MOORESVILLE, NC (6/5/12) Empire Racing LLC and American Heroes Racing will once again pay tribute to a special Fallen American Hero, PFC Joshua Klinger, of Easton, Pennsylvania. Klinger died on June 14, 2005 as a result of an explosion from an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations against enemy forces near Fallujah, Iraq. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.
To honor PFC Klinger, we will be carrying a “hero shot” photograph of PFC Klinger on the hood of the Ford Fusion Empire Racing LLC #82 ARCA entry that is driven by Sean Corr. “Empire Racing started this tribute campaign along with American Heroes Racing at Talladega,” said Corr. “We are honored that Joshua’s family is letting us pay tribute to an American Hero.”
Nick Igdalsky and Pocono Raceway will be hosting PFC Klinger’s family for the weekend. “We can’t thank Nick enough for supporting a local military hero,” said Empire Racing Team Manager, John Bellesfield. “PFC Klinger and I are from the same hometown of Easton, Pennsylvania, and this is just another way of recognizing our Military and the sacrifices they make each and every day.”
Empire Racing LLC and American Heroes Racing will host members of PFC Klinger’s family as honorary pit crew members for the ARCA Pocono 200. Upon the conclusion of the race, Klinger’s family will be presented with a hood replica of the #82 Ford Fusion. The hood will be signed by drivers, crew members, military members, and other dignitaries that will be present at the Pocono 200.
For information on American Heroes Racing, please visit their website at www.americanheroesracing.com to see how you can help with the cause. For more on Sean Corr, Empire Racing and marketing partnership opportunities for the 2011 racing season, please visit www.empireracingllc.com
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EMPIRE RACING TEAM CONTACT: John Bellesfield, Team Manager
PHONE: 704.914.7110 EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org AMERICAN HEROES RACING INC.
CONTACT John Birmingham, Operations Director