Kyle Petty Charity Ride to Stop in Cody Monday
Written by Andrew-Rossi on May 10, 2017
Racing fans, start your engines.
Well, you might want to wait until Monday – that’s when the Kyle Petty Charity Ride will be coming through Yellowstone and stopping in Cody.
Petty will be leading a group of over a hundred motorcycle riders on an annual trip that this year takes them from Portland, Oregon to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, raising money for charity along the way.
This 23rd annual event raises money for Petty’s Victory Junction Camp in North Carolina. KODI spoke with Petty yesterday – he said he built the camp in honor of his 19 year old son who died in a racing accident. Petty describes Victory Junction as a hospital disguised as a camp, because it was built for children with critical illnesses who otherwise wouldn’t have the opportunity to experience a summer camp.
This isn’t the first time that Petty and his companions have visited Cody – they passed through here in 2005, staying at the Buffalo Bill Village, and Petty said they were looking forward to coming back.
Petty won’t be the only celebrity on the ride – football greats Herschel Walker and George Rogers will be among the riders, along with Petty’s father Richard and other NASCAR stars. Local fans will get the opportunity to meet the group at the Buffalo Bill Village Monday evening at 5 p.m. and Tuesday morning at 7 a.m.