Racing for Warriors
PRESENTED BY PONYTAIL RACING LLC AND THE SPARKJOY FOUNDATION – We are proud to announce the Racing for Warriors event series designed to offer a fun, safe day at the race track for our Veterans affected by their Service to our Country. They have given so much to us and we want to give back to them, so we are getting them in our race cars riding along and having fun! This event series is our brand of recreational therapy, we created a fun way for our Veterans to socialize and spend a day at the track with family and friends.
2021 SCHEDULE WILL BE AVAILABLE SOON…
MARCH 13-15 2020 VIRGINIA IN COOPERATION WITH WOUNDED WARRIOR AND OTHER CHARITIES
SPRING AND SUMMER: HALTED DUE TO COVID
DECEMBER 2020 VIRGINIA IN COOPERATION WITH WOUNDED WARRIOR AND OTHER CHARITIES
MARCH 8, 2019 VIRGINIA IN COOPERATION WITH OPERATION NORTH STATE
MARCH 9, 2019 VIRGINIA IN COOPERATION WITH RACING FOR HEROES
MARCH 23, 2019 COLORADO IN COOPERATION WITH WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT
JUNE 14, 2019 VIRGINIA IN COOPERATION WITH OPERATION NORTH STATE
JUNE 15, 2019 VIRGINIA IN COOPERATION WITH RACING FOR HEROES
OCTOBER 12-13, 2019 COLORADO IN COOPERATION WITH WOUNDED WARRIOR
OCTOBER 18, 2019 VIRGINIA IN COOPERATION WITH OPERATION NORTH STATE
DECEMBER 6, 2019 VIRGINIA IN COOPERATION WITH LOCAL VETERAN CHARITIES
DECEMBER 7, 2019 VIRGINIA IN COOPERATION WITH RACING FOR HEROES
To get involved as a volunteer, partner or driver click below:
A WORD ABOUT US FROM OUR FRIENDS AT BF GOODRICH
Read about Racing for Warriors in BF Goodrich Tires’s blog post.
CLICK HERE to read Cheryl’s post in the BFGoodrich Garage. The Garage is a community where enthusiasts can connect to celebrate their passion for driving and the thrill of the build.
A WORD ABOUT US FROM OUR FRIENDS AT FUEL CURVE
Racing for Warriors AutoCross – Dodging Cones for a Cause
The Racing for Warriors AutoCross is a car race yes, but it also doubles as a fun day for some awesome Americans. Thankfully, there are more events like this every year to help, or in some fashion, give back to those who have served our … Continue readingRacing for Warriors AutoCross – Dodging Cones for a Cause
Racing for Warriors had the privilege of again hosting the Veterans of Operation North State on Sept 7, 2018 at Virginia International Raceway, Smiles all around as we were once again touched and humbled by the gracious spirits of the Veterans and their families and caregivers. Click the Facebook icon to view the photo gallery.
Smiles and Miles for our wounded warriors / DVets at VIR
Posted by Operation North State on Saturday, 8 September 2018
Racing for Warriors partnered with Racing for Heroes on Saturday to host their Veterans & we at Ponytail Racing LLC & the Sparkjoy Foundation would like to send a heartfelt thanks to their Veterans! We loved seeing your smiles! Thanks too go out to the drivers, sponsors & volunteers. You make it happen! #ridetech #operationnorthstate #tarheelsportscarclub #aegisperformancecoatings #detroitspeed #racingforheroes #ericbrockmeyerdesign #nolimitengineering click Facebook icon to view gallery.
? ?? Friends, fans and sponsors….. This, is what it's all about!! Connection is the cure! I have watched these men…
Posted by Rustic River Craftsman Foundation on Sunday, 9 September 2018
Thoughts after our Inaugural event:
Tears are streaming down my face as I write this post….Thank you to all the Veterans that attended our first event (and those to come). How do I possibly put into words the gratitude we feel for your Service and the sacrifices you made. It’s not possible. Having shrapnel forever change your life and yet for you to be such amazing joyful spirits. To have PTSD and yet be so delighted to spend the day at the track and be so gracious about it. To possibly feel unappreciated and forgotten in your pain by your countryman and yet still THANK US for a day at the track. What words do you put to that type of human spirit?…I’ll tell you what words, WARRIOR & HERO. Plain and simple. To be witness to your smiles, to your laughter, to your HUGE HEARTS was one of the most profound experiences of my life. I thank you for joining us and gracing us with your presence, and I do mean GRACE. I want you to know that every person involved in this event came with a full heart and gave easily because it was for our Veterans. They love and respect you as much as I do. You taught me so much in one day….I am more passionate than ever to continue this journey and cannot wait to host more of you again VERY soon at our next event.
What I know for sure is that I have THE BEST DARN FAMILY & FRIENDS a person could ever hope to have. My friends (old and new) made up all the drivers, sponsors, donors, partners and volunteers of the event. I asked and you came with your open hearts, willing spirits, open checkbooks and a “just say yes” attitude. Not to mention some pretty sweet rides! YOU made this possible. YOU made this an unforgettable day for our Veterans. The affection I feel for all of you is beyond measure. You cannot imagine how proud and humbled I am to have you in my life. I’d like to personally thank all the people involved in making this event possible, all those tagged to this post, as well as Operation North State, Tarheel Sports Car Club, Sparkjoy Foundation, RideTech, Aegis Performance Coatings, Detroit Speed, No Limit Engineering, Eric Brockmeyer, Robert McCarter Photos & my Dad. Thank you (& apologies if anyone was inadvertently left off this post).
Photos courtesy Robert McCarter
Our September Events…
Ponytail Racing LLC starting some Military Vets off to a good weekend with some Autocross
Posted by VIRginia International Raceway on Friday, 7 September 2018