ANNUAL RIDE TO VICTORY TO DEPART ZMAX DRAGWAY,
VISIT VICTORY JUNCTION
Riders continue to Kyle and Pattie Petty’s Adaumont Farms
for special songwriters’ event
CONCORD, N.C. (Sept. 30, 2010) – Country music singers and songwriters, fans,
loyal customers, family and friends will partner to pay tribute to Click Baldwin while
raising money for Victory Junction on the 8th Annual Ride to Victory on Sunday,
Oct. 17. Riders will leave from zMAX Dragway, parade through Victory Junction,
and end the day-long ride with “Kyle Petty & Friends: A Songwriters’ Jam” at
Kyle and Pattie Petty’s Adaumont Farms.
An extension of Kyle Petty Charity Ride, Inc., this year’s Ride to Victory will benefit
Victory Junction, a yearround camping facility serving children with chronic medical
conditions or serious illnesses. Victory Junction is supported completely by generous
donations of individuals, corporations and organizations.
Click Baldwin, longtime friend of Kyle Petty, valuable member of the board of
directors for the KPCR organization and owner of Carolina Harley-Davidson in
Gastonia, passed away in 2008 following a motorcycle accident in Montana. This
year’s fundraiser honors and pays tribute to Baldwin for all his support since the
KylePetty Charity Ride’s inception.
This one-day motorcycle ride gives fans the opportunity to ride across North
Carolina with celebrities while supporting a great cause. The ride is scheduled
for Sunday, Oct. 17, the day after the Bank of America 500at Charlotte Motor
Speedway (ABC 7:30 p.m. EST).
“I always look forward to the Ride to Victory. It’s a fun day ride with new riders
joining every year. Getting to show people Camp for the first time is always special,”
said Kyle Petty. “This year we’re adding music! We’ll end with a ‘jam’ at my farm.
Riding and music together, along with helping Camp; it doesn’t get any better.”
The cost for both the day’s ride and the evening jam is $40 before the event.
Registration will be available at all rally points the day of the event for $50; however,
rider spots are limited and pre-registration is recommended.
Tickets for the Songwriters’ Jam alone are $20 and may also be purchased by
calling 704-714-4545. Tickets at the gate are $25. For more information or
to pre-register, please visit http://www.kylepettycharityride.com/ or call
Rally points this year include Tilley Harley-Davidson of Statesville, Iron Horse
Motorcycles in Monroe, Harley-Davidson of Charlotte and Carolina Harley-
Davidson in Gastonia. The full group will depart zMAX Dragway at 10 a.m. and
participate in a “classic” Charity Ride pit stop at Pilot Flying J before arriving at
Victory Junction. Each participating fan and motorcycle enthusiast will receive a
commemorative pin, decal,Ride to Victory VIII T-shirt and more.
Riders will continue to Kyle and Pattie Petty’s Adaumont Farms for “Kyle Petty
& Friends: A Songwriters’Jam.” This special event includes performances
by famous country music singers and songwriters Mark Collie, Billy Montana and
Rafe Van Hoy. They also will join former NASCAR driver and racing analyst Kyle
Petty himself to share personal stories that inspire their songs, as well as perform them.
Kyle will be accompanied by violinist Jimmy Edmonds for a special performance
of his own.
Collie, Montana and Van Hoy have a combined total of 19 Number One and 17
Top 10 hits. Collie, a staple on the Nashville music scene for more than three decades,
is best known for “Even the Man on the Moon is Crying,” “Born to Love You” and
“Hard Loving Woman” and wrote for George Jones, Tim McGraw, Aaron Tippin and
Garth Brooks. Montana’s Number 1 credits include Garth Brooks’ record-breaking
single, “More Than A Memory,” Sara Evans’ smash “Suds in the Bucket,” and the
Grammy-nominated “Bring On the Rain,” recorded by Jo Dee Messina. Van Hoy
co-wrote George Jones and Tammy Wynette’s compelling hit “Golden Ring” and
Mark Chesnutt’s “Old Flames Have New Names.”
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About Ride to Victory VIII, A Kyle Petty Charity Ride
Founded in 2003, the Ride to Victory builds upon the success of the Kyle Petty
Charity Ride Across America. Since the Kyle Petty Charity Ride’s formation,
approximately 7,000 riders have logged more than 9.9 million cumulative motorcycle
miles and traveled through 49 states. Most importantly, the Ride has donated more
than $14 million to children’s charities, including Victory Junction.
About Victory Junction
Victory Junction is a year-round camping environment for children ages 6 to 16
with chronic medical conditions or serious illnesses. Founded by Kyle and Pattie
Petty in honor of their son Adam, the camp is located in Randleman, N.C., with
a second location opening soon in Kansas City, Kan. Victory Junction offers programs
for 24 disease groups and maintains strong relationships with 26 partner hospitals.
Victory Junction’s mission is to provide life-changing camping experiences that are
exciting, fun and empowering, in a safe and medically-sound environment. As a
not-for-profit organization, the camp operates solely through the support of generous
donors to provide this experience at no charge to children and their families.