Texas A&M University’s Reveille Racing and VETMotorsports will be collaborating in the Indy Autonomous Challenge competition that is scheduled for Oct. 23 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. By working together, Reveille Racing is hoping to bring more awareness of the work done by VETMotorsports in helping veterans with physical and emotional wounds, the organization said.
The Indy Autonomous Challenge is a $1.5 million dollar prize competition to win a head-to-head, high-speed autonomous race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The teams will race a modified, fully autonomous Dallara IL-15 at speeds up to 185 mph in a 20-lap race. The race is co-organized by Energy Systems Network (ESN) and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, with the support of Clemson University IU-CAR, Dallara and the Juncos Racing Team.
Lance Decker is Reveille Racing’s project manager as well as a Pat Tillman Foundation Scholar and Dwight D Eisenhower Transportation Research Fellow studying at Texas A&M. “I really believe that the strength of our nation lies on the shoulders of veterans, and we really owe it to them to help soothe the pain they face day in and day out from their service to our nation,” says Decker. “We hope that this partnership with VETMotorsports will bring new supporters to them and show how clearly they are helping veterans.”
“We are happy to collaborate with Reveille Racing,” says Peter Cline, executive director and founder of VETMotorsports. “The team amplifies our message and brings awareness of veteran’s issues as part of their racing team focus. It really shows that they care for and honor the heroes of our nation as much as