The sixth annual Laps for Charity fundraising event to benefit the Las Vegas Chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities will take place at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sunday, Jan. 31, from 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
NASCAR fans and car enthusiasts will have the opportunity to drive their personal vehicles around the 1.5-mile superspeedway at speeds up to 75 miles per hour (behind a pace car), all in an effort to raise money for local children’s charities. Fans are invited to experience the thrill of a lifetime, driving their car, truck or motorcycle on the same track that the superstars of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will race on in the Kobalt 400 on March 6.
For the second year in a row, participants will have the opportunity to drive the track under the superspeedway’s lights from 5-7 p.m.
In addition, local media representatives will have the chance to drive on the superspeedway and interview SCC staff and guests at the annual Laps for Charity Media Day on Tuesday, Jan. 19. The media day begins at noon at the Richard Petty Driving Experience trailer on pit road, and media will be able to get a sneak peek at what Laps for Charity participants will experience two weeks later.
“Laps for Charity has become one of our most popular fundraising events of the year, and people just love having the chance to drive their vehicles on the superspeedway,” SCC Las Vegas Chapter Director Paulette Anderson said. “This is a great way for fans to see what it’s like to come out of turn four and head for the finish line at one of the country’s greatest race tracks. It’s all for charity, so they’re raising money for kids while having a blast doing it.”
Laps for Charity is open to all licensed drivers 18 years of age and older, and the entry fee is $35 per vehicle for three laps (three more laps are only $25). Those interested in driving under the lights can do so for four laps for $45 and may purchase an additional four laps for $30.
The vehicle must be street legal, and drivers must have a valid license and proof of insurance, and car clubs and company fleets are welcome to participate. All vehicle occupants must be at least 6 years of age.
Participants can have their picture taken in LVMS’s Victory Lane for an additional donation of $10. The event is first-come, first-served, reservations are not available and it will be held rain or shine.
Participants may pay in person in the LVMS infield on Sunday, Jan. 31. For more information, please call Paulette Anderson at (702) 917-6493 or e-mail SCC LV at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Laps for Charity is sponsored by Las Vegas Motor Speedway, The CW Las Vegas and News 3, Lotus Broadcasting, the Las Vegas Review-Journal and Big Valley Towing.
Making a difference in a child’s life is the focus of Speedway Children’s Charities. SCC strives to do this in collaboration with the nonprofit organizations it supports nationwide.|
Individually, SCC’s local chapters identify the needs of children in their communities and award grants to organizations that address them. Since its inception in 1999, Speedway Children’s Charities has granted nearly $3 million to local children’s causes.
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