New Richmond, WI (July 23, 2017): After a record breaking year of fundraising with over $28,000 raised, 15 drivers have accepted our offer to participate in this year’s FANSFund events. G.R. Smith (Cornelius, NC) topped the voting in the “New Driver” category followed by: Michael Lake (Uniontown, PA), Justin Duty (Portland, OR), Chad Zobrist (Highland, IL), Craig Vosbergen (Perth, Western Australia), Kyle Bronson (Brandon, FL), Ricky Weiss (Headingly, Manitoba, Canada) and Dale McDowell (Chickamauga, GA). Chatham, Illinois’s Brian Shirley received the highest number of votes overall and topped the “At Large Driver” category followed by: Jason Feger (Bloomington, IL), Tyler Bruening (Decorah, IA), Jake O’Neil (Tucson, AZ), Bobby Pierce (Oakwood, IL), Tim McCreadie (Watertown, NY) and Kent Robinson (Bloomington, IN). Congratulations to these 15 drivers on being voted in to the 2017 FANSFund!

These drivers will participate in the 12 lap FANSFund Dash, Friday night August 4th, that will pay $2,500 to win and at least $1,600 to start. The drivers and their crew will also be at the FANSFund luncheon Saturday August 5th at 12:30 PM. Fans that donated at least $30 as well as our sponsors are also invited to the luncheon where they’ll have an opportunity to meet the drivers, receive a FANSFund t-shirt, a nice lunch and be eligible for numerous door prizes provided by the drivers.

Voting has ended but donations to the FANSFund will be accepted through August 3, 2017. Donations received after July 16, 2017 are not be eligible for votes or a t-shirt as voting has ended and shirts have been ordered. Donations can be made online at www.FANSFund.com/donations/ or by clicking on the Donate tab or link from the home page.

A huge thank you to the sponsors that support this great event: Badger Storage and Excavating, Johnson Motor Sales, Johnson Ford, Casey Farms, Willow River Saloon, Gillund Enterprises / Justice Brothers, GRP Motorsports, JT Auto Sales, Bernicks Pepsi, Skoglund Oil, 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!

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’ve had another great year!

Tom Emerson, FANS Fund Coordinator

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