Kyle Petty Charity Ride starts May 15

Ride to Victory starts off big weekend in the Carolinas May 15th; join NASCAR celebrities and Robert D. Raiford for a motorcycle ride to benefit the Victory Junction Gang Camp. CHARLOTTE, N.C. (April 23, 2003) -- Several organizations from ...

Ride to Victory starts off big weekend in the Carolinas May 15th; join NASCAR celebrities and Robert D. Raiford for a motorcycle ride to benefit the Victory Junction Gang Camp.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (April 23, 2003) -- Several organizations from the NASCAR world have joined forces to create a new charity motorcycle ride during Myrtle Beach Bike Week, benefiting the Victory Junction Gang Camp, it was announced today.

The "Ride to Victory" will travel from Charlotte, N.C. to Myrtle Beach, S.C., on Thursday, May 15, and will feature NASCAR veteran Kyle Petty, radio commentator Robert D. Raiford and other NASCAR celebrities in the one-day ride.

John Boy and Billy's "The Big Show," syndicated in more than 100 markets nationwide, will promote the charity event, which will begin at the Harley-Davidson Buell of Charlotte with registration beginning at 9:00 a.m. and departure at 10:30 a.m., stop at Darlington Raceway for lunch, fuel and some hot laps, and terminate at the NASCAR SpeedPark and NASCAR Cafe in Myrtle Beach, S. C., for a parking lot concert party.

"We hope to make this an annual event," said Kyle Petty, co-founder of the Victory Junction Gang Camp, which will open in the summer of 2004 and will give children with life-threatening illnesses a place to have some fun. "This should help generate the much-needed funds to help us realize our dream and to help create more awareness for what this camp is all about."

The ride is $85 per person and includes a commemorative T-shirt along with lunch and gas at a scheduled pit stop. Pre-registration is taking place till May 12 online at www.kylepettycharityride.com or by calling (704) 714-4545.

Riders will conclude at the NASCAR Cafe and NASCAR SpeedPark in Myrtle Beach where fans from Myrtle Beach Bike Week will welcome the motorcyclists. The celebration will include a concert, appearances from NASCAR celebrities on the ride and a raffle of NASCAR memorabilia and prizes. Admission is a $5 donation to the Victory Junction Gang Camp. In addition, the NASCAR SpeedPark will have discounted "all day ride passes" for $20, with $5 being donated to the Victory Junction Gang Camp. The NASCAR Cafe will also donate a portion of the sale of food and beverages from the celebration to the Victory Junction Gang Camp. Celebration tickets will be on sale the day of the party at the NASCAR SpeedPark and the NASCAR Cafe.

"The Ride to Victory tops off a tremendous weekend in the Carolinas," said Mark Dyer, vice president of licensing and consumer products for NASCAR. "We'll do the ride to help Victory Junction on Thursday, have our NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race in Charlotte on Friday night and on Saturday night our all-star event, The Winston, is one of the most exciting events of the year. We invite fans coming in for the race weekend to bring their bike and join us on Thursday to help a great cause."

Victory Junction Gang Camp, a Proud Charity of NASCAR, is a non-profit organization that will provide camp sessions year round for children ages 7-15 with life-threatening illnesses. The racing-themed camp is being built in Randleman, N.C. and will open in the summer of 2004. For more information or to make a donation to Victory Junction, visit www.victoryjunction.org or call (336) 398-9055.

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Series Charity , NASCAR Cup
Drivers Kyle Petty