Cody Haskins to represent AFM in Southern Super Series!
May 29, 2015 at 1:08 PM
Garrisonville, Virginia, 16 May 2013 - Armed Forces Motorsports (AFM) announced today that Cody Haskins will represent AFM in the Southern Super Series. Although details are still being worked, Cody has pledged his support to the AFM mission. "I feel that this is a great opportunity to give back to those who have given so much of themselves,” said Haskins. "We will be able to help a lot of veterans, and also bring awareness to many of the critical issues facing these heroes,” he added.
Haskins is no stranger to the race track. Winning races and national championships has been the standard for success for Haskins in his racing career. At the young age of seven, the Georgia native started racing Quarter Midgets, and by age 13,he had seven series championships, two national wins, over 350 victories, 32track records, and was known as the most dominant and respected racer in the Southeast.
In 2004, Haskins moved into Legends Car racing, winning in just his second time on the track, and ending up with two Georgia series championships, the 2009 Nationals win and well over 25 victories.
In the late 2000s, Haskins spent time racing a Pro Late Model in the Georgia Asphalt Series, gaining valuable experience in the Late Model realm. During the 2011 season, Haskins drove a Truck for Curt Britt Motorsports and won multiple races, including the Rheem World Crown, the Speed Weeks Championship at New Smyrna Speedway, Rattler at Opp Speedway and other prestigious races in the southeast.
"Cody will make a great team member for AFM,” said Brittany Ecker, Co-founder and Vice President for AFM. "He cares about our veterans and is willing to put 100% of himself into making a difference,” she added. AFM is looking to launch the Southern Super Series team by the end of the summer. He is hoping to make some starts in a Super Late Model as well.
"Old School” is the approach the Southern Super Series is taking for its 2013 inaugural season. The16-race slate brings together five racetracks in four different states and will include such legendary races as the World Crown 300 and the All American400. Alabama's Mobile International Speedway and Montgomery Motor Speedway, Florida's Five Flags Speedway,Georgia's Gresham Motorsports Park and Tennessee's Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville make up the facilities that some of the best Super Late Model racers will compete on with the series this coming year.
With the exception of the World Crown 300 at Gresham Motorsports Park (Jefferson, GA) and the All American 400 at Fairgrounds Speedway (Nashville, TN), the remaining 14 races will be 125-green flag laps, based on a 32-car starting field. The 125-lapraces will have a break at lap 75 for 10-minutes for teams to make adjustments to their cars. A six-tire limit per race will be governed for those regular distance races.
According to Brittany, AFM was created to attract and engage U.S. veterans and auto racing communities at the national and grassroots levels. "Our mission is to connect veterans and their families with the world of motorsports racing and valuable transition assistance, and we feel that Cody is a perfect match for this grass-roots program,” she added.
While veterans have their particular loyalty to the branch of the armed services in which they served, according to Brittany there is still a strong "One Team” bond between all who have served this nation in uniform, and AFM is working to unite those veterans with a single morale boosting program.
"AFM works to bring awareness and valuable resources directly to the veteran community. Through our racing and Outreach Program, we help educate the American people on issues affecting our veterans, and provide active duty service members assistance in transitioning back into their civilian communities,” said Brittany.
Brittany started AFM with her dad, Rick Ecker, a retired Marine with more than 22-years of service." We are building a program never before seen in the racing industry,” said Brittany. "We are building a racing program that spans all motorsports...a program for veterans - by veterans,” said added.
According to Brittany, AFM provides an entertainment venue for veterans and gives them something they can rally around. "Through networking on and off the track, we support our veterans by helping them find and get the help they need, as well as raise awareness about veterans' issues,” she concluded.