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

FANSFund Closes in on $11k

June 16th, 2015

New Richmond, WI (June 16, 2015): Not only was the racing great on Masters weekend at Cedar Lake Speedway but it also turned out to be a phenomenal weekend of fundraising as the FANSFund is now closing in on $11,000. Thank you to all of our sponsors, the fans that have donated so far, and the FANSFund Posse for all the help with the 50/50. We could not do this without all of your support.

After a couple weeks of voting, RC Whitwell sits atop the Regular Driver category, with Bobby Pierce leading the All Star category, and Shannon Babb on top of the Legend category. Fans are also showing interest in a number of new drivers and the FANSFund team is reaching out to a number of these drivers to gauge their interest and commitment. We’ll do our best to update the website with the list of drivers interested, drivers getting votes, and drivers unable to make it as we receive more information.

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 are always 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

FANSFUND SET FOR BIG MASTERS WEEKEND

June 11th, 2015

New Richmond, WI (June 11, 2015): The FANSFund is off to a good start and up to $5,200 as sponsorship, fan donations and 50/50 funds continue to come in.

With Masters Weekend coming up, the FANSFund team will be out in force at Cedar Lake Speedway June 12th and 13th accepting donations, taking votes, and raising funds through 50/50 raffles. Masters Weekend brings 2 complete shows for the high flying UMP Summer Nationals Late Models and the USMTS Modifieds. This is a can’t miss event so make sure to make your way out to Cedar Lake Speedway this coming weekend to root on your favorite drivers and make your donation to the FANSFund!.

As driver voting starts to take shape RC Whitwell from Tucson, AZ has leaped to the top of the voting. RC has always been a strong competitor out West and this year has been branching out spending some time behind the wheel of the Al and Lori Humphrey owned Late Model by running a number of events in the Midwest and would be a great addition to the FANSFund if voted in. We also received notification this week that Austin Hubbard junked his primary car last weekend and they would be unable to make the USA Nationals if voted in so they asked to be taken off the list of drivers. You can find additional information about driver voting and other information by clicking the links on the right sidebar of the website.

We need to thank the following sponsors that have come onboard so far to help support us this year: Pepsi, Johnson Motor Sales, Willow River Saloon, Skoglund Oil, and Badger Storage and Excavating. Please check out our Contributors Page for more information on these great sponsors and let them know we appreciate their support!

We are always looking for additional sponsor support 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 and voting will end 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, 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, we’re looking forward to another great year!

Tom Emerson, FANS Fund Coordinator

FANSFUND SET TO KICKOFF 2015 WITH NEW DRIVER CATEGORY

May 25th, 2015

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:

Driver Categories:
* 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

FANSFUND CLOSES OUT 2014 ON A HIGH NOTE

August 12th, 2014

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.

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 for your support of the FANSFund in 2014!

Tom Emerson, FANS Fund Coordinator

FANSFUND ALL SET FOR 2014 USA NATIONALS

July 28th, 2014

New Richmond, WI (July 28, 2014): The FANSFund is all set for the USA Nationals this coming weekend, July 31st through August 2nd. The 11 drivers voted in will compete for their share of the fund in the first ever FANSFund Dash scheduled for Friday night, August 1st. The dash will pay $2,500 to win with a minimum $1,200 to start and should be an exciting new race for the FANS!

Unfortunately Jason Hiett, one of the new drivers voted in, regretfully let us know that he will not be able to make it to the USA Nationals due to losing his sponsor. John Blankenship, who was next in voting, has accepted our invitation to join the FANSFund field in Jason’s place. Once again, congratulations to the following drivers for being voted in:

Regular Driver category: Garrett Alberson, Travis Dickes, Jon Henry, Jacob Hawkins, Ryan Unzicker, Doug Drown, Wendell Wallace and John Blankenship.

All Star Driver category: Jason Feger, Jonathan Davenport and Bobby Pierce.

The FANSFund Luncheon is Saturday August 2nd at 11:30 AM for the fans that contributed at least $30.00 and our sponsors. You’ll receive a personal meet and greet with the drivers voted in, a nice lunch, a FANSFund t-shirt, eligibility for other numerous door prizes and free attendance to the indoor arena race that is scheduled right after the luncheon.

A huge thank you to our sponsors: 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!

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.

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, 2014.

The 27th running of the USA Nationals is slated for July 31st through August 2nd. 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!

Tom Emerson, FANS Fund Coordinator

FANSFUND VOTING WRAPS UP FOR 2014

July 16th, 2014

New Richmond, WI (July 16, 2014): The FANSFund voting wrapped up July 13th at midnight. We ended up with a tie for 7th place in the Regular Driver category and we raised enough money to cover 11 cars with the purse we were targeting so we will invite 8 drivers from the Regular Driver category and 3 drivers from the All Star category. Congratulations to the following drivers for being voted in:

Regular Driver category: Garrett Alberson, Travis Dickes, Jon Henry, Jacob Hawkins, Ryan Unzicker, Doug Drown, Jason Hiett and Wendell Wallace.

