This Saturday at Lee USA Speedway, Sam Rameau and the Rameau Motorsports team have a special reason to compete in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour 175-lap race. The third race of the season for the group will take place on Memorial Day weekend, as Rameau and the No. 06 team honor Captain Ross A. Reynolds, a fallen hero who passed away in 2022 in combat.
While serving the United States of America, Captain Ross A. Reynolds, United States Marine Corp, was a MV-22B Osprey Pilot with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 261. He passed away in March of 2022 as a result of injuries sustained when his Osprey aircraft went down in the Arctic Circle in Norway. Formerly of Leominster, Mass., Captain Ross died March 19, 2022. He and his “Raging Bulls” squadron were participating in NATO training exercises at the time. He is a true hero who gave the ultimate sacrifice for the United States.
The team will have special t-shirts in the pit area on Saturday at Lee and is hoping to see many of the local race fans and general public join them at Lee USA Speedway for this special event in New Hampshire. All NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour cars will carry the name of a fallen hero for the race. The event, with a Kentucky Derby theme, titled the Granite State Derby, will also have multiple remembrance ceremonies for fallen heroes during the day. Multiple Gold Star families are also going to be in attendance. Racing begins at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday.
"We're honored to have Captain Ross A. Reynolds on the car for Lee during what will be a special event," Rameau said. "As we celebrate Memorial Day, we must remember all of those who have lost their lives serving this country and also all of those who are currently serving and their families. It's very important to our race team to have a great run for Ross and his family. Ross and all others who have been lost and continue to serve are true heroes for this great country."
Saturday's racing at Lee USA Speedway includes practice, qualifying and the 175-lap Granite State Derby race. The main event is scheduled to go green at 7:45 p.m., live on FloRacing.TV. Advance tickets for the race are available at JDVProductions.com and will also be available at the track on race day.
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