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CONTACT: Mick Anderson

Houston Motorsports Park

(281) 460-5322 or (512) 738-1708




Motorsports Community To Host Event for Wounded Vets


Houston, TX (April 18, 20070 - The Texas Motorsports Experience, Freedom Warrior Motorsports and Houston Motorsports Park announced today that plans had been completed to provide Ride-Along Experiences for wounded or disabled Iraq or Afghanistan conflict vets in Nextel Cup racecars at Houston Motorsports Park on Friday, April 27th.


“Texans love their motorsports events as evidenced by the 200,000 who caught the Cup Race at Texas Motor Speedway last week-end and the anticipated record breaking crowd in town this weekend for the Grand Prix of Houston,” said Mick Anderson, spokesmen for Houston Motorsports Park. “While most folks live their dream of watching such events, others want to get in race car themselves. One very special group that rarely gets a chance to do either are returning vets that have been wounded or disabled. We know a lot of vets are big NASCAR fans and while their injuries may prevent them from driving one of these cars they’re good to go for the Ride of a Lifetime”.


This will be the first event of its kind in Texas. All event staff will be volunteers utilizing racecars built and maintained with individual or corporate donated funds. Festivities will begin at 10 a.m. with 25-35 vets invited through various informal channels. Each participant will get a ride along experience with lunch being served afterwards. The format will include some parade laps behind the HMP pace truck followed by five “hot” laps guaranteed to produce goose bumps and smiles for everyone on hand.


The general public is cordially invited to mix and mingle with the men and women who have made great sacrifices to serve their country. Face to face compassion and kind attention are never out of fashion with these patriots. For directions to HMP please visit www.houstonmotorsportspark.com. Persons who would like more information or to sign up as a volunteer for this or future events are encouraged to contact Mick Anderson at (281) 460-5322 or micka@txmotorsportsexperience.com. Volunteers will receive complimentary general admission tickets to the May 5th HMP oval track racing event.


Vets themselves or persons who know wounded or disabled vets who served in Afghanistan or Iraq are also invited to contact Mick Anderson about the new Pride & Ride- Adopt a Vet program which will, when funded, be offered at Houston Motorsports Park and Thunder Hill Raceway later in 2007.

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