With the 2014 SNORE Battle at Primm off-road race happening near Stateline, Nevada in just one week, Fast-Aid and Race for the Wounded have teamed up with Green Army Motorsports to honor a Wounded Combat Veteran by having him ride with off-road racing prodigy, Justin Davis. Riding with Justin will be Retired US Army Sergeant Alex Cruz. Alex served as a crew chief in the 101st Airborne Division on Apache Longbow helicopters and was deployed to Afganistan twice during his five years of service. In 2013, Alex was medically discharged due to injuries sustained in combat. Alex is currently pursuing his helicopter pilot license and hopes to fly chase helicopters for race teams in Baja in the future.
“Last fall, I had the chance to meet some guys from Race for the Wounded and was thoroughly impressed by their organization and what they have accomplished to assist wounded combat veterans” said Jared Tetzlaff, President of Fast-Aid. “As we continued talking, I realized I wanted to do something to work together to further their mission to honor, educate and empower wounded combat veterans. Both our organization share a passion for helping restore quality of life to people who have been through difficult times.”
Out of these discussions with Randy Simonson and John Graves, of Race for the Wounded, the goal was set to get a veteran in a racecar for the SNORE Battle at Primm. Jared got in touch with long time Fast-Aid supporter Kevin Davis of Green Army Motorsports and arranged to keep a seat open in the Sportsman race with Justin. “These veterans have done so much to serve their country and I am really glad to be part of giving back to them and supporting Race for the Wounded in their efforts. I think Alex is in for a really good time in our pre-runner that we call “Trugly,” said Justin Davis.
The SNORE Battle at Primm currently has nearly 260 entries and will take place on February 21-23, 2014. It is one of the biggest off-road races of the year due to the exciting intermediate course, multi-heat action.
About the Organizations:
Fast-Aid is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing financial, educational and personal assistance to injured racers, support teams and their families as well as ensures the necessary support is in place to complete a thorough recovery and rehabilitation from motor sports racing incidents. www.fast-aid.org
Race for the Wounded exists to Honor, Educate, and Empower our Wounded Combat Veterans as well as help our Wounded Combat Veterans integrate and adjust back into society through competition. www.raceforthewounded.com
Green Army Motorsports driver Justin Davis has been racing in all forms of off-road racing since the age of 14. He became the youngest SCORE Champion in history winning the SCORE LITE Championship and Class 1 Championship at the ages of 17 & 18 respectively. In 2014, he will be competing in the #85 Rigid Industries Trophy Truck as well as the #1085 Rigid Industries Class 10 car at various races in the United States and Mexico. www.greenarmymotorsports.com