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One Lap America Features Veteran Grudge Race: Marcus Luttrell (Navy) vs. Jarred Taylor (Air Force)

Tuesday, May 7th, 2019

Who:

JARRED TAYLOR VS. MARCUS LUTTRELL

What:

TIRE RACK ONE LAP AMERICA 2019 WILL FEATURE THE FIRST EVER VETERAN GRUDGE MATCH FEATURING

JARRED TAYLOR (AirForce) VS. MARCUS LUTTRELL (Navy)

When:

May 4th – 11th

Where:

• May 4/May 11: Tire Rack Skid Pad, South Bend, Indiana

• May 4: Grissom Air Force Base, Peru, Indiana

• May 5: Nelson Ledges, Garrettville, Ohio

• May 6: Road America, Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin

• May 7: Brainerd International Raceway, Brainerd, Minnesota

• May 8: Motorsports Park Hastings, Hastings, Nebraska

• May 9: Blackhawk Farms Raceway, South Beloit, Illinois

• May 10: NCM Motorsports Park, Bowling Green, Kentucky

Why:

Air Force veteran Jarred Taylor of Black Rifle Coffee teams with professional racer driver Steve Arpin to challenge Travis Pastrana and

Navy Seal Marcus Luttrell in this year’s One Lap America

Background: Loenbro Motorsports driver Steve Arpin will take his versatile racing skills across the United States in 2019, as he and cbdMD will team up with Black Rifle Coffee Company co-founder Jarred Taylor to take on this year’s Tire Rack One Lap of America. Arpin will share Taylor’s 2017 Ford Focus RS during the week-long trek across the United States, which will kick off on Saturday, May 4th and run through May 11th.

“I’m super excited to team up with cbdMD, Jarred Taylor and Black Rifle Coffee to make my One Lap of America debut,” said Steve Arpin. “It doesn’t get much cooler than getting to drive an awesome car like the Ford Focus RS across the country! But to be able to do it with the support of such an amazing group of partners and supporters will make it a downright incredible experience. Make no mistake; we’re in it to win it.

Arpin adds, “I know my longtime rally cross competitors Travis Pastrana and Blake “Bilko” Williams will be competing against us this year. They’re both great guys and fierce competitors, but I fully expect that Jarred and I will have everything it takes under the hood and behind the wheel to take them down!”

Jarrod Taylor of Black Rifle Coffee states, “Travis and Marcus Luttrell have no clue what is about to hit them; in terms of competition of course. Sure I have zero experience behind the wheel of a race car but I have years of Xbox experience playing racing video games and that’s pretty much the same. I have even packed the glove box full of tissues for Marcus for his post race tears.”

Arpin and Taylor’s Ford Focus RS has the support of some of the automotive industry’s premier brands behind them, including many that sponsor Arpin’s Americas Rally Cross exploits. The Ford Focus RF features a custom tune from SCT Performance to maximize its horsepower, ENEOS lubricants to keep it running strong through a grueling week of driving and Toyo Tires’ Proxes R1R tires designed to destroy the competition. Arpin and Taylor will also be equipped with Harris Radio equipment as they document and live stream the races; giving fans an inside look at what it takes to conquer one of America’s most fun and challenging events for street cars.

The 35th running of the One Lap of America promises to be an exciting one. With a packed field, some very talented drivers in the world’s most advanced street cars, and a great route packed with challenging tracks, the competition will be fierce and fun. If you are local to any of the venues please feel free to come on out. If you can’t make it out in person, be sure to follow all of the action on the One Lap of America Facebook page, featuring daily live streams, team interviews, behind the scenes moments and an abundance of trash talking.

Be sure to visit www.onelapofamerica.com for competition times and public viewing information

After the conclusion of One Lap of America, don’t miss Arpin and the Loenbro Motorsports team as they run for the 2019 Americas Rallycross championship, starting with the Cooper Tires ARX of Mid-Ohio at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on June 8-9. Tickets for selected rounds of the championship are on sale now via www.arxrallycross.com.

Be sure to follow Steve Arpin, Jarred Taylor, Loenbro Motorsports, and cbdMD on social media:

• Facebook: Steve Arpin, Jarred Taylor, Loenbro Motorsports, cbdMD, Black Rifle Coffee

• Twitter: @stevearpin, @loenbroracing, @jtarticle15, @cbdmd_usa, @Blackriflecoffee

• Instagram: @arpin00, @jtarticle15, @loenbromotorsports, @cbdmd.usa, @blackriflecoffee @marcusluttrell

2nd Annual SIG SAUER and Special Forces Fundraiser Event

Thursday, May 2nd, 2019

The 2nd Annual SIG SAUER and Special Forces Event will be held Saturday, June 1st at SIG SAUER Academy in Epping, New Hampshire. It is a one-on-one shooting experience with Special Forces Green Berets and SIG SAUER Instructors which includes Close Quarters Battle, Advanced Defensive Rifle, Sniper, and more.

100% of the proceeds from the 2nd Annual SIG Sauer and Special Forces benefits the  Green Beret Foundation.

