FANSFUND SET FOR MID JUNE PUSH

June 14th, 2017

New Richmond, WI (June 14, 2017): With Masters weekend coming up at Cedar Lake Speedway this weekend, June 15th – 17th, the FANSFund team is set for the typical mid June push for fan donations and voting. Fan donations and voting typically starts to heat up in mid June and escalates to a higher level as we get closer to the voting end date, which is July 16th this year. The fund is now over $8,100! With good weather and good crowds at our upcoming 50/50 fundraisers, committed sponsor dollars coming through and a strong support of fan donations our goal to invite 12 drivers is achievable. The FANSFund team will be out in force on Friday and Saturday night this weekend doing 50/50 and accepting fan donations so come on out to CLS and enjoy what’s shaping up to be a can’t miss event for the first ever $50,000 to win and $2,000 to start USMTS Modified Masters!

As we head into the last month of voting, Justin Duty of Portland, OR sits on top of the voting, with Chad Zobrist (Highland, IL) and Michael Lake (Uniontown, PA) close behind. Current voting can be found at the Driver Voting link on the website. There are currently 19 awesome drivers that have confirmed they want to be on the Drivers Interested list and be eligible for voting. Time is starting to run out for drivers to get on this list if they want to be eligible for votes as the longer they wait the less time they have to accumulate votes. Drivers that are interested in being eligible for voting need to send an email with their name, hometown, car number, email address and phone number to CLSFANSFund@Yahoo.com to be added to the Driver Interested List.

A huge thank you to the sponsors that have come on board so far this year to support this great event: Badger Storage and Excavating, Johnson Motor Sales, Johnson Ford, Casey Farms, Willow River Saloon, Skoglund Oil, GRP Motorsports, JT Auto Sales, Bernicks Pepsi, Champs Sports Bar and Grill and FYE Motorsports. Please take the opportunity to patronize and thank these great sponsors as we couldn’t have the success we do without their support! Check out the Contributors Page for more information about these great sponsors!

Donations to the FANSFund can be made online at www.FANSFund.com/donations/ or by clicking on the Donate tab or link from the home page. Fans will receive 1 vote for every $5 donated. For a donation of $30 fans are eligible for the FANSFund luncheon and a FANSFund t-shirt; fans must be in attendance at the luncheon to receive a shirt as no shirts will be shipped. Voting ends at midnight July 16, 2017. Donations will be accepted through August 4, 2017 but any donations received after July 16, 2017 will not be eligible for votes or a t-shirt.

Checkout the FANSFund website at www.FANSFund.com for more information. There are a number of links throughout the website with more information about the event, including a FAQS Document.

The 30th running of the USA Nationals is slated for August 3, 2017 – August 5, 2017. Order your tickets and/or campsite today at www.CedarLakeSpeedway.com.

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

Tom Emerson, FANS Fund Coordinator

Drivers Interested List Continues to Grow

May 21st, 2017

New Richmond, WI (May 21, 2017): The FANSFund drivers interested list continues to grow with 16 drivers confirming their interest so far. Those 16 drivers are: Austin Hubbard (Seaford, DE), Bobby Pierce (Oakwood, IL), Chad Zobrist (Highland, IL), Clay Daly (Watsonville, CA), G.R. Smith (Cornelius, NC), Hudson O’Neal (Martinsville, IN), Jake O’Neil (Tucson, AZ), Jonathan Davenport (Pelzer, SC), Justin Duty (Portland, OR), Kyle Bronson (Brandon, FL), Michael Lake (Uniontown, PA), Rusty Griffaw (Festus, MO), Steve Francis Jr (Oak Grove, MO), Tim McCreadie (Watertown, NY), Tony Toste (Pismo Beach, CA) and Tyler Bruening (Decorah, IA). Drivers that are interested in the FANSFund and want to be eligible for voting need to send an email with their name, hometown, car number, email address and phone number to CLSFANSFund@Yahoo.com to be added to the Driver Interested List.

