BSA Racing: Let’s Accelerate the Adventure All the Way to the 2013 Indy 500!

It is that time of year again, and we are excited to highlight one of our most visible months in Scouting—Indy 500 month.

Three years ago, BSA Racing made a huge impact on the national stage during one of the most watched sporting events in the world. That year, Alex Lloyd, the first BSA racing team driver, competed in what can simply be called one of the best drives in Indy 500 history.

Starting at the middle of the pack, Alex finished the 500-mile race in fourth place, the best finish ever in the more than 25-year history of Dale Coyne Racing (DCR). A blend of great driver skill and outstanding pit strategy allowed DCR, one of the smaller and less well-financed teams in the INDYCAR Series, to topple some of the biggest names and teams in the sport; or some might say it was the magic of the 100th anniversary celebration that fueled the historic performance. Either way, this effort was watched by nearly 300,000 spectators and several millions more worldwide, but equally important is that Scouts and Scouters from far and wide witnessed the BSA Racing team compete with skill, determination, and teamwork.

This month, we are excited that our 2013 season driver, Justin Wilson, is poised to represent BSA Racing on the biggest stage in sports. The 2013 Indy 500 is shaping up to be one of the most competitive in history and our driver has been one of the better drivers this year. Justin, after a great podium finish in Long Beach and an awesome top 10 showing in Brazil, is back in the heartland of America to represent Scouting’s nearly 5 million current members and nearly 50 million living alumni.

This platform continues to be one of the most visible for the BSA, and its science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) elements inspire youth to learn more about the sciences in a cool and exciting way. The BSA racing program impacts our organization like no other, and we continue to benefit from the positive national exposure and the high-level corporate connections this relationship provides.

Just like in years past, make sure you spread the word and tune in to ABC on Sunday, May 26, to watch the Indy 500 and cheer for the No. 19 Boy Scouts of America car, driven by superstar driver Justin Wilson. Also visit www.indycar.com to stay in the loop on all the exciting activities leading up to the historic 2013 Indy 500!

For more information on this program, please visit www.scouting.org/motorsports.aspx. If you would like to know more about some of our exciting corporate alliances sponsorships, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at corporate.alliances@scouting.org. We would love to hear from you.

One Response to BSA Racing: Let’s Accelerate the Adventure All the Way to the 2013 Indy 500!

  1. Linda O'Toole says:

    Do we have merchandise yet?????????? I want a T-Shirt!!!!

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