It seems odd but this team is not about racing.
When I left active duty, it was a shock. I really didn't realize how much being in the military meant to me, how much I relied on my military brothers and sisters to get through each day. My first few months of civilian life were really tough. It felt like I didn't belong to anything anymore and it was truly depressing.
My best friend, James (not his real name), had gone through the same thing a few years prior to my leaving active duty. Only he wasn't so lucky and ended up taking his own life.
Suicide amongst veterans is well known and there are many reasons that it happens. But I vowed that if I could take away that lack of camaraderie, that lonely feeling, the feeling of not belonging anymore, I would.
And so here we are, getting veterans back into groups with their fellow Service brothers and sisters - making sure that they know that they are part of a team and that we are relying upon each other once again to do great things.
In November of 2022, I was approached to form an all-veteran American Endurance Racing team. I received a lot of interest in it from a lot of veterans from all across the country. But what happened next surprised me.
Four months later, I had a roster of 28 US veteran drivers and crew, I was partnered with Resilience Racing Foundation to provide not only an AER team but an entire driver and crew development program.
We would really appreciate your support!
If you know of any veterans who may want to participate or anyone who may want to volunteer to help, or organizations who would be interested in sponsoring the program, please let me know via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your support!