Auto Club Speedway Invites Families to a Day of Fun and Racing at “Lefty’s Family Fun Day and 5k”

5K participants admitted FREE to Suzuki AMA Pro SuperBike Challenge at Auto Club Speedway Saturday, March 27

Lefty's Family Fun Day & 5K

San Bernardino County, Calif. (March 9, 2010) – “5K” might be dreaded words to some, but not when Auto Club Speedway’s Kids Club mascot Lefty is involved!

Lefty and Auto Club Speedway invite families to come out for a morning of fun and motorcycle racing excitement at its inaugural “Lefty’s Family Fun Day and 5K” on Saturday, March 27.  Registration for the event begins at 6 a.m. at the Speedway’s Opportunity, California FanZone with the “green flag” waving at 7:45 a.m.

The inaugural “Lefty’s Family Fun Day and 5K” is a free family day and expo with a focus on promoting healthy lifestyles by encouraging physical activity and healthy food choices.  The event is highlighted by a fun, non-competitive 5K run, walk, skate or ride around the 2.36 mile, 21-turn road course that is set-up for the Suzuki AMA Pro SuperBike Challenge being held the same weekend.  After the 5K, participants wearing their 5K bib will be admitted free to the Suzuki AMA Pro SuperBike Challenge.

In addition to the 5K, families can enjoy fun-filled activities at the “Lefty’s Family Fun Day and 5K” Healthy Communities Expo including a climbing wall, Nutrition Network, a farmer’s market, sports activities and a variety of state, county and local agencies providing information, displays, interactive exhibits and services to help fight childhood obesity. 

“Lefty’s Family Fun Day and 5K” is endorsed by Healthy Communities, an initiative supported by the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors through the Department of Public Health. 

For more information on “Lefty’s Family Fun Day and 5K” or to purchase tickets and for more information on the Suzuki AMA Pro SuperBike Challenge at Auto Club Speedway, call toll free at 800-944-RACE (7223) or visit www.autoclubspeedway.com

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About Auto Club Speedway: 
Don’t miss out on the 2010 edition of the AMA as it roars into Auto Club Speedway March 26-28 for the Suzuki AMA Pro SuperBike Challenge.  Come see the best bikers in the world competing for bragging rights in American Superbike and Daytona SportBike classes.  Enjoy the day in the infield with a sponsor displays, live musical entertainment, great food, an autograph session and fun for the whole family.

Then, mark your calendars as the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup races to Auto Club Speedway on October 10, 2010 for the Pepsi 400.  To purchase tickets for the Suzuki AMA Pro SuperBike Challenge or the Pepsi 400 weekend call 800-944-RACE (7223), or visit the new www.autoclubspeedway.com for more information.

About the Auto Club Speedway Lefty’s Kids Club: 
Lefty’s Kids Club offers a free Green Flag membership for children 12 years old and under and an upgraded Checkered Flag membership for $10 that includes the official ACS Kids Club hat, folder, lanyard and drawstring backpack. Both Kids Club memberships offer children the exclusive opportunity to special events including free admission to the Suzuki AMA Pro SuperBike Challenge, Red, White and Cruise 4th of July Extravaganza and free general admission seats on Friday and Saturday of NASCAR weekend at Auto Club Speedway.  Lefty’s Kids Club members will also enjoy the Opportunity, California FanZone Scavenger Hunt, storytime with a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver and the opportunity to win special prizes during Sunday of NASCAR weekend.  Sign up for either Green or Checkered Flag Kids Club membership at www.autoclubspeedway.com/kidsclub or call 800-944-RACE (7223) for more information.

About AMA Pro Racing: 
AMA Pro Racing is the premier professional motorcycle racing organization in North America.  They operate a full schedule of events and championships for a variety of motorcycle disciplines, including the Suzuki AMA Pro SuperBike Challenge at Auto Club Speedway.  Learn more about AMA Pro Racing at www.amaproracing.com.

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