I had the opportunity this past week to sit in an Indy 500 racecar. It's a snug fit! The car wraps around you like a latex glove as you sit inches off the ground. You can feel the power and the excitement.
The Kingdom Racing Indy Race Team recently had a Board of Directors meeting in our National Write Your Congressman board room. Randy Ford, our Chief Operating Officer, is on their Board of Directors. It's an impressive ministry.
Kingdom Racing's mission is to change people's lives through on and off track motorsports events. With a primary goal to form a full-time IndyCar Series team and, combined with the help of national partners and Christian entities, reach 1,000,000 men for Jesus Christ. In 2008 and 2009, Kingdom Racing made history as the first "faith vision" organization to ever compete in the Indianapolis 500. Through it's successful race history, the team is gathering the attention of major partners to help with the execution of this mission.
I had the pleasure of meeting drivers Brandon Wagner and Davey Hamilton. Davey's story is a testimony to the healing power of our Lord. Indiana resident, Davey Hamilton, a nine-time Indy 500 veteran and winner in numerous racing divisions is an Owner/Partner with Kingdom Racing. His career as a driver nearly ended following a devastating crash at Texas Motor Speedway in 2001. After 23 operations and 5 years of rehabilitation, his return to the Indy 500 is one of the most inspiring stories in the history of the speedway.
"I can do all things through Him who strengthens me."