Adaptive Motorsports Innovation

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Adaptive Motorsports Innovation

From Resilience Racing

RESILIENCE RACING is a veteran race team raising funds to support the engineering of racing-specific hand controls to enable the para-disabled to race competitively. www.resilienceracingfoundation.org

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OUR MISSION

To harness the profound benefits of ‘Motorsports Therapy’ for disabled veterans,  and expand these racing opportunities to the  para-disabled

Resilience Racing is an all-volunteer led auto racing team comprised of remarkable combat veterans who are united by a common mission to progressively advance adaptive racing programs across multiple forms of motorsports. 

18+ years of combat have produced more than a half-million veterans with service-related injuries, including (PTSD), traumatic brain injuries (TBI), and soaring numbers of amputee and paralyzed veterans. 

THE ADAPTIVE MISSION

Motorsports carry a uniquely powerful attraction and have proven to have a true psychological impact on healing and transition for many veterans.

However, cost, technical complexity, and limited access to training are currently barriers to amputee and paralyzed veterans. We can fix this…   Racing-specific controls are currently not within reach of most aspiring drivers, and this innovation will allow the driver to manage the throttle, brake and clutch with optimized ergonomics to truly compete on a level playing field.  

Since 2019…

RRF has competed in Endurance Racing with broad teams of drivers and race crews completing more than 1000 laps in competition road racing, 3x the legendary Mint 400 off-road races, and the Race2Erace 22 ATV race.

Today…

We are actively seeking funding to support the hard costs associated with R&D, fabrication, and integration of MME Engineering actuator components into our road racing and off-road racing vehicles.  

About the the team 

 Kirk Dooley - Team Principal / Co-Founder: 

  • Marine Officer, 24yr career as Intelligence and Special Operations Officer.   Multiple deployments including Iraq, and Afghanistan with Marine Special Operations Command (MARSOC).   Following retirement, he served as Chief of Staff for INDYCAR, Director of Event Operations for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and COO for Skip Barber Racing School.  He seeks to leverage his inroads with the racing community to expand these opportunities. 

Jon Winker - Team Manager / Co-Founder  

  • Army Specialist, Infantryman, left below knee amputee resulting from accident in Iraq in 2009.  Currently competes in pro-touring, autocross and time trial events. Attended Skip Barber’s Advanced Racing School in Mar 2019 and earned his SCCA Competition (Race) License

Calum Belden - Driver 

  • Marine Captain, 9yr career as an Infantry and Special Operations Officer with multiple deployments to Afghanistan, Korea, and the South Pacific with MARSOC.  Lifelong passion for Auto Racing competing in SCCA Formula Continental Regional Races.  Manager of People Operations at Figure financial tech startup.  Driven by being able to bring attention to and prove to disabled veterans there are no hurdles too large. 

 Nate Lampert - Driver

  • Marine CWO-5, 20yr career in Counterintelligence.  Multiple Deployments to Iraq, and Afghanistan with MARSOC.  Business Partner at Figure financial tech startup.  Driven to open opportunities to race for disabled veterans like his brother Matt

The Resilience Racing Foundation is a 501(c)(3), tax exempt, national non-profit charitable foundation. Tax ID#84-3371858

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ALL proceeds will directly support the purchase of key hand control components from several manufacturers, and the additional fabrication and modifications necessary to integrate the system to ensure it performs under the rigors of wheel-to-wheel endurance road racing.  For more information, please email [email protected].

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