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Fans in the upper Midwest are pooling money in hopes of drawing Bill Frye of Greenbrier, Ark., to race Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis., for the Aug. 1-2 USA Nationals, a $50,000-to-win event. Rich Olson of Farmington, Minn., is spearheading the effort to gather donations and has contacted the five-time MARS DIRTcar Series champion, who is considering the trip if it works out with his family schedule. Frye has never won the USA Nationals, but he was leading in the late stages in 1996 when a tangle with the lapped car of Jack Boggs damaged his car, costing him the lead. Olson hopes to raise $2,500 for Frye; fans making donations will be eligible for prizes including T-shirts, door panels and a ride in a two-seat Dirt Late Model driven by Frye, an offer made by Cedar Lake officials.