Boehm Supports Operation Motorsport and Celebrates Teamwork at the 2022 Race of Remembrance
Anglesey, Wales (November 13, 2022) – Two-time touring car champion and CrowdStrike Racing/AWS driver Kevin Boehm closed out a winning 2022 season by participating in the 2022 Race of Remembrance (RoR), held November 11-13, 2022, at Anglesey Circuit, Wales, UK with the non-profit veterans organization, Operation Motorsport.
For the RoR event, Boehm was one of eight drivers representing the USA and Canada. Operation Motorsport was the only North American team competing in the 12-hour sports car endurance race, which was highlighted by a pit lane Remembrance Service on Sunday morning.
The Operation Motorsport team was composed of Canadian and American active duty military personnel, veterans, Skip Barber Racing School staff, donors, and drivers like Boehm, who was invited / sponsored to lend engineering support and drive as a member of the team by Amazon Web Services (AWS). The team fielded two Honda Racing / HPD Civic Type R TCs for the event and the liveries of both cars featured the names of more than 600 active duty military, veterans, and loved ones on the hoods, including major contributions from the veterans’ groups at AWS and CrowdStrike.
Although many of the team’s beneficiaries had not met before the event, they competed against many well prepared and professional teams and finished P6 and P8 in class (P8 and P12 overall). This exceeded expectations and demonstrated the power of veteran recovery through motorsport.
“We’ve been working with Operation Motorsport since 2020, aiding in the recovery of their beneficiaries by embedding them within the CrowdStrike Racing/AWS team throughout the race season,” Boehm said. “Thanks to our partnership with AWS and our shared vision for helping wounded warriors, I was thrilled to participate in the Race of Remembrance with Operation Motorsport. At race events we typically focus on competing, but at the Race of Remembrance, the focus was on teamwork, recovery, setting the beneficiaries up for success, honoring our veterans, and remembering the fallen. Enormously proud of the work our beneficiaries did at the event–you enabled the team to carry the names on the hoods of the cars with honor.”
Operation Motorsport beneficiaries will continue to work with the CrowdStrike Racing/AWS team, including Boehm, during the 2023 race season.
Race of Remembrance will return next year, November 10th-12th, 2023.
Operation Motorsport announced its driver lineup for the upcoming Race of Remembrance (RoR) to be held November 11-13, 2022, at Anglesey Circuit, Wales, UK. Operation Motorsport is the only North American team competing in the 12-hour sportscar endurance race, which is highlighted by a pit lane Remembrance Service on Sunday morning. The team will field two Skip Barber Racing Honda Civic Type – R with eight drivers representing the USA and Canada highlighting for Foundations first time, two Beneficiary drivers – Hunter Reeve, Theo Bruulsema, Kevin Boehm, Travis Hill, Mike Stillwagon, John Weisberg, Jason Bivins, and Huw Leahy. Read more.
Teaming with valuable program that engages ill, injured service members in motorsport.
SUNNYVALE, CALIF. (Feb. 23, 2021) – With SRO America’s sportscar championship season premiering next week, CrowdStrike Racing will ride into it with a continued association with Operation Motorsport for 2021.
A not-for-profit organization, Operation Motorsport provides a chance for veterans to use their skill sets in a variety of areas including paddock operations, car and tire prep, marketing, social media and other key areas that are part of a racing program.
With the success of Operation Motorsports’ engagement with the Boehm Racing program in 2020, introducing beneficiaries to additional features of the DXDT Racing program is a critical next step in accelerating the program. For 2021, CrowdStrike Racing entries proudly will have four service members as part of its ranks. Staff Sgt. William Babineau (Ret.) and Staff Sgt. Katrina Williams will work with the CrowdStrike/AWS/DXDT Racing Mercedes-AMG GT3s. Both will gain hands-on motorsport experience working on the car of George Kurtz and Colin Braun in Fanatec GT World Challenge America Powered by AWS.
Kevin Boehm will welcome Sgt Cody Reinecker (Ret.) and OpMo newcomer Chief Master Sergeant (Ret.) Craig Neri to the crew of the No. 9 CrowdStrike/AWS/DXDT Honda Performance Development Civic Type R TC for the TC America Powered by Skip Barber Racing Schools championship.
TC America rookie Kevin Boehm came into the season with confidence he could contend for wins and podiums, but never expected his 2020 season to play out the way it did. "Just to be here was a dream season," said Boehm after a win at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. "To start pulling out some wins and then podiums made it even better. And then to be able to pull it together to clinch it one race early. Honestly, it's unreal. I'm an engineer, I took a ton of math classes, and still I almost don't believe the math right now. I'm absolutely thrilled!”
The season started well for the #9 Boehm Racing Honda Civic Si driver, grabbing six 4th places finishes in the first seven races of the season. But then something really clicked at Road America during the season half of the season, where Boehm won his first race, then went on to win five straight, six wins in the last eight races of the season.
“It feels overdue! It’s great to finally put it together this weekend. We had a great qualifying run, and luckily we were able to keep it together here today and grab the win!” said Boehm after his first win at Road America.
INDIANAPOLIS (Oct. 6, 2020) – In a season full of highlights, CrowdStrike Racing saved its best for last. Drivers and teams under CrowdStrike closed the 2020 SRO Motorsports America season with four victories, six podiums and two championships at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
CrowdStrike Racing Increases Support of Veteran Initiatives with Operation Motorsport
SUNNYVALE, CALIF. (Aug. 27, 2020) – CrowdStrike is upping its commitment to military veterans with plans for long-term support of Operation Motorsport – a key program within racing that aids service members as they transition into the civilian workplace.
A pair of military veterans – Staff Sgt. Chad Failing (Ret.) and Staff Sgt. William Babineau (Ret.) – will be part of the CrowdStrike Racing crew on Kevin Boehm’s No. 9 CrowdStrike/AWS/DXDT Honda Performance Development (HPD) Civic Si effort for the remaining 2020 rounds of the Touring Car America (TCA) class, a companion series to GT World Challenge America Powered by AWS in SRO Motorsports America.
Boehm joined up with the Operation Motorsport team to add racing commentary for the eMotorsport iRacing event at virtual Daytona International Speedway. The event featured a 30-minute open practice, a 10-minute qualifying session, and a 30 lap / 70-minute race. The race can be watched above or on the Operation Motorsports YouTube channel.
Our friends at Operation Motorsport are celebrating their third anniversary! Check out the video for a special update what they've accomplished over the past three years and what they plan to do, next.
Last weekend, Boehm joined up with the Operation Motorsport team to add racing commentary for the eMotorsport iRacing event at Laguna Seca. Operation Motorsport declared the event a success, with fans tuning in to watch two hours of racing, including a 30-minute open practice, a 10-minute qualifying session, and a 45 lap / 70-minute race. The race can be watched above or on the Operation Motorsport YouTube channel.
Operation Motorsports is a non-profit serving Canadian and American service members. The organization is supported by the SRO America series and is partnered with CrowdStrike Racing. To keep beneficiaries engaged during these difficult times, Operation Motorsports created an eMotorsport league on iRacing. Participants can join as a driver or as a spectator. Click here learn more about their eMotorsport Diversionary Therapy Program.
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