Austin, TX – SRO Motorsports America has announced its support of the Operation Motorsport Program Foundation and its mission to aid the recovery and rehabilitation of American and Canadian service members and veterans. Staff from both organizations will work to increase the awareness of the Foundation via the GT World Challenge America powered by AWS, GT Sports Club, Pirelli GT4 America and TC America series.
Operation Motorsport is a not for profit charity that serves American and Canadian service members and veterans and was founded on the basis of three simple words: excite, engage and empower. The premise is to engage ill and injured Service Members and veterans affected by military service, through motorsport activities to aid in their recovery and rehabilitation. The Foundation recently received its formal 501c3 charity status approval.
“Using motorsports to aid in the recovery of our ill, injured and wounded service members and veterans, Operation Motorsport creates opportunities for former soldiers to participate side-by-side with professional race team members in actual championship races,” said Diezel Lodder, Founder & CEO, Operation Motorsport. “Over the past three years, Operation Motorsport launched its efforts to use sports car racing to heal our wounded veterans. This new SRO Motorsports Group America partnership ensures a stable future for our organization that seeks to deliver recoveries for men and women whose sacrifices for their countries cannot be measured.”
“It’s extremely important that we do our part to help the recovery of the brave women and men who have sacrificed so much to protect our freedoms and way of life,” said SRO Motorsports America President and CEO, Greg Gill.
The SRO Motorsports America 2020 season kicks off at The Circuit of the Americas in Austin, TX, March 6-8. For more information visit sro-america.com.
About SRO Motorsports Group – The global leader in GT racing
With more than 25 years’ experience at the forefront of a continuously evolving industry, SRO Motorsports Group is the established international leader in GT racing.
Best known for the development and implementation of the GT3 and GT4 regulations, SRO promotes and organises championships that embrace professional and amateur competitors. Its portfolio of highly regarded series includes continental GT World Challenge powered by AWS categories in Europe, America and Asia, which are combined to determine a global manufacturers' champion, while the flagship Intercontinental GT Challenge powered by Pirelli features events on five different continents.
The 2020 season will see more than 100 races run under the SRO Motorsports Group banner, highlighted by the prestigious Total 24 Hours of Spa. In addition to promotion and organisation, the company operates SRO Race Centre by MMC – a race-car service center at Circuit Paul Ricard – and provides the ultimate driving opportunities at world-renowned venues through Curbstone Track Events.
SRO Motorsports Group is chaired by company founder and CEO Stephane Ratel. With offices in London, Paris, Liège, United States and Hong Kong, its work is facilitated by a dedicated global team of full-time and freelance staff.
Combining a passion for performance with industry-leading expertise, SRO continues to play a key role in shaping the future of international GT racing.
About Operation Motorsport
Operation Motorsport is a Veteran Led and Operated, Not for Profit, based in Brighton, Ontario, and Raleigh, North Carolina serving Canadian & American service members and veterans and was founded on the basis of three simple words: Excite, Engage and Empower. The premise is to engage ill and injured Service Members and veterans affected by military service, through Motorsport activities to aid in their recovery and rehabilitation.