MICHELIN TO SPONSOR OPMO FOR RACE OF REMEMBRANCE
Greenville, SC (September 7, 2022) –
In the continued story of Operation Motorsport’s return to the 2022 Race of Remembrance being held at Anglesey Circuit, Wales, UK. over Veteran’s / Remembrance Day Weekend: November 11-13, we are thrilled to reveal the news that our pair of Skip Barber Racing Honda Civic Type-R racecars will be competing on Michelin tires. A Michelin tire engineer will also be joining Operation Motorsport as an embedded tire specialist, alongside a team of medically retired service personnel from across North America, including Beneficiary drivers, crew members, and support personnel. Michelin North America, Inc. has a long tradition of social commitment to programs and activities that give back to communities.
Returning for the ninth year to Anglesey Circuit, Wales, UK, the Race of Remembrance once again commemorates the sacrifices made by military service personnel and their families. This 12-hour endurance race features a Heroes dinner, night racing, and a trackside service in pitlane at 11am on Sunday, November 13th, 2022.
“Race of Remembrance marks the annual opportunity for our beneficiaries to come together and compete as one team, with renewed purpose on the international stage,” says Diezel Lodder, Operation Motorsport CEO & Co-Founder. “Every time we take this journey, we strive to raise the bar. Michelin’s exemplified respect for those who have served, combined with their race proven tires will ensure we get there. I can speak for the entire team when I say that we are honored to have Michelin tires carry our team across the finish line in 2022.”
Operation Motorsport uses this event to bring our Beneficiaries together to use the skills and confidence built through motorsport immersion activations gained from multiple partnerships across the IMSA, SRO, and FEL Motorsport paddocks. Showcasing on the international stage, Operation Motorsport is the only North American veteran organization to take part in this unique event that provides a life-changing opportunity for our medically retired and wounded service members to connect with other veterans with shared experiences and challenges while pausing to remember the importance and reason behind Veteran’s/Remembrance Day.
As in 2019, the Foundation has launched an “Honoring Service” fundraising campaign. For $25, you can honor a military service member or veteran by having their name aboard one of the racecars. The goal is to carry 400 names of a current or past veteran or military member across the hood of both racecars. You can submit your hero’s name by texting 22pitcrew to 243725 (US) or 888-597-2477 (CDN) or by using the provided QR Code. Join Operation Motorsport today in supporting our medically retired and wounded service members, and honor your hero by donating.