Fan Force United Adds To Ownership Group
INDIANAPOLIS – In addition to returning to the Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires series with a new driver and a new energy, Fan Force United is also entering the 2014 season with a new member of its ownership group after welcoming long-time supporter Tim Donahue to the ranks of team ownership.
Donahue joins Tyce Carlson and Chris Williams as principals of Fan Force United.
Through his company, AMG (Automotive Management Group), Donahue has been a long-time supporter of the team, with his sponsorship stretching back more than five years.
“My relationship with Chris (Williams) and Tyce (Carlson) goes back a long way – long before getting on board as a sponsor of the team,” Donahue said. “I met Tyce before he was Tyce, when he was just a young kid racing sprint cars. I was able to meet him through some old friends, and now I’ve known him for almost half my life. When I was finally in a position to get involved with him directly and deliver some sponsor dollars to his team through my company, that’s what I did. I started small and it just grew every year. It’s always made sense to both personally and professionally, and that support has been a great business investment as well. It’s been very satisfying to be able to support a good friend.”
Speaking to what keeps him involved as a sponsor and now as a team owner, Donahue pointed to “the excitement of racing.”
“There’s just nothing like it. I attended my first 500 in 1973. I was in awe. I can remember asking my dad, ‘are there real people driving those cars?’ I couldn’t believe human beings could actually do that,” Donahue said. “I was hooked. Like so many, I’ve made Indy a part of my life. I’ve only missed the 500 five times since 1973, and I don’t plan on adding to that number any time soon. Through my sponsorship of Fan Force United, I’ve made Indy part of the success of my business, and with my new role, really for the first time, I get to be a part of making that on-track excitement happen.”