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 the 6th annual Laps for Charity event on Saturday, Jan. 12.

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 your car on track, plus a "hot lap" in the instructor's car.

All proceeds benefit Sonoma County youth organizations through Speedway Children's Charities. SCC, the charitable arm of Sonoma Raceway, has distributed more than $6.4 million to Sonoma County youth groups since 2001.

A limited number of spots are now available between 2:30-4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 12.¬†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 register for your spot, visit https://www.speedwaycharities.org/events/sonoma/laps-for-charity/ or contact Cheri Plattner at [email protected].