Racing Item Donations Are Requested to Make a Successful Event
The off-season is a great time to devote energy to other things than racing.  Without races to go to or prepare for, there is plenty of opportunity to give activities like snowmobiling, ice skating or indoor sports like bowling a whirl.

It’s even better when you can have some fun for a purpose and those racing people in Michigan will be able to bowl for a good cause next month.  The fourth annual Michigan Short Track Racing Club (MSTRC) Bowling Tournament will be held at the Capitol Bowl in Owosso, Michigan on Saturday February 10, 2007. The tournament will once again benefit members of our racing family who are in need.
The second benefactors will be the Persails family of Flint, Michigan. Mini Stocks Drivers, Gerry Persails Sr., and Gerry Persails Jr. Persails Jr., recently lost his son, Robert (14) on December 31, 2006 due to an illness. In addition, Persails Sr., was involved in a car accident and is currently recovering at home.

Event organizers are asking the racing family for donated door prizes such as t-shirts, hats, passes, or anything they can come up with. The last three bowling tournaments have seen every participant walk out with some sort of door prize. In addition, half the proceeds will be divided up amongst the benefactors while the other half will go towards paying for bowling. None of us committee members are getting paid for their time and effort.

Anything you can do to help make the fourth annual MSTRC Bowling Tournament a success is certainly appreciated. Please e-mail Matt Prieur at with regards to donations monetary or with various items and be sure to mark your calendars for the upcoming event.

This year, the tournament will benefit two very worthy benefactors. The first benefactor is Verwayne Greenhoe of Sheridan, Michigan. Greenhoe, is the Founder/Owner of and the webmaster of the Crystal (MI) Motor Speedway website as well as over 100 other driver and racing related sites.  He has been battling an enormous amount of health problems over the last several years, yet continues to fulfill his obligations to the racing community. Greenhoe also provided the in-car cameras during the 2005 ASA Late Model season.