Auto Club Speedway’s Kids Club Mascot Lefty Celebrates Cinco De Mayo

First of many events local children can interact with Lefty

Lefty Celebrats Cinco de Mayo

SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY, Calif. (May 5, 2009) - Auto Club Speedway’s Kids Club mascot Lefty celebrated Cinco de Mayo at King Taco located at the Speedway’s Opportunity, California FanZone.  Today’s celebration kicked off the first of many events Inland Empire children and their families can interact with the walking, talking mascot in the coming months. 

“The chance to be at so many community events, to talk with the kids and hang out with their families is way better than working in the office” exclaimed Lefty.  “Not only am I so excited to get out and about, but the Speedway is super happy when I talk about some of the things coming up like the Pepsi 500, the first ever Chase Race in California on Oct.11th!” 

Before Lefty enjoys the festivities of the Pepsi 500 at Auto Club Speedway, he’ll make a pit stop at the Riverside County Regional Medial Center for the annual Kids Health & Safety Fair.  Children and their families can visit Lefty at the Kids Health & Safety Fair, a free event at the Mission Grove Plaza, 321 E. Alessandro Blvd., Riverside CA on Saturday, May 9th between 9am-3pm.  

Lefty is scheduled to be at a variety of community events throughout the Inland Empire.  Please visit www.autoclubspeedway.com/kidsclub periodically for more information. Organizations interested in having Lefty at their event can call 909.429.5207. 

Ultimately, Lefty’s summertime fun will lead him to California’s Inaugural NASCAR Chase Race -- the Pepsi 500 on October 11th.  Not only will Lefty and members of the Auto Club Speedway Kids Club enjoy great NASCAR racing, but also fun filled, kids-only activities during race weekend including the Opportunity, California FanZone Scavenger Hunt, storytime with a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver, the opportunity to win special prizes and so much more! 

About the Kids Club:   The Auto Club Speedway Kids Club offers a free Green Flag membership for children 12 years old and under and an upgraded Checkered Flag membership for $20 that includes the official ACS Kids Club hat, pencil, folder, lanyard, drawstring backpack and yo-yo. Both Kids Club memberships offer children the exclusive opportunity to special events including free NASCAR weekend general admission seats on Friday and Saturday, the Opportunity, California FanZone Scavenger Hunt, storytime with a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver and the opportunity to win special prizes.  Families can also take advantage of free parking, bring in their own food, or partake in the unbelievable menu items on site as well as other cost-savings opportunities while enjoying a full day of entertainment and fun at a fantastic family value.  Sign up for either Green or Checkered Flag Kids Club membership at www.autoclubspeedway.com/kidsclub and enjoy the Inaugural NASCAR “Chase Race” in Southern California, the Pepsi 500 at Auto Club Speedway on Oct. 11.   

Auto Club Speedway Contact:
Leddy Venegas, Community & Media Relations, 909.429.5207, lvenegas@autoclubspeedway.com

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