As another major step towards the augural race schedule beginning in 2008, the Rocket Racing League(TM) (RRL) has assembled its first of two League-owned and operated race teams. The first team, “Thunderhawk Racing,” will fly the colors of the RRL, and will be piloted by Nick Mowery, a seasoned pilot from Scottsdale Arizona.

As stated by Granger Whitelaw, President and CEO of the Rocket Racing League, “Our emphasis at this time is readying the Mark-1 X-Racers(TM) for our first year race schedule, yet we continue to take advantage of great opportunities. Previously we announced the naming of our first team vehicle, ‘Thunderhawk,’ and now the naming of the Team’s pilot Nick Mowery. Nick is a very talented pilot and represents one of those great opportunities you don’t want to pass up.”

Nick Mowery, a graduate of Emery Riddle exemplifies a lifelong dedication to precision flying. Having graduated early from high school Nick aggressively pursued his passion in aircraft and quickly took on the role of teaching others to fly as a certified flight instructor. Since then Nick has migrated from single engine to twin to jet. “After having flown the piston powered rocket trainer over 1,000 nautical miles up the east coast I have high confidence in the modified Velocity airframe as a safe, reliable high performance platform that will form backbone of the Mark-1 X-Racer,” said Nick Mowery. Velocity, Inc., the League’s exclusive airframe manufacturer, has and continues to support the RRL on numerous levels including its recent decision to sponsor Nick Mowery as the pilot for Thunderhawk. Velocity represents the first company sponsor within the RRL to sponsor a team pilot.

“Velocity could not be more excited about being a sponsor of RRL and specifically Nick Mowery who we are confident will do a great job representing the Velocity brand through the racing circuit,” commented Scott Baker, President of Velocity, Inc.

The Rocket Racing League has and will continue to sign owner operated race teams and intends to have at least two company owned and operated teams by 2008. Thunderhawk Racing is the first of two teams that the RRL will assemble and manage.

About the Rocket Racing League

The Rocket Racing League (RRL) is an aerospace entertainment organization which combines the competition of racing with the excitement of rocketry. RRL is dedicated to providing safe and thrilling experiences for families through live events, television broadcasts and interactive technologies. Co-founded by Dr. Peter H. Diamandis, founder of the X PRIZE, and Granger Whitelaw, two-time Indianapolis 500 champion team partner, the league’s mission is to serve as a technology accelerator in the areas of airframe, propulsion and spacecraft design, and reach for the future to inspire the next generation of spaceflight enthusiasts. Rocket Racing League(TM), RRL(TM) and X-Racer(TM) are trademarks of Rocket Racing Inc. For more information, visit the website at

About Velocity, Inc.

Velocity, Inc. provides airframe parts and sub-assemblies, design support, and technical assistance to allow amateur aircraft builders a way to build their own 4-place, modern, high performance, and efficient general aviation aircraft — known simply as “the Velocity.” Celebrating its 20th-year of providing the “Wright” stuff, Velocity, Inc. has delivered over 675-Velocity aircraft kits to customers worldwide. Velocity, Inc. offers two cabin models with a wide range of available options. The factory and its associated Velocity Service Center are located in Sebastian, Florida. General aviation aircraft owners are turning to established companies like Velocity, Inc. to provide aircraft with exceptionally comfortable, 200-mph plus, long-range performance at a fraction of the cost of traditional certified aircraft models. See


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