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Post Petit Celebrity Motorcycle Ride


Contact: John Thawley

Petit Fans With Not-So-Petit Appetites Enjoy Dining at Flowery Branch  
Yacht Club

DETROIT - August 27 - With all the activity and excitement  
surrounding the Petit Le Mans weekend (Sept 29- Oct 3) at Braselton  
Georgia’s famed Road Atlanta racetrack, many savvy race fans will  
find their way to one of the area’s best kept dining secrets, The  
Yacht Club in Flowery Branch.

The Yacht Club is an oasis for seekers of adventurous cuisine.  Call  
it American cuisine, fusion, or California eclectic, the fact  
remains, the food is delightful. Owner’s Jeff and Alina Hills are  
committed to only the finest ingredients, properly served in an  
elegant yet comfortable setting.

At this year’s Petit Le Mans, the Hills will bring a little taste of  
their Flowery Branch Yacht Club to the track. Joining forces with  
Chilipepper Racing, Road Atlanta, Sports Car Revolution and Autosport  
Development, the Yacht Club will participate in this year’s Post  
Petit Motorcycle Charity Ride benefiting The Lighthouse Retreat. The  
Hills and their staff will be providing luncheon treats for the  
Lighthouse families and 160 guests attending Saturday’s function  
during the Petit Le Mans race.

“This is really something special,” remarked Chilipepper Racing’s  
founder, Dr. Jim Osborn. “We’ve become great friends of the Hill’s  
and the Yacht Club on our annual visits here each year. To have them  
join us in our efforts raising money and awareness to the Lighthouse  
Retreat adds to ‘the perfect ending to a perfect weekend’ theme our  
partners and we have worked to create.”

“The Lighthouse Family Retreat is so important to the families they  
serve,” Osborn continued. “Having the Yacht Club join in demonstrates  
the continued commitment of those in the racing community to extend a  
warm and caring hand to children and families in their time of need.  
This event is more than handing over a check. It’s racecar drivers,  
teammates, sponsors, officials… literally an entire cross section of  
our community taking children by the hand, one by one and showing  
them we truly care. It’s people giving their time and attention. You  
simply can’t put a price on that.”

The Second Annual Post Petit Motorcycle Charity Ride will take place  
Sunday following Saturday’s Petit Le Mans race. Participants will  
join celebrity drivers such as this year’s cohost, Randy Pobst along  
with Seth Thomas and others on a day trip through the area that  
starts with a ceremonial lap of Road Atlanta. There  are a limited  
number of three day Petit tickets for the race and include the ride  
and lunch. Any combination can be purchased through Chili Pepper  
Racing.  All funds raised go to the Lighthouse Family Retreat and is  
tax deductible. It costs a little more… but the experience is  
priceless. If you are interested in participating in this year’s ride  
contact Laurel Osborn at

If you are attending this year’s Petit Le Mans, please visit The  
Yacht Club located in Flowery Branch at 5510 Church Street. For  
reservations, please call 770-967-9060. You can also view the Yacht  
Club website at
The Petit Le Mans runs Sept 29 – October 3 at Road Atlanta in  
Braselton, GA. For tickets and information please call 1-800-849-RACE  
or visit

The Lighthouse Family Retreat has served more than 300 children with  
cancer and their families, hosted 28 retreats and has received more  
than $1,500,000 from thousands of contributing partners. To find out  
more and how you can help, visit

To learn more about Chili Pepper Racing and the charities they serve,  
please visit

John Thawley  ~  TRACKBYTES.COM  ~ 248.356.5699