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--News & Updates

DAARA Static Race Car Display Opportunity

The folks organizing the Halloween event below have reached out to DAARA for antique race cars to display Monday, October 27. Below is the information as well as a pone number for additional information.




815 E Graves Avenue  Orange City Florida

Monday, October 27 5-8 PM

386 416 8217


Nationals Fuel

We will have both gas and alcohol for sale at the Nationals. Don Rehm will not be able to be there this time, however he will be back with us for our next event.


 We have an urgent prayer request for Gary Lane. He had a major heart attack just a very short while ago. Cory called me on his way to the hospital. It seems that Gary collapsed at work and was rushed by ambulance to the hospital.
Please everyone band together and pray for Gary, as this one will more likely than not result in surgery. Pray for him and for his family.
I will keep you updated.  Karen


Kelly Jarrett's daughter, Matt's sister and Dave's grand daughter, finally lost her battle with ovarian cancer and passed away this week.  They posted the statement facebook  requesting help for burial expenses. Stating that she would not be buried until It was paid for.  If anyone can or would like to contribute anything at all small or large. please do so at  this link. 
The link charges you to make the donation for Kelly Jarrett's daughters memorial service , so  if anyone wants to just send a check direct,  send to :Kelly Jarrett,9808 8th Ave, Orlando FL 32824



DAARA willl have a display area at the always popular Ocala Pumpkin Run 10/24 - 10/26. All DAARA of vintage race cars welcome. For details please contact either JT or Karen Dunn  (321-302-6659).


It is election time again and the ballots are in the mail. PLEASE take the time and vote, then send back your ballot. Every vote is very important to the club. In the past people have been elected by only a couple of votes. So once again please vote and all votes must be post marked or they can not be counted.
Thanks for your support, JT                                                                           

Turkey Rod Run Race Car Display

If you would like to display your race car at this years Turkey Rod Run, please call LLOAR's Gary Smith at 386-252-1879. Please do this ASAP to ensure a space in the race car Pavillion.


Please do not send your membership renewals to the Plant City Fl address. That is Janis Strickland's address, our former treasurer. She has been gracious enough to forward them to me for tne last 9 mo now, which is costing unnecessary postage. I have advised her to return to sender from now on. The proper address which is on our website, on all of our membership forms is DAARA TREASURER, 6042 TRAVIS ST, MIMS, FL 32754. Thanks, Karen Dunn, Daara treasurer



The annual DAARA banquet during the fall nationals is fast approaching (Friday 11/7) and we need to know who will be attending so food can be ordered. This year, as in previous years the banquet is FREE to DAARA members. Please get this taken care of in the next two weeks so we can provide a great evening for the members.


2014 Nationals Hotel and Banquet information NOW Available.

Please go to Vintage Oval Track Nationals section for details.


DAARA Elections for 2015


Nominations now closed (9/30)


Ballots are going out 10/6. We must receive them by Oct 31st. No ballots will be accepted at the Nationals.


 Officer Openings  

     Vice President………………...Geoff Yoder nominee


Having served as the DAARA Secretary for one year as well as a board member for one year I have a good working knowledge of the clubs organizational and structural environment.I am also a DAARA member since 2007. I am running for VP in order to support current President JT Dunn as well as the club in the coming years activities. Having been a dirt center steer big block modified owner for 10 years from 1971 – 1980 I have been a 7 days a week participant during the glory days of racing. Currently in addition to my duties as DAARA secretary and newsletter editor I am on the board of LLOAR as well as the LLOAR cannonball editor and also volunteer at the LLOAR museum each Wednesday. I write a monthly   "Vintage Visions” column for Area Auto Racing News and also write stories on behalf of DAARA for Vintage Oval magazine.

     Secretary……………………..Dave Cash nominee

Having been a member since 2006 I have served on the Board for these past 5 years. Dedicated to the advancement of vintage racing, I strive at all times to enhance the sport, and especially our club. The owner of the 5th Gambler sprint car constructed, I have focused on the sprint division within DAARA and serve as the sprint car leader at track events. As secretary I can increase my involvement with DAARA and look forward to the challenge


    Board Nominees (3 needed) : 

To replace Tobi Smith, Don Farnum and Dave Cash whose terms are expiring in 2014.

    Charlie Padgett



I have had a passion for race cars and custom cars, as well as  racing my whole life. My organizational skills as a Business Agent for M H Wright local 2411. As well as having been part of several organizational Board of Directors over many years will assist me in making organizational decisions for DAARA that will enhance the club. I intend to be fair a just in all my decisions.

    Richie Iversen


Most members know me. I've been a member of DAARA since 2000. I have served several terms as a board member with Ray Thomas, Bill Wendt, Dale Miller. I've also served as VP under Dale Miller and JT Dunn. With added responsibilities at home I feel I. Can best serve the club as a board member. Thank you for your consideration.

    Rocky Buckles


       I am a two year DAARA member. I would like to show my loyalty and dedication to the club by continuing my membership as a Board member. As a board member I intend to help with decisions that will enhance the club in the coming years. I feel that a clubs spirit many times determines it’s success or failure, and by becoming a board member I will work to keep the spirits and motivations of DAARA at a high level.

    Ed Daniels



My main goal is for DAARA to succeed and grow in the future.  What I bring to the board is proven business management as well as racing administration experience.  I have started and managed a manufacturing business and worked with the PRO SCCA Racing Series as a race steward and technical inspector.  Currently I am campaigning both a 1920 Speedster and his 1933 6 cyl. Modified Stock at DAARA races.



Please check out the insurance info sent by Dudley Balmer below. The DAARA Board feels this is a very goood racing policy for our members. For a $217 flat rate you receive the following.....

  • $500,000 full excess accident medical expenses over the participant's health insurance and track Participant Accident Insurance
  • $10,000 accidental death and dismemberment coverage

The information PROVIDED from Dudley............. 

 Hi folks. Good to talk to J.T. today. Know I pulled him away from working on a project. Sorry about that. We have never associated ourselves with a product or company but when I explored this I immediately came on board. This is new and it takes over when the track or organization insurance runs out. It will pay up to a half million over a two year period. The fellow that started this program was with K&K for a long time. CAP is a subsidiary of Sports Insurance Specialists of Fort Wayne, IN. I have investigated the people and the company and believe this can keep someone from losing everything and provide proper care even for long term rehabilitation. 

 I would hope this would stay in the trailer and never be opened but we all know stuff happens. Three guys hurt in PA in the last week, one critical. I am the only one promoting this for the company at this time. It is affordable and you can run anything, anywhere the entire year. 

Just go to our site and click on the active logo for CAP. You can click on the policy and read the entire thing. Applications can be downloaded off the site. We are working on setting up on line signup. I will answer or get the answers to any questions anyone might have.  I feel anyone that drives anything should have this. Thanks for looking. DAARA and it's family are prayed for every morning. Will be great to see everyone again.



 2014 Dues....with the New Year arriving, it is also time to renew your DAARA membership.

 The annual dues are the same, $35.00.
Please make the check out to "DAARA"
You can mail  your 2014 dues to:
                                   Karen Dunn
                                   c/o DAARA Treasurer
                                   6042 Travis St,
                                   Mims, Fl 32754