July 17 'Drive The Track' to benefit Speedway Children's Charities
Atlanta Motor Speedway is offering fans another chance to drive onto the high banks of its historic 1.54-mile oval; this time to benefit Speedway Children's Charities Atlanta.
The "Drive the Track" event will be held on Friday, July 17, and allow participants to drive their own vehicles onto the 24-degree banked turns and takes laps around the speedway behind the pace car. The event will begin at 6 p.m. and end at 8:30 p.m. with proceeds benefiting Speedway Children's Charities Atlanta.
"Our first Drive The Track night was so exciting for all involved so we're thrilled to be able to host fans for another fun Friday night out this month," said AMS Executive Vice President and General Manager Brandon Hutchison. "Knowing that each car that comes through the tunnel and rolls onto the track represents further aid to children's causes in our community just makes it that much better."
Each year SCC Atlanta grants money raised from events like Drive The Track to programs which specifically help children in their respective region. Since its founding in 1994, Speedway Children's Charities Atlanta has granted more than $4 million to local children's causes.
Admission will be $15 per vehicle for three laps around the track and, to ensure limited contact during the experience, must be purchased online prior to arriving at the facility. For $10 more fans can drive their car on the track and take home a souvenir bundle which includes a collectable 2020 NASCAR race weekend souvenir program, a 1:64 scale 2020 program diecast car, an AMS 60th Anniversary shot glass, and an AMS 60th Anniversary fridge magnet.
Participants will enter at the main tunnel off Speedway Boulevard to have their tickets scanned and proceed into the speedway. To maintain social distancing guidelines during the event, participants will be required to remain in their vehicles while inside the facility.
For more information and to purchase tickets for the event go to AtlantaMotorSpeedway.com/events/Drive-The-Track or call the AMS ticket office at 877-926-7849.
ABOUT SPEEDWAY CHILDREN'S CHARITIES
The mission of Speedway Children's Charities remains true to the ideals it was founded upon in 1982: To care for children in educational, financial, social and medical need in order to help them lead productive lives. SCC provides funding for hundreds of nonprofit organizations throughout the nation that meet the direct needs of children. Our vision is that every child has the same opportunities no matter what obstacle they are facing.
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