Richmond Raceway’s Fan Advisory Board Grows For Ninth Season As The Voice Of Loyal Fans

Richmond Raceway’s Fan Advisory Board Grows For Ninth Season As The Voice Of Loyal Fans

by January 4, 2019 0 comments

The Fan Advisory Board (FAB) at Richmond Raceway (Richmond) has a legacy as the voice of loyal fans at the historic track. Now in its ninth year, this group of Richmond fans continue to provide feedback and ideas to senior leadership to aid the growth and development of the track to deliver the ultimate fan experience. The track will also continue to hear from the next generation of race fans as the Youth Fan Advisory Board (YFAB) enters its second season in 2019.

“It is our mission to listen to our fans as we strive to further grow the iconic racing experience at Richmond Raceway,” said Richmond President Dennis Bickmeier. “The Fan Advisory Board allows us to hear directly from our most loyal fans with an open dialogue about improving our fan experience. Throughout the year, we have integrated several of the FAB’s recommendations into our race weekend experiences and guest service support. We value and appreciate their commitment, along with the Youth Fan Advisory Board, to America’s Premier Short Track.”

The FAB has been a staple over the past nine years in enhancing the fan experience at Richmond. Throughout its history, the FAB has kept an open line of communication between our loyal fans and Richmond’s leadership to positively impact the race experience at the Action Track. It also offers a forum to share fan opinions on ideas for the track. The new DC Solar FanGrounds is an example of a new fan experience that was developed with FAB feedback.

FAB members participate in conference calls and annual meetings in order to make America’s Premier Short Track better. To keep the board working, membership is limited to 25 members. Members serve a rotational term of four consecutive NASCAR race weekends at Richmond. Once their term is complete, members rotate off the board and are replaced by new members. Fans can apply online to become a part of the Fan Advisory Board when availability is open at richmondraceway.com/fanadvisoryboard.

The 2019 FAB is comprised of the following members:

  • Gerald Allen                  Severn, Md
  • Lee Allen                      Lansdale, PA
  • William Apperson           Williamsburg, VA
  • Donna Arnold                Richmond, VA
  • John Arnold                  Richmond, VA
  • Kevin Asdalan               Coraopolis, PA
  • Denise Brown               Ruther Glen, VA
  • Lisa Carneal                 Ruther Glen, VA
  • Maryellen Davison        Fredericksburg, VA
  • Tom Davison               Fredericksburg, VA
  • Robert Ellis                  Hampton, VA
  • Lee-an Felkins             Williamsburg, VA
  • Kendall Humphries       North Chesterfield, VA
  • Brian Johnson              Charlottesville, VA
  • John Johnson               Mechanicsville, VA
  • Mary Ann Johnson        Mechanicsville, VA
  • Phil Lendermann           Lexington Park, MD
  • Lewis Rash                   South Hill, VA
  • Amy Sylvia                   Ashland, VA
  • Beth Taylor                  Fredericksburg, VA
  • Todd Taylor                 Fredericksburg, VA
  • Elmer Wheeler             Ruther Glen, VA
  • John Wheeler              Ruther Glen, VA
  • Kevin Young                Laneview, VA
  • Sonia Young                Saluda, VA


Youth Fan Advisory Board

The YFAB was formed to improve the fan experience for the next generation of NASCAR’s fans. This select group of youth will continue to speak directly with Richmond’s leadership in the coming race season. The YFAB provides NASCAR’s younger fans the opportunity to change the landscape of America’s Premier Short Track for the better.

The YFAB gives the track a sounding board to hear what moves youth’s interest in motorsports at Richmond. The annual goal of the YFAB is to help grow the presence of today’s youth at Richmond and provide them a one-of-a-kind race experience.

The 2019 YFAB is comprised of the following members:

  • Ethan DuBrueler          Mosely, VA
  • Kaylee Hiner               Bridgewater, VA
  • Matthew McMillen       Richmond, VA
  • Livingstone Sitzman    Montpelier, VA
  • Tatum Roberts           Mosely, VA
  • Joshua Slate              Mechanicsville, VA
  • Ember Steele             Mechanicsville, VA

For more information on the Fan Advisory Board or Youth Fan Advisory Board, visit richmondraceway.com.

Richmond Raceway 2019 NASCAR Season

The 2019 NASCAR season at Richmond returns “under the lights” for both race weekends hosting the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) at America’s Premier Short Track.

The Toyota Spring Race Weekend will bring NASCAR’s best to Richmond for the ToyotaCare 250 NXS Dash4Cash race and TOYOTA OWNERS 400 Monster Energy Series race on April 12-13.

Richmond’s Fall Playoff Race Weekend will start the NXS Playoffs with the Go Bowling 250 playoff race and host the second race of the Monster Energy Series Playoffs with theFederated Auto Parts 400 playoff race on Sept. 20-21.

Tickets for the Toyota Spring Race Weekend on April 12-13 and Fall Playoff Race Weekend on Sept. 20-21 are available for purchase in-person at the Richmond Ticket Office, via phone at 866-455-7223, or online at richmondraceway.com.

Stay connected to Richmond Raceway on FacebookInstagramTwitter, Snapchat and YouTube, and by downloading the Richmond Raceway mobile app for Apple or Android.

About Richmond Raceway

Richmond Raceway is America’s Premier Short Track annually hosting two NASCAR race weekends, featuring the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and NASCAR Xfinity Series, on a ¾-mile D-shaped oval. Richmond Raceway is a regional leader for events including sports, live music and consumer trade shows. The Richmond Raceway Complex’s 1,100 plus acre multipurpose facility hosts more than 200 live events annually including concerts with top national recording artists at Virginia Credit Union LIVE! To learn more, visitrichmondraceway.comrichmondracewaycomplex.com, or vaculive.com.

Source: Richmond Raceway

Photo Credit: Hunter Thomas/TheFourthTurn.com

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