Martinsville Speedway will host Track Laps for Charity on Wednesday, Oct. 27 from 7 to 9 p.m.
Track Laps for Charity offers fans the opportunity to drive their personal vehicle around Martinsville’s historic half-mile during race week of the NASCAR Playoffs for a donation of $25.
All proceeds will support the 27th annual Christmas Toy Drive to benefit the Grace Network of Martinsville and Henry County.
“Before the penultimate races of the NASCAR season, Martinsville Speedway will host Track Laps for Charity to offer fans the opportunity to drive their family and friends around the historic half-mile of where legends have competed,” said Clay Campbell, Martinsville Speedway President. “We look forward to welcoming the community back to the track for a fun event to benefit the 27th Annual Christmas Toy Drive.”
In December, Martinsville Speedway also will host the 27th Annual Christmas Toy Drive.
For more than 26 years, the Christmas Toy Drive has impacted more than 10,000 area children with gifts to unwrap on Christmas morning in Martinsville and Henry County. The Christmas Toy Drive is one of the most popular annual events in the greater Martinsville region, as residents from Henry County and the surrounding counties in Virginia and North Carolina come to support those in need.
Donated toys and monetary donations are distributed to more than 700 area children through the Grace Network of Martinsville and Henry County, which is a faith-based, first-stop center for resources for families in crisis. The organization supports those in the community who need support to keep a roof over their heads, homes warm and lighted, and food on the table with short-term assistance and long-term solutions.
To learn more about the Grace Network of Martinsville and Henry County, visit gracenetworkmhc.org.
To participate in Track Laps for Charity, fans must abide by the following rules to provide all participants with a safe experience:
All drivers must be 18 years of age or older with a valid state-issued driver’s license.
Driver and passengers must sign Track Laps for Charity waivers.
All participants must adhere to Virginia state laws regarding the usage of seat belts and child safety restraints.
Passenger vehicles only; motorcycles are not permitted.
Maximum speed is 55 miles per hour and regulated by Martinsville Speedway personnel in the Official Chevrolet Camaro Pace Car.
Drivers must stay up to speed and refrain from lagging to speed up.
Track Laps for Charity may be postponed or canceled due to inclement weather or safety conditions. If a cancellation is necessary, Martinsville Speedway will make its best effort to contact guests in advance of their visit.
For more information on Martinsville Speedway’s Track Laps for Charity, or visit www.martinsvillespeedway.com/events/tracklapsforcharity.