The Las Vegas Chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities held its second annual Laps for Charity event at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sunday, Jan. 29 and raised more than $34,000 for local children’s causes.

Auto enthusiasts were offered the unique opportunity to drive their personal vehicles around the superspeedway at speeds up to 75 miles per hour (behind a pace car) and 729 cars – everything from antique Model Ts to an 18-wheeler tractor – were entered in the event. In addition, 130 drivers chose to pay for a repeat run, driving the total to 859 (up from 750 in 2011).

Sunday’s high-speed charity drive surpassed the inaugural event by more than $8,000.

All proceeds from Laps for Charity will benefit the Las Vegas Chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities.

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. Last December, the Las Vegas Chapter of Speedway Children's Charities granted $260,000 to 46 local children's causes during its annual grant distribution ceremony.

For more information, please contact Paulette Anderson at (702) 632-8242 or or visit www.scclasvegas.org.