Summer Update

Hello everyone, I hope that this email finds you polishing up your car and tuning up your engines and getting ready to hit the road to many of the summer events!

Notes from April 8, 2014 meeting
This was the last meeting until September. We will send out an email when the meeting is coming up.
Swap Meet update from Richard - it was a good weekend, suggestions were to add sitting space for public to sit and rest, and do a reduced price next year on Sunday since it will be Easter

Important Dates
May 24 Club Race #1 - Pacemakers, Mt. Vernon OH (see below for more details)
May 24-25 Utica Ice Cream Festival, car show on Sunday the 25th, Utica, OH
June 12-15 NMRA Norwalk (Club points race)
June 21 Earth Angels Super Cruise, Lancaster, OH (see note below)
June 28 Club Race #2 - Pacemakers, Mt. Vernon
July 11-13 Good Guys Nationals - Ohio State Fairgrounds
July 17-18 Relay for Life in Johnstown (see note below)
July 26 Club Race #3 - Pacemakers, Mt. Vernon, OH
Aug 16 Woodward Dream Cruise, Detroit, MI (see below for more details)
Aug 17 All Mustang show, Dearborn, MI (www.mocsem.com/mustang_memories) Must pre register by July 27, $50 cost
Aug 23 Club Race #4 - Pacemakers, Mt. Vernon, OH
Aug 29-31 Ford Expo, National Trail Raceway
Sept 6 Club Race #5 - Pacemakers, Mt. Vernon, OH
Oct 4 Club Race Rain Date - Pacemakers, Mt. Vernon, OH

If there is anything that you know of that we have missed, please send me an email with the details and we will get it added.

Drag Racing
Our club races start off strong this weekend. Note that there have been a few changes.
The gates will open at 9:30, Racing starts at 10:30
This weekend is a Ford bonus night - You will receive a bonus on top of your class payout if you win your class, see website
Reminder - the payout will be the same as last year, if you would like to pay $10 to race that is the money that will be paid out to the winners. The $10 is not required to race but if you don't pay, you won't be paid if you win.
Points - points will be accrued for all the club races at Mt. Vernon and also the NMRA event at Norwalk and the Ford Expo at National Trails. You must have worked two shifts at the Swap Meet in order to be paid for points at the end of the year. Only the top point earning racers receive payout at the end of the year.

Woodward Dream Cruise
Similar to recent years, the Woodward Dream Cruise will be our Club Trip for this year. This is an event that draws in over 40,000 cars and thousands of people. We stay in Warren MI which is about 15-20 minutes away from Woodward Avenue. If you worked two shifts at the Swap Meet, you qualify for one night paid (per family) at the Baymont Inn and Suites in Warren, MI. If you intend to join us for this event, you have to let Margie Easterday know by July 10 of your intentions by email at margdave25@gmail.com. If you do not contact her, you will not have a room. If you need extra time, you can let Margie know as well as she will set up the details with the hotel.

Earth Angel Super Cruise
Earth Angels is a organization that assists children who are fatally ill and their families to have a dream vacation. This is the main charity that the Mid Ohio Ford Club assists each year. We do this by giving over $200,000 in donations over several years and by volunteering our time at the Super Cruise gate. We do not know the exact time yet but we are looking for anyone who can stand on their feet for about 2 hours and help take money and hand out the goody bags. Please email me if you can assist.

Relay for Life
Relay for Life is an event that raises money for Cancer research. Margie has organized a team that walks in this event in memory of her late husband, Dave Easterday, who was a dedicated member of the Mid Ohio Ford Club. If you would like to join the team, please email Margie at margdave25@gmail.com for more details. The date is July 17 and 18.

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