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CONCORD, N.C. -- The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series may have taken an off weekend, but Jeff Gordon and Kasey Kahne still found a way to hit the track.

Albeit behind the wheel of a go-kart.

The teammates were joined by competitors Tony Stewart and Kyle Larson for the 2016 edition of what has become an annual Go-Kart Spectacular.

The event raised funds for pediatric cancer research through Kick-It, a partner of the Jeff Gordon Foundation.

Racing against his fellow NASCAR drivers -- and some fans who donated to the cause in order to compete against the professionals -- Gordon took home the win for the second time.

"That was amazing," Gordon told MRN at the event. "If you don't think we take this seriously, what you just saw was as competitive as it can get. That was so much fun. I think I got a blister, but it was all worth it."

Victory aside, Gordon said the true meaning of the event is all about helping a worthy charity.

"The most important thing is it's all for a great cause: pediatric cancer research," he said to MRN. "It's such an important aspect of what we do at the Jeff Gordon Children's Foundation."