Detroit, MI (Thursday, December 8, 2022) - Michigan auto racing icon, Tim Fedewa has earned the Michigan Auto Racing Fan Club (MARFC) President's Award. The news was announced on Tuesday evening's episode of Horsepower Happenings (Listen). The award will be presented by MARFC President, John Jackson at the 57th Michigan Automobile Racing Fan Club Awards Banquet on Saturday, January 21st at Zuccari's Banquet Center in Chesterfield Township. Fedewa will be the first recipient of the award with Mr. Jackson at the helm.
Tim Fedewa started his racing career at various short tracks in Michigan, such as Corrigan Oil Speedway, Kalamazoo, Owosso, and Merritt.
Fedewa, now 56 years old living in Mooresville, North Carolina, was an original resident of Holt, Michigan. Fedewa first found his winning ways, at the age of 18, at Merritt Speedway in Lake City, Michigan, collecting the 1985 Dirt Late Model Rookie of the Year honors.
Fedewa went on to earn Rookie of the Year status in the ARTGO Challenge Series in 1989 and in the ASA National Tour in 1991. In '89, he drove to victory lane in the National Short Track Championships at Rockford Speedway, an event still ongoing today.
In 1991, Mike Eddy won his sixth of seven ASA National Tour Championships. Fedewa finished 15th in the Championship standings that year with one podium finish, coming at the Winchester 400. Enough success to earn the Rookie of the Year title.
The following season, Fedewa graduated to the NASCAR Xfinity Series, a Series he called home for 14 years. From 1991 until 2005 he made 333 Xfinity starts, collecting four wins, 25 top fives, and 66 top ten finishes. He also qualified on pole 4 times; Darlington Raceway in 1995, The Milwaukee Mile in 1997, Myrtle Beach Speedway in '98, and New Hampshire Motor Speedway in year 2000, a race he'd go onto win, leading 118 of 200 laps. Fedewa also found the winner circle at Nazareth Speedway in '95 and '98, along with a win at South Boston Speedway that same year. Fedewa's final NASCAR Xfinity Series start came at Pikes Peak International Raceway where he finished 18th driving the number 12 Supercuts Dodge for FitzBradshaw Motorsports.
Once out of the driver's seat, Tim Fedewa has spent much time in the spotterstand on the NASCAR Cup Series circuit, most notably with NASCAR Cup Series Champion, Kevin Harvick.
Fedewa was inducted into the Michigan Motorsports Hall of Fame in 2014.
To learn more about the Michigan Automobile Racing Fan Club and its 57th Awards Banquet, visit marfc.org.
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