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
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.
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.
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:
Jon Winker - Team Manager / Co-Founder
Calum Belden - Driver
Nate Lampert - Driver
The Resilience Racing Foundation is a 501(c)(3), tax exempt, national non-profit charitable foundation. Tax ID#84-3371858
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].