23rd Anniversary Kyle Petty Charity Ride across America
David Ragan first hit the racetrack at age 11, beginning a racing career in the Bandolero Series in 1997 under the guidance of his father, former Winston Cup driver Ken Ragan. After winning two national championships within three years, he progressed to full-size cars, advancing through the Goody’s Dash Series and Legends Pro-Division.
Ragan’s Cup Series career hit its first major milestone in 2011. After nearly winning the season-opening Daytona 500, he finally earned his first Cup Series victory in July at Daytona International Speedway with his No. 6 Roush Fenway Racing team.
This year, David will experience another first. He will team up with Kyle Petty and ride cross country this May for Victory Junction!
The 2017 Ride will feature several other celebrity riders, including Richard Petty, Harry Gant, Donnie Allison, Hershel McGriff, Rick Allen, Herschel Walker, George Rogers and Bill Davidson.
Victory Junction is a camp, where free from the confines of disease, illness or disability, children discover that they can just be kids! How does this happen? Victory Junction is a medically safe, yet exhilarating camp that challenges children who have a serious medical condition to try things they never imagined possible.
As they conquer activities like zip lining and archery or experience bowling, fishing or swimming, children build confidence that will shape how they view the rest of their lives.
The Kyle Petty Charity Ride encourage fans to come support this wonderful cause and greet riders at one of the Ride’s seven overnight stops or daily pit stops. Be sure to get there early to cheer on the riders as they enter your town!
Spectators along the route may also purchase memorabilia or contribute to the Ride’s “Small Change. Big Impact.” program, which accepts donations at each stop.
Saturday, May 13
- • 8 AM: Manheim Portland – 3000 N. Hayden Island Dr., Portland, OR 97217
- • 12:30 PM: Maryhill Museum of Art – 35 Maryhill Museum Dr., Goldendale, WA 98620
- • 4 PM: Marcus Whitman Hotel – 6 W. Rose St., Walla Walla, WA 99362
Sunday, May 14
- • 7:15 AM: Marcus Whitman Hotel – 6 W. Rose St., Walla Walla, WA 99362
- • 10 AM: Nez Perce Express II/Exxon – 17372 Nez Perce Rd., Lewiston, ID 83501
- • 12:25 PM: The Old Opera House – 21 Main St., Kooskia, ID 83539
- • 5:45 PM: Grizzly Harley-Davidson – 5106 E. Harrier Dr., Missoula, MT 59808
Monday, May 15
- • 6 AM: Hilton Garden Inn – 3720 N. Reserve St., Missoula, MT 59808
- • 9:15 AM: Town Pump/Exxon – 415 N. Whitehall St., Whitehall, MT 59759
- • 12 PM: Conoco/Subway – 401 Scott St. W, Gardiner, MT 59030
- • 5 PM: Buffalo Bill Village – 1701 Sheridan Ave., Cody, WY 82414
Tuesday, May 16
- • 7 AM: Buffalo Bill Village – 1701 Sheridan Ave., Cody, WY 82414
- • 9:45 AM: Conoco/Pony Express Convenience Store – 325 2nd St., Ten Sleep, WY 82442
- • 12:50 PM: Maverik Country Store – 1616 E. US Hwy 14/16, Gillette, WY 82716
- • 4 PM: Hotel by Gold Dust – 25 Lee St., Deadwood, SD 57732
Wednesday, May 17
- • 6:15 AM: Hotel by Gold Dust – 25 Lee St., Deadwood, SD 57732
- • 10:45 AM: Badlands Harley-Davidson – 601 Main St., Wall, SD 57790
- • 3:20 PM: Sinclair/Coffee Cup Fuel Stop – 24022 US Hwy 83, Vivian, SD 57576
- • 5:45 PM: Comfort Inn & Suites – 2020 Highland Way, Mitchell, SD 57301
Thursday, May 18
- • 8:15 AM: Comfort Inn & Suites – 2020 Highland Way, Mitchell, SD 57301
- • 10 AM: Love’s Travel Stop – 5301 N. Cliff Ave., Sioux Falls, SD 57104
- • 1:05 PM: Apol's Harley-Davidson of Raymond– 102 Cofield St., Raymond, MN 86282
- • 3:25 PM: World’s Largest Twine Ball – 1st St, Darwin, MN 55324
- • 5 PM: Manheim Minneapolis – 8001 Jefferson Hwy, Maple Grove, MN 55369
Friday, May 19
- • 6:45 AM: Minneapolis Marriott Northwest – 7025 Northland Dr. N, Brooklyn Park, MN 55428
- • 1:30 PM: Love’s Travel Stop – W9493 County Hwy. CS, Dekorra-Poynette, WI 53955
- • 4 PM: Hilton Milwaukee Convention Center – 509 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53203
**Times listed below are meant to give fans an idea of when riders will be available for autographs and photos. Recommended fan arrival time is 15 minutes prior to the times listed below. These are NOT departure times. A turn-by-turn route is available here: http://kylepettycharityride.com/route.php**
NASCAR Race Mom has attended several of these “Pit Stops” and can vouch for the instant camaraderie and unbridled access to some of the most legendary characters of NASCAR. I highly recommend that you go is the opportunity is available to you.
|Donnie Allison with NASCAR Race Mom|
|NRM and Harry Gant|
|So Much to Do and See.|
|Standing On My Tippy-Toes And Still Rick Allen Is Towering Over Me.|
If you cannot make it in person, you can still help and donate:
|I had a wonderful time chatting with Rutledge Wood and Kyle Petty.|
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