Former Congressman Allen West Supports Serket Racing Mission
April 30th, 2013
Wellington, FL April 30th, 2013 - SERKET Racing (www.serketracing.com), a new force in Porsche racing and the IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge by Yokohama, recently announced that former Florida Congressman Allen West expressed his support of the team and its mission in a statement released earlier this week.
Please see below for the full statement:
“I salute your efforts of SERKET Racing, your generous support of our returning warriors and your brave commitment to helping our brave heroes succeed and thrive. Ooh Rah!
While you no longer wear the uniform of a United States Marine, you have continued to honorably serve, through your business, your considerable charitable contributions and now your efforts on the track. I wish you the best of luck in the IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge by Yokohoma (I must admit I’m envious of your sweet ride).
After 22 years in the United States Army, I know what it means to serve and understand the challenges facing veterans when they leave the battlefield. God bless you for everything you have done, are doing and will continue to do for our warriors and for our country.
Steadfast & Loyal,
Allen B. West
Lieutenant Colonel (US Army, Ret.)
Member of Congress (2011-2013)”
About Allen West
Allen West is the third of four generations of military servicemen in his family. During his 22 year career in the United States Army, Lieutenant Colonel West served in several combat zones: in Operation Desert Storm, in Operation Iraqi Freedom, where he was a Battalion Commander in the Army’s 4th Infantry Division, and later in Afghanistan. He received many honors including a Bronze Star, three Meritorious Service Medals, three Army Commendation Medals and a Valorous Unit Award. In 1993 he was named the US Army ROTC Instructor of the Year.
After his retirement from the Army in 2004, Allen taught high school for a year before returning to Afghanistan as a civilian military adviser to the Afghan army, an assignment he finished in November 2007.
In November of 2010, Allen was honored to be able to continue his oath of service to his country when he was elected to the United States Congress, representing Florida’s 22nd District. As a member of the 112th Congress, he sat on the Small Business and Armed Services Committees and was instrumental in passage of the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act.
SERKET Racing (serketracing.com) is an organization based in Wellington, Florida, that races a 2012 Porsche GT3 cup car in conjunction with NGT Motorsport (ngtmotorsport.com). Beginning in 2013 Serket racing will compete in the IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge by Yokohama – the largest single-make racing series in North America. Started by former Marine Mark Llano, and Randy Webb, the Serket racing team competes with the goal of raising awareness and assistance for those who have honorably served and sacrificed for our country: military veterans and their families. Veteran owned and operated, SERKET Racing is aware of the obstacles that veterans face upon their return home and teams with numerous local, state and national charities to develop and implement innovative programs to assist these veterans and their families in their time of need.