Darlington Raceway and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) have partnered on a charity cycling event, Too Tough To Ride, on May 7. Too Tough To Ride will host cyclists prior to the Mahindra ROXOR 200 NASCAR Xfinity Series race on Saturday, May 7 beginning at 7 a.m. The charity cycling event will benefit the South Carolina Coastal FCA.
“Before the future stars of the NASCAR Xfinity Series compete on the track, we’ll welcome cyclists for the first Too Tough To Ride at Darlington Raceway,” said Kerry Tharp, Darlington Raceway President. “We are proud to partner with our friends at the Fellowship of Christian Athletes for this charity cycling event that will kickstart the competition on Saturday morning.”
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“We are so excited to continue to move into powerful areas of sport, like cycling, and to do it a racetrack is above and beyond what we could imagine,” said Shane Williamson, CEO and President of Fellowship of Christian Athletes. “We are thrilled to partner with Darlington Raceway for this incredible opportunity to benefit further sports ministry in South Carolina.”
At Too Tough To Ride, cyclists will complete two laps on the historic Darlington Raceway track surface prior to exiting the track through the vehicular tunnel and riding on their choice of short (+/- 12 miles + track laps), medium (+/- 42 miles + track laps) or long (+/ 65 miles + track laps) routes. After completing their selected route, they will return for food and fellowship in the parking area at Manheim Darlington.
Registration for Too Tough To Ride includes an event t-shirt, parking, cycling route of choice, lunch and a ticket to the Mahindra ROXOR 200 on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. Cyclists can purchase additional tickets for family or friends to attend the Xfinity Series race together as part of the package.
2022 NASCAR Season
Darlington Raceway will host the Official Throwback Weekend of NASCAR on May 6-8, featuring all three national series with the Dead On Tools 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on Friday, May 6 at 7:30 p.m., Mahindra ROXOR 200 NASCAR Xfinity Series race on Saturday, May 7 at 1:30 p.m. and NASCAR Cup Series on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 8 at 3:30 p.m.
The Tradition Continues at Darlington Raceway with the Labor Day Race Weekend on Sept. 3-4, featuring the Sport Clips Haircuts VFW Help A Hero 200 Xfinity Series race on Saturday, Sept. 3 at 3:00 p.m. and start of the Cup Series Playoffs in the 73rd running of the crown jewel Southern 500® over Labor Day weekend on Sunday, Sept. 4 at 6:00 p.m.
NASCAR tickets are available for purchase via phone at 866-459-7223 or online at darlingtonraceway.com.
About Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)
The Fellowship of Christian Athletes is touching millions of lives…one heart at a time. Since 1954, FCA has been challenging coaches and athletes on the professional, college, high school, junior high and youth levels to use the powerful platform of sport to reach every coach and every athlete with the transforming power of Jesus Christ. FCA focuses on serving local communities around the globe by engaging, equipping and empowering coaches and athletes to unite, inspire and change the world through the gospel.
About Darlington Raceway
Darlington Raceway, nicknamed The Lady in Black and the track Too Tough To Tame, is home to the award-winning Official Throwback Weekend of NASCAR and annually hosts two NASCAR Cup Series race weekends, along with the NASCAR Xfinity Series and/or NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Opening in 1950, Darlington Raceway is “A NASCAR Tradition” and NASCAR’s original superspeedway with its famed 1.366-mile egg-shaped oval, challenging the sports best in one of the most iconic NASCAR races, the Southern 500®. For more information about Darlington Raceway, visit darlingtonraceway.com.
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