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Old 06-10-2013, 11:37 AM   #1
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Race For The Wounded

Race For The Wounded (RFTW) is going back to run the 1000 this year. We are working on getting two bikes running for the 1000, one pro and one sportsman. I am also working on getting some wounded vets into trucks. I am working with a team now that is talking about letting a vet navigate for the first part of the race. It seems to be working getting people into helping our wounded get into some good old racing!!

Last year as some of you know we raised over $40,000 for the Wounded Warrior Project. This year we are taking it in a new direction, we are starting our own non profit that will put money raised to help get vets into off road racing. Not only driving but also providing medical coverage, or as part of chase crews. We have also been looking at sending them to mechanical schools in hopes of landing them jobs on teams.

We have also updated our website with a volunteer page if any of you would like to help us out in any way. Being a new non profit we are not sure what we will be needing right now for help, please list your skills and I am sure that we can find something that we will need help on at one point or another.

I would like to thank everyone in the ADV community that has showed us so much support in the last year.
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Old 06-10-2013, 02:16 PM   #2
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I also want to add that we have a bunch of shirts from last years race. If anyone wants one for cheap send me a message. If there is enough people interested I will start another thread in vendors.

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Old 06-12-2013, 02:40 AM   #3
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Hey in this year's 1000, are you going to have rider who falls a lot? Has that position already been filled? I might know a guy.
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Old 06-14-2013, 07:37 AM   #4
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Hey in this year's 1000, are you going to have rider who falls a lot? Has that position already been filled? I might know a guy.
I hope not!!!! None of us are as durable as you!!
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Old 06-16-2013, 04:07 AM   #5
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Made the drive from Ga. to Tx. to get the race bike to John. He made the drive for Az. It looks as if we are only going to run one bike again due to cost. Man that drive sucked, made it in just under 48hrs. This is a pic on the Hwy. at a stand still after a bad crash, after about an hour they turned us around.
You can see the bike on the back of the jeep. John is going to be doing the prep this year. One thing that I know we are going to be doing is running Moose Bibs!! After Allan having 3 flats within 200 miles we won't be taking a chance again. "live and learn"
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Old 06-23-2013, 03:31 AM   #6
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Good call on the moose bibs. Would of given us a bit more wiggle room last year.
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Old 06-30-2013, 05:33 AM   #7
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Thought I would add some pics of Roger Normans shop. Took them when John and I went to the Dirt Live show. It was something, I can just dream about having a shop like this. I would like to say thank you to Roger, and George for having us on so we can tell people how to help wounded guys get into racing.
















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Old 06-30-2013, 05:39 AM   #8
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I forgot to add the pic of our new official logo!

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Old 07-07-2013, 04:17 AM   #9
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more logo pics

Hey all, we're also putting together subdued stickers and patches for our overseas friends.
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Old 07-07-2013, 06:19 PM   #10
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Looking at Roger's place you'd have to wonder if there any animals left in Africa. Been there though & have to tell you there's lots of wildlife.
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Hey guys it is getting close to the 1000 and RFTW is in high gear. We have just got Colin Edwards on with us!! Yep the Texas Tornado is backing RFTW, and will be auctioning a original signed drawing with all proceeds going to RFTW. He is also donating a 4 day slot to his riding school. We are not sure what we are going to do with it now. We might raffle it off in the hope that we make enough to get the guys in a truck for the 1000, or we might just put a wounded guy into the slot. If you have any ideas on a raffle our think it is a good idea please let me know.


We also have some great news, we will be having two wounded Marines riding with us this year!! 1SG Nick Hamm who is still active, and Jesse Williamson a double below the knee amputee. We are working on trying to setup a shifter for him now. If you know anyone that could help with this please let me know. John is prepping the bike this year so it is in Az. I hope he starts putting some pics of it up soon.

Nick and Jesse will be with us at the offroad expo in Ca. the 5th and 6th of Oct. if you are in the area stop by and meet them. We will be with KC Highlights.


We are also working with Engage Offroad to get two guys in a truck for the full race. I hope that if we do it is a better experience then Frog had!

We are now a non profit so if you know any companies that might want to help with sponsorship please send them our way. We will need every bit to get the guys into the truck.

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Old 09-01-2013, 09:03 AM   #12
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Our guy Owen is working on the engine. Hotrods donated a crank, rod, piston, rings and bearings. They were awesome, great company to deal with.

Once I get a chance I will get some pics of the engine. All we need now is a rekluse clutch and an electric shift setup for the double amputee guy. We are also waiting to get some Kibble White valves to finish buttoning her up.

Really cool that Colin Edwards has decided to help us out. We will be meeting with him in September to do our version of a Baja Boot Camp. Should be cool.

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Our guy Owen is working on the engine. Hotrods donated a crank, rod, piston, rings and bearings. They were awesome, great company to deal with.

Once I get a chance I will get some pics of the engine. All we need now is a rekluse clutch and an electric shift setup for the double amputee guy. We are also waiting to get some Kibble White valves to finish buttoning her up.

Really cool that Colin Edwards has decided to help us out. We will be meeting with him in September to do our version of a Baja Boot Camp. Should be cool.

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Hey all, we're also putting together subdued stickers and patches for our overseas friends.
Got any of these decals available yet?
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Old 09-02-2013, 07:33 AM   #15
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Got any of these decals available yet?
Hiker,

We will be getting more in soon and will post up as soon as we have them. We should have the t-shirts and Koozies up on the website soon (I hope by the end of Sep) in the gear page.
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