With recent 50/50 fundraising, fan donations and sponsor money received over the past couple weeks, the fund is now over $7,400. Justin Duty of Portland, OR currently sits on top of the voting, with Chad Zobrist (Highland, IL) and Michael Lake (Uniontown, PA) right on his tail. Current voting can be found at the Driver Voting link on the website.

A huge thank you to the sponsors that have come on board so far this year to support this great event: Badger Storage and Excavating, Johnson Motor Sales, Johnson Ford, Casey Farms, Willow River Saloon, Skoglund Oil, GRP Motorsports, JT Auto Sales, Bernicks Pepsi, and Champs Sports Bar and Grill. Please take the opportunity to patronize and thank these great sponsors as we couldn’t have the success we do without their support! Check out the Contributors Page for more information about these great sponsors!

Donations to the FANSFund can be made online at www.FANSFund.com/donations/ or by clicking on the Donate tab or link from the home page. Fans will receive 1 vote for every $5 donated. For a donation of $30 fans are eligible for the FANSFund luncheon and a FANSFund t-shirt; fans must be in attendance at the luncheon to receive a shirt as no shirts will be shipped. Donations and votes will be accepted starting April 8, 2017 with voting ending at midnight July 16, 2017. Donations will be accepted through August 4, 2017 but any donations received after July 16, 2017 will not be eligible for votes or a t-shirt.

Checkout the FANSFund website at www.FANSFund.com for more information. There are a number of links throughout the website with more information about the event, including a FAQS Document.

The 30th running of the USA Nationals is slated for August 3, 2017 – August 5, 2017. Order your tickets and/or campsite today at www.CedarLakeSpeedway.com.

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

Tom Emerson, FANS Fund Coordinator

FANSFUND ROLLS PAST $5K

May 5th, 2017

New Richmond, WI (May 5, 2017): The FANSFund team has had good success with early fundraising with the fund now over $5,000. Driver votes have also started to trickle in with Chad Zobrist of Highland, IL currently sitting atop the leader board. Current voting can be found at the Driver Voting link on the website. The FANSFund team will be at Cedar Lake Speedway Saturday night May 5th for the Triple Crown event which pays $3,000 to win for the Late Models, Modified, and IRA Sprint cars. Come on out and enjoy a great night of racing and help support the FANSFund!

We are still working to build the Drivers Interested List so please help spread the word and if you know of any drivers interested have them apply by sending an email to CLSFANSFund@Yahoo.com and include: their name, email address, phone number they can be reached at, car number and hometown where they currently live. We have a number of new drivers that have already shown interest and we’ll continue to update the Driver Interested List as drivers confirm their interest and commitment to participate in the FANSFund.

A huge thank you to the sponsors that have come on board so far this year: Badger Storage and Excavating, Johnson Motor Sales, Johnson Ford, Casey Farms, Willow River Saloon, Skoglund Oil, GRP Motorsports, JT Auto Sales, Bernicks Pepsi, and Champs Sports Bar and Grill. Please take the opportunity to patronize and thank these great sponsors as we couldn’t have the success we do without their support! Make sure to check out our Contributors Page for more information about these great sponsors!

Donations to the FANSFund can be made online at www.FANSFund.com/donations/ or by clicking on the Donate tab or link from the home page. Fans will receive 1 vote for every $5 donated. Fans are required to donate a minimum of $30 to be eligible for the FANSFund luncheon and to receive a FANSFund t-shirt; fans must be in attendance at the luncheon to receive a shirt as no shirts will be shipped. Donations and votes will be accepted starting April 8, 2017 with voting ending at midnight July 16, 2017. Donations will be accepted through August 4, 2017 but any donations received after July 16, 2017 will not be eligible for votes or a t-shirt.

Checkout the FANSFund website at www.FANSFund.com for more information. There are a number of links throughout the website with more information about the event, including a FAQS Document.

The 30th running of the USA Nationals is slated for August 3, 2017 – August 5, 2017. 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 2017, we’re looking forward to another great year!

