Fri, 30 Nov 2012, 07:42 AM
Summit Racing European Troop Visit Day 1
Courtesy of Summit Racing Equipment
The third-annual Summit Racing Equipment sponsored holiday troop visit kicked off with an autograph
session at the Panzer Kaserne PX shortly after the five champion drivers arrived in Stuttgart,
Germany on November 24.
Summit Racing NHRA Pro Stock drivers Greg Anderson and Jason Line, along with Summit Racing/BIGFOOT
Monster Truck driver Dan Runte, were joined by Harley-Davidson Pro Stock Motorcycle riders Eddie
Krawiec and Andrew Hines for the weeklong tour, which includes stops at U.S. installations in
Kosovo, Bosnia, and Germany.
"These trips offer the brave men and women protecting our freedom while based far from home a bit
of enjoyment, a break from their routine," said Jim Greenleaf, Summit Racing Motorsports and Events
Manager. "We're always excited about it, and based on the reception we've gotten in the past, so
are the soldiers. This year, we are working with the people of Armed Forces Entertainment in
conjunction with the Special Forces Association, which pioneered the program. Together, they have
created some unique opportunities in places we've never visited."
Meet-and-greets as well as autograph sessions will be the norm at all stops, which will also
include dining with troops at some of the bases. Along the way, the drivers will share their
experiences with OnAllCylinders through a series of first-person blogs and pics.
Check back often.
The Summit Racing/Harley-Davidson group on the way
first autograph session at the Stuttgart Kaserne (base) PX.
Taking a moment to pose under the poster outside the PX complex
at Stuttgart Kaserne. (From left) Dan Runte, Jason Line,
Eddie Krawiec, Greg Anderson and
(From left) Andrew Hines, Dan Runte, Jason Line, Greg Anderson
and Eddie Krawiec spent two hours signing posters, handing out souvenir coins and
chatting with happy fans at the large PX complex at Stuttgart Kaserne.
Major Craig Barrington and his wife, Rtd. SMSGT Michele
cut short their weekend in Paris to drive back to
Germany for the Sunday
autograph session. Self-proclaimed major NHRA fans,
the Barrington's brought their own items
NHRA hats and an NHRA license plate, for the Summit Racing and Harley-Davidson drivers
sign, in addition to the posters handed out.
NHRA: 10 Most Recent Entries [ top ]
Nov 18- NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Champion Bo Butner
Nov 17- NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Champion Transcript Eddie Krawiec
Nov 15- B. Force, Hight, Butner and Krawiec Honored as 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series World Champions in Hollywood
Nov 14- DeJoria Ends 12-Year NHRA Career with a Strong Pomona Effort
Nov 14- Allen Johnson Says Goodbye to Pro Stock with Emotional Tribute from Fellow Competitors
Nov 13- POMONA 2 - Special Awards
Nov 13- POMONA 2 - Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Wrap Up
Nov 12- POMONA 2 - Sunday Videos
Nov 12- POMONA 2 - Sunday Wrap Up
Nov 12- POMONA 2 - Countdown to the Championship Points