From 2004-2011, underprivileged and abused children were taught to dream of a brighter day at this 27 acre auto racing themed campground. It was operated by the Kenny Irwin Jr. Foundation with donations by businesses and the general public.
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Kenny Irwin, Jr. passed away behind the wheel of a NASCAR stock car at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in July 2000. During a practice session, his throttle stuck causing him to slam into the wall head-first. He was 30 years old.
The Indiana native was an accomplished open-wheel racer from 1991-96 in every major USAC series, winning the national midget title in 1996. He began racing in the NASCAR truck series in 1996 and earned two truck victories in 1997. That same year, he earned his first Winston Cup start. In 1998, he replaced Ernie Irvan in the famous #28 Havoline Ford owned by Robert Yates.
In 2011, Kenny's parents made the decision to sell the campground. As they grew older, they became physically unable to keep the camp going. The Kenny Irwin Jr. Foundation will carry on by sending kids to other camps around the country.