Post Petit celebrity motorcycle ride

Petit Fans With Not-So-Petit Appetites Enjoy Dining at Flowery Branch Yacht Club DETROIT - August 27 - With all the activity and excitement surrounding the Petit Le Mans weekend (Sept 29- Oct 3) at Braselton Georgia's famed Road Atlanta...

Petit Fans With Not-So-Petit Appetites Enjoy Dining at Flowery Branch Yacht Club

DETROIT - August 27 - With all the activity and excitement surrounding the Petit Le Mans weekend (Sept 29- Oct 3) at Braselton Georgia's famed Road Atlanta racetrack, many savvy race fans will find their way to one of the area's best kept dining secrets, The Yacht Club in Flowery Branch.

The Yacht Club is an oasis for seekers of adventurous cuisine. Call it American cuisine, fusion, or California eclectic, the fact remains, the food is delightful. Owner's Jeff and Alina Hills are committed to only the finest ingredients, properly served in an elegant yet comfortable setting.

At this year's Petit Le Mans, the Hills will bring a little taste of their Flowery Branch Yacht Club to the track. Joining forces with Chilipepper Racing, Road Atlanta, Sports Car Revolution and Autosport Development, the Yacht Club will participate in this year's Post Petit Motorcycle Charity Ride benefiting The Lighthouse Retreat. The Hills and their staff will be providing luncheon treats for the Lighthouse families and 160 guests attending Saturday's function during the Petit Le Mans race.

"This is really something special," remarked Chilipepper Racing's founder, Dr. Jim Osborn. "We've become great friends of the Hill's and the Yacht Club on our annual visits here each year. To have them join us in our efforts raising money and awareness to the Lighthouse Retreat adds to 'the perfect ending to a perfect weekend' theme our partners and we have worked to create."

"The Lighthouse Family Retreat is so important to the families they serve," Osborn continued. "Having the Yacht Club join in demonstrates the continued commitment of those in the racing community to extend a warm and caring hand to children and families in their time of need. This event is more than handing over a check. It's racecar drivers, teammates, sponsors, officials-- literally an entire cross section of our community taking children by the hand, one by one and showing them we truly care. It's people giving their time and attention. You simply can't put a price on that."

The Second Annual Post Petit Motorcycle Charity Ride will take place Sunday following Saturday's Petit Le Mans race. Participants will join celebrity drivers such as this year's cohost, Randy Pobst along with Seth Thomas and others on a day trip through the area that starts with a ceremonial lap of Road Atlanta. There are a limited number of three day Petit tickets for the race and include the ride and lunch. Any combination can be purchased through Chili Pepper Racing. All funds raised go to the Lighthouse Family Retreat and is tax deductible. It costs a little more-- but the experience is priceless. If you are interested in participating in this year's ride contact Laurel Osborn at laurel@chilipepperracing.org.

If you are attending this year's Petit Le Mans, please visit The Yacht Club located in Flowery Branch at 5510 Church Street. For reservations, please call 770-967-9060. You can also view the Yacht Club website at www.fbyachtclub.com.

The Petit Le Mans runs Sept 29 -- October 3 at Road Atlanta in Braselton, GA. For tickets and information please call 1-800-849-RACE or visit www.roadatlanta.com.

The Lighthouse Family Retreat has served more than 300 children with cancer and their families, hosted 28 retreats and has received more than $1,500,000 from thousands of contributing partners. To find out more and how you can help, visit www.lighthousefamilyretreat.org.

To learn more about Chili Pepper Racing and the charities they serve, please visit www.chilipepperracing.org.

-jt-

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Series ALMS , Charity
Drivers Randy Pobst , Jim Osborn , Seth Thomas