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August 15, 2022
Operation Motorsport with Skip Barber Racing to enter a pair of Honda Civic Type-R in the 2022 Race of Remembrance
Raleigh, NC (August 15, 2022) – On June 28th Operation Motorsport announced a return to the 2022 Race of Remembrance being held at Anglesey Circuit, Wales, UK. over Veteran’s / Remembrance Day Weekend: November 11-13. Also expanding the number of car entries from previous years from one to two, Operation Motorsport welcomed Skip Barber Racing School as the lead partner of the combined team.
Today we are extremely pleased to share the news that the Operation Motorsport entries into the 12-hour 2022 Race of Remembrance will be a pair of Skip Barber Racing Honda Civic Type-R. We are also excited to reveal the unique AndyBlackmoreDesigns team liveries for the pair of Honda Civic Type-R. Each having the same principle OpMo team livery, including the placement of the names of service members and veterans on each hood. The individual liveries on each team car will also be represented with United States and Canada specific livery cues. Each entry will include a team of Drivers, Beneficiary Crew members and supporters representing each country.
Returning for the ninth year to Anglesey Circuit, Wales, UK, the 2022 Race of Remembrance once again commemorates the sacrifices made by military service personnel and their families. This 12-hour endurance race features a Heroes dinner, night racing, and a trackside service in pitlane at 11am on Sunday, November 13th, 2022.
Operation Motorsport uses this event to bring our Beneficiaries together to use the skills and confidence built through motorsport immersion activations gained from multiple partnerships across the IMSA, SRO, and FEL Motorsport paddocks. Showcasing on the international stage, Operation Motorsport is the only North American veteran organization to take part in this unique event that provides a life-changing opportunity for our medically retired and wounded service members to connect with other veterans with shared experiences and challenges while pausing to remember the importance and reason behind Veteran’s/Remembrance Day.
As in 2019, the Foundation has launched an “Honoring Service” fundraising campaign. For $25, you can honor a military service member or veteran by having their name aboard one of the racecars. The goal is to carry 400 names of a current or past veteran or military member across the hood of both racecars. You can submit your hero’s name by texting 22pitcrew to 243725 (US) or 888-597-2477 (CDN) or by using the provided QR Code. Join Operation Motorsport today in supporting our medically retired and wounded service members and honor your hero by donating.
ABOUT THE SKIP BARBER RACING SCHOOL
With international racing experience, celebrated skill, and the firm belief that competitive race car driving was teachable, Skip Barber founded his legendary racing school in 1975. Since that first class, over 400,000 students have become racers and champions.
Today, we are the world’s largest automotive education and entertainment company offering driving and racing schools at the finest tracks in America. We operate the Skip Barber Formula Race Series, field championship race teams in TC and TC America, create innovative OEM programs that elevate the finest automotive marques, and produce corporate programs that build teamwork and recognize outstanding achievement.
No experience rivals the Skip Barber Racing School. For more information on our programs, call us at 866-932-1949 or visit us online at skipbarber.com.
ABOUT OPERATION MOTORSPORT
Operation Motorsport is a Veteran Led and Operated, 501(c)3 Not for Profit Foundation, based in Raleigh, North Carolina and Brighton, Ontario, serving American & Canadian service members and veterans and was founded on the basis of three simple words: Excite, Engage and Empower. The premise is to engage retiring Service Members and Veterans affected by military service, through Motorsport activities, using Team, Identity & Purpose to aid in their recovery. For more information and to donate, please visit www.operationmotorsport.org.
Photos: Brian Cleary – BCPix
Livery Design: Andy Blackmore – andyblackmoredesign