Leilani Munter to Make Return to ARCA Re/Max Series at Kansas

Ashley McCubbinAnalyst ISeptember 24, 2010

(C)Alan Moore
(C)Alan Moore

One of the new faces to some in the ARCA Re/Max Series field come September 30th at Kansas Speedway will be Leilani Munter.

Munter is a female racer who is also out to promote a message that we should be looking at green alternatives.

Munter will continue that promotion, partnering with Operation Free. Operation Free is a group of U.S. military veterans advocating for clean energy and climate change reform.

Munter’s No. 59 car will feature their operations logo with the words “Race to Energy Independence” primary displayed. This group of veterans formed to advocate that climate change and our energy posture are national security threats. According to them, American needs a new energy policy that will lead to energy independence and address climate change.

The "Race to Energy Independence" is partially powered by sponsor Sturman Industries, manufacturer of advanced digital valve technology that improves engine efficiency and reduces fuel usage. They are hoping to promote its “Powered by Sturman” American engine modifications that address national energy and security needs by using technology to transform the engine.

According to the team press release, “’Powered by Sturman" engines are internal combustion engines modernized with Sturman digital hydraulic valves, software strategies, and flexible system design replacing fixed mechanics, to increase fuel efficiency, reduce pollution from emissions and enable alternative fuels.”

"Partnering with Operation Free and Sturman Industries is great symmetry for my efforts to promote environmental responsibility and pollution reduction,” Munter said in the team release. America's veterans have sacrificed so much for the rest of us and we should listen to their message that reducing our dependence on foreign oil and addressing climate change must be a national security priority for America.”

"Racing fans, like most Americans, want a future where our energy security is ensured,” Jonathan Powers, former U.S. Army Captain and COO of the Truman National Security Project, said in the team release. “Partnering the veterans of Operation Free with a dynamic person like Leilani and her team will help us reach a vast, new audience with our message that energy independence and addressing climate change are national security priorities that we can all support. America needs to compete in the ‘Race to Energy Independence' for more jobs, less pollution, and greater security.”

Munter only has one ARCA start this year, which was back at Daytona where she started 25th and finished 39th after a crash.