POW MIA Racing Series
MyComputerCareer is proud to announce a new partnership with Team Johnson Motorsports’ #76 POW-MIA Freedom Car.
The Freedom Car is part of a joint effort to raise awareness for the cause of Prisoners of War and Missing in Action service members of the United States military. Reaching out to an audience of 75 million motorsports fans, Team Johnson, the Freedom Car drivers, and MyComputerCareer hope to inspire and educate others about this noble cause.
Latest Results for the #76 POW-MIA/MyCC Freedom Car
3/26/16: Easter Bunny 150 at Hickory Motor Speedway
Jake Spillers once again took the wheel of the POW-MIA Freedom Car sponsored by MyComputerCareer. Jake and Team Johnson Motorsports took the car to Hickory, NC, and the Hickory Motor Speedway. The goal for that Easter weekend was simple: win the Easter Bunny 150 PASS Series Super Late Model race.
The Freedom Car was in fine form during practice sessions on Friday and Saturday. Jake was able to post several sub-15-second lap times. By his estimate, the Freedom Car was “definitely one of the fastest cars on the track.”
Sadly, the weekend would come to a close with Jake and the Freedom Car left out of the final race. Two minor errors during time trials caused Jake to finish with a 15.1-second qualifying time. The POW-MIA Freedom Car was then bumped to the Last Chance qualifying race, a 15 lap contest to decide the last cars included in the main event.
Jake started in position 7 of the Last Chance qualifier and was able to move up to position 4 during the course of a heated race. But only the top 3 went on to compete in the Easter Bunny 150 on Sunday afternoon.
In spite of the disappointment, Jake remains confident and determined. “I know we have a car that can compete and win in these events,” he said. “We’ll come back that much stronger the next time.”
The founder of MyComputerCareer, Tony Galati, attended the race and was also optimistic. He had this to say:
“It wasn’t the outcome we hoped for today, but the Last Chance was a very exciting race and Jake did an awesome job! It’s like we tell our students: ‘there are always going to be challenges and setbacks, but the important thing is that you learn something from them, pick yourself up, and keep going.’ Jake definitely showed that persistence today and it’ll just make him better for the next race.”
Galati, along with the rest of the team, was glad as ever to get the cause of POW and MIA soldiers out there and into conversation.
2/12/16 – 2/19/16: World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing at New Smyrna Speedway
The Freedom Car is piloted by none other than Jake Spillers, a Holly Springs, NC, native. Jake had a great season last year driving the MyComputerCareer Pro Late Model #55 stock car under the guidance of Team Johnson’s own Jerick Johnson.
“We were all excited to see what Jake would do in his first race of 2016, and we weren’t disappointed,” said Tony Galati, President and Founder of MyComputerCareer, title sponsor of the POW-MIA Freedom Car.
Competing in the Pro Late Models division, Jake and Team Johnson started the week with a couple of practice and strategy sessions. Then it was time for a full week of racing.
Everything was going well the first night. Jake was in great position in the 24 car field, and he recorded the 6th fastest lap time before the first green flag. His night ended when the Freedom Car was caught in the first major wreck of the week, but Jake and the team remained optimistic. They spent all of the next day getting the car back in racing condition.
Endorsed by the American Legion–Indiana & Texas Departments
Jake and the rest of the team are eager to keep improving, and they’re already looking forward to the next race on March 26th. Jake will take the wheel once again for the Easter Bunny 150 super late model event at Hickory Motor Speedway. We all had fun watching Jake race down in Florida, and we’re looking forward to what the Freedom Car will do next.
More to come…
MyComputerCareer is Proud to Support Our Veterans
Our partnership with the Freedom Car and Team Johnson Motorsports is just another way we support the brave men and women who serve our nation’s military. The cause of POW-MIA is a heavy burden to bear, but it’s worth reminding as many people as we can that sometimes our soldiers pay the ultimate price in the line of duty.
MyComputerCareer is a fantastic choice for veterans looking to transition to civilian life by becoming an IT professional. If you sign up, you could be eligible for financial aid through the GI Bill and Veterans Administration programs. Together, we’re able to give our nation’s finest the tools they need to play a supportive role in the community and the workforce.
If you would like more information about our certification courses, our career services, or applicable financial aid programs, please get in touch with us. Don’t forget that we also have a free Career Evaluation if you want to know if you’re a good fit in the field of Information Technology.