Charity race benefits KC camp
The Victory Junction Gang Camp set to be constructed in Wyandotte County looks to benefit from the fourth annual Old Spice Prelude to the Dream charity race, which has set a goal to raise $1 million for the project.
The charity event is a dirt late model all-star race at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, OH that features past Kansas Speedway winners Tony Stewart, Jeff Gordon, Kasey Kahne, Carl Edwards and more. Additionally, Stewart offered the winner of the Indianapolis 500, Scott Dixon a car to race. The funds generated will benefit the construction of Victory Junction Gang Camp-Kansas City.
Last year the race generated $800,000 for Victory Junction and the Tony Stewart Foundation.
Founded in 2004 by NASCAR driver Kyle Petty and his wife Pattie as a tribute to their late son Adam, the Victory Junction Gang Camp in Randleman, N.C. hosts chronically ill children and their families.
The camp ran at near full capacity, nearly 4,000 children and families in 2007. Significant contributions from Cup drivers Kurt Busch and Jimmie Johnson also increased the need for more space when their donations prompted the completion of an indoor sports complex and a bowling alley at the camp in N.C.
Plans to build a second Victory Junction Gang Camp in the greater Kansas City region were announced by the Pettys in late February. The new camp’s central location will give families from the Midwest and West easier access to the Camp experience.
A ground-breaking for the camp is hopeful to take place just three days before the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Kansas 400 at Kansas Speedway on Sept. 28.
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