Get your motor runnin’

Former NASCAR driver Kyle Petty jokes with people gathered Wednesday at Durango Harley-Davidson as he welcomes riders participating in the 18th annual Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America, which made a Durango stop. Petty founded the ride to raise funds and awareness for Victory Junction, a camp for children with chronic or life-threatening illnesses in Randleman, N.C. More than 175 riders are expected to travel more than 2,500 miles during the ride. Enlarge photo

SHAUN STANLEY/Durango Herald

Former NASCAR driver Kyle Petty jokes with people gathered Wednesday at Durango Harley-Davidson as he welcomes riders participating in the 18th annual Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America, which made a Durango stop. Petty founded the ride to raise funds and awareness for Victory Junction, a camp for children with chronic or life-threatening illnesses in Randleman, N.C. More than 175 riders are expected to travel more than 2,500 miles during the ride.