New Richmond, WI (May 25, 2015): The 2015 edition of the FANSFund is set to kickoff Saturday night May 30th at Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, WI. This is Triple Crown night which features $3,000 to win programs for Late Models, IRA Sprints, and A Mods and is shaping up to be an outstanding event! The FANSFund team will be out collecting donations and taking votes so stop out and support this great event!
The 2015 format will continue with much of what has made this a popular event for fans, drivers and sponsors but also brings in a new driver category that a number of FANSFund supporters have asked for. We will continue with the Regular FANSFund and All Star driver categories and this year we’ll add a FANSFund Legend to the mix! To be eligible for the FANSFund Legend a driver must have competed in at least 10 USA Nationals since its inception.
The FANSFund Dash was a hit last year and will return for 2015. Drivers that are voted into the FANSFund will once again race for their share of the money raised in the form of a 10-12 lap FANSFund Dash on Friday night of the USA Nationals.
The popular FANSFund Luncheon will continue for those that make at least a $30 donation. This year the luncheon will be on Saturday August 1st at 12:30 PM in the Cedar Lake Arena. At the luncheon fans get a personal meet and greet with the drivers they voted in, a nice lunch, a t-shirt, and are eligible for other door prizes that are raffled off.
The FANSFund main goal continues to be recruiting new drivers and teams from outside our regional area and provide them with some financial support to attend and participate in the USA Nationals. Our hopes are that exposing new drivers to this great event will provide an experience that they will never forget and that these drivers will want to return to the USA Nationals for years to come. We also strive to provide a quality FANSFund experience for the Fans and Sponsors that support what we do and that they feel they’re receiving great value for their financial support.
We are always looking for sponsors so if you know of anyone that may be interested in supporting us at a sponsorship level please contact us at CLSFANSFund@Yahoo.com.
Donations can be made online at www.FANSFund.com/donations/ or by clicking on the Donate tab from the home page. Donations and voting will start May 30, 2015 with voting ending at midnight July 12, 2015. Donations will be accepted through July 30, 2015 but donors will no longer be able to vote after July 12th.
Checkout the FANSFund website at www.FANSFund.com for more information. There are a number of links on the right sidebar of the website with more information about the event.
The 28th running of the USA Nationals is slated for July 30th through August 1st. Order your tickets now at “Wisconsin’s Fastest Piece of Real Estate.” Go online to order your tickets and/or campsite today at www.CedarLakeSpeedway.com.
Additional details on the format:
* Regular FANSFund Driver is for drivers that have not completed in the USA Nationals for at least the past two years. The primary goal of the FANSFund is to bring new divers to the USA Nationals and this category is the primary focus for the number of drivers invited. For 2015 we will target 5-6 drivers in this category.
* FANSFund All Star Driver is for drivers that have been voted in and participated in past FANSFund events; we will target 2-3 drivers in this category.
* FANSFund Legend Driver is for drivers that have supported the USA Nationals over the years and our way of thanking them for their past support of this great event. A driver must have competed in at least 10 USA Nationals since its inception to be eligible. For 2015 we will target 1 driver in this category.
FANSFund Dash: Drivers voted in this year will once again race for their share of the money raised in the form of a 10-12 lap FANSFund Dash. The dash is planned for Friday night July 31st towards the end of the evening’s events. There will be a structured purse based on the total funds raised and the number of drivers invited. The goal is to invite 8-10 total drivers base on voting results (the number of drivers targeted for each category are noted above). Total donations received will determine the final purse but we are targeting at least $2,000 to win and $1,200 to start with a nice breakdown in between. Drivers will line up based on total votes received with the highest vote earner starting on the pole, regardless of the category that they are in. We are looking for a title sponsor for this race so if you know of someone that might want to come onboard as a sponsor please contact us at CLSFANSFund@Yahoo.com.
Fan Donations and Voting: Fans that make the minimum monetary donation are allowed to vote for drivers that they would like to receive FANSFund financial support and be included in the FANSFund events. Donation amounts are $5.00 per vote. The minimum donation amount to be eligible for the FANSFund Luncheon and associated activities is $30.00. Fans can place their votes for whatever driver they choose (i.e. if you donated $30.00 you could give all 6 votes to 1 driver, give 1 vote to 6 different drivers, or any combination you choose for the 6 votes). The FANSFund team will place the drivers and the votes they receive in the appropriate driver category based on their eligibility.
Thank you for your support of the FANS Fund once again in 2015, we’re looking forward to another exciting year!
Tom Emerson, FANS Fund Coordinator