THE DRIVE IS ON….to support our Vets!
May 29, 2015 at 1:05 PM
Garrisonville, Virginia, 9 May 2013 –There is a new kid in the racing industry – a motorsports company dedicated to honoring and supporting our vets…Armed Forces Motorsports (AFM)! While veterans have their particular loyalty to the branch of the armed services in which they served, 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.
Across all the racing circuits, AFM is working to be the preeminent professional motorsports organization, representing all branches of the military…at no cost to our government.
"AFM works to bring awareness and valuable resources directly to the veteran community,” said Brittany Ecker, Co-Founder and Vice President of AFM. "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,” she added.
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.
AFM is looking to launch their first race teams over the next few weeks. They are working with a team in the NHRA Top Fuel Division as well as a team in the Southern Super Series (Late Models).
According to Brittany, AFM was created to attract and engage U.S. veterans and auto racing communities at the national and grassroots levels. Their mission is to connect veterans and their families with the world of motorsports racing and valuable transition assistance.