Last Chance – American Suppressor Association Tac Day Raffle

Monday, April 29th, 2019

ASA is giving you a chance to win a Rugged Obsidian 9 suppressor paired with a Lipsey’s exclusive Glock 17 Gen 4 9mm handgun, all in FDE, and a match grade threaded barrel from Grey Ghost Precision. This raffle is Powered by Silencer Shop, meaning they’ll cover the winner’s $200 transfer tax! It’s like a tax refund miracle! Every dollar you spend on raffle tickets helps keep our dedicated team on the road, meeting with legislators, and working to advance pro-suppressor reform across the country!

Contest ends TUESDAY, APRIL 30, 2019, AT 11:59PM EST.

Visit americansuppressorassociation.com/last-call-american-suppressor-association-tax-day-raffle to enter and read contest rules.

SOC-F Auctions

Wednesday, April 10th, 2019

It’s that time of year again and the Special Operations Care Fund auctions are better than ever.

SOC-F is a 501(c)3, non-profit organization.

They are holding auctions of numerous items as well as offering opportunities to donate funds to support programs which improve the health and well being of Special Operators and their families.

Check them for it at e.givesmart.com.

Help Marco Gonzalez’ Son Come Home

Wednesday, February 20th, 2019

Many of you may know Marco Gonzalez from his time as a SEAL or at the helm of Global Defense Initiatives. You may know his son Luke as well, who is also a veteran.

Unfortunately, Luke was accused of theft while traveling in Thailand by a fellow American he had recently met. He was arrested and initially spent two months in a Thai jail. He is currently out on bail, awaiting trial in April, but can’t leave Thailand.

As you can imagine, legal assistance in this case is very expensive, as is providing a place for Marco and Luke to stay while this drags out. Some of Marco’s friends have set up a GoFundMe to help out and I encourage you to do so.

www.gofundme.com/bring-their-son-home

Fundraiser for Robert “RAT” Trivino

Tuesday, February 12th, 2019

Rob Trivino is a Retired US Army Special Operations Veteran and owner of Evergreen Mountain LLC. You may know him from training with him or reading his book, “A Warrior’s Path : Lessons In Leadership“.

Unfortunately, Rat recently suffered a stroke and cannot work. Some of his friends have set up a GoFundMe page to raise funds for his family during his recovery.

Please donate at www.gofundme.com/robert-quotratquot-trivino.

2nd Annual Memorial 3-Gun Registration Opens January 1st, 2019

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019

First 100 Active Duty Service Members to Sign Up, Shoot Free!

Ft. Bragg, N.C. – (January 2019)- The Memorial 3Gun Foundation is pleased to announce the 2nd Annual Memorial 3Gun Competition presented by Grey Ghost Precision, happening September 13 -15, 2019 at Gryphon Group Security Solutions in Maxton, North Carolina.

The purpose of this event is to bring the competitive shooting world together with current and past military members and their families to Remember, Honor, and Memorialize eight fallen heroes in the spirit of competitive shooting. All proceeds go directly to the families of the fallen soldiers honored at the competition.

The first 100 active duty service members to register for this event, will have their money refunded on the first day of competition. This is all possible because of Grey Ghost Precision, who generously donated 100 match slots to our service men and women.  

Competitors can expect a mix of traditional 3gun style stages and non-traditional types of

stages from classic “run and gun” to shooting from a moving vehicle or a parachute harness, and clearing obstacles.  This competition will expose competitors to situations they have never been placed in before, while at the same time honoring those who have sacrificed everything for our country.

• Registration: Registration opens at Noon, January 1st on PractiScore Click Here

• Who: Open to the public and all current/past military service men and women

• What: 2nd Annual Memorial 3Gun Competition

• Format: 10 Stages/ 3 Side Stages

o Little Bird Stage ($5.00 per raffle ticket for a slot.  This stage is tentative)

• Divisions:

o Tac Ops

o Open

• Entry Fee:  

o Gold Star family members shoot for free.

o $225.00 General Public

o $175.00 Current Military Members with proof of ID (ID must be shown at registration day of event).

• Sticker Contest: We are giving away two free slots.

o Rules are as follows: Take a unique picture using one of our stickers. Post the photo on Instagram.  Tag @memorial3gun and three shooting buddies in the post.  Hashtag the following #memorial3gun and #mem3guncontest1

o The best picture will win a slot and be announced on Memorial Day 2019, and  July 4th, 2019

• When: September 13-15, 2019

• Where: Gryphon Group Security Solutions, 16780 Airbase Rd, Maxton, NC 2836

About Memorial 3-Gun:

The mission of the Memorial 3Gun Foundation is to remember, honor, and memorialize fallen Special Operations soldiers through the world of competitive shooting. We want the families to know they are not alone during and after this tragic time. During our competition, we share stories and remember who these heroes were and the life they led. Every person who competes walks away with a sense of who each of these men were. All proceeds for our events go directly to the families of the fallen soldiers we are honoring at the event. We will never forget and not let anyone else forget, the ultimate sacrifice these brave men made for this country.  

To learn more about the Memorial 3Gun Foundation, visit us on the web at www.Memorial3gun.com and follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

SOC-F Weymouth Woods 100K Trail Run

Monday, December 31st, 2018

A team of special operations Soldiers are making this trail run on 19 January, 2019 to raise money for the nonprofit Special Operations Care – Fund. Please consider donating at www.soc-f.org/donate.