This year for Road Atlanta, the MINI JCW Team and Mark Pombo, co-driver of the #37 car, are excited to partner with national nonprofit Hire Heroes USA as they provide the #37 car with a 4-member pit crew team that is comprised of military veterans. This new partnership program was created to promote Atlanta-based Hire Heroes USA and highlight their work, empowering transitioning military members, veterans and military spouses to succeed in the civilian workforce. Driver Mark Pombo, an 8-year Army veteran himself, is proud to support Hire Heroes USA as he himself knows first-hand the challenges of life after military service. Mark is an accomplished race driver and professional accountant. Learn more about Hire Heroes USA:

About the MINI JCW Team
The MINI JCW Team, operated by LAP Motorsports, drives the John Cooper Works Hardtop 2 Door–the most powerful MINI ever built in the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge. Headquartered in Brownsburg, Indiana, the three car lineup lives up the motto ‘Defy Labels’ as it takes on competitor manufacturers typically associated with high-performance over value. Utilizing unique marketing strategies, the MINI JCW Team provides exciting motorsports experiences for fans and partners alike as they promote North American sports car racing while consistently out performing industry expectations. For additional information please visit or email

About Hire Heroes USA
Headquartered just north of Atlanta, in Alpharetta, Ga., with seven additional branch offices around the country, Hire Heroes USA provides consistently effective, individualized career coaching services to transitioning military members, veterans and military spouses at a national level with an uncompromising focus on results. For more information about our mission, our services, and how to get involved, as a corporate partner, employment partner, donor, or volunteer, please visit us online at and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.