Active Pest Control 200 Grand Marshals
McDonough, Georgia based Active Pest Control is the title sponsor for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Active Pest Control 200 on March 4, 2017 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Active has partnered with Wounded Warrior Project and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, hoping to bring awareness to these two amazing organizations by choosing representatives from both organizations to act as the Active Pest Control 200 co-Grand Marshals.
Marisa Appling, a partner of the Wounded Warrior Project, is a U.S. Navy veteran. She served our country for 12 years, which included deployments to Guam and Iraq, as an Operations Specialist. She currently lives in Augusta, Georgia and is a full-time student.
Also partnered with Wounded Warrior Project is Robert Langford, Jr., who served in the U.S. Army for eight years. He was stationed in Germany for two of those years in the U.S. Army band. He currently lives in Birmingham, Alabama, working at the VA to help his fellow veterans.
The representative for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta is Jaxx Reasoner. Jaxx is a 5-year-old super hero who was diagnosed with leukemia in August 2016. He is currently in remission, though he is still undergoing regular treatments.
Tony Carder, CEO of Active stated, "We are proud to have these three as co-Grand Marshals for the race. Each individual has done amazing things, from battling illness to battling for our freedom. We are thankful for the service of Marisa and Robert, along with all U.S. Military personnel. We are also thankful for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta as they work hard every day to make children around Georgia healthy again."
The three co-Grand Marshals will join with Active Pest Control President Jeff Swaney in giving the command to start the Active Pest Control 200.
About Atlanta Motor Speedway:
Located on 887 acres in Hampton, Georgia, just 25 miles south of Atlanta, Atlanta Motor Speedway is one of the country's top sports, corporate, family and entertainment facilities. Since holding its first race in 1960, Atlanta Motor Speedway has become a premiere facility for several forms of racing, in addition to a wide range of other events including concerts, festivals, business conventions and even the Georgia State Fair. Atlanta Motor Speedway is one of several facilities across the country owned and operated by Speedway Motorsports, Inc., a leading marketer and promoter of motorsports entertainment in the United States. Each year, Atlanta Motor Speedway hosts its annual NASCAR Weekend, featuring races in all three of NASCAR's national touring series.