Bobby Labonte and Go Fas Racing announced today that the Bobby Labonte Foundation's Archdale Drug Tour de Reason will be featured on the roof, side quarter panels and decklid of the Go Fas Racing No. 32 Ford Fusion this weekend at Talladega Superspeedway in Lincoln, Ala. Rimrock Devlin, a Jacksonville, Fla., based company, returns as the primary sponsor this weekend and will support the Tour de Reason in August.
Registration is now open for the sixth annual cycling event scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 27 in Thomasville, N.C., and for the first time, the 2000 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion has added an evening cocktail reception and silent auction to the weekend's activities on Friday, Aug. 26, at The Gallery in downtown Thomasville.
"The Archdale Drug Tour de Reason provides a way to connect with others who are passionate about cycling while benefitting three causes that are important to me," said Labonte. "I've been riding for 12 years and I cannot express how welcoming and caring the cycling community is. The highlight of the weekend for me is about the camaraderie and bringing the cycling community together to raise money for these charities. Even if you aren't a cyclist, the cocktail reception on Friday gives you the chance to be a big part of the ride."
Last year, more than 225 riders weaved their way through one of the either 63, 35 or 12-mile-fun-ride courses that toured scenic Davidson and Randolph counties. The start and finish lines are bookended by the quaint Thomasville Main Street shops and businesses and participants will experience a sponsor festival featuring music, food and various vendors after crossing the finish line.
Registration for the Tour de Reason is $25 for a single entry or $160 for a team of eight. The 2016 edition of the Bobby Labonte Tour de Reason racing jerseys are also available for an additional $65.
Tickets for Friday evening's cocktail reception will be limited to the first 75 sold. Single tickets are $60 or $100 for two.
"The overall mission of this ride is to make a lasting impact on the local community while raising awareness of cycling safety on the roads in North Carolina, and without the support of sponsors like Archdale Drug, this wouldn't be possible," added Labonte. "A special thank you to Archie St. Hilaire from Go Fas Racing for providing this opportunity for my foundation to be a part of this weekend's scheme, as well as Rimrock Devlin CEO Micah Linton, who has already committed to joining me at the Tour de Reason in August."
"Our entire Rimrock Devlin team is excited about the opportunity to join Bobby Labonte and Go Fas Racing at Talladega this weekend," said Linton. "This is one of my favorite tracks and we want to thank Archie and Go Fas Racing for this opportunity. More importantly, we are looking forward to a continued partnership with the Bobby Labonte Foundation. I spent some time this week discussing this with Bobby and it is exciting to hear that we both have a similar heart and desire to help various charity's focused on children's needs. I'm also committed to join Bobby for his 63-mile charity bike ride this August. We hope to continue our involvement together long past the race this weekend."
To register for the Tour de Reason bicycle ride, visit the Bobby Labonte Foundation website or call 336-434-1800. All proceeds from the event will benefit High Point Young Life, Victory Junction and Bicycling in Greensboro.
Labonte is also wearing a special firesuit this weekend paying tribute to Josh Comstock, CEO of C&J Energy Services who recently passed away, and will auction it off to honor his niece, Miranda Labonte. Miranda Labonte is currently battling breast cancer and all proceeds from the 10-day auction will be donated to the Northwest Triad Affiliate of Susan G. Komen in North Carolina. To bid in the auction, fans are encouraged to visit the Bobby Labonte Facebook page.
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Bobby Labonte Foundation's "Tour de Reason" to Adorn Go Fas Racing's No. 32 Ford Fusion at Talladega Superspeedway
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