Skip to content

Crowd-funded Cutters Race Team effort seeks to make Indy 500

Feb 12, 2014, 11:23 AM EDT

IndyCar Fontana Auto Racing AP

There could be a crowd-funded effort in this year’s Indianapolis 500, if Cutters Race Team’s two principles, Travis Tetrault and Jason Godby, gather enough fan interest to support the run.

“The People’s Race Car,” under the CuttersRT name, has a $1 million goal established. Each fan who pays $100 to become a sponsor would have his or her name on the car, with the target of 10,000 fans to meet that financial goal.

Names of individuals, rather than corporations, would be the only ones that appear on the car.

“The only way we could figure out how to do that was be a part of the big race and go out there with the corporations and sponsor a car,” Tetrault said, via NBC Indianapolis affiliate WTHR 13.

If the goal is met, Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing would operate the car at the Speedway.

Important to note though, the CuttersRT effort is independent of being an SFHR program, and is also independent of SFHR’s second car, run in one race each of the last two years by RW (Rotondo Weirich) Motorsports’ Steve Weirich.

Weirich is still a team partner, and the team will release more regarding his specific involvement this year at a later date.

The car could still run with corporate sponsors if the all-fan target amount is not met. More information can be found at cuttersrt.com and the group’s social media platforms.

  1. midtec2005 - Feb 12, 2014 at 8:15 PM

    This is really cool. I wrote in to Miller Mailbag about a month ago and said someone should try this, to get a guy like Bryan Clauson in the show.

    I don’t think he understood what I meant though. He thought I meant one or two fans buying a car, but I meant something like this. Kickstarter has gotten pretty popular. There are people out there that just look at projects on kickstarter when they are bored.

    Any word on who they want to drive it?

Leave Comment

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!

Video from NASCAR America

Which longshot will advance in Chase?
Top 10 NASCAR Driver Searches
  1. B. Keselowski (1883)
  2. J. Gordon (1289)
  3. K. Harvick (1241)
  4. M. Crafton (1041)
  5. K. Busch (978)