Tom Emerson, FANS Fund Coordinator

FANSFund Gearing Up For 10th Anniversary

March 27th, 2017

New Richmond, WI (March 27, 2017): The FANSFund team is gearing up for the 10th Anniversary edition of the FANSFund with fundraising and voting set to kickoff on Saturday April 8, 2017. The FANSFund kickoff aligns with Cedar Lake Speedway’s April 7th and 8th opening weekend for the 2017 race season. Opening weekend traditionally provides great racing action and allows fans the opportunity to see firsthand the sharp looking new cars in each of the racing divisions. The FANSFund team will be at Cedar Lake Speedway Saturday night of the opener accepting donations, taking votes, and doing 50/50 so stop out to show your support and enjoy a great night dirt track action!

The 10th Anniversary edition of the FANSFund for 2017 will continue with much of what has made this such a popular event for fans, drivers and sponsors alike. In an effort to simplify the voting for our fans, there will be just 2 driver categories this year. We will continue with the “New Driver” category and have chosen to merge all other categories into the “At Large Driver” category. The “New Driver” category is intended for new drivers or drivers that have not attended the USA Nationals for at least the past 2 years. The “At Large Driver” category is intended for all other drivers, even those that have attended the USA Nationals the past 2 years, including past FANSFund drivers. The only exception is that WOO drivers that are in the top 12 in WOO points are not eligible for the FANSFund. These drivers receive financial support from WOO and it’s anticipated they would be coming to the USA Nationals as a WOO sanctioned event.

The primary goal of the FANSFund is to provide financial incentive to new drivers from outside our regional area to attend the USA Nationals that may not otherwise attend. With that goal in mind the emphasis is to reserve most of the invitations for drivers in the “New Driver” category. The actual number of drivers invited for each category is dependent on how much money the FANSFund is able to raise. A breakdown for the number of drivers intended to be invited in each category can be found on the FANSFund website by clicking the Dash Sample Purse link on the right side of the page. Our hopes are that exposing new drivers to this great event will provide an experience that they will never forget and that they will want to return to the USA Nationals for years to come.

For drivers to be included on the Drivers Interested List and to be eligible to receive votes for the FANSFund they need to apply by sending an email to CLSFANSFund@Yahoo.com and include: their name, email address, phone number they can be reached at, car number and hometown where they currently live. We have a number of new drivers that have already shown interest in participating in this year’s FANSFund events and we’ll be updating the Driver Interested List over the next couple of weeks and throughout the voting process as we confirm the drivers interested. If you know of drivers interested please share this information with them so they can apply.

The popular FANSFund Dash will return once again this year. 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.

A FANSFund Luncheon will be held for fans that donate at least $30, our sponsors, and the drivers voted in. The luncheon will be on Saturday August 5th 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 team strives to provide a quality experience for the Fans and Sponsors that support what we do and to ensure 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 to the FANSFund can be made online at www.FANSFund.com/donations/ or by clicking on the Donate tab or link from the home page. Fans will receive 1 vote for every $5 donated. Fans are required to donate a minimum of $30 to be eligible for the FANSFund luncheon and to receive a FANSFund t-shirt; fans must be in attendance at the luncheon to receive a shirt as no shirts will be shipped. Donations and votes will be accepted starting April 8, 2017 with voting ending at midnight July 16, 2017. Donations will be accepted through August 4, 2017 but any donations received after July 16, 2017 will not be eligible for votes or a t-shirt.

Checkout the FANSFund website at www.FANSFund.com for more information. There are a number of links throughout the website with more information about the event, including a FAQS Document.

The 30th running of the USA Nationals is slated for August 3, 2017 – August 5, 2017. 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 2017, we’re looking forward to another great year!

Tom Emerson, FANS Fund Coordinator

2016 Edition of the FANSFund Comes to a Roaring Close

August 8th, 2016

New Richmond, WI (August 8, 2016): The FANSFund team wrapped up another very successful season at the 29th running of the USA Nationals. All 13 drivers that were invited to receive financial support through this year’s FANSFund voting process were in attendance and participated in this year’s events.

