Roseville, MI (Thursday, December 31, 2020) - Horsepower Happenings (HPH) and the Michigan Automobile Racing Fan Club (MARFC) are happy to announce a unique way to honor and recognize the Track Champions at all MARFC Member Tracks in 2020. Due to the ongoing Global Pandemic gripping the region, the 55th Annual MARFC Awards Dinner and Dance was cancelled. However, HPH and MARFC are working together to ensure the hard work of drivers, promoters, and motorsports fans alike is recognized.
Traditionally held in the month of January, the MARFC Banquet presents a unique chance for the vast majority of the Michigan auto racing community to come together to put the previous season behind them while looking ahead to the exciting potential awaiting them in the coming months. During that time, the past season’s champions from all MARFC Member Tracks are recognized and honored during an awards presentation. While the party and physical awards are missing from this season, the recognition is not.
Beginning with the Monday, January 11th episode of Horsepower Happenings, Zach Hiser, Rich Frantz, and the President of MARFC, Wild Bill Barnhart, will be on hand to discuss topics relevant to the MARFC. Then, fans will hear messages prepared by the Champions, much like what would be heard from the podium at the banquet. Drivers will have the opportunity to thank their families, sponsors, and special mentors who helped them achieve their place in history with a Track Championship.
Champions will be honored over the course of three weeks, with presentations during shows on January 11th, January 18th, and the final show on January 25th. If you were a MARFC Champion in 2020, click here for instructions on how to be included in the shows.
The tracks and series champions will be featured on the HPH podcast in the following order: January 11th, ARCA Menards Series, Victory Custom Trailers CRA Junior Late Model Series, Crystal Motor Speedway, Great Lakes Super Sprints, Great Lakes Traditional Sprints, Great Lakes Lightning Sprints, and Merritt Speedway; January 18th, Mt. Pleasant Speedway, Owosso Speedway, Silver Bullet Speedway, and Thunderbird Raceway; January 25th, Tri-City Motor Speedway and Arthur Raceway.
About MARFC: The Michigan Automobile Racing Fan Club is a non-profit organization which is basically a social club for all those interested in, or actively involved in auto racing. The primary purpose of the club is to promote auto racing in and around Michigan and to honor those who have been successful in any aspect of auto racing. The cost of annual membership dues are $15.00 for a single person, or $20.00 married couple or family (2 adults and all children up to age of fifteen). Payment of dues entitles you to a membership card, window decal, and a monthly newsletter. Find out more at www.marfc.org.
About HPH: Horsepower Happenings is the Great Lakes' Short Track Racing Authority. Former racers and current industry professionals, Zach Hiser and Rich Frantz provide coverage of short track racing in Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, and the rest of the Midwest. Horsepower Happenings is the #1 Provider for Michigan Dirt Late Model and Sprint Car Coverage. Stay informed on some of the region's biggest events with Race Day Previews, Event Updates, and more on Facebook and Twitter. Begin each week with the latest news from the weekend during the Horsepower Happenings Podcast; new episodes every Monday at 9:00 pm ET. Learn more at www.horsepowerhappenings.com.
Story - Zach Hiser, Horsepower Happenings
Photo - Rand Thompson