Mail Terminal Services, owned by avid drag racers Rodger and Karen Comstock, has expanded its role for 2013 on the Don Schumacher Racing Funny Car driven by NHRA Funny Car world champion Jack Beckman.
MTS will use exposure on Beckman's record-setting Dodge to promote the Mail for Wounded Warriors and Hire a Hero programs. MTS will have postcards at Beckman's pit area and in Don Schumacher Racing hospitality pavilions at each of the 24 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series national events for fans to write notes to America's heroes.
The Mail for Wounded Warriors/Hire a Hero MTS Dodge will debut its primary sponsorship on Feb. 22-24 at the NHRA Arizona Nationals near Phoenix and run at six other national events. At the other 17 NHRA Mello Yello events, the Mail for Wounded Warriors message will be prominently displayed on Beckman's car.
MTS not only will deliver the cards to wounded warriors, but also will donate $1 to the Wounded Warriors organization for each postcard that fans complete at NHRA Mello Yello events.
The postcards and a kiosk at Beckman's pit will be available at all 24 events beginning Feb. 14-17 at the season-opening O'Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Winternationals presented by Super Start Batteries in Pomona.
"MTS will have a kiosk available for NHRA fans to participate in this worthwhile program," said Rodger Comstock, president and chief executive officer of Mail Terminal Services. "We will supply postcards for fans to express gratitude, support, encouragement, and thanks to those who sacrificed for our freedom.
"Mail Terminal Services, with the support of our partner Don Schumacher Racing, will honor service members injured while on duty fighting for our country. Postcards with words of encouragement and support will be sent to wounded warriors in areas hosting the 24 NHRA national events.
"We want to get out the word about the great work done by the Wounded Warriors organization.
"This is one way MTS and DSR can demonstrate our support to all the troops who served and were injured defending our country. They deserve to receive encouraging words from their countrymen and patriotic NHRA fans."
For team owner Don Schumacher, the Mail for Wounded Warriors program perfectly complements DSR's commitment to supporting the nation's troops.
"Rodger and Karen are longtime supporters of Jack and DSR, and we could not be more proud to help our wonderful fans provide support for the wounded warriors who have given so much to our country," said Schumacher.
"I fully support the MTS Mail for Wounded Warriors and Hire a Hero programs. Everyone at DSR and MTS will work hand in hand to get this project under way in Pomona and continue it throughout the 24-event season."
MTS is not new to helping the military know how much the country supports them whether in a war zone or readjusting to life at home. The Comstocks are patriotic Americans who have utilized their successful MTS business to support American troops before.
Beginning in 2007, MTS used Beckman's Funny Car as a 300-mph billboard to generate nearly 1 million postcards sent to troops stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan through its Mail from Home campaign.
At a classic car auction two weeks ago in Scottsdale, Ariz., the Comstocks donated a high-performance '93 Ford Mustang race car wrapped in a camouflage paint scheme with the names of fallen heroes that raised $5,000 for the Wounded Warrior Project.
For information on the MTS/Mail for Wounded Warriors campaign, contact Karen Comstock, firstname.lastname@example.org, or log on to MailTerminalS.com. For information on the Wounded Warrior Project, log on to WoundedWarriorProject.org.