Kyle Petty Charity Ride Coming to Lamar May 7

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. March 2, 2015 – The Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America has announced the route for its 21st Anniversary motorcycle trek, taking place May 2-8, 2015. NBC Sports NASCAR analyst and former NASCAR driver Kyle Petty will lead 200 motorcyclists along the 2,500 mile-route, stretching from Santa Cruz, Calif. to Branson, Mo., to raise funds and awareness for Victory Junction – a camp created to enrich the lives of children with chronic or life-threatening illnesses.

“Each year, we select a route that’s full of breathtaking scenery, while also allowing us to spread the word and build excitement around our mission along the way,” said Petty. “Year after year, the Ride creates lasting memories for our riders, most importantly; it provides life-changing opportunities for children at Victory Junction.”

Spectators, visitors and locals along the 2015 route are encouraged to attend one of the Ride’s eight overnight stops or daily fuel stops to greet Petty and the riders, purchase Ride memorabilia or make a donation to Victory Junction.  One of the last stops, May 7, will be at the Pit Stop on North Main Street in Lamar.  The approximate times are from 9:45am to 10:15am on that day.

Other notable athletes on this year’s route include:  NASCAR racing champion Richard Petty; NASCAR racers  Matt Kenseth, Harry Gant and Donnie Allison, NFL great Herschel Walker and co-host of History Channel’s Top Gear America Rutledge Wood.

Since 1995, more than 7,500 riders have logged $11.1 million cumulative motorcycle miles and raised $16 million for Victory Junction and other children’s charities.  For more information, visit

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