Troy, Michigan: The Michigan Auto Racing Fan Club was established in 1965 for the betterment of the sport of auto racing. 49 years later, MARFC continues to strive to reach out to both the race fans and drivers throughout the Great Lakes State and the Midwest Indoor Racing Series is privileged to be a member of the long standing organization.
The MARFC November Meeting is slated for Saturday November 15, 2014 at the JD Racing Indoor Karting facility located at: 44225 West Twelve Mile Road in Novi, Michigan 48377 at 6:00p.m. After the meeting, MARFC members and the public are invited to race the new electric karts at a reduced rate of $12.00.
As for the meeting, Motor City Racing Promotions President, Scott Menlen, the 2013 MARFC Promoter of the Year, will be the guest speaker for the evening and will be discussing the first race of the 2014/2015 winter racing season; the 2nd Annual Thanksgiving Classic Weekend on Friday-Saturday, November 28-29th at Kellogg Arena in Battle Creek, Michigan.
To learn more about JD Racing Indoor Karting, log onto their website at: www.jdkarting.com For more information about the MARFC November Meeting, please contact MARFC President, Bill Barnhart by e-mail at: [email protected] For more information about the Michigan Auto Racing Fan Club and on how to become a member for the 2015 calendar year, please visit their website located at: www.marfc.org
The 2nd Annual Thanksgiving Classic Weekend is on Friday-Saturday, November 28-29th. The weekend will feature two nights of racing starting on Friday, November 28th with three classes as well as a full practice for all divisions. Then the weekend will shift into high gear on Saturday, November 29th with a full show for all divisions.
On Friday, November 28th, the Non-Winged Mini Sprints will highlight the night with the special 30-Lap Thanksgiving Classic Friday Night Shootout. In addition, the Great Lakes Tire Go-Karts divisions of Opens, 360s, Heavy Clones, Senior Caged, Junior Caged, Gold Plate & Purple Plate will all be in action. The Quarter Midgets divisions of Junior Honda, Senior Honda, Light 160, Heavy 160, Senior Animal, Junior Animal and Heavy Honda will also be competing.
Then on Saturday, November 29th, the Non-Winged Mini Sprints return and will headline the entire weekend with the 2nd Annual Thanksgiving Classic 50 which pays $500 to the winner. In addition, all of the Great Lakes Tire Go-Karts classes return for a second full night of racing highlighted by the 360s who will race for $500 to win. In action with the 360s on Saturday will be the Opens, Heavy Clones, Senior Caged, Junior Caged, Gold Plate & Purple Plate. Plus all of the Quarter Midget classes of Junior Honda, Senior Honda, Light 160, Heavy 160, Senior Animal, Junior Animal and Heavy Honda return for a second full night of racing as well.
They will be joined by the remaining divisions who kick off their indoor season as the Arena/Mini Cup Cars and Lawn Mowers make their first appearance of the season while the Midwest Classic Racer (MCR)-Type Dwarf Cars have been added to the show as well. A brand new division will be introduced to the indoor circuit as the Bandoleros who have become very successful in just a short amount of time during the outdoors season at Spartan Speedway (MI), have officially been added to the MIRS program for the upcoming indoor season.
As for the rest of the 2014/2015 winter racing season and in addition to the season opener in Battle Creek, Michigan, a minimum of two more race weekends are in the works for the third season of indoor racing. Any and all details including official information will be released in the coming weeks leading into the 2nd Annual Thanksgiving Classic Weekend.
To learn more about the Midwest Indoor Racing Series and to inquire about sponsorship opportunities for the 2nd Annual Thanksgiving Classic Weekend as well as for the rest of the 2014/2015 winter racing season, email or call MCRP/MIRS President, Scott Menlen at: [email protected] and/or (586) 201-0378 You can also go to the series website located at: www.midwestindoorracingseries.com The MIRS Facebook Fan Page is at: www.facebook.com/midwestindoorracing Finally don’t forget to follow MIRS on Twitter, YouTube and Google Plus.