Race Fans Ready To Drive Texas Motor Speedway On Saturday Night
FORT WORTH-DALLAS (May 4, 2004) - It's a race fan's dream - driving the high banks of Texas Motor Speedway. Speedway Children's Charities will give fans what they want this Saturday, May 8 from 6-10 p.m. during the annual Laps for Charity event.
Laps for Charity gives race fans the rare opportunity to drive their own passenger vehicles around the 1.5-mile superspeedway under controlled conditions. Participants will get to drive three laps around Texas Motor Speedway for a $25 donation to the Texas chapter of Speedway Children's Charities. There is no pre-registration and participants may pay with cash, check or credit card. Multiple sets of laps may be purchased as well.
"Laps for Charity is the only chance for the fans to drive their own vehicle around the speedway," said speedway president Eddie Gossage. "We've had folks drive everything from sports cars and the family station wagon to a UPS truck. It's a lot of fun for all the participants and anytime you can help kids, it's a worthwhile cause."
Fans participating in the May 8 Laps for Charity should enter the speedway infield through the south tunnel at Gate 8. Participants' speed during Laps for Charity will be controlled by a pace car on the speedway. A driver's license is required to drive in Laps for Charity and all passengers must be at least six years of age. Fans will also have the opportunity to have their picture taken with their vehicle in Victory Lane.
Speedway Children's Charities Texas Chapter assists organizations benefiting children in Tarrant, Dallas, Denton and Collin counties. More than $2.3 million has been given to hundreds of area youth organizations by the local chapter since 1997. For more information on Laps for Charity contact Speedway Children's Charities at (817) 215-8564 or at www.texasmotorspeedway.com.