In the middle of the hustle and bustle of getting ready for the Specialty Equipment Market Association (better known as SEMA) Show in just a few weeks, we managed to slip away to attend Dan Neve’s Cruise for a Cause in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, from October 2nd to 4th. We loaded up our 2015 ROUSH Stage 3, Mike, Audrey, and I jumped on a plane, and we got ready to help raise money for an incredible cause.
In last month’s Crew News, I broke down the schedule for the event, but here’s another quick rundown. On Friday, we started the morning off at Coldwater Canyon Golf Course for the Best Ball Golf Tournament. We spent most of the day selling raffle tickets and waiting for someone to get a hole-in-one to win quite a bit of cash, but unfortunately, that moment never came. Afterward, we rushed over to the Dells Raceway Park for some circle track fun runs. We had a ton of run until they kicked us off the track and closed down for the night. We returned to the hotel for a meet and greet.
Saturday was super busy for us – we began the day at the Tanger Outlet Plaza for the All Ford Car Show. We set up shop on the perimeter, talked to enthusiasts, showcased the RS3’s Active Exhaust system, and handed out goodies. It was a bit chilly, but we hear it was much warmer than years past, so we tried not to complain too much!
Afterward, we headed back to the hotel to get ready for the banquet! We were lucky enough to secure one of two spots inside the banquet hall, so our RS3 was on display with the all-new Ford GT350R. Jack Roush Jr. attended the banquet and made an awesome speech, telling a few stories not known to many. After raffles and an auction, Jack signed autographs and spoke with fans.
The following morning, while the others headed out for a day of autocross, we headed on back to the airport to return to Michigan.
We had an incredible time with you all in Wisconsin, and we can’t wait to see you next season!