport that we are all so proud of with our lives here at home. We need to remember that Freedom is not Free it comes with a price and many have paid that price over the years.

May the Good Lord Bless & Keep Us All today and always!

Bill Barnhart MARFC President

 

Blessed Mother’s Day Wishes from MARFC!

I would like to send out a very special “Happy Mother’s Day to all of our Moms who have keep us all safe through everything in our lives and is always there when we need her. We all need to take the time a call her during these trying days and remind her that if it wasn’t for her love and support she gave us we might not have made her proud as we became parents ourselves. For those whose mothers have gone on to be with the Lord please take a minute to remember her and that she is still working to have a place ready for us to be with her in the future when we all get to meet again. “God Bless” and have a Blessed Day!

Bill Barnhart MARFC President

Important Announcement for All MARFC Members!

Attention All MARFC Members: As we all applaud all those who are working hard to help keep our family & friends safe during these trying times and with the hopes of returning to our way of life soon. We here at MARFC are following our membership tracks and are also going to abide with the states ordered stay at home until May 15h. With this that means our fan club day events at the following speedways have been cancelled for 2020:

Corrigan Oil Speedway – Friday May 8, 2020
Flat Rock Speedway – Saturday May 9, 2020
Owosso Speedway – Saturday May 16, 2020
Tri-City Motor Speedway – Friday May 29, 2020

It will take some time to find out how it will affect how all the tracks & what they will need to do at their facilities to move forward for this racing season. With all the hardships that our race fans, racers and tracks are enduring we hope we will be able to reschedule these events for later in the season if not we need to still move forward. When we do get the green flag to return to the sport we all love so much it is our responsibility to do it safely and to help support our local racing facilities across the state to make sure they are able to stay open for the remainder of this season but in the seasons to come. Knowing many are without the finances to build their race cars, take their families to the track and the tracks loosing sponsorships due to companies large and small being shut down for so long it will take a large team effort from all involved to bring back and maintain the sport we have the passion for. So, I am asking all of us to come together and do what we can in our own way to help racing stay alive for not only us now but into the future.

Once again, many thanks to all those folks on the front lines working to help all of us. So, when you do go out please thank them for what they are doing no matter what job it is because if they were not on the front lines where would we be! May the Lord be with us all no matter what that need is physically, financially, and spiritually.

“God” Bless & As Always Keep Racing!

Wild Bill Barnhart

MARFC President