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WELD Racing, Tony Stewart Foundation Team Up
July 7, 2017
Proceeds collected during the fifth annual Go-Kart Spectacular, presented by WELD and taking place during the 57th annual 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals, will benefit the Tony Stewart Foundation and Team One Cure.
WELD Racing, Tony Stewart Foundation Team Up

WELD Racing has announced it will once again be the presenting sponsor of the fifth annual Go-Kart Spectacular taking place during the 57th annual 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores in Knoxville, Iowa.


The WELD Racing Go-Kart Spectacular is a unique race that gives fans the opportunity to race alongside some of their favorite race car drivers. Proceeds raised from the event support the Tony Stewart Foundation and its primary initiative, Team One Cure. This will be WELD Racing’s fifth year supporting the event.


Two WELD Racing ambassadors will be competing in the 2017 race. “KamiKaze” Chris Day from the highly-rated television series “Street Outlaws” will be driving one go-kart and Pirelli World Challenge Driver, Shea Holbrook, will be in another. Prior to the race, WELD will unveil a specially designed kart commemorating its 50th anniversary.


The all-star line-up of professional drivers includes three-time NASCAR Cup Series Champion, Tony Stewart, the current Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series points leader, Kyle Larson and two-time Xfinity Series Champion and most recent NASCAR event winner, Ricky Stenhouse Jr.


The fifth annual WELD Racing Go-Kart Spectacular will take place Wednesday, August 9 at the Slideways Karting Center. The event begins at 1 p.m. Central time and consists of 10 heat races, a last-chance showdown and a 20-lap feature event on the Slideways slick track.


Fans are able to participate in this event, but space is limited to 50. The entry fee/donation is $400 per person. (Participants must be at least 16 years of age.) The 50 fans will receive an event t-shirt and goodie bag containing WELD Racing merchandise and Tony Stewart autographed merchandise.


This karting event is open to the public for a $5 admission/donation per person (12 and under are free) with all proceeds benefitting Team One Cure.