West Olive, MI. (June 29, 2013) – Greg Hutcheson/Grand Rapids Harley-Davidson Racing will assist Veterans Empowered Through Motorsports (VETM) in the AMA Pro Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson Series. Beginning July 12-14 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course event, the team will receive a disabled combat veteran crew member. These veterans will be fully integrated into the team as an active crew member. This past weekend at Barber Motorsports Park, the XR1200 teams of James Gang/Hoban Brothers Racing and M.O.B. Racing included disabled combat veterans local to the area.
Greg Hutcheson, rider of the #110 XR1200 and team owner, stated “The VETM crew has been awesome for the teams they’ve worked for in AMA paddock. I feel privileged and honored that one of these heroes will be joining the Greg Hutcheson/Grand Rapids Harley-Davidson Racing team. We’ll put their skills in the spotlight and show that disabled combat veterans have value. This is exciting stuff, and I’m glad to be a part of it.”
“Greg (Hutcheson) came to me last year about possibly working with VETM,” stated the Founder of Veterans Empowered Through Motorsports Peter Cline. “When Greg joined up with Grand Rapids Harley-Davidson Racing, we connected at Road America round and talked about working together. To have another team in the AMA Pro paddock to engage a veterans mind and body is fantastic. We look forward to working with Greg and the other teams at Mid-Ohio in July.”
About Veterans Empowered Through Motorsports (VETM): VETM is a recognized 501c3 tax exempt outreach program. VETM places combat veterans into motorsports events that are team-oriented, purposeful and goal driven with actual hands-on time. Motorsports by nature is a high energy and adrenaline-filled sport, and by engaging combat veterans we work with established skills and tools they acquired while deployed. VETM ensures our combat veterans are empowered and engaged; making them central components to our team operations and including as many care givers, peers and family members as possible.
VETM supporters are: Oxford Consulting Group, Drippin’Wet, Ellanet, Midwest Motorcyclist, Motion Pro, Optimum Print Solutions, Portfolio Creative, XR1200 Owners Group. To learn more about VETM please visit them on the web at www.tor-vetm.org or follow them on Facebook athttp://facebook.com/TeamOhioRacing, Twitter @TeamOhioRacing or Pinterest atpinterest.com/teamohioracing/.
Tax-deductible contributions can be made here http://www.crowdrise.com/vetm.
Grand Rapids Harley-Davidson Racing is proudly sponsored by: WFO Racing, Michigan Engineering, Goldfren Braking, Silkolene Lubricants, and Saddlemen.
About Greg Hutcheson: Greg is active in the West Michigan road racing scene, regularly attending races and track days at both Grattan Raceway and Gingerman Raceway. He is an instructor with the Team Chicago School held every spring at Grattan and is known to show up to various bike nights and events. He is approachable and accessible to your customers, fans, and staff. His motorcycle racing career spans over 20 years and includes over 100 plus Pro-Am race wins (NASB/FUSA, WERA, AMA-CCS, AHRMA). Highlights also include being a Daytona 200 Qualifier (AMA Pro Superbike 1996) and a string of success in the Harley Davidson Twin Sport series with National Podiums at Daytona, Road Atlanta, Pocono, Loudon, and Road America.