Skip to main content

Dayton Auto Racing Fan Club

"An Association Of The Speed Sport Supporters" The Official DARF Website...operated by the current Executive Officers and Board Members of the Dayton Auto Racing Fan Club.

Car Show
Contact DARF
DARF Dates
Monthly Meetings
Injured Drivers Auction
Banquet of Champions
Children's Christmas Part
Advertise in DARF Newslet
DARF Hall of Fame
DARF Member Drivers
Racing History
Racing History - Open Whe
Racing History Asphalt
Racing History - Dirt
 Dayton Auto Racing Fan Club      
P.O. Box 641
Dayton, Ohio  45401 

Jamie Miller
Terry Ross

Each was the lucky winner of their choice of 1/2 a hog or $100

Thank you to everyone who purchased a ticket

March Meeting Promoters Night and Nominations for Officers and Board Members

Please join us on Tuesday March 28th at Rip Rap Roadhouse for Promoters Night. We will also be making nominations for Officers and Board Members

We are currently looking for all good men and women who would like to serve for the benefit of DARF

We are also looking for someone to help with the newsletter. This would include gathering information, writing stories and articles, preparing for mailing, and taking to the Troy post office to mail

Contact President Rick Monroe if you have an interest in working a few hours a month

Greg Staab Obituary

DARF Hall of Fame (2013) inductee Greg Staab passed away on March 6th. Visitation for Greg will be held on Monday March 13th from 4 - 7:45 PM with a Masonic service starting at 7:45 followed by a celebration of life. All will be held at Church on Fire Ministry, 10544 Harrison Avenue, Harrison, OH. Burial will be at St Joseph Old, West 8th Street on Tuesday at 10. Memorials may be made to any animal shelter in Greg's memory

Click here to view the complete obituary

Donald Davidson at February Membership Meeting
From Wikipedia

Donald C. Davidson is the historian of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, joined the February Membership meeting. We hope you had the opportunity to join the packed house at Rip Rap Roadhouse
Photos Courtesy Isaacs Photos

Get Well Soon

Sue Monroe continues to recoup at home

Wife of DARF member and supporter Bill Holder is recovering from surgery

Prayers to Earl Isaacs' father who is in Grandview Hospital

Keep DARF member and supporter, Larry Miller in your thoughts and prayers as he has surgery at Miami Valley Hospital

January Membership Meeting
ARCA Night
Pictures Courtesy of Isaacs Photos


DARF offers condolences to the family of Don Flory


Congratulations to DARF members Justin Grant and Matt Westfall on their participation at the Chili Bowl Nationals in Tulsa, OK. Justin finished third out of 365 competitors for the week. Matt made his way to the D Main on Saturday after a tangle with another competitor during the week and a long week of putting their car back together

Proud of all of our local drivers and crews who represented the strong race competition we have in our area

Help Requested from OVKA

OVKA has been a great supporter of DARF and have forwarded this request for any help

Ladies and Gentlemen


Most of you know how OVKA was formed in the mid-60's, however many of you don't know the man that formed the organization, Ron Withrow


Ron is in trouble.  His home in Sarasota Florida, a double wide mobile unit, was damaged in a rain storm.  The roof separated at the peak while Ron and Carma, his wife were gone visiting family up north when this occurred.  They were gone two months, and during that time their home interior was destroyed, walls, floor and sub floor.  Ron is my age in his mod 70's and has no insurance to cover this damage as it isn't available to him, so he's forced to cover the repairs out of pocket


Ron is on Social Security as you might imagine, and is working on the job as money comes available.  However, the cost of repair is estimated to be in excess of $20,000, so you can see that it's going to take some time for his to repair his home


 Some of his friends have sent him cash to assist him, but it's not enough to keep him working on the task


Since Ron founded OVKA and assisted if founding WKA, you can see he's been involved in Karting all his adult life.  If it weren't for Ron, there would be no OVKA, and Karting as we know it in this area would not be what it is if not for his effort


I am trying to gather enough interest to collect money to help him out.  I am not asking to have it sent to me, rather send it to


Ron Withrow



Bucaneer Drive

Sarasota Florida 34231-5458


I'm sorry, but there is no phone number available for him for obvious reasons


Any amount will be appreciated, I'm sure.  If you have any questions, feel free to call me on my cell, (937) 441-6363.  There aren't many of us "old-timers" left around that remember Ron and his effort in support on Karting



Jean Stafford

lifetime Member


The 2016 DARF Banquet of Champions is in the books. The turn-out was fantastic! Once again Celebrations Banquet Center provided a great venue and great food for our celebration

We are wishing ALL of our Champions and Special Award winners a hearty congratulations and all the best in the next season. Thank you for attending. Can't wait to see you at the races next year

Isaacs Photos was in attendance for the night and has provided a great album of pictures. Navigate over to the Banquet of Champions page to see this year's pictures


Win a Half Hog

The Officers and Board are holding a raffle to benefit the General Fund. We will make two drawings for 1/2 hog  or $100 (winner’s choice) each.    Tickets will be $1.00 each or six for $5.00 and will be available starting at the October membership meeting


Drawing will be held at the Race Cars and Future Stars Car Show at the Miami Centre Mall in Piqua on Sunday March 19, 2017 at 3:00 PM. Winner does not need to be present to win


This is one of the few ways that we will be adding monies to the General Fund. Please contact any officer or board member for tickets. Cost is $1/each or 6 for $5


Injured Drivers Auction Thank You

Thanks to the friends and members of DARF, another very successful auction in the books. Over $3,000 was raised that evening. We attempted to keep a list of all who donated. If we failed to recognize someone on this list, please let us know.  The following individuals and businesses provided items for the sale


Andy Anderson, Mike Barr, Ryan Barr, Glen Beaty, Ralph Bray Jr., Karl Brown, Jeff Carter, Bill & Liz Chambers, Columbus Motor Speedway, Lynn Cook, John Cross, Roy & Cheryl Dalhamer, Richard Doty, Jim Dues, Fremont Speedway, Werter Hoy, Isaacs Photos, JandT Photos, Jody Keegan, Carolyn Kesler, Rick Lane, Bob Lemons, Jack Lloyd, Lisa Maghielse, Mary Renner, Beverly Rice, Shady Bowl Speedway, Terry Shira, Jerry Wahl, Nancy Wheeler, Rich & Roxann Williams, Winchester Speedway, Rich Winings, Dean Yoder


Young (and not so young) Guns

Photos Courtesy of Isaac Photos


Once again this year DARF has a great line-up of dates at all of the local Tracks.

   First off DARF needs to thank all of the Tracks & Promoters for supporting our Club & it's Members. They are the ones that make this happen.

   Second, before you head out to the track, check your DARF cards to make sure they are current, Tracks will not honor cards that have expired.

   Third, tell a friend or family member about what DARF has to offer them, just maybe you can get them to become members also. Check out the DARF dates line up here on the website & start making plans for your summer at the Tracks.

   Fourth, should you experience any problems at a DARF event, rather than create a scene, please contact the DARF representative present at the event so the proper actions can be taken. Remember
the tracks are honoring the club with DARF dates.

Thank them & tell them how much we appreciate them.



Please keep us updated of any changes to your mailing address.

 Lynn Cook @ 937-492-6708
If you would prefer to receive your newsletter via email, click here to contact newsletter editor, Cheryl Dalhamer to receive the electronic version.