Officials of the Rusty Wallace Racing Experience today announced "Horsepower for Heroes," an initiative designed to give back to our nation's service members for their commitment to preserving our liberty.
At each one of its 2014 events -- held at more than 50 locations across the US and Canada -- RWRE will choose several active duty or retired service members to experience the thrill of stock car racing first-hand at no charge. At each event, participants will be given the option of either taking the wheel of one of RWRE's high-performance race cars themselves or riding shotgun with one of the program's skilled instructors.
In addition to American service members, members of Canada's armed forces will also be eligible to participate at RWRE's Canadian events.
To apply for the program, eligible participants -- along with their friends and family -- can visit www.racewithrusty.com and submit their story. The program will begin immediately.
NASCAR Hall of Famer Rusty Wallace noted, "I've been lucky enough to meet a lot of service members at the track over the years. Their dedication and love for our country is really incredible. I'm excited that RWRE is giving back to these heroes and thanking them for their service to our country. This is a great chance for us to share the American tradition of stock car racing with some great American heroes."
Said Mark Ebert, RWRE President, "This program has our crew really excited. We're all extremely honored to meet some of our nation's heroes and their families at our events this year. We encourage everyone to share their hero's story and we'll choose several folks to join us at the racetrack during each one of our events. Hopefully, this program will put smiles on quite a few faces."