Race enthusiasts often wonder how to get their car on track at Sonoma Raceway. Those drivers can turn their fantasies into reality as the Sonoma chapter of Speedway Children's Charities (SCC) hosts the 4th annual Laps for Charity event on Saturday, Jan.21.

This once-a-year-event invites participants to take their vehicle for a few laps around the 12-turn road course, all in the name of charity. For just $150, this unique experience includes a pre-lap safety briefing with professional drivers, three lead-follow laps around the 2.52-mile circuit and a picture of your car on track.

All proceeds benefit kids in need through Sonoma County youth organizations. SCC, the charitable arm of Sonoma Raceway, has distributed more than $5.5 million to Sonoma County youth groups since 2001.

A limited number of spots are now available between 12:30-4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21. Participants must be 18 years old or older; passengers are not permitted. All cars must have shoulder strap seat belt restraints, mufflers and pass a basic technical inspection. For more information or to register for your spot, visit http://sonoma.speedwaycharities.org/events/4th_annual_laps_for_charity or contact Cheri Plattner at cplatter@SonomaRaceway.com.