If you keep an eye on Rinus ‘VeeKay’ van Kalmthout during the third race of the NTT INDYCAR Series season 2022, the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach, you should keep an eye out for a purple and sea blue colored car. The Ed Carpenter Racing driver drives on the Long Beach street circuit with a different color scheme.
The 21-year-old VeeKay, who started the 2022 IndyCar season with two excellent top ten results, exchanges his well-known red-black-white color combination for a mainly purple hue. This is to bring attention to treatment against Alzheimer’s. Alzamed Neuro, the company behind the special livery, has agreed a season-long partnership with Ed Carpenter Racing.
Part of the collaboration is the one-off performance by VeeKay in the colors of Alzamend Neuro. Afterwards, team principal and driver Ed Carpenter will take over the purple livery during the oval races (Indianapolis, Iowa and Gateway).
Todd Ault III, founder and chairman emeritus of Alzamend Neuro, also executive director of ECR sponsor Bitnile, is providing tickets for the races in which ECR will participate with a purple car. These cards are only intended for carers who are dealing with Alzheimer’s. Ault is very concerned about the disease, because it has caused a lot of suffering in his family.
This weekend, VeeKay can be admired in the #21 Alzamed Neuro Chevrolet, before driving his trusty #21 SONAX Chevrolet at Barber Motorsports Park for the fourth round of the season. Two weeks later, on the Road Course at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, VeeKay will be dressed in a special orange livery in the #21 Building Tomorrow Chevrolet.
During the GMR Grand Prix on the Road Course of the legendary Indianapolis Motor Speedway, ‘Veekay’ also participates in a different livery. Van Kalmthout won the competition last year, and the 2022 edition will take place on Saturday 14 May.
Building Tomorrow, an international non-profit organization that supports literacy and numeracy of children in Uganda. Thanks to the generosity of a lifelong Building Tomorrow backer, VeeKay will be riding in the foundation’s livery at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Saturday, May 14. The aim of Ed Carpenter Racing, ‘Veekay’ and Building Tomorrow is to put the number of 1500 names on VeeKay’s car. In this way 7500 Ugandan children can be helped. Donations for ‘Ride with Rinus’ can be made via the link below.