The #26 Team Ohio Racing/Oxford Consulting Group/RevZilla.com/RIDER Insurance-sponsored XR1200 sits on display at the Lima Half-Mile round of the 2012 AMA Pro Flat Track Grand National Championship on June 30. Team owner and rider, Pete Cline, was on-hand to talk with the spectators about the program that the team has put together that allows members of the Wounded Warrior Project to work with the team during race events as part of the series and team's calendar. The team hosted wounded veterans at several rounds of the 2012 AMA Pro Vance & Hines XR1200 Series throughout season in the Geico Motorcycle AMA Pro Road Racing Series.
With rider Cline still recuperating from off-season surgery, the team won't be participating in the season-opener of the now-rebranded 2013 AMA Pro Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson Series, but has worked out an agreement with a couple of prominent teams in the popular series to host members of the WWP at the Daytona round, which will be held on March 14-15 at Daytona International Speedway. The Motolist.com and James Gang/Hoban Brothers Racing teams will each host two members of this great organization to help out their respective teams in the pits during the annual gathering at the 'Beach.'
Thanks to Pete Cline (who put this deal together at the Indy Dealer Expo last month) for the great news (and heal-up quick man!) and you can read all about it in Team Ohio Racing's press release below. What a great effort for our wounded veterans!
Press release courtesy of Team Ohio Racing
3/4/2013 Upper Arlington, Ohio -- Team Ohio Racing’s / Veterans Empowered Through Motorsports will partner with two AMA Pro Racing Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson teams by working with combat veteran crews at Daytona International Speedway, March 14-15. The number #3 Motolist.com XR1200 of Richard Barnett and the #70 James Gang/Hoban Brothers Racing XR1200 of Paul James will each have two combat veterans included in their crew. These veterans are local to the area and part of the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) Alumni. They will assist as needed throughout the event.
Team Ohio Racing Ltd
VETM, Inc. (Veteran Empowerment Through Motorsports, a 501c3)www.tor-vetm.org