Toy Drive Scheduled at Martinsville Speedway in October
Martinsville Speedway will host Track Laps for Charity on Wednesday, Oct. 27 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Track Laps for Charity offers fans the opportunity to drive their personal vehicles 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 will host the 27th Annual Christmas Toy Drive. Over 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, Va. 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 in our community.
The donated toys and monetary donations are distributed to over 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 behind in order 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, visit www.martinsvillespeedway.com/events/tracklapsforcharity.
NASCAR Playoff Race Weekend
NASCAR returns this fall as Martinsville Speedway hosts the penultimate races of the NASCAR Cup Series, NASCAR Xfinity Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series seasons on Oct. 30-31. On Saturday, Oct. 30, Martinsville will host a doubleheader with the United Rentals 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Playoff race at 1:00 p.m. and the Dead On Tools 250 NASCAR Xfinity Series Playoff race at 6:00 p.m. The NASCAR Cup Series’ Championship 4 will be set in the Xfinity 500 on Sunday, Oct. 31 at 2:00 p.m.
NASCAR race tickets are available for purchase via phone at 877-RACE-TIX or online at martinsvillespeedway.com.