RIP Brave Warrior!
PGR Mission escorting Capt John Jay Brainard HOME
RIP Brave Warrior!
Headed to Bangor to join the Patriot Guard Riders in escorting home Captain John “Jay” Brainard III of Newport, ME. Another mighty warrior called home far too soon! Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends!
Working out the schedule for June and into July. Escorting fallen American Hero Capt. Jay Brainard from Bangor to Newport with the Maine Patriot Guard tomorrow. Going to try and take the car to a few of the Maine Military memorials over the next few days too. Perhaps a stop at Cole’s Land Transportation Museum fits right in with that! WWII air show at the Bangor Aviation facility on Sunday. NC bound mid-week for a car show and event at Roush Yates, and Faith, Family, and Freedom at the Charlotte Dragway on the 23rd. Another huge military event the following weekend in SC.
All the while planning and working on upcoming tribute races and sponsorship packages.
Sean Corr was impressive as always today in Pocono at the ARCA event!!! We have been put in a box on the horsepower side of things by rules we have no control over, and he was out there running down cars with 30+ HP more than we had to offer. Ben made some great calls, and the Empire Racing team was pulling through and even pulling off stops like the garages on the other end of pit road could do!!! Sean had a serious shot at the top 5, and had EASILY a top 7 car ALL day!!! Impressive with what we had to work with in the rule department! Faulty equipment with 3 to go cost us about 5 spots, but Sean and the team kept their composure and brought home the #82 in one piece with no major problems!
It TRULY is an honor to work with such a GREAT team!!! We have accomplished more in the last 3 months than I ever dreamed, and I am so STOKED to see what’s next!!!
Phil, Sharon, and all of Joshua Klinger’s family were extremely happy with the program, and it was an honor to run LCPL Klinger’s photo on the hood and to host his family and friends at the track!!!
Sean, JC, Uncle John, JB, Grace, Aunt Cathy, and the WHOLE Empire crew… THANK YOU!!!