NASCAR great Kyle Petty is in Hutchinson on May 7 and 8 during a stop on the Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America. Fans should line up at 5:00 p.m. in front of the Holiday Inn Express, 911 Porter St. in Hutchinson, on May 7, to greet riders and have an opportunity for pictures and autographs. A police escort will usher the group into town on May 7 and out again on the morning of May 8. This is the only stop in Kansas.
In addition to Kyle Petty, other riders expected to be in Hutchinson include: NASCAR Hall of Famer and seven time champion Richard Petty; NASCAR driver Matt Kenseth; NASCAR legends Harry Gant and Donnie Allison; former NFL great Herschel Walker; Harley-Davidson, Inc. President and Chief Executive Officer Matt Levatich; NBC Sports NASCAR analyst Rick Allen; co-host of History Channel’s Top Gear America and NASCAR personality Rutledge Wood.
This is the 21st Anniversary motorcycle trek, which raises awareness and money for Victory Junction, a camp for children who have a life-threatening illness. Kyle Petty started the ride in honor of his late son, Adam.
“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. Because of the ride, nearly 8,000 children have attended Victory Junction at no cost. More than 7,500 riders have logged 11.1 million cumulative motorcycle miles and raised more than $16 million during the ride’s 21 year history.