spotlight stories 


This page is dedicated to sharing stories from the Ride and shining a spotlight on our Riders. Check back each month for a new KPCR Spotlight Story!


Capturing the Ride: The Man Behind the Lens

July 27, 2021

Charity Ride Photographer Kevin Kane details his passion for photography and what capturing the Ride means to him.


How Motorcycles Provide Special Bond Between a Father and His Sons

June 17, 2021

Charity Rider Jon Manafort details the meaningful impact that the Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America has made on his family.


How Jacking Tires on Pit Road Led to the Ride of a Lifetime

May 18, 2021

Charity Rider Len Sherrill relives his days as Kyle Petty’s jackman and details how the Ride was born.


One Family, Two Life-Changing Experiences

April 19, 2021

Charity Riders Scott and Lynn Grant detail life with a disabled child and how Victory Junction helped them.


From dreams of being like Evel Knievel to making dreams come true for kids

March 18, 2021

Charity Rider John L. Gurley highlights the importance of being a part of something larger than himself.


For Charity Riders Gary and Nancy Johnson, the key to lasting love is always keeping the romance alive

February 12, 2021

In the spirit of Valentine's Day, we're shining a spotlight on a long-time Charity Ride couple by sharing their love story and advice for long and happy marriage.