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First Air Force Indy Car gets ready to race

  • Published
  • By Tech. Sgt. Jennifer Buzanowski
  • Air Force Public Affairs Agency
The first Air Force-themed Indy race car debuts Sunday at Long Beach, Calif., courtesy of Luczo Dragon Racing - owners of race car no. 2.

Luczo Dragon Racing, corporately-sponsored by Seagate Corporation, will display the Air Force Symbol during the 2009 race season, including the Indy 500. 

"The Air Force jumped on the opportunity to promote the service and gave permission to the race team to place the Air Force symbol on the Indy Car, related team uniforms, pit equipment, team signage, T-shirts, hats and die cast cars," said Jessica O'Haver, chief of the Air Force Trademark & Licensing Office.

"I see a lot of requests for Air Force-themed products cross my desk each week such as hats, T-Shirts and novelties; however, it's not every day I have the opportunity to license something as exciting as an Indy race car," said O'Haver.

Air Force Indy Car schedule:

April 19 - Long Beach, Calif.
April 26 - Kansas City
May 24 - Indianapolis 500
Aug. 1 - Kentucky Speedway
Aug. 29 - Chicago
Sept. 19 - Motegi, Japan
Oct. 10 - Miami