Meet Richard Petty for a 43-Minute Pit Stop!
Visitors Can Donate to Drive Their Own Car or Ride Along with Thad Moffitt on VIR’s Track, and
Alton, Va. – Nov. 28, 2022 – VIRginia International Raceway is hosting a Charity Laps event to benefit Victory Junction, ayear-round camp for children with chronic medical conditions and serious illnesses. All funds raised from the Dec. 9 event will directly support the Randleman, N.C.-based nonprofit in its efforts to provide life-changing exciting, fun and empowering camping experiences in a medically-sound environment at no cost to campers or their families.
For a donation of just $25, guests can drive their own cars on VIR’s historic 3.27-mile full course for 15 to 20 minutes and experience the world-famous Uphill Esses and Oak Tree Turn for themselves. Visitors not interested in driving but still want in on the fun, can pay $45 and take a hot lap with #46 Thad Moffitt, Richard Petty’s grandson. For the ultimate race day experience, the “43 Minute Pit Stop” will be offered. This experience will give 143 race fans an opportunity for a private meet and greet with “The King” himself, Richard Petty. The $100 ticket includes a complimentary digital photo
download and a boxed lunch at VIR. Sign up for one of the limited amount of tickets at www.victoryjunction.org/43-minute-pit-stop.
Victory Junction opened in 2004 on 84 acres donated by racing royalty, Richard and Lynda Petty. Their son, Kyle Petty, a
fixture on the NASCAR circuit for more than 26 years, decided to build Victory Junction and honor the memory of his
son, Adam. Since it opened, Victory Junction has delivered more than 100,000 free camp experiences to children from
across the country and beyond.
“Victory Junction does incredible things for children with serious illnesses and it’s an honor for VIR to be able to support
them in any way that we can,” said Connie Nyholm, co-owner and CEO of VIR. “Providing open access to our track is the
least we can do to allow fans to live out their racing dreams while benefiting a great cause. We invite everyone to join us
for what is sure to be a meaningful and incredibly fun day.”
For more information on Charity Laps, visit: https://virnow.com/event/victory-junction-charity-laps/.
About VIRginia International Raceway
VIRginia International Raceway is one of America’s premier road courses, offering professional and amateur racing for
modern and vintage classes while providing contemporary resort amenities. A prominent test facility for the automotive
industry, VIR has the distinction of being named one of the top six courses in North America by Car and Driver Magazine,
and southern roots and hospitality make it one of the friendliest. Conveniently located at the Virginia/North Carolina
border, VIR is centrally located in the heart of the Mid-Atlantic with 15 million people within 150 miles. For more
information, visit www.VIRnow.com, Facebook or Twitter.
About Victory Junction
Victory Junction is a year-round camp facility for children with serious illnesses and chronic medical conditions. Founded
by Kyle Petty and his family in honor of his son Adam, Victory Junction provides life-changing camping experiences that
are exciting, fun, and empowering, in a medically-safe environment, always free of charge. Victory Junction’s adaptive,
intentional programming includes summer camp, family weekends, day programs, and equine therapy. In addition to
onsite programs, Victory Junction’s REACH team takes camp experiences to children and their families at hospitals,
clinics, and in Ronald McDonald Houses throughout North and South Carolina. Since opening in 2004, Victory Junction
has delivered more than 100,000 camp experiences and has served children from all 50 states, Washington D.C., and
Puerto Rico, as well as four countries. Victory Junction is a member of the SeriousFun Children’s Network of Camps
founded by Paul Newman, and is accredited by the American Camp Association.