FANSFund Surges Past $10K

June 21st, 2016

New Richmond, WI (June 21, 2016): After a successful weekend of fundraising and some sponsor money coming in the FANSFund now sits at $10,550. With just under 4 weeks to go until voting ends, the driver voting is continuing to take shape. Jon Henry of Ada, OH has jumped into the lead; Brian Shirley of Chatham, IL continues to hang tough in 2nd; Ricky Thornton Jr of Chandler, AZ leaped up to 3rd; Jason Papich from Arroyo Grande, CA moved up to 4th; and Chris Madden of Gray Court, SC now rounds out the top 5. For the full breakdown of driver voting checkout the diver voting link on our website. You can also checkout the drivers that have shown interest in participating in this year’s FANSFund by going to the drivers interested list on the site.

Fans can go online to donate and vote at www.FANSFund.com/donations/ or by clicking on the Donate tab from the home page. For every $5.00 donated fans receive 1 vote. For a $30.00 donation fans are eligible to attend the FANSFund Luncheon where they’ll receive a FANSFund T-shirt, be able to meet the FANSFund drivers and get their autographs, receive a nice lunch, and be eligible for other raffle prizes. The Luncheon will be held Saturday August 6th at 12:30 PM in the Cedar Lake Arena. Voting ends at midnight July 17, 2016 but donations will be accepted through August 4, 2016. After July 17th, donors will no longer be able to vote, or be eligible for the luncheon or T-shirt.

The FANSFund team will be back out in force doing 50/50 and taking fan donations and driver votes on Friday July 8th and Saturday July 9th when the very popular World of Outlaw Sprint Cars come to town for 2 big nights of high flying action. This is another great event that you won’t want to miss!

A huge thank you to the following sponsors that have come on board to support the FANSFund this year: Bernicks Pepsi, McFarland Pain Clinic, Badger Storage and Excavating, Johnson Motor Sales, Casey Farms, Willow River Saloon, Skoglund Oil, GRP Motorsports, JT Auto Sales, LaMoine Ventures, Champs Sports Bar and Grill, Joe Provo Racewear, and DirtOnDirt.com. Without these great sponsors we wouldn’t be able to invite the number of drivers that we do! Make sure to check out our Contributors page for more information on these great sponsors and if you have the chance stop by their businesses to patronize and thank them for their support!

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 29th running of the USA Nationals is slated for August 4th through August 6th. 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.

Thank you for your support of the FANSFund once again in 2016, we’re looking forward to another great year!

Tom Emerson, FANS Fund Coordinator

FANSFund Voting Taking Shape

June 11th, 2016

New Richmond, WI (June 11, 2016): With a little over 5 weeks to go until voting ends the driver fund has now surpassed $5,600 and driver voting is starting to take shape. Brian Shirley of Chatham, IL currently sits atop the voting with Joey Moriarty from Phoenix, AZ sitting 2nd, and Jake O’Neil of Tucson, AZ in 3rd. Other drivers receiving votes so far are: RC Whitwell, Steve Francis, Ronnie Lee Hollingsworth, Cody Mahoney, Jake O’Neil, Jason Papich, Ray Moore, Ricky Thornton Jr, Scott Bloomquist, and Tyler Erb. Go to the diver voting link to see current voting.

Fan donations and driver voting typically heats up on Masters weekend at Cedar Lake Speedway and the FANSFund team will be out in force doing 50/50 and taking fan donations and driver votes on Friday June 17th and Saturday June 18th. Masters weekend brings a great mix of UMP Summer Nationals Late Model racing along with the high flying USMTS Modifieds. This is a great event that you won’t want to miss! If you can’t be at Cedar Lake Speedway that weekend you can watch live coverage on DirtonDirt.com.

We have a good group of new drivers that have shown interest in participating in this year’s FANSFund. If you know of other new drivers that are interested please send us an email at clsfansfund@yahoo.com with the driver name and their contact information and well get them added to the drivers interested list.

Donations can be made online at www.FANSFund.com/donations/ or by clicking on the Donate tab from the home page. For every $5.00 donated you receive 1 vote. For a $30.00 donation fans are eligible to attend the FANSFund Luncheon where they’ll receive a FANSFund T-shirt, be able to meet the FANSFund drivers and get their autographs, receive a nice lunch, and be eligible for other raffle prizes. The Luncheon is Saturday August 6th at 12:30 PM in the Cedar Lake Arena. Voting ends at midnight July 17, 2016 but donations will be accepted through August 4, 2016; donors will no longer be able to vote, or be eligible for the luncheon or a T-shirt after July 17th.

