Z-Max Track Walk Print

Sunday kicked off with a Track Walk, organized by NHRA and Tony and Andrea Pedregon (left) that saluted the families of the NHRA, part of this year's Nitro Generation celebration.

A large turnout of fans — and drivers including Cruz, Morgan Lucas and fiancée Katie Pellone, Jeg and Samantha Coughlin, the families of Shane and Johnny Gray, Bob Tasca III, Erica Enders, Richie Stevens — walked the zMAX Dragway racetrack.

"Many thanks to the  NHRA Full Throttle drivers who participated in Sunday’s track walk in Charlotte and to the numerous fans who walked the ZMax ¼ mile with all of us."

The event  allowed the Andrea Pedregon Charity Foundation “A Spark Of Hope”  to raise additional funding for children with cancer by selling “The Real Families” Calendars to race fans before the walk began.

“ I am pleased to announce we have raised over $47,000 at this time”. Calendars will remain available at www.tonypedregon.com and trackside in the Nitro Fish Merchandise trailer  before the final donation will be made to IU Pediatric Oncology in May.