STURGIS, S.D. – NASCAR Hall of Famer Rusty Wallace is gathering some of his fastest and most famous faces in NASCAR for the Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s first Rusty Wallace Charity Ride on Wednesday, Aug. 7.
The public is invited to join the kick-off party in Rapid City’s Main Street Square, which will feature Rusty’s famous No. 2 car, “Midnight,” and a host of NASCAR celebrities. Those who register for the ride will receive fun swag, enjoy riding through the beautiful Black Hills with the celebrities and a private reception at the Buffalo Chip.
One hundred percent of riders’ fees will benefit The NASCAR Foundation and South Dakota Special Olympics – Rapid City Flame. Also, NASCAR memorabilia and a special VIP race experience will be just two of the items on the auction block at the Rapid City event.
“I’ve never met anyone more genuinely nice than Rusty Wallace,” said Rod Woodruff, President of the Sturgis Buffalo Chip. “Right from the beginning he was excited about this event, helping the charities and bringing his NASCAR buddies to join the fun. We’re thrilled to be partnering with Rusty and bringing this ride to Sturgis Rally fans.”
Among the famous faces expected to take part in the Rusty Wallace Charity Ride this August include NASCAR Vice Chairman, Chairman of The NASCAR Foundation and AMA Pro Racing Board of Managers Mike Helton, NASCAR Cup Series star Clint Bowyer, Drag Racing Hall of Famer Don Prudhomme, Off-road racing champion Walker Evans, off-road racer Evan Evans and members of the Team Penske race team.
Registration for the Rusty Wallace Charity Ride is now open at RustyWallaceRide.com or by calling 605-347-9000. One hundred percent of the rider fee of $185 per person will be donated to the charities.