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Veterans experience drift racing to cope with PTSD

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Posted at 12:36 PM, Nov 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-10 19:44:20-05

TUCSON, Ariz. — Vetdrenaline Racing and Sonora Behavioral Health Hospital have come together to host the Veterans Drift Experience Sunday.

Th event is from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Musselman Honda Circuit Racetrack, 11800 S. Harrison Road.

Veterans drift experienc is open to the public and tickets are $10 at the gate.

A non-profit advocacy group called Vetdrenaline Racing helps veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder with drift racing as a therapeutic tactic.

Vetdrenaline Racing allows the veterans to experience the adrenaline rush in a safe environment.

The vets sit in the passenger seat alongside a professional drift driver.

In a statement, Vetdrenaline Racing founder and U.S. veteran Jess Maney said “Being on an open racetrack drag racing really gets your adrenaline pumping and allows veterans to have fun and enjoy thrilling moments, which helps in the recovery of post-traumatic stress disorder."

The idea for Vetdrenaline Racing came from Maney's four deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Maney served with Sonora Behavioral Health Hospital CEO Michael Tacke in the military.

The Sonora Behavioral Health Hospital helps children, adolescents, and adults who are recovering from behavioral health conditions.

For more information or to get tickets, click here.