Ever dreamed of tackling the Sonoma Raceway road course in your own car?  You can enjoy some high-speed thrills, all in the name of charity, as the Sonoma chapter of Speedway Children's Charities (SCC) hosts its 7th annual Laps for Charity on Saturday, Jan. 11.

This once-a-year-opportunity invites participants to take their vehicle for a few laps around the 12-turn road course. For just $150, this experience includes a pre-lap classroom safety briefing with professional drivers, three lead-follow laps around the 2.52-mile circuit, a picture of the car on track, plus a "hot lap" in the instructor's car.

All proceeds benefit Sonoma County youth organizations through SCC, the charitable arm of Sonoma Raceway, which has distributed $6.8 million to Sonoma County youth groups since 2001.

Time slots are available between 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 11. Participants must be at least 18 years old; 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 reserve a spot, visit  www.speedwaycharities.org/events/sonoma/7th-laps-for-charity/registration/ or contact Cheri Plattner at [email protected].


About the Sonoma Chapter of Speedway Children's Charities

Speedway Children's Charities is the charitable arm of Sonoma Raceway.  Speedway Children's Charities' mission is to care for Sonoma County children in educational, financial, social and medical need in order to help them lead productive lives. The Sonoma Chapter of SCC has distributed $6.8 million to qualified Sonoma County youth groups since 2001. Much of the funds distributed by Speedway Children's Charities are raised at special events held at the raceway throughout the year.