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Castrol and Triumph Motorcycles Team Up To Support VETMotorsports Performance Match Fund

ATLANTA (April 8, 2015) – Castrol and Triumph Motorcycles America are pleased to announce a performance match fund to raise financial support and awareness for VETMotorsports, an Ohio-based 501(c)(3) status nonprofit organization that honors and empowers injured warfighters through active participation in motorsports.

Dubbed Castrol’s VETMotorsports Performance Match Fund, Castrol will award bonuses to VETMotorsports based on the on-track results of Triumph’s AMA Pro Flat Track and MotoAmerica teams during the 2015 race season. Those teams include Bonneville Performance and Latus Motors Racing. As part of the initiative, VETMotorsports also will place post-9/11 injured warfighters onto Triumph teams to serve as official crew members during race weekends.

“Race teams participating in the VETMotorsports program have positively affected the lives of over 45 injured warfighters,” said Peter Cline, Executive Director and Founder of VETMotorsports. “Having Castrol and Triumph as partners is not only exciting, but also assists us in our endeavor to reduce the shocking number of veterans we’re losing to suicide each day. We can’t thank the Triumph teams and their partners enough for embracing these injured warfighters and offering them renewed hope by having them be a part of a team again.”

To help offset transportation costs, VETMotorsports will receive $250 per weekend when an injured warfighter is placed on a Triumph team. VETMotorsports earns additional donations from top three finishes, pole positions, heat wins and more based on the results achieved by Triumph teams as outlined below:

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Castrol’s VETMotorsports Performance Match Fund

Win:  $1,250

2nd Place:  $625

3rd Place:  $400

Pole Position (MotoAmerica only):  $375

Dash for Cash Qualifier (Flat Track only):  $175

Fast Qualifier (Flat Track only):  $125

Heat Race Win (Flat Track only):  $125

Dash For Cash Win (Flat Track only):  $125

Veterans interested in participating in the VETMotorsports program must have sustained injuries while participating in Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom or Operation New Dawn and provide a DD214 and rating letter from the Veterans Administration.  Qualifying veterans may contact VETMotorsports at vetmotorsports@gmail.com.