Hear From the Racers Who Have Benefited From USAC RACEAID
Hud & Morgan Cone
"The racing community is so blessed to have a organization like USAC who truly helps drivers, former drivers, and family of drivers who have been injured or in our case lost nearly everything from a tornado. We will forever be grateful for the help provided by USAC & all it's members, it is so very important for the racing family to come together and help those who are in need and it is greatly appreciated."
Kevin Olson Memorial Fud
"Growing up in a racing family, I was always familiar with the acronym USAC. I saw it on my
dad’s trophies that I would play alongside as a little girl and on his shiny rings. My father, Kevin
Olson, was a two-time USAC champion and was very proud of this particular racing
accomplishment. He raced for over six decades and had no intentions of stopping, until his life
was tragically cut short by a negligent driver. This devastated our family and I know it
devastated the racing community. The support and love my father received in life and after his
passing from his fellow racers, fans, and USAC was very touching to his surviving partner and
children. USAC came to my family’s aid in a time of disarray and heartache and with the
assistance of Raceaid, they helped alleviate some of my family’s financial burden during our
time of grieving. Like a true racer at heart, my dad always lived in the present: scoring rides,
making decisions on the track, and making ends meet. A racer’s salary can be unstable, but my
dad loved the sport so much that he couldn’t (and wouldn’t) do any other job, because racing
had his heart. So, he lived his racing career season by season, ride by ride and continued to do
so up until his death. As you can imagine, in terms of posthumous planning, my father had not
put much into place. My family was left to cover the cost of his funerary expenses and they
quickly started to add up. Thanks to USAC’s Raceaid we were able to purchase a grave marker
and a beautiful bench, which is placed near his resting spot. We are forever grateful for the help USAC provided our family and commend them for supporting the racing community and their families."
"On December 1st 2022 I was diagnosed with Terminal Adult Soft Tissue Myoepithelial Carcinoma. It is a very rare form of cancer it's less than 1% of all types of cancer, life expectancy is less than one year from the time of diagnosis and no one has made it more than 5 years. My health insurance reached it's yearly cap of $250,000 in less than six months, with the help of the USAC RACEAID program I was able to pay a good portion of my medical bills that were not covered by my insurance. Thank you to everyone that has donated to the USAC RACEAID fund. Racers taking care of Racers."
" I couldn't be more grateful for this foundation and what it represents. The foundation helped me in a time of need. It was a very humbling experience. My family loves the motorsports world, it is family! I needed to have my L5/S1 fused. Medical bills where overwhelming and the foundation really help! I look forward to more ways of helping!"
"I was sidelined near the end of the 2012 season with surgery on my neck. Driving was my primary source of income at the time and the Foundation was able to offset a couple months worth of expenses at home. This helped alleviate the impact from my disability policy claim being denied due to pre-existing conditions. This event in my career caused me to reevaluate my position as a full time driver."
American Racing Ministries
"ARM has been very grateful to receive some funding from the Foundation on a yearly basis to help fund the ministry expenses. The Board of Directors, and other USAC Staff, have been very good to work with throughout the years. Whenever there is an event that we can support to help raise funds for the Foundation, we are truly honored to be involved"
"In 2017 I suffered a severe foot injury due to an exploding u-joint while qualifying a USAS Silver Crown Car at Eldora Speedway during the 4-Crown Nationals. The chronic pain and long recovery period left me unable to walk, work, or return to a normal family life for a better part of a year. The support, positive thoughts, and acts of kindness from the USAC Community were breathtaking and beyond my expectations. I was especially thankful for those who supported my family while I recovered. Thank you again to the Foundation for your kindness and willingness to help my family throughout the entire process. "