Summit Point Raceway, West Virginia

A Track Cross Competition to Support Disabled Veterans

For the first time. Ever. Anywhere. Military veterans (active duty included) will compete in an inter-Service motorsports competition on an actual raceway to support their fellow vets.  All funds raised from VetsRally4Vets will be used to support veterans struggling to beat Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

How Companion Dogs Help Veterans with PTSD

PTSD triggers depression and social isolation.  Owning a dog lifts the owner’s spirit and helps reduce stress and depression.  Dogs are being trained to awaken owners when they sense impending anxiety events.  Dogs help people feel better by providing loyal companionship, which reduces the overall mental anguish and depression of veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Each dog we provide gives a PTSD veteran these critical benefits:

A loyal companion when depression and anxiety take over,
A good reason to get out of the house, spend time outdoors, meet new people,
A trusted companion for fun and stress reduction, and
A way to express emotional love and compassion

Every veteran we can team with a dog provides benefits to two lives: an emotionally vulnerable veteran and a rescued dog!

VetsRally4Vets Overview

Meet Us Along the Way

The rally begins at American Legion Post 43 in Hollywood, California, and takes the southern route across the US, stopping at American Legion posts to highlight the importance of PTSD prevention and veteran suicide awareness.

The tentative route includes stops in Phoenix, El Paso, Austin, New Orleans, Tallahassee, Jacksonville, Talladega, Chattanooga, Gatlinburg, and Lexington, VA.

Tell us if you know a great driving route near these stops and we’ll plan a local rally.

Email us a 2021SummitPoint @ VetsRally4Vets.com

First-Ever!
Inter-Service Motorsports Competition

Rally Overview Information Here

June 26, 2021 will be the first annual inter-Service Motorsports competition. The format is a Track Cross and we have room for just 80 drivers divided equally among the 8 uniformed Services.

Registration will open in April or as soon as we are certain COVID-19 will permit the event. Email us a 2021SummitPoint @ VetsRally4Vets.com to reserve your spot.

Brought to You by DVEN and GET FAST Events

The Disabled Veteran Empowerment Network (DVEN) and GET FAST Events are teaming up to host the inaugural VetsRally4Vets Rally. You get the best of both worlds — an event that supports a great cause and an incredibly fun day at the track!

Drivers Will Compete as members of their Service Team

Which Service will emerge as the Top Dog?

Army? Air Force? Navy? Marine Corps? Coast Guard? National Guard? The United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps? National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Commissioned Officer Corps?

One Service will be Crowned TOP DOG! 🏆

Some persistent, dedicated, skillful, fun-loving teams will walk away with the following Top Dog Awards:

1. Overall Top Dog Trophy

2. Top Fundraising Team

3. Top Track Cross Team [each class]

4. Most Participants in the Cross Country Stops

5. Most Outrageous Team Uniform [think 24 Hours of Lemons]*

*  http://bit.ly/GoldLameatLemons

showing image of training for the 2021 VetsRally4Vets track cross competition at Summit Point Raceway

Safety & Prep

Full details on safety are contained in the FAQ section.  We will be complying with all Summit Point Raceway safety regulations.

This is a competition but we have structured the event to allow novice drivers to participate and bring real value to their team.

You don’t need a race car to participate.  In fact, we expect many participants to be using their daily driver.  

Question? Email us at 2021SummitPoint @ VetsRally4Vets.com.

FAQs

Trackcross, TrackCross, Circuitcross – these are different names for the same events we’ve been providing since the mid-2000s at VIRginia Int’l Raceway, Summit Point Motorsports Park, and Dominion Raceway. The idea is that we put on two half-day autocrosses for street cars except they’re not in a parking lot with cones, they’re on a twisty section of permanent road course without cones – and without work assignments! “Lots of runs and lots of fast fun” has always been the plan; these events are perfect for beginner/novice drivers and there is literally no cheaper or easier way to run for times on an actual racetrack.

Trackcross, TrackCross, Circuitcross – these are different names for the same events we’ve been providing since the mid-2000s at VIRginia Int’l Raceway, Summit Point Motorsports Park, and Dominion Raceway. The idea is that we put on two half-day autocrosses for street cars except they’re not in a parking lot with cones, they’re on a twisty section of permanent road course without cones – and without work assignments! “Lots of runs and lots of fast fun” has always been the plan; these events are perfect for beginner/novice drivers and there is literally no cheaper or easier way to run for times on an actual racetrack.

Top speed is set by driver skill, course used that day, type of car, modifications to car, and more. With this series we focus on “the twisty bits” (i.e. multiple technical sets of corners per run) instead of long straightaways. That said, you can certainly go much faster at these than you ever could legally on a public street and/or at a regular autocross. Click here to watch our Youtube playlist of Trackcross in-car videos and see how fast some drivers are going.

Yes, VetsRally4Vets is an inter-service competition for military veterans and active-duty servicemen and servicewomen.

We utilize our own basic classing system – explained when you register for one of these events – that separates cars into more than a dozen classes based on engine size, drivetrain configuration, modifications, level of competition preparation, tire choice, and driver experience level. We calculate championship points for each class in each series and award season trophies to the highest finishers in the classes with the most competition. Classing is truly to have a more specific way to look at results.

We only recommend full-face helmets with the latest Snell SA rating. Open face helmets are not recommended and may be prohibited soon. All helmets should have at least the Snell M2010/SA2010 or newer rating and be in good condition. Please verify that your helmet has the brown or orange Snell sticker inside under the liner because that’s what we look for.

We limit registration so we can average about 80 drivers per event, this is to make sure everyone gets plenty of runs on the course. Some events are bigger due to demand/season and some are smaller but typically you can expect not more than 35-40 cars in each heat.