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Veterans Use Racing to Get on the Right Track

When this veteran reached the finish line on his tour of duty, his race was far from over. Now he uses the racetrack to put some of his past in the rear view.

Posted: May. 19, 2018 4:06 PM
Updated: May. 20, 2018 10:15 AM

WHITE CITY, Ore.- Warriors on Track PacWest is a non-profit that helps veterans re-adjust after returning from active service abroad.

Bryan Canon, a local veteran, says "When you go to war, it's an extremely high adrenaline for a long period of time and there is a preparation that goes into it in order to pull it off and and make missions happen and succeed. And with the racecars there's a ton of preparation."

The organization gives access to treatment, counseling and job training. There are also recreational events to help veterans heal faster and find a peaceful way to transition back. 

That includes meditation, outdoor group activities, and for a lucky group, training to become the pit crew on a professional motorsports team.

Canon says the racing is therapy and a unique way to re-build the comradery lost after leaving active service.

If you'd like to donate to benefit veterans in our area, click here

For a look at the local branch, you can find that here.

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