Braselton's Petit Le Mans features veteran-themed activities

Some of the world’s best and toughest drivers will be in Braselton this week, taking part in the 24th Annual Motul Petit Le Mans. But with Veterans Day falling in the middle of this year’s event, veterans and active service members will also get the "victory lane" treatment at Road Atlanta over the next four days.


The 24th Annual Motul Petit Le Mans takes over Road Atlanta from Wednesday, Nov. 10 through Saturday, Nov. 13, bringing four days of racing action to the famed North Georgia course. Included on the schedule are the FOX Factory 120 on Friday and the grueling 10-hour IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship on Saturday.

Typically held in October, this year’s later date means Veterans Day will fall on the second day of the event; track officials say they’re using the unique opportunity to honor those who have served our country. Veterans and active service members are invited to a drop-in hospitality event on Thursday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Tower Paddock chalet, open to those attending that evening’s practice. Race teams competing in the IMSA season finale will also include an honorary team member from the military during Saturday’s pre-race ceremonies.

Road Atlanta’s gates open Wednesday and all action leads up to the 10-hour endurance race on Saturday, starting at 10:10 a.m. — and fan activities including the Fan Zone, autograph sessions and a food village will be open throughout the event. 

For details on this year’s Motul Petit Le Mans, click here. And click the video player to check out our morning at Road Atlanta, getting a preview of this year’s big event!

FOX is also supporting veterans and U.S.VETS

U.S.VETS launched its campaign called "Make Camo Your Cause" to establish the camouflage print as the official symbol to honor its veterans.

"Camo was designed to conceal and protect our soldiers in combat. Today, in America we wear camouflage to stand out from the crowd and to demonstrate our patriotism and pride," the organization wrote. "With your support, #HONORUSVETS will give camo a new meaning, showing the community you believe our veterans deserve every opportunity to live with dignity and independence."

The organization encourages employees and customers to wear camo clothing and share their message on Veterans Day.

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How to get involved

FOX Corporation and its employees are working with U.S.VETS to support their "Make Camo Your Cause" campaign by spreading awareness to the campaign and wearing camo to support the cause on Veterans Day.

In order to bring visibility and awareness to the campaign, FOX is asking businesses to purchase apparel from U.S.VETS online shop and wear camo with U.S.VETS this Veterans Day and post on social media using #HONORUSVETS. U.S.VETS is also looking for volunteers in the fight against veteran homelessness.

"If you are compassionate, hardworking, or just looking for a way to give back to the community, volunteering at a U.S.VETS location would be a rewarding experience for you," U.S.VETS wrote.

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The national nonprofit relies on corporate and community support to help reach its goal through partnerships including direct financial contributions, employee giving and matching gifts, campaigns, grants and employee volunteer engagement.

In addition, employers can "hire a vet" through the U.S.VETS Career Network, which connects professional and student veterans with lasting careers they love. 

Donations to the organization can also be made on its website

U.S.VETS is the largest nonprofit organization with boots on the ground to combat America’s veteran homeless crisis head-on. Its comprehensive approach provides housing, counseling, career and supportive services to help U.S. veterans rebuild and thrive.

The organization has 32 sites across 11 regional locations in California, Nevada, Arizona, Hawaii, Texas, and Washington D.C. and offers temporary and permanent housing solutions and comprehensive services to veterans and their families nationwide.

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