A huge thank you needs to go out to the following sponsors that have come on board to support the FANSFund: Bernicks Pepsi, McFarland Pain Clinic, Badger Storage and Excavating, Johnson Motor Sales, Casey Farms, Willow River Saloon, Skoglund Oil, GRP Motorsports, JT Auto Sales, LaMoine Ventures, and Champs Sports Bar and Grill. Without this great sponsor support we wouldn’t be able to do this! Make sure to checkout our Contributors page for more information these great sponsors and if you have the chance stop by their businesses to patronize and thank them for their support!

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 29th running of the USA Nationals is slated for August 4th through August 6th. 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.

Thank you for your support of the FANS Fund once again in 2016, we’re looking forward to another great year!

Tom Emerson, FANS Fund Coordinator

FANSFUND SET TO KICKOFF 2016

April 8th, 2016

New Richmond, WI (April 8, 2016): The 2016 edition of the FANSFund is set to kickoff Saturday night April 16th at Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, WI. This will be opening weekend for the speedway as the original opening weekend was postponed due to weather. Opening weekend is traditionally a great weekend of racing with fans coming out to see what’s new for the year; the nice looking new cars or new bodies, new classes of cars, and what new talent is on the horizon in each of the racing divisions. The FANSFund team will be accepting donations, taking votes, and doing 50/50 on Saturday night of the opener so stop out and show your support, and enjoy a great night of exciting race action!

The 2016 format will continue with much of what has made this such a popular event for fans, drivers and sponsors but once again brings a new twist with a new driver category that a number of FANSFund supporters have asked for. We will continue with the “FANSFund Regular Driver”, “FANSFund All Star Driver”, and “FANSFund Legend Driver” categories; and new for 2016 will be a “FANSFund At Large Driver” category added to the mix! This new category removes the restrictions of the other categories and allows fans to vote for any driver they choose. Please see the 2016 FANSFund FAQs for more information about the driver categories and the number of drivers targeted for each driver category.

We have a number of new drivers that have already shown interest in participating in this year’s FANSFund events and will be vying for your votes. Checkout the Driver Interested link on the website to see who’s shown interest so far. If you know of other drivers that are interested, please send us an email at clsfansfund@yahoo.com with the information and we’ll get them added to the list. Our goal is once again to invite 10-12 drivers depending on how much money we raise.

The FANSFund Dash has been a big hit the last 2 years and will return for 2016. Drivers that are voted into the FANSFund will once again race for their share of the money raised in a 10-12 lap Dash on Friday night of the USA Nationals.

The popular FANSFund Luncheon will continue for fans that make at least a $30 donation, our sponsors, and the drivers voted in. The luncheon will be on Saturday August 6th 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 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. The FANSFund team also strives to provide a quality 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 have started. Voting ends at midnight July 17, 2016 but donations will be accepted through August 4, 2016; donors will no longer be able to vote, or be eligible for the luncheon or a T-shirt after July 17th.

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 29th running of the USA Nationals is slated for August 4th through August 6th. 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.

Thank you for your support of the FANS Fund once again in 2016, we’re looking forward to another great year!

Tom Emerson, FANS Fund Coordinator

FANSFUND WRAPS UP A VERY SUCCESSFUL 2015

August 7th, 2015

New Richmond, WI (August 7, 2015): The FANSFund team wrapped up another successful season at the 28th running of the USA Nationals. Eleven of the 12 drivers that were invited to receive financial support through this year’s FANSFund voting process were able to attend and participate in this year’s events. Unfortunately Dan Schlieper was not able to attend due to a medical situation outside of his control.

The exciting 12 lap FANSFund Dash was run Friday night, July 31st, with 4th starting Billy Moyer coming out on top for a popular win in a race that saw 11 drivers competing for a purse of $22,750 that paid the winner $2,500 and the 11th place driver $1,750, the top 6 finishers all went home with $2,000 or more. Finishing order for the dash is as follows:

Starting Position, Driver Name, Hometown, Amount
1, Billy Moyer, Batesville, AK, $2,500
2, RC Whitwell, Tucson, AZ, $2,400
3, Earl Pearson Jr, Jacksonville, FL, $2,300
4, Jason Feger, Bloomington, IL, $2,200
5, Bobby Pierce, Oakwood, IL, $2,100
6, Tyler Bruening, Decorah, IA, $2,000
7, Jesse Stovall, Billings, MO, $1,950
8, Shannon Babb, Moweaqua, IL, $1,900
9, Jason Rauen, Farley, IA, $1,850
10, Brandon Sheppard, New Berlin, IL, $1,800
11, Lance Matthees, Winona, MN, $1,750

