San Diego, CA
Story Source: The Mint 400
Medal of Honor recipient Sgt. Dakota Meyer is headed to Las Vegas, NV to race the Mint 400 on March 14th with the Roberts Racing Team. Dakota will be piloting the Roberts Racing #1588 Class One Car. Dakota earned his Medal of Honor during the battle of Ganjgal in Afghanistan where under fire he saved the lives of his fellow soldiers and civilians in an extraordinary act of bravery. The Medal of Honor is the United States of America’s highest military honor, awarded for personal acts of valor above and beyond the call of duty. The medal is awarded by the President of the United States in the name of the U.S. Congress to U.S. military personnel only.
“The Mint 400 is more than a race, it’s a demonstration of American ingenuity and resolve. The idea that we never quit is an inherent American trait that is upheld at its highest level by our veterans. That trait is also a inherent in off-road racing, we never quit. We are honored to have Dakota Meyer and all the other veterans who come compete in “The Great American Off-Road Race”. They have offered the greatest sacrifice in protecting our way of life,” stated Matt Martelli, Mint 400 CEO.
“I am excited to race The Mint 400 and help raise awareness at the plight of our veterans. I want to demonstrate that we are in fact not done with living life to its fullest. Twenty two veterans a day commit suicide, this is a tragedy we all need to work together to stop. I was nearly a statistic but now I am example of how to push on and live,” stated Dakota Meyer.
The Roberts Racing team will field three vehicles at the 2015 Mint 400 including Dale Dondel as the driver of the the #7 Trick Truck, Jared Robert as the driver of the #1585 Class one car and Sgt. Dakota Meyer will pilot the #1588 Class on car.
The Mint 400 is proud to celebrate American Veterans by supporting the following foundations:
Dakota Meyer Leadership Institute:
Hiring our Heroes:
War fighter Made:
We ask for your support in donating to these foundations to help support our veterans.
Race Photography By: Bink Designs