On my first day as a public relations intern here at LVMS, I got a tour around all the tracks on property. I got to be the passenger as we rode down The Strip and the Bullring.
Our last stop was the superspeedway, and just as we were going for a once-in-a-lifetime ride, we realized that the Richard Petty experience was still on the track, and we couldn’t go. After four months, I still haven’t had the opportunity for the much-anticipated ride around the famous 1.5-mile superspeedway. But now, I have an even better reason to take that spin around the track!
On January 29, the Las Vegas Chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities is hosting the Laps for Charity event where YOU can take your own personal vehicle for three laps at 75 miles per hour around the superspeedway. So pile the whole family -- pets included -- into your personal vehicle and for just $30 (per vehicle) come join us! You can also take your picture in Victory Lane for an additional $10. All the proceeds go to the Las Vegas Chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities.
Last year more than 700 cars, trucks and motorcycles showed up to support Speedway Children’s Charities. This year, we are anticipating more than 1,100 vehicles to participate.
Last year more than $25,000 was raised for local children’s causes. This event is open to the public, and no pre-registration is required. I will finally get my chance to feel the rush the NASCAR drivers get for a good cause! Be looking for me taking pictures to post on our Facebook and Twitter pages all day.