The ever popular FANSFund luncheon was held Saturday afternoon August 1st at 12:30 in the Cedar Lake Arena with our sponsors, fans and the FANSFund drivers and their crews in attendance. This was another fun event with those in attendance receiving a FANSFund t-shirt, a nice lunch, an up close meet and greet and autograph session with the drivers, and were eligible for numerous door prizes, including driver door panels and numerous other driver t-shirts, hats, etc. At the luncheon the drivers were brought up one by one, received their pay for the FANSFund Dash, asked to say a few words, and draw some raffle tickets which allowed many of our fans to go home with some extra memorable door prizes. Thank you to the drivers and sponsors that donated the items for the raffle.

Photos from the luncheon and some of the other racing action throughout the weekend are now available on the Photos page of our website. Thank you to Vince Peterson of Track Rat Photos for being our FANSFund Luncheon Photographer! www.FANSFund.com/photos/

Once again a huge Thank You to our sponsors, the fans that donated and the FANSFund Team for all their hard work. If it wasn’t for you we would not be able to put on this great event!

Please make sure to thank the following sponsors and let them know how much we appreciate their support: Pepsi, McFarland Clinic, Johnson Motor Sales, NextGen Companies, Willow River Saloon, Skoglund Oil, NDT Solutions, DirtonDirt.com, Champs Sports Bar and Grill, Badger Storage and Excavating, Casey Farms, and GRP Motorsports. You can check out our Contributors Page for more information on these great sponsors and let them know how much we appreciate what they do!

If anyone is interested in supporting the FANSFund at a sponsorship level please contact us at CLSFANSFund@Yahoo.com.

As we close the books on 2015 the FANSFund team has already started planning for 2016 with hopes to continue to improve upon this already great event. Checkout the FANSFund website at www.FANSFund.com periodically throughout the off season for more information.

The 29th running of the USA Nationals is set for August 4th through August 6th, 2016. Make sure to get your tickets now at: www.cedarlakespeedway.com

Thank you to our sponsors, fans, and the FANSFund Posse for your support once again in 2015!

Tom Emerson, FANS Fund Coordinator

FANSFUND DASH AND LUNCHEON INFORMATION

July 30th, 2015

New Richmond, WI (July 30, 2015): The FANSFund team is all set for this weekend’s events at the 28th running of the USA Nationals. The FANSFund Dash will be run Friday night July 31st after all other USA Nationals qualifying races have been completed. The drivers in the dash will be competing for a purse of nearly $23,000 which will pay $2,500 to win and at least $1,600 to start.

The FANSFund luncheon will start at 12:30 PM Saturday afternoon August 1st. It will be held in the Cedar Lake Arena located behind the backstretch of Cedar Lake Speedway. Fans will be allowed to enter the arena starting at 12:30 PM through the South doors of the arena. At the luncheon the fans will receive their t-shirt, a nice lunch, an up close meet and greet with the drivers they voted in, and will be eligible for door prizes.

Thank You to our sponsors, the fans that donated and the FANSFund Team for all their hard work. If it wasn’t for you we would not be able to put on this great event!

Please make sure to thank the following sponsors and let them know how much we appreciate their support: Pepsi, McFarland Clinic, Johnson Motor Sales, NextGen Companies, Willow River Saloon, Skoglund Oil, NDT Solutions, DirtonDirt.com, Champs Sports Bar and Grill, Badger Storage and Excavating, Casey Farms, and GRP Motorsports. You can check out our Contributors Page for more information on these great sponsors and let them know how much we appreciate what they do!

Anyone interested in supporting the FANSFund at a sponsorship level please contact us at CLSFANSFund@Yahoo.com.

Donations can still be made online at www.FANSFund.com/donations/ or by clicking on the Donate tab from the home page. Voting has ended but donations will be accepted through July 30, 2015. At this point if you donate and request to attend the luncheon we cannot guarantee that you will get a t-shirt as the t-shirt order is complete and printed.

Checkout the FANSFund website at www.FANSFund.com for more information. There are a number of links on the website with additional information about the event.