All Star Driver category: Jason Feger, Jonathan Davenport and Bobby Pierce.

We have begun the invitation process and have left a message with all of the drivers via voice mail, email or Facebook. You can check the Driver Voting link on the right side of the website to see who has returned our call and has accepted our invitation, this will be updated as we receive driver confirmations.

Although voting has ended we are still accepting donations. If you would still like to make a donation, attend the luncheon and receive a t-shirt we will accept those requests through Sunday night July 20th as we’ll be ordering the shirts first thing next week and need that information. So make sure to go online to donate by midnight July 20th at: www.FANSFund.com/donations/. A $30.00 donation gets you an invitation to the ever popular FANSFund Luncheon on Saturday August 2nd at 11:30 AM, a personal meet and greet with the drivers voted in, a nice lunch, a FANSFund t-shirt, eligibility for other numerous door prizes and free attendance to the indoor arena race that is scheduled right after the luncheon.

A huge thank you to our sponsors: McFarland Clinic, Willow River Soloon, 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!

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.

Once again, 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, 2014, if you want to attend the luncheon the deadline is July 20th.

The 27th running of the USA Nationals is slated for July 31st through August 2nd. 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!

Tom Emerson, FANS Fund Coordinator

FANSFUND DOWN TO FINAL DAY OF VOTING

July 13th, 2014

New Richmond, WI (July 13, 2014): The FANSFund is down to the final day of voting with voting closing at midnight tonight, July 13th!

Garrett Alberson and Jon Henry currently top the list for Regular FANSFund drivers with Jason Feger and Bobby Pierce sitting up front in the All Star driver voting. Check out the Driver Voting link on the right side of the website to see the current voting.

Unfortunately we lost another potential big fundraising night to rain last night so we need everyone’s support to help us ensure we have an awesome FANSFund Dash purse. So make sure to go online to donate and vote before midnight tonight, July 13th at: www.FANSFund.com/donations/. Every $5.00 donation gets you 1 vote for a Regular FANSFund driver and 1 vote for an All Star driver. A $30.00 donation gets you 6 votes for each, an invitation to the ever popular FANSFund Luncheon on Saturday August 2nd at 11:30 AM, a personal meet and greet with the drivers voted in, a nice lunch, a FANSFund t-shirt, eligibility for other numerous door prizes and free attendance to the indoor arena race that is scheduled right after the luncheon.

A huge thank you to our sponsors: McFarland Clinic, Willow River Soloon, 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!

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.

We are still accepting sponsors so if you know of anyone that may be interested in supporting us at a sponsorship level please send us an email at CLSFANSFund@Yahoo.com.

Once again, 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 13, 2014. Donations will be accepted through July 30, 2014 but donors will no longer be able to vote after July 13th.

The 27th running of the USA Nationals is slated for July 31st through August 2nd. 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!

Tom Emerson, FANS Fund Coordinator

FANSFUND DOWN TO FINAL WEEK OF VOTING

July 7th, 2014

New Richmond, WI (July 7, 2014): The FANSFund team will be at Cedar Lake Speedway this weekend, July 12th, accepting donations, taking votes, and raising funds through 50/50 raffles. This coming Saturday night features the makeup for the annual Fireworks Spectacular that was rained out a couple weeks ago. There will be a huge fireworks display after the races so you’ll want to be sure to come out to Cedar Lake Speedway this coming Saturday night to take in some great racing action and one of the best fireworks displays in the area!

With just under a week of voting left, Travis Dickes from Madison, NE and Garrett Alberson of Las Cruces, NM currently top the list for Regular FANSFund drivers with Jonathan Davenport from Blairsville, GA and Jason Feger of Bloomington, IL topping the All Star driver voting. Check out the Driver Voting link on the right side of the website to see the current voting.

Voting ends at midnight July 13, 2014 so if you can’t make it out to the track this coming weekend please go online to donate and vote at: www.FANSFund.com/donations/. Every $5.00 donation gets you 1 vote for a Regular FANSFund driver and 1 vote for an All Star driver. A $30.00 donation gets you 6 votes for each, an invitation to the ever popular FANSFund Luncheon on Saturday August 2nd at 11:30 AM, a personal meet and greet with the drivers voted in, a nice lunch, a FANSFund t-shirt, eligibility for other numerous door prizes and free attendance to the indoor arena race that is scheduled right after the luncheon.

A huge thank you to our sponsors: McFarland Clinic, Willow River Soloon, 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!

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.

We are still accepting sponsors so if you know of anyone that may be interested in supporting us at a sponsorship level please send us an email at CLSFANSFund@Yahoo.com.

Once again, 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 13, 2014. Donations will be accepted through July 30, 2014 but donors will no longer be able to vote after July 13th.

The 27th running of the USA Nationals is slated for July 31st through August 2nd. 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!

Tom Emerson, FANS Fund Coordinator