ATLANTA, GA – April 7, 2016 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Castrol and Triumph Motorcycles America are pleased to announce the continuation of Castrol’s VETMotorsports Performance Match Fund, which helps raise financial support and awareness for VETMotorsports, an Ohio-based 501(c)(3) status nonprofit organization that honors and empowers injured warfighters through active participation in motorsports.
Castrol’s VETMotorsports Performance Match Fund will award bonuses to VETMotorsports based on the on-track results of Triumph teams during the 2016 race season. As part of the initiative, VETMotorsports also will place post-9/11 injured warfighters onto Triumph teams to serve as official crew members during race weekends.
“Since 2013 the VETMotorsports program has positively affected the lives of over 126 injured warfighters plus caregivers,” said Peter Cline, Executive Director and Founder of VETMotorsports. “Having Castrol and Triumph as partners is not only exciting, but also assists us in our endeavor to reduce the shocking number of veterans we’re losing to suicide each day. With this collaboration VETMotorsports plans on 11 national outreach events within AMA Pro Flat Track. We can’t thank the Triumph teams and their partners enough for embracing these injured warfighters and offering them renewed hope by having them be a part of a team again.”
To help offset transportation costs, VETMotorsports will receive $400 per weekend when an injured warfighter is placed on a Triumph team. VETMotorsports earns additional donations from top finishes, pole positions and more based on the results achieved by Triumph teams as outlined below:
Castrol’s VETMotorsports Performance Match Fund
- Win: $2,250
- 2nd Place: $1,125
- 3rd Place: $825
- 4th or 5th Place (Flat Track only): $400
- Pole Position (MotoAmerica only): $600
- Fast Qualifier (Flat Track only): $200
- Heat Race Win (Flat Track only): $350
As part of VETMotorsports outreach initiative, SPC Charlie W. and SFC Alfredo L. will be placed with the Bonneville Performance team during this weekends AMA Pro Flat Track round at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas.
Veterans interested in participating in the VETMotorsports program must have sustained injuries while participating in Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom or Operation New Dawn and provide a DD214 and rating letter from the Veterans Administration. Qualifying veterans may contact VETMotorsports at email@example.com.
Founded in 2012, Veteran Empowerment Through Motorsports (VETMotorsports) is an award-winning, non-clinical outreach program that embeds qualifying warfighters with existing race teams to provide them with unique motorsports experiences. By placing veterans in hands-on, high-stress, team environments that mimic active duty, the organization gives them direction, empowerment and challenges that help them focus on ability and moving forward rather than disability and the past. To date VETMotorsports has helped more than 65 injured warfighters participate in 35 motorcycle and auto racing events across the United States. To learn more about VETMotorsports, participate in the program, or make a donation, visit www.VETMotorsports.org.
Castrol, one of the world’s leading lubricant brands, has a proud heritage of innovation and fuelling the dreams of pioneers. Their passion for performance, combined with a philosophy of working in partnership with manufacturers, has enabled Castrol to develop oils that have been at the heart of numerous technological feats on land, air, sea and space for over 100 years. Today, the company’s vast portfolio of high performance lubricants, including Castrol EDGE, Castrol GTX MAGNATEC, Castrol GTX and Castrol Power RS , are available in almost 140 countries worldwide. For more information on Castrol’s premium lubricants, please visit www.Castrol.com.
Triumph Motorcycles is the British motorcycle marque that produces a wide range of sport, cruiser, adventure and touring motorcycles. From the storied Bonneville to the class-leading Speed Triple and Daytona 675R, Triumph offers a blend of design, character and performance that result in truly distinctive motorcycles. First established in 1902 and now located in Hinckley, Leicestershire, England, Triumph has always set the pace for category-winning machines. The company is solely owned by Bloor Holdings Ltd., and Triumph Motorcycles America, its North American operations, are based in Atlanta. To see the full range of Triumph motorcycles, visit www.TriumphMotorcycles.com.