The Las Vegas Chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities hosted its inaugural Laps for Charity event on Sunday, Jan. 30 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

The event, which raised more than $25,000, allowed fans to drive their personal vehicles around the 1.5-mile superspeedway at supervised speeds of 75 mph behind the LVMS pace car for $30 per vehicle. More than 750 cars – including a Rolls Royce and a Smart Car – toured the track.

For an additional $10, fans were offered the opportunity to photograph themselves and their vehicles in LVMS’s victory lane.

The event will become an annual affair for the charity.

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 $255,000 to 44 local children's causes during its annual grant distribution ceremony.

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