What they do
VETMotorsports, is a recognized 501c3 tax exempt outreach program, formed to honor and empower the military community through motorsports.
How they do it
VETMotorsports places qualifying participants within a wide range of motorsports-related activities including amateur events and even professional race teams; creating a mission-focused, high-intensity, team environment which provides a powerful analog to military service experience and offers them new challenges to help them focus on their abilities in the context of the future vice the disabilities of the past. Indeed, we are the nation’s leading non-profit in this space; having placed more than 163 Active Duty, Guard, Reserve, Gold Star parents and veterans with service-connected injuries into motorsports activities in locations such as Alabama, Arizona, Baja California (Mexico), California, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, West Virginia and Wisconsin—in 2019 alone.
How you can get involved
VETMotorsports is involved in both two and four wheel forms of motorsport and there are numerous ways you can get involved as a participant. In order to qualify as a participant you need the following:
- Active military, veterans with a service connected injury and their spouse/caregiver.
- Upon request provide your DD214 with your personal information removed (SS#, phone, address, etc).
- A Veterans Administration (VA) letter with your rating. Please note that disability percentage is not part of the selection process, just that you have been evaluated by the VA. Your personal information needs to be removed (SS#, phone, address, claim amount).
More information can be found here.
How you can support VETMotorsports
You can support VETMotorsports in a number of ways:
Volunteering by signing up for their newsletter and participating as a volunteer in their many events across the United States.
For more information on VETMotorsports please check out their spotlight on the Motorsport Prospects blog here.