As we close out the first week of the new year everyone looks back at what happened last year. Six months ago, VRA came to be with the mission to be a resource and network for veterans in the racing community. Dec 30th the sitting board and officers were notified that a past board member, who had resigned, filed paperwork with the state of CA removing the whole board and all but one officer and made themselves CEO of the nonprofit. At that time everything VRA was shut down until the board and officers could discuss the next move. After a few working days we came to the decision the best use of time and resources would be to continue the original mission and use those resources to support the vets instead fighting over a name. So, board members and officers will continue while letting the name go to the new management, legal or not, which will be owned by a civilian. That new managements mission being to put together a group of local vets and civilians to race in the southwest deserts supporting his personal race program with his two utvs. Which will not have veterans in at all the races only selected friends of his.
While we work on the new name and build our board and officer staff with more leaders in the racing and veteran community, we want to thank all the supporters and sponsors who have helped reach so many veterans so far. And we hope to see everyone out there on the race track.