Talladega Superspeedway officials are grateful for the incredible support from the local community, as well as tourists, for the first two “Track Laps for Charity” fundraisers of 2022, which raised $27,500 for local organizations.
“All we can say is ‘thank you’. We are so indebted to so many people who have participated in our two Track Laps for Charity events that have taken place so far in 2022,” said Brian Crichton , President of Talladega Superspeedway “So many people from our local community, along with countless others from many southeastern states, who have made the trip to drive the world’s largest track, have helped us raise funds for our local charities Donating the $27,500 is another way we show our commitment to our community.
“We cannot thank the media enough for their support in getting the word out to so many people. Both events were fun and beneficial. We are so happy to have them on board and look forward to our next charity laps, which are scheduled for Saturday August 13th. Fans will once again be able to feel the 33 degrees of betting on NASCAR’s largest oval and experience the Talladega Garage experience up close.”
The first laps for charity on April 12 raised $12,500 and was split between the Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs of Central Alabama and Central East Alabama. The second event took place on June 18, and a check for $15,000 was sent to United Way of North Talladega County.
As Crichton said, the next laps for charity are scheduled for Saturday August. 13, and will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. CDT. Funds raised will go to “A League of Our Own – Oxford”, an organization that gives children with mental and physical disabilities the chance to play baseball. The last event of 2022 will take place on Saturday, December 3. For just $50, guests will have the opportunity to take two laps around the mammoth 2.66-mile track in their personal vehicles and tour the incredible Talladega Garage (Open House) experience. The minimum donation of $50 per car/truck for both tours will help raise money for the speedway awareness fund, ‘DEGA Give, a fund advised by the donors of the NASCAR Foundation.
Additionally, the track introduced a new ‘Track Laps + Race Ticket Package.’ For just $100, guests (one vehicle) will not only be able to take two laps around the 2.66-mile venue, but will also receive two tickets to the YellaWood 500, which is scheduled for Sunday, October 2.
As part of the Talladega Garage Experience Open House, families will get a glimpse of the 140,000 square foot area, complete with a children’s zone and play area, the only covered outdoor social club ‘BIG BILL’ of 35,000 square feet and Ruoff Mortgage Victory Lane. Participants will be able to take their picture next to the official Talladega Superspeedway Chevrolet Camaro Pace Car and the traditional Vulcan Trophy (miniature version of the colossal Vulcan statue – www.visitvulcan.com – which is awarded to every winner of the NASCAR Cup Series at ‘Dega. Both will be placed in Ruoff Mortgage Victory Lane where Ross Chastain celebrated after winning the GEICO 500 in April.
Guests at the August 13 Track Laps For Charity event will see how racing fans attending the YellaWood 500 will be immersed in the sport of NASCAR by being able to be close to NASCAR’s top drivers and teams via a fan gateway under the same roof than the NASCAR Cup Series garage bays. The YellaWood 500 will culminate with a triple weekend of NASCAR Playoffs, October 1-2. For ticket information for the race weekend (which also includes the Sparks 300 and Chevy Silverado 250 on Saturday, October 1), log on to www.talladegasuperspeedway.com
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