With the help of more than 225 motorcyclists, former NASCAR driver and racing analyst Kyle Petty kicked off the 20th Annual Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America in Carlsbad. With the help of local communities like Carlsbad, riders travelled 2,800 miles and were able to raise $1.1 million dollars for Victory Junction, a camp created to enrich the lives of children with chronic illnesses. When asked about the charity ride Kyle said, “The scenery was amazing, but it was the spirit of the community that really made Carlsbad a special place to kick off the ride. The energy, sincerity, and generosity of our fans and supporters certainly set a positive tone that lasted our entire trip. I want to say thank you to all of those who came out to see us off, for caring about our mission and for giving your time and resources to enrich children’s lives.” For more information visit www.facebook.com/kpcharityride.