Charity event makes drive on Texas Motorspoeedway a reality

FORT WORTH-DALLAS (May 9, 2000) - The chances of being a professional race car driver are pretty slim. But getting laps in on the track at Texas Motor Speedway, the same asphalt where world-famous drivers compete, is easier than you ...

FORT WORTH-DALLAS (May 9, 2000) - The chances of being a professional race car driver are pretty slim. But getting laps in on the track at Texas Motor Speedway, the same asphalt where world-famous drivers compete, is easier than you think.

Saturday, May 27, Speedway Children's Charities (SCC) opens up the superspeedway to the public. For a $25 donation to SCC, individuals will take their vehicle for three laps around the track behind a pace car.

"We always have great response and excitement with the Laps for Charity event," said speedway general manager Eddie Gossage. "It gives our race fans the opportunity to drive around the speedway and help local children's charities at the same time."

There's no pre-registration - participants can simply drive to the South Tunnel entrance of the speedway anytime from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. There they will sign the appropriate forms and make their $25 donation for the three laps. Cash, Visa and Mastercard will be accepted.

Souvenir photos in Victory Lane will be available to all participants and concessions will be open all night. Individuals and car clubs are all welcome. All passengers must be at least 6 years old to ride.

Each year, Speedway Children's Charities helps dozens of local organizations who benefit children. In 1999, SCC gave more than $250,000 to 70 organizations from Tarrant, Dallas, Denton and Collin Counties.

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