Bullring driver Dustin Ash knows how lucky he is. Ash, a successful Legends Car driver in the NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series at the Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway has earned 13 wins this season and leads the point standings. Dustin also knows there are those in the community who are not as fortunate as he is and the 16 year-old is doing something about it. Dustin, along with his father Ken, proposed the idea for the inaugural Bullring Race-a-Thon as a way to give back to the community. The fundraiser will benefit the Las Vegas Chapter of Speedway Children¿s Charities. ¿It¿s nice to help out the community,¿ Dustin said. ¿We thought it would be great to give the kids some new things and help others out.¿ Ken and Dustin printed pledge sheets and distributed them to all Bullring drivers. Drivers were encouraged to take the pledge sheets to family, friends and sponsors and ask them to pledge a donation per lap, such as one dollar per lap for a 25-lap race. Pledges were still coming in from fans in the pits after last weekend¿s race. ¿We¿ve asked people to pledge per lap, but most are giving flat donations,¿ Ken said. ¿Every little bit helps.¿ Ken and Dustin have set a high goal -- $50,000 ¿ but believe the drivers can meet the challenge. ¿I think we can meet our goal,¿ Dustin said. ¿We¿ve handed out a lot of sheets. Hopefully everyone else is working hard on getting donations and we¿ll present a check to Speedway Children¿s Charities on Sept. 18.¿ "We want to thank all involved for this incredibly generous gesture,¿ said Keith DeRiso, chairman of The Las Vegas Chapter of Speedway Children¿s Charities. ¿We do all we can to make life easier for the needy children of southern Nevada and the racers play a significant part. Our chapter continues to grow at a rapid pace and without these types of donations, we could not possibly grant funds to more than 40 worthy causes each year." Spectator gates will open at 6 p.m. for American Heroes Night at the Bullring Saturday. Qualifying is set for 5:50 with racing at 7:15. General admission is $11 for adults, $9 for senior citizens and military personnel and $4 for children 6-12. Children five and under are free. A Family Four Pack may be purchased for $24. Admission to the Stockyard is $36 per vehicle (up to four people). Speedway Children's Charities (www.speedwaycharities.org) is a non-profit foundation based in Charlotte, N.C., that distributes funds to charities and foundations providing medical, emotional and social services to children in need. Founded in 1984 by O. Bruton Smith, chief executive officer of Speedway Motorsports, Inc., Speedway Children's Charities has grown into a national foundation with chapters located at each of the six Speedway Motorsports Inc., facilities, including Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, Calif., Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway, Lowe's Motor Speedway in Charlotte, N.C., Texas Motor Speedway in Dallas-Ft. Worth and Atlanta Motor Speedway. Each chapter's objective is to assist as many children as possible. Last December, the Las Vegas Chapter of Speedway Children's Charities distributed $250,000 to 41 local causes which directly impact the lives of children in the Las Vegas and southern Nevada region.