FONTANA - Calif.  (August 5, 2015) Drivers, ready, set … donate!

Auto Club Speedway Mascot and Kids Club President, Lefty, is excited to once again to offer the public an opportunity to drive their own vehicle around the 2-mile oval at Auto Club Speedway to support local schools as part of Lefty’s Track Day on Saturday, Aug. 22 from 5:00-7:30 p.m.

Paced by the Speedway’s Official Pace Car, participants who make a $10.00 donation will get to drive their vehicle on the oval track. Guests can also experience a pace car ride at speeds up to 100mph for an additional $20.00.

New this year, fans have the opportunity to attend a viewing party in designated suites along pit road to watch the NASCAR Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway. Gates open at 4:00 p.m. and viewing party starts at 4:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Photo opportunities with the Auto Club Speedway NASCAR Show Car and Woodie will be also be available onsite.

All proceeds from the event will benefit the Auto Club Speedway Foundation which supports Lefty’s Reading Challenge, a program that encourages reading excellence from Southern California elementary school children and provides grants to school libraries.

Lefty’s Reading Challenge, named after Auto Club Speedway mascot Lefty, is part of Auto Club Speedway’s heralded youth initiative.  More than 133,000 students from 221 elementary schools in San Bernardino, Riverside and Los Angeles Counties read thousands of books during Lefty’s Reading Challenge earlier this year, for a chance to win thousands of dollars for their school libraries.

For more information on Lefty’s Track Days or Lefty’s Reading Challenge, visit www.autoclubspeedway.com  or call 800-944-RACE (7223).

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About Auto Club Speedway:  Located 50 miles east of Los Angeles in Fontana, Auto Club Speedway is California’s premier motorsports facility, hosting over 320 days of track activity each year including the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Auto Club 400 weekend , March 18-20, 2016.  The two-mile D-shaped oval is one of the fastest tracks on the circuit.  The Speedway is also home to numerous movies, television and commercial productions, photo shoots, new car testing, club racing and a variety of racing schools. For more information on events at Auto Club Speedway call 1-800-944-RACE (7223) or visit www.autoclubspeedway.com.  For information on event lodging, visit the Hilton Garden Inn, Fontana, the official hotel partner of Auto Club Speedway and Auto Club Dragway.

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 that offers children the exclusive opportunity to special events including free general admission seats on Friday and Saturday of NASCAR weekend at Auto Club Speedway.  Not only will Lefty’s Kids Club members attend NASCAR weekend at Auto Club Speedway enjoy world-class racing, but they’ll also experience fun filled Kids Club activities in LEFTY’S Fun Zone. This children’s area offers everything from hands on educational programs, to photo opportunities, to kid-favorite foods and many more activities.  For more information, visit www.leftyskidsclub.com or call 800-944-RACE (7223).




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