Hot Shot’s Secret Announces Battle Scarred Motorsports Contest, Donation

Hot Shot’s Secret has made a $6,000 donation to Battle Scarred Motorsports (BSM) and is launching a new online contest open to veterans and first responders, the company announced.

Battle Scarred Motorsports, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, provides veterans and first responders with a motorsports experience either racing on a track or working in the pits.

Hot Shot’s Secret’s $6,000 scholarship will allow up to six people to participate in a motorsports experience, with $5,000 given directly to Battle Scarred Motorsport to assist in funding five racers in 2022. The remaining $1,000 scholarship will co-fund an online contest with BSM to reward one first responder or veteran from any of the branches of service the opportunity to race at the NOLA Motorsports Park in Avondale, Louisiana in The Big Easy Enduro at NOLA, a 7-hour Champ Car Endurance Series race that will be held the weekend of Nov. 18-20.

The winner of the Hot Shot’s Secret online contest will be given a fully paid trip that includes transportation, lodging and meals in addition to a fully paid scholarship to race. To nominate a veteran or first responder to win this race experience, entrants must provide information about why the nominee would appreciate this experience and upload a photo or video here.

Entries will close on Oct. 10 and a winner of this contest will be announced on Oct. 13. All entries must be available to accept this prize and be willing to race on the designated weekend so consent must be granted on the form to be considered.

The transition from active duty to civilian life is difficult, but even more so for disabled veterans. Veterans are twice as likely to commit suicide than civilians,” said Kyle Fischer, Hot Shot’s Secret director of branding and promotions said. “This is why we have long been a supporter of Battle Scarred Motorsports and other veteran causes so that we can help them re-acclimate to civilian life and regain a sense of purpose. Racing provides ‘adrenaline therapy’ and a sense of camaraderie that is transformative.”

“Our mission is to support veterans and first responders with a renewed sense of purpose and zest for life,” said Brian Czech, BSM founder and CEO. “The transformations we have witnessed by people who have participated have been incredible and they could not happen without the support we have received from Hot Shot’s Secret and our many other supporters. These funds will go far in rebuilding lives and giving more opportunity for our heroes to participate.”

A.J. Hecht

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