Veterans Car Rally for Disabled Veterans
The VetsRally4Vets website is officially live!
VetsRally4Vets, October 10, 2021, at Summit Point Raceway, West Virginia
Welcome to the temporary home of the 2021 VetsRally4Vets, the inaugural edition of an auto enthusiast event at Summit Point Raceway by veterans in support of our disabled brethren.
We are vets raising money to provide companion dogs to veterans struggling with PTSD.
Here’s the reason we created VetsRally4Vets:
20 American Veterans commit suicide every day! Awareness and prevention are critical to saving these lives and that’s VetsRally4Vets mission. We can help reduce this toll by supporting the emotional fitness of our veteran community.
Raise awareness of veteran PTSD and suicide and to generate funds to provide companion dogs to veterans dealing with PTSD and depression.* [VetsRally4Vets is a program of the Disabled Veteran Empowerment Network (DVEN.org). veterans with service-connected disabilities.]
Reduce veteran suicides and improve quality of life.
Drive across the United States from Los Angeles to Summit Point, West Virginia, visiting VFW and American Legion posts along the way, highlighting the importance of supporting veterans programs, and finishing with the first-ever inter-service motorsports competition. How cool is this!
2021 VetsRally4Vets Venue and Tentative Schedule
Date – October 10, 2021
- Location – Summit Point Raceway, West Virginia
- Agenda at Summit Point
Morning Track Cross [time trial, one car at a time] clockwise
Mid-day – skidpad fun [and lunch]
Afternoon – Track Cross Counter-clockwise
- Autocross all day – we’re working on developing an autocross program for drivers who don’t want to drive the track
This is an Inter-Service Competition! Army vs. Navy vs. Air Force vs. Marines vs. Coast Guard
Which service will have the greatest participation: Army? Air Force? Navy? Marine Corps? Coast Guard? National Guard? The United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps? National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Commissioned Officer Corps?
VetsRally4Vets at Summit Point Raceway FAQ
- The parade laps are non-competitive and passengers are allowed
- You don’t need a race car for any of the events. You can use your daily driver or family car. It just needs to be in good mechanical condition and pass a basic safety check
- You don’t need a race license for any of the events; just a valid state driver license
- You don’t need a helmet for the parade laps or skidpad. You will need a helmet for the timed Track Cross events, but loaners will be available at the track.
- We will have music – maybe a battle of the bands – and lunch is included your donation
Driver Spaces Are Limited
Track Time Trial
We will be using the Jefferson Circuit at Summit Point and we are limited to just 80 drivers for the track time trial event. Registration will open on Motorsportreg.com on June 1, 2021. Visit the official VetsRally4Vets website to sign-up for the early access list.
Some lucky [persistent, dedicated, skillful, fun-loving] teams will walk away with the following Top Dog awards:
- Top Overall Team
- Top Track Cross Team
- Top Fundraising Team
- Most Creative Team T-Shirts
* How Companion Dogs Help Veterans with PTSD
15-20% of America’s military veterans suffer from PTSD and 20 American veterans commit suicide every day. We can’t let this continue to happen.
Owning a dog lifts the owner’s spirit and helps reduce stress and depression. Dogs help people feel better by providing loyal companionship which reduces the overall mental anguish and depression of veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
While it costs over $30,000 to deliver a fully-trained service dog to a disabled veteran, we can provide veterans suffering with PTSD a basic-trained companion dog for roughly $2,947.00. Each dog we provide gives a PTSD veteran these critical benefits:
Every dog we can provide benefits two lives: emotionally vulnerable veteran and a rescued dog!