Hot rod drivers to visit Landstuhl patients, Ramstein airmen
A group of National Hot Rod Association drivers will visit patients at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center and spend time with airmen at Ramstein Air Base in Germany on Nov. 13-18.
As part of Operation Support Our Wounded, six-time NHRA Pro Stock champion Warren Johnson, two-time NHRA Pro Stock champion Jim Yates, NHRA Funny Car driver Tommy Johnson Jr. and NHRA Top Fuel veteran Cory McClenathan will be making the trip to Kaiserslautern.
The drivers will visit Ramstein from Nov. 14-16, base spokeswoman 1st Lt. Crystal Smith said. During their visit to the base, the drivers will have lunch at the dining facility, stop by J.R. Rockers, visit the auto skills center and watch a demonstration by one of the squadrons. Times and dates have not been determined.
After visiting Ramstein, the group will hand out care packages to wounded servicemembers at nearby Landstuhl. The drivers will give out 1,000 GM Racing “goodie bags” filled with hats, T-shirts, cards and magazines, according to a United Service Organizations news release.
The USO and GM Racing, along with the 435th Services Squadron, are sponsoring the event.