The 28th running of the USA Nationals is set for July 30th through August 1st, 2015. Make sure to get your tickets now at: www.cedarlakespeedway.com

Thank you to our sponsors, fans, and the FANSFund Posse for your support once again in 2015!

Tom Emerson, FANS Fund Coordinator

2015 FANSFUND DRIVER ROSTER SET

July 22nd, 2015

New Richmond, WI (July 22, 2015): The FANSFund team has been busy the last 10 days contacting the drivers that were voted into the FANSFund and obtain their commitment to attend the USA Nationals and participate in this year’s FANSFund activities. The driver roster and starting lineup for the 2015 edition of the FANSFund Dash is now set as the following 12 drivers have accepted our invitation and have committed to attend this year’s USA Nationals and participate in the FANSFund events. The lineup for the FANSFund Dash will be:

Starting Position, Driver Name, Hometown
1, RC Whitwell, Tucson, AZ
2, Jason Feger, Bloomington, IL
3, Bobby Pierce, Oakwood, IL
4, Billy Moyer, Batesville, AK
5, Shannon Babb, Moweaqua, IL
6, Dan Schlieper, Oak Creek, WI
7, Tyler Bruening, Decorah, IA
8, Jesse Stovall, Billings, MO
9, Earl Pearson Jr, Jacksonville, FL
10, Jason Raun, Farley, IA
11, Lance Matthees, Winona, MN
12, Brandon Sheppard, New Berlin, IL

We are excited to have a great mix of drivers this year that will complete in the 12 lap FANSFund Dash, Friday night July 31st, that will pay at least $2,500 to win and $1,550 to start for a total purse of at least $22,700! The breakdown for the FANSFund Dash purse can be found on the website at: FANSFund Dash Purse.

A huge Thank You needs to go out to our sponsors, the fans that donated and the FANSFund Team for all their hard work. If it wasn’t for you we would not be able to put on this great event!

Once again, Thank You to the following sponsors for all their support: Pepsi, McFarland Clinic, Johnson Motor Sales, NextGen Companies, Willow River Saloon, Skoglund Oil, NDT Solutions, DirtonDirt.com, Champs Sports Bar and Grill, Badger Storage and Excavating, Casey Farms, and GRP Motorsports. Please check out our Contributors Page for more information on these great sponsors and let them know how much we appreciate what they do!

Anyone interested in supporting the FANSFund at a sponsorship level please contact us at CLSFANSFund@Yahoo.com.

Donations can still be made online at www.FANSFund.com/donations/ or by clicking on the Donate tab from the home page. Voting has ended but donations will be accepted through July 30, 2015.

Checkout the FANSFund website at www.FANSFund.com for more information. There are a number of links on the website with additional information about the event.

The 28th running of the USA Nationals is set for July 30th through August 1st, 2015. Make sure to get your tickets now at: www.cedarlakespeedway.com

Thank you to our sponsors, fans, and the FANSFund Posse for your support once again in 2015!

Tom Emerson, FANS Fund Coordinator

FANSFUND BLOWS PAST $22K & WILL INVITE 12 DRIVERS

July 13th, 2015

New Richmond, WI (July 13, 2015): The FANSFund team had a great weekend of fundraising this past weekend and were able to exceed their financial goal with the driver fund blowing past $22,000. With this extra money, the FANSFund will be able to invite 2 extra drivers and also further bolster what was already a great purse for the 12 lap FANSFund Dash which will pay $2,500 to win and at least $1,550 to start with a solid breakdown from top to bottom! The FANSFund Dash purse can be found on the website at: FANSFund Dash Purse.

With voting now complete, RC Whitwell of Tucson, AZ topped the Regular Driver category and was the overall vote leader for all driver categories; Bloomington, IL driver Jason Feger came out on top of the All Star Driver category and was the second overall vote getter; with Billy Moyer of Batesville, AK and Shannon Babb of Moweaqua, IL tied for the top spot in the Legend Driver category. The FANSFund will now invite 12 drivers instead of our initial goal of 10. Based on voting results, we are now targeting 8 drivers in the Regular Driver category, 2 drivers in the All Star Driver category and 2 drivers in the Legend Driver category. The FANSFund team has started the process of contacting the drivers that were voted in to get their commitment to participate in this year’s FANSFund event. We will update the website with the drivers that plan to attend as we receive their commitment. You can check out the final driver voting and what driver’s have committed on the website at: Final Driver Voting.

Thank you to our sponsors, the fans that donated and the FANSFund Team for all their hard work. If it wasn’t for you we would not be able to put on this great event!

