The Las Vegas Chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities presented the third annual Laps for Charity event at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sunday, Jan. 27.

NASCAR fans and auto enthusiasts had the unique opportunity to drive their personal vehicle around the 1.5-mile superspeedway at speeds up to 75 miles per hour (behind a pace car), all in the name of charity.

Laps for Charity was open to all licensed drivers 18 years of age and older and the entry fee is $30 per vehicle for three laps. Drivers also had the opportunity of having their picture taken in LVMS’s victory lane for an additional donation of only $10.

The event was sponsored by Las Vegas Motor Speedway, The CW/MY LVTV, Lotus Broadcasting and the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

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 non-profit 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 more than $2.5 million to local children’s causes.