The popular 12 lap FANSFund Dash was the final event on the card for opening night of the USA Nationals Friday, August 4th. Top vote receiver, Jason Feger of Bloomington, IL paced the field to the green flag and never looked back as he ran unchallenged to the checkered flag for a popular win. Jason took home a cool $2,500 for his win from a total purse of $24,925 that paid the top 5 finishers $2,000 or more.

Finishing order for the 12 lap FANSFund Dash [Starting Position] [Amount Earned]: 1. 25F- Jason Feger [1] [$2,500]; 2. 3s- Brian Shirley [3] [$2,300]; 3. 16b- Tyler Bruening [2] [$2,200]; 4. 0- Jake O’Neil [4] [$2,100]; 5. 15H- Jon Henry [6] [$2,000]; 6. 39- Tim McCreadie [5] [$1,900]; 7. 15- Steve Francis [8] [$1,800]; 8. 6- Jonathan Davenport [12] [$1,750]; 9. 11- Gordy Gundaker [7] [$1,725]; 10. 4- Cody Mahoney [9] [$1,700]; 11. 51- Joey Moriarty [11] [$1,675]; 12. 93- Ray Moore [10] [$1,650]; 13. 91- Tyler Erb [13] [$1,625].

The very popular FANSFund luncheon for the fans that donated at least $30, our sponsors, and the FANSFund drivers and crews was held Saturday afternoon August 6th at 12:30 in the Cedar Lake Arena with approximately 225 people in attendance. It was a fun event with those in attendance receiving a FANSFund t-shirt, a nice lunch provided by Cedar Lake Speedway, an autograph session with the drivers, and were eligible for numerous door prizes, including driver door panels, t-shirts, hats, driver signs, stickers, etc. At the luncheon the drivers were brought up one by one, paid for their finishing position in 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. The drivers were all super thankful to all the fans, sponsors and the FANSFund team for all the financial support they received. Thank you to the drivers and sponsors that donated 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 official FANSFund Photographer! www.FANSFund.com/photos/

Once again a huge thank you to the fans that donated, the FANSFund team of volunteers, and the following sponsors for your support, we couldn’t have done this without you! 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, DirtOnDirt.com, and Justice Brothers / Gillund Enterprises. Make sure to check out our Contributors page for more information on these great sponsors. If you have the chance stop by to patronize their businesses and thank them for their support!

As we put the wraps on 2016 the FANSFund team has already started planning for the 10th Anniversary Edition of the FANSFund in 2017. Check back throughout the fall and winter months or follow us on Facebook to stay abreast with what we have in store for 2017. www.FANSFund.com

If anyone is interested in supporting the FANSFund at a sponsorship level or know of drivers interested in participating in the FANSFund for 2017, please contact us at CLSFANSFund@Yahoo.com.

The 30th running of the USA Nationals is set for August 3rd through August 5th, 2017. Make sure to get your tickets now at: www.cedarlakespeedway.com

Thank you to our sponsors, fans, and the FANSFund Team for your support once again in 2016!

Tom Emerson, FANS Fund Coordinator

2016 FANSFund Driver Roster Set

August 1st, 2016

New Richmond, WI (August 1, 2016): It’s USA Nationals week and the FANSFund driver roster is set for the 2016 edition of the FANSFund! Congratulations to the following drivers, in voting order, that have accepted our invitation to participate in this year’s FANSFund events: Jason Feger (Bloomington, IL), Tyler Bruening (Decorah, IA), Brian Shirley (Chatham, IL), Jake O’Neil (Tucson, AZ), Tim McCreadie (Watertown, NY), Jon Henry (Ada, OH), Gordy Gundaker (St Charles, MO), Steve Francis (Ashland, KY), Cody Mahoney (Madison, IN), Ray Moore (Haughton, LA), Joey Moriarty (Phoenix, AZ), Jonathan Davenport (Blairsville, GA), and Tyler Erb (New Waverly, TX).

