MESA, AZ – January 13, 2014 – For 2014, Fast-Aid is expanding the race and event schedule beyond what it has been in previous years to continue educating the community about the organizations efforts to give back to the off-road racing family. Fast-Aid is proud to announce that part of this includes the addition of two new board members to the Board of Directors.
Effective as of the first of the year, Cortney McRae and Bryan Johnson have been voted in as the newest members of the Board of Directors. “Both Cortney and Bryan have been avid supporters of the mission of Fast-Aid and given up numerous hours to help with events and fundraisers. The board of directors is excited to have them on board going forward and we are really excited about what is happening in 2014” said Jared Tetzlaff, President of Fast-Aid. “They will be vital in helping us as we ramp up for the 2014 season to attend more events than ever before to support racers and raise awareness about what we are doing in the community.”
For the 2014 season, Fast-Aid plans to have a booth at all SCORE and BITD races, as well as the SNORE Battle at Primm and Rage at the River. Additionally, Fast-Aid will be out at Glen Helen on January 17-18 for the first ever FORE Racing “Racing for the Resolution” Race which benefits Fast-Aid. The board is also beginning to work on several other events including the 2nd Annual Fast-Aid Charity Golf Tournament, as well as other fundraising events throughout the year.
New Board Member Bios:
Cortney McRae – Cortney was born and raised in the heart of Southern California amidst the off-road industry. As the daughter of world champion rock crawler, Larry McRae, Cortney has been submerged in dirtsports for nearly her entire life. She loves all things dirt; whether it be rock crawling, moto, desert racing, or shortcourse. She has even done some racing of her own – co-driving with her father in their Ultra4 car, as well as a few other opportunities with some other desert teams.
Cortney devotes a majority of her time to the family owned business, Poison Spyder. She uses her Bachelor degree in Business to manage all of the financials and accounting, while she uses her goofy personality to represent Poison Spyder at events across the continent.
Cortney has also used her networking abilities to organize and assist with various fundraisers and charitable organizations, including FAST-Aid. This involvement over the last few years led to invitation for Cortney to join the Board of Directors. Cortney is honored and excited for the opportunity to be involved in growing FAST-Aid in the future.
Cortney is extremely goal-oriented, but never misses an opportunity to enjoy life. Any free second that she has is spent with family and friends in the desert, in the garage, or in the gym.
Bryan Johnson – Bryan has been around off-road racing since he was 2 years old. He would attend races with his dad Greg and “help” pit. Spectating races and Barstow poker runs were also mixed in. Not much has changed since 1992. For the last 21 years Bryan has kept a strong tie to off-road racing. Since 2008 he has been lucky enough to earn co-driver spots for a few teams. Lone Kid Racing, AGS Racing, ORAF, and 984 Racing to name a few. Racing has only fueled the strong passion he had for the sport.
Bryan attended California State Polytechnic University of Pomona from 2008-2013. He graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Communication with an emphasis on Public Relations. Keeping on par with his studies, and being an avid racer was no easy task. Careful planning and some long nights in the library allowed Bryan to do well in school, and attend races.
As a part of his Public Relations program Bryan was required to complete an internship. Naturally Bryan wanted to incorporate racing into his internship. Enter Fast-Aid. Bryan met Vice President Lucas Hand through Lone Kid Racing in 2009 and, Bryan felt an instant connection to Fast-Aid and their mission. Bryan was introduced to President Jared Tetzlaff through Lucas at a few races, and some Fast-Aid events. In early 2013 Bryan saw that Fast-Aid was the perfect fit to fulfill his internship. The first annual Fast-Aid golf tournament was Bryan’s first day, and he had an absolute blast with the people around him. The relationship continued to grow from there, and in late December 2013 Bryan had completed his intern hours. Luckily for Bryan, The Fast-Aid board members offered him a spot on the board to continue helping the off-road community.
Bryan can usually be found at most races, either racing, pitting, or just spectating. He enjoys his hobby with his parents Greg and Lori, and his girlfriend of six years Heather.
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