Orlando native turned Hollywood stuntman returns for charity event

An Orlando native turned Hollywood stuntman returns to his hometown in his 1969 Corvette Stingray “The Aromatic Bomb” for a charity event.

On Saturday, July 6, Dezerland Park will host Mike Kirton's “Ride Along Racing,” an event that gives veterans and those with special needs the chance to experience the thrill of riding alongside a legendary stuntman in his 1969 Corvette Stingray, “The Aromatic Bomb.” Expect thrills, smiles, laughter and roaring engine sounds.

1969 Corvette Stingray, “The aromatic bomb”

With a custom-built, fold-out passenger seat that accommodates passengers, participants can prepare for a once-in-a-lifetime ride as they race around an autocross course and beat the winning time. The seat has been specially adapted for children with special needs, wounded American veterans, and participants with physical disabilities.

A graduate of Bishop Moore High School in Orlando, after an illustrious career as a Hollywood stuntman in the '80s and '90s, Kirton founded Ride Along Racing to bring joy and unique experiences to veterans and disabled children in our communities.

Dezerland Park is located at 5250 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819. Event participants include Abilities Workshop and Central Florida Dreamplex.

Dezerland Park is Florida's largest indoor attraction with over 80,000 square feet of entertainment for the entire family. The park is home to the Orlando Auto Museum with over 2,000 vehicles valued at over $200 million, making it the largest auto museum in the country. Dezerland Park also features Florida's longest indoor go-kart track, Toxic Blast, Pinball Palace, a boutique bowling alley, a laser tag maze, a virtual reality arena, a 30,000 square foot trampoline park, glow-in-the-dark mini golf, axe throwing, a Cinemark movie theater and more.