Kansas City, Mo. – WELD Racing has announced its sponsorship of the third-annual WELD Racing Go-Kart Spectacular at the 2015 FVP Knoxville (Iowa) Nationals on August 12, 2015. The event is held in conjunction with the Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation, which also supports the fourth-annual Tony Stewart Kick-it Cup to be held that week. To honor Jeff Gordon’s long and illustrious racing career, which included winged and non-winged sprints from 1985 to 1990, the week’s events will be old-school with a reference to the 1980s.
Events begin at Slideways Karting Center in Knoxville on Wednesday, August 12, with an all-star lineup of NASCAR and former sprint car drivers racing their biggest fans. NASCAR champions Gordon and Tony Stewart, as well as 17-time Sprint Cup winner, Kasey Kahne, and Sprint Cup Rookie of the Year Kyle Larson, will race against 50 race fans in Slideways’ fastest winged karts. The 50 spots available for race fans, at $400 per person, sold out in less than two hours. Fans can still attend the event and get more information when they visit: http://www.kick-it.org/games/2015/08/third-annual-weld-racing-go-kart-spectatular.
“Last year, we certainly had a lot of fun and raised a tremendous amount of money for Kick-It and pediatric cancer research,” said Gordon. “It was pretty darn cool battling Tony Stewart, Kyle Larson and Kasey Kahne on a slick go-kart track. I can’t wait for this year’s event.”
All proceeds from the week’s Kick-It events will go to Kick-It, a program and partner of the Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation, which raises money for pediatric cancer research.
“WELD Racing is excited to partner once again with the Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation to sponsor this fun-filled go kart race that helps raise money for the serious cause of battling children’s cancer,” said Norm Young, president and CEO, WELD. “We are longtime supporters of sprint car racing and thank the loyal fans and racers for the many ways they have supported this important cause.”
Other events during the week include a celebrity kickball game and a live and silent auction. For more information on the kickball game and auction, including confirmed players and auction items as they are listed, please visit http://www.kick-it.org/games/2015/08/4th-annual-tony-stewart-kick-it-cup.
From now through the FVP Knoxville Nationals, updated information on both events can be found at the aforementioned websites and on Twitter @TSKickItCup and facebook.com/KnoxvilleKickIt.
Cancer kills more children than any other disease. Kick-It, with the help of volunteers and donations worldwide, is making a difference. Your donation will fund vital children’s cancer research. Donations to the Tony Stewart Kick-It Cup can be made at http://www.kick-it.org/games/2015/08/4th-annual-tony-stewart-kick-it-cup.