Thank you to the following sponsors for all their support: Pepsi, McFarland Clinic, Johnson Motor Sales, NextGen Companies, Willow River Saloon, Skoglund Oil, NDT Solutions, DirtonDirt.com, Champs Sports Bar and Grill, Badger Storage and Excavating, Casey Farms, and GRP Motorsports. Please check out our Contributors Page for more information on these great sponsors and let them know how much we appreciate what they do!

Anyone interested in supporting the FANSFund 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. Voting has ended but donations will be accepted through July 30, 2015.

Checkout the FANSFund website at www.FANSFund.com for more information. There are a number of links on the website with additional information about the event.

The 28th running of the USA Nationals is slated for July 30th through August 1st, 2015. 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

Thank you to our sponsors, fans, and the FANSFund Posse for your support once again in 2015!

Tom Emerson, FANS Fund Coordinator

FANSFUND DOWN TO FINAL WEEK OF VOTING

July 7th, 2015

New Richmond, WI (July 7, 2015): With under a week remaining for driver voting, the FANSFund is closing in on its financial goal to invite 10 drivers to receive financial support and participate in this year’s FANSFund events. The 10 drivers that get voted in will complete in a 10-12 lap FANSFund Dash for their share of the fund with the goal to pay at least $2,500 to win and $1,500 to start. Driver voting has remained fairly constant over the past few weeks with RC Whitwell leading the Regular Driver category, Bobby Pierce on top of the All Star category, and Shannon Babb on top of the Legend category. Driver voting tends to shake up some the last week so make sure to get your donation in to help us achieve our financial goal of inviting 10 drivers and to have your say in who you’d like those drivers to be. You can always check out current driver voting by clicking the link on the right side of the FANSFund website at: www.FANSFund.com

The FANSFund team will be out at Cedar Lake Speedway this coming Saturday and Sunday night, July 11th and 12th, for the high flying World of Outlaw Sprint Car shows. This is typically a huge event and will be the last big fundraising event of 2015, so come on out and see some great racing and support the FANSFund!

Thanks to our sponsors, the fans that have donated so far, and the FANSFund Posse for all their fundraising work the fund has surpassed $14,000 so far and with a big push in donations this final week and a good fundraising weekend we are certainly within reach of our goals.

Thank you to the following sponsors for all their support: Pepsi, McFarland Clinic, Johnson Motor Sales, NextGen Companies, Willow River Saloon, Skoglund Oil, NDT Solutions, DirtonDirt.com, Champs Sports Bar and Grill, Badger Storage and Excavating, Casey Farms, and GRP Motorsports. Please check out our Contributors Page for more information on these great sponsors and let them know how much we appreciate what they do!

Anyone interested in supporting the FANSFund 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. Voting ends 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 website with more information about the event.

The 28th running of the USA Nationals is slated for July 30th through August 1st, 2015. 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

Thank you to our sponsors, fans, and the FANSFund Posse for your support once again in 2015!

Tom Emerson, FANS Fund Coordinator

FANSFund Surpasses $13K

June 29th, 2015

New Richmond, WI (June 29, 2015): The FANSFund team was out at Cedar Lake Speedway this past weekend for the Annual Firecracker event which turned into another good fund raising night. Thanks to all the help of our sponsors, the fans that have donated so far, and the FANSFund Posse the fund has surpassed $13,000.

With just a couple weeks remaining for driver voting, RC Whitwell still sits atop the Regular Driver category, Bobby Pierce leads the All Star category, and Shannon Babb still sits on top of the Legend category. Driver voting usually tends to pick up the last couple weeks so please make sure to get your donations in to help us achieve our goal of inviting 10 drivers and to have your say in who you’d like those drivers to be.

Thank you to the following sponsors for all their support: Pepsi, McFarland Clinic, Johnson Motor Sales, NextGen Companies, Willow River Saloon, Skoglund Oil, NDT Solutions, DirtonDirt.com, Champs Sports Bar and Grill, Badger Storage and Excavating, Casey Farms, and GRP Motorsports. Please check out our Contributors Page for more information on these great sponsors and let them know how much we appreciate what they do!

We’re still looking for additional sponsor support so if you know of anyone that may be interested in supporting the FANSFund 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 have started, 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 website with more information about the event.

The 28th running of the USA Nationals is slated for July 30th through August 1st, 2015. 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

Thank you to our sponsors, fans, and the FANSFund Posse for your support once again in 2015!

Tom Emerson, FANS Fund Coordinator