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 on the website 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

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 with the driver name and their contact information and well get them added to the drivers interested list.

Donations can be made online at 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 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

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