New Richmond, WI (August 11, 2014): The FANSFund wrapped up a very successful 2014 event the weekend of July 31st through August 2nd. Nine of drivers that were voted in were able to make it to this year’s event and they competed in our first ever FANSFund Dash on Friday night August 1st, for their share of the $16,900 fund. Fourth starting Doug Drown of Wooster, OH took home the $2,500 winner’s share of the FANSFund Dash in an exciting move as he split the front 2 cars down the backstretch on the first lap of the 12 lap race. He was followed to the finish line by: Fifth starting Wendell Wallace, who pressured Drown for much of the race; Jason Feger who charged from the 7th starting position; Bobby Pierce from 9th, John Blankenship, Travis Dickes, Jonathan Davenport, Ryan Unzicker and Garrett Alberson who battled up front most of the race but unfortunately succumbed to an ignition failure on the last lap. The addition of the dash was certainly an exciting new race for the FANS and one of the highlights of the night as these racers put on one heck of a show in the $2,500 to win, $1,550 to start dash where the top 3 drivers took home at least $2,000! Thank you to the drivers that made the long tow and participated in this year’s event!
The FANSFund Luncheon that was held Saturday August 2nd at 11:30 AM was a big hit as usual. Sponsors and Fans that attended received a personal meet and greet with the drivers they voted in, a nice lunch, a FANSFund t-shirt, driver photo collage, and were eligible for other numerous door prizes as well as free attendance to the indoor arena race that afternoon. During the luncheon the drivers that participated in this year’s event were brought up one by one to receive their share of the fund and say a few words. All drivers were extremely thankful for the support of all the Fans and Sponsors and what we as a FANSFund team do to help support them.
Once again, a huge thank you to our sponsors as we couldn’t have done this without their support: McFarland Clinic, Willow River Saloon, Skoglund Oil, Pepsi, Johnson Motor Sales, NextGen Companies, NDT Solutions, Badger Storage and Excavating, and Casey Farms. Please check out our Contributors Page for more information on these great sponsors and let them know we appreciate their support!
We also really need to thank Mark, Brett and Cody McGregor; Alex, Josh, Jason and Jared Emerson; Tammy Olson and John Stanz; Ron, Cassie and Morgan Cook; Keith and Sally Mix; Kyle, Pius, Jeanette, Rory, Carey and Bonnie Koch; Greg Parent; Dennis McCauley; and Jason, Justin and Kim Richert for all their support throughout the year from helping with 50/50 fundraising to helping setup and takedown for the luncheon and whatever else we needed them to do! And of course we can’t forget Cedar Lake Speedway and their staff for providing a great lunch and supporting the FANSFund and what we do and our great photographer Vince Peterson of Track Rat Photos for once again capturing the event! Check out Vince’s web site at www.trackratphotos.vfcfunding.com to see his work.
Make sure to come back to the FANSFund website www.FANSFund.com periodically for more information on next year’s event as plans start to unfold. Also checkout some of the links on the site for further information and the Photos link www.FANSFund.com/photos to see pictures of this year’s event.
Fundraising has started for 2015 and donations can be made online for next year’s event at www.FANSFund.com/donations/ or by clicking on the Donate tab from the home page. Voting for next year’s event won’t start until next Spring but donations are accepted at anytime.
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Thank you for your support of the FANSFund in 2014!
Tom Emerson, FANS Fund Coordinator