These drivers will line up by voting order and complete in the 12 lap FANSFund Dash on Friday night, August 5th, of the USA Nationals. The FANSFund Dash has a purse of at least $24,550 and will pay $2,500 to win and at least $1,500 to start, with the top five finishers taking home over $2,000!

The FANSFund Luncheon is scheduled for Saturday August 6th at 12:30 PM in the Cedar Lake Arena which is in the parking lot area on the East side of the speedway. Fans that donated at least $30, our sponsors, and the FANSFund drivers and crews are invited to attend. At the luncheon, fans will receive a FANSFund T-shirt, be able to meet and get autographs from the FANSFund drivers, receive a nice lunch on behalf of Cedar Lake Speedway, and be eligible for other raffle prizes.

A huge thank you to the fans that donated, the FANSFund team of volunteers, and the following sponsors for your support, we couldn’t have done this without you! 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, DirtOnDirt.com, and Gillund Enterprises. Make sure to check out our Contributors page for more information on our great sponsors. When you have a chance stop by to patronize and thank them for their support!

Voting has ended, but fans can still go online to donate at www.FANSFund.com/donations/ or by clicking on the Donate tab from the home page. Donations will be accepted through August 4, 2016. Any donations received after August 4th will go into next years’ fund. Donations received after July 17th are not eligible for votes, the FANSFund Luncheon, or FANSFund T-shirt.

Make sure to check out the FANSFund website at www.FANSFund.com for more information. There are a number of links throughout 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, we’re looking forward to a great event this weekend!

Tom Emerson, FANS Fund Coordinator

FANSFund Exceeds Fundraising Goals – Invites 13 Drivers

July 18th, 2016

New Richmond, WI (July 18, 2016): With driver voting ending at midnight July 17th, the FANSFund team has blown past their fund raising goal and has raised enough money to now invite 13 drivers! The goal is still to invite 8 New drivers, 2 All Star drivers, 1 Legend driver, and 1 At Large driver. We will then invite the driver with the highest amount of votes regardless of driver category to make up the 13 drivers.

Congratulations to Bloomington, Illinois driver Jason Feger on winning this year’s FANSFund voting! Always a fan favorite, Jason’s reward for winning the voting will be starting on the pole position for the FANSFund Dash. Congratulation also go out to the other drivers that were voted in. For the full breakdown of final driver voting checkout the driver voting link on our website.

The FANSFuns team now starts the process of contacting the drivers voted in to obtain their final commitment to attend the USA Nationals and participate in this year’s FANSFund events. Including a 12 lap FANSFund Dash where the drivers will line up based on voting order. The FANSFund Dash will have a purse of at least $24,550, paying $2,500 to win and at least $1,500 to start, with the top five finishers taking home $2,000 or more! In the coming days, we’ll post another announcement with the 13 drivers that have accepted our invitation.

A huge thank you to the fans that donated and the following sponsors for their great support! 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, DirtOnDirt.com, and Gillund Enterprises. We couldn’t have done this without them as well as the great FANSFund volunteer team that doesn’t get enough credit for all the hard work they do in making this happen! Make sure to check out our Contributors page for more information on our sponsors and if you have the chance stop by their businesses to patronize and thank them for their support!

Voting has ended but fans can still go online to donate at www.FANSFund.com/donations/ or by clicking on the Donate tab from the home page. Donations will be accepted through August 4, 2016 . After July 17th donors will no longer be able to vote, or be eligible for the FANSFund Luncheon or T-shirt.

The Luncheon will be held Saturday August 6th at 12:30 PM in the Cedar Lake Arena. Fans that donated at least $30, our sponsors, and the FANSFund drivers and their crews are invited to attend. At the luncheon, fans will 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.

Make sure to check out the FANSFund website at www.FANSFund.com for more information. There are a number of links throughout 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, we’re looking forward to another great event!

