The Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation Raises Money

with a Bang at the WELD Go-Kart Spectacular

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Kansas City, MO – Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart, Kasey Kahne and Kyle Larson raced against lucky fans in the 2nd Annual Weld Racing Go-Kart Spectacular. 600 people attended to raise money for the Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation in Knoxville, IA on Wednesday. The Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation is a charitable organization that is dedicated to finding a cure for childhood cancer.

The 2nd Annual Weld Racing Go-Kart Spectacular took place at Slideways Karting Center and allowed fans gathered in Knoxville for the 54th FVP Knoxville Nationals to buy an opportunity to race against four of the biggest names in stock car racing: Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart, Kasey Kahne and Kyle Larson.

“This was such a great event. The support of the sprint car community has been amazing, especially from great partners like Weld who return every year. We’re raising money for Kick-It and having a great time with the drivers, fans, and everyone out here at Slideways while doing it, ” noted driver and philanthropist, Jeff Gordon

I might not have won my heat race, but I had a great time talking with sprint car racing fans from all across the country and showing support for a great cause. No matter who took the checkered flag, the real winners are the families that will be helped through the hard work of everyone involved in the Jeff said Norm Young, President and CEO of WELD Racing.

Between auctions and donations, by the end of the 2014 WELD Racing Go-Kart Spectacular a little over $50,000 had been raised for the fight against childhood cancer.

About WELD Racing:

WELD Racing LLC, based in Kansas City, MO, is the technology and manufacturing leader in the performance wheel market. Since 1967, Weld has been a pioneer in wheel engineering and design from Main Street to the race track. Weld’s precision and quality is validated by amassing more professional race wins than any other wheel company. Every race and street wheel is subjected to the same quality and design standards. WELD’s entire line of performance wheels can be seen at weldracing.com.

WELD Racing is a Granite Creek company. Granite Creek invests in businesses with defensible market niches, recognized brands, strong intellectual property and/or manufacturing process assets led by entrepreneurial management teams in food/agribusiness, medical devices and instruments, and transportation industry sectors.

 About Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation – Kick-It Program:

Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation supports children battling cancer by funding programs that improve patients’ quality of life, treatment programs that increase survivorship and pediatric medical research dedicated to finding a cure. For more information visit www.jeffgordonchildrensfoundation.org.  Kick-It is a grassroots program that raises money for children’s cancer research by inspiring people across the country to play kickball.  For more information visit www.kick-it.org/jeffgordon