Tom Emerson, FANS Fund Coordinator

FANSFUND ROARS PAST $20K

July 11th, 2016

New Richmond, WI (July 11, 2016): After a great weekend of fundraising the FANSFund has surpassed the $20,000 barrier. With just one week left for fan voting and with some additional sponsor dollars expected to come in we are within reach of our top end goal to invite 12 drivers to participate in this year’s FANSFund events. If we achieve this goal, 12 lucky drivers will be invited to participate in this year’s 12 lap FANSFund Dash and compete for a total purse exceeding $22,350 that will pay at least $2,500 to win and at least $1,500 to start. It’s crunch time and we need our Fans to rally behind us this last week of voting. If you haven’t donated and voted yet, you can go online at www.FANSFund.com/donations/ to make your donation and vote for your favorite driver. But don’t wait too long as voting ends July 17, 2016 at midnight.

As we go into the last week, voting typically heats up and we see a number of changes on the voting board. Brian Shirley of Chatham, IL still sits atop the leader board; Jon Henry of Ada, OH is in 2nd; young gun Gordy Gundaker of St Charles, MO has come out of nowhere to jump into 3rd; Tyler Bruening of Decorah, IA now sits 4th; and Jake O’Neil of Tucson, AZ rounds out the top 5. Jonathan Davenport, Jason Papich, Tim McCreadie, Chris Madden, Cody Mahoney, Joey Moriarty, and Ryan Unzicker currently make up positions 6th through 12th in the voting order. For the full breakdown of current driver voting checkout the driver voting link on our website.

Thank you to the following sponsors for their great support of 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, DirtOnDirt.com, and Gillund Enterprises. 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 our sponsors and if you have the chance stop by their businesses to patronize and thank them for their support!

Once again Fans can still 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.

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, we’re looking forward to another great event!

Tom Emerson, FANS Fund Coordinator

SUSPENSIONS SHAKE UP FANSFUND VOTING

June 30th, 2016

New Richmond, WI (June 30, 2016): The FANSFund voting leader board, and potential USA Nationals drivers list, has been shaken up with the recent announcement by the World Racing Group that Brandon Sheppard, Gregg Satterlee, Jimmy Owens, Ricky Thornton (3rd in FANSFund voting), and Scott Bloomquist have been suspended from all DIRTcar sanctioned events, including World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series competition. The suspensions are due to tire samples not meeting established benchmarks from samples taken during Dream weekend at Eldora Speedway. The suspensions were appealed by all 5 drivers but the World Racing Group Commission announced on June 29th that the penalties were upheld and the suspensions will conclude on September 11, 2016. Due to the suspensions, these drivers are no longer eligible to complete in the USA Nationals which is a World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series sanctioned event. These 5 drivers are also no longer eligible to receive votes for the FANSFund which has a requirement that drivers must register and compete in the USA Nationals to be eligible for the FANSFund. The drivers can request a final appeal with the World Racing Group but unless a final appeal is heard and overturned, the drivers will not be eligible to compete in the USA Nationals.

In another recent development Austin Hubbard, who was 8th in voting, will not be able to make this year’s USA Nationals due to an injury he sustained in a nasty rollover at the Firecracker 100 at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, PA last weekend. The injury to Austin’s ankle will require surgery and he will be out of action for at least 6 weeks. We wish Austin a speedy recovery!

Fans that had previously voted for Ricky Thornton, Austin Hubbard, or Scott Bloomquist will be allowed to recast their votes. If you would like to revote, send an email to clsfansfund@yahoo.com with your name, who you originally voted for with the number of votes, and who you would like your votes to be changed to. We will cross reference this information with our records and make appropriate changes as requested.

With two and a half weeks to go until voting ends, Brian Shirley of Chatham, IL has jumped back into the vote lead; Jon Henry of Ada, OH sits 2nd; Jason Papich from Arroyo Grande, CA moved up to 3rd; Chris Madden of Gray Court, SC is in 4th; with Tyler Bruening of Decorah, IA rounding 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 Cedar Lake Speedway 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