FONTANA – Calif. (June 7, 2017) – Buckle up…it’s time to put the pedal to the metal for a cause! Once again, Auto Club Speedway welcomes the community to drive their own car or truck and take a spin on the same speedway that NASCAR drivers recently raced at over 200 mph as part of the popular Lefty’s Track Dayon Thursday, August 24 from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. This is the only time of the year when the public can drive their automobile on the oval.
Even Better join Inland Empire Explorer TV Show Host Joel Greene as he will be on location with his car and checking out all the other cool people and their cars.
Paced by the Speedway’s Official Toyota Camry Pace Car, participants who make a $15.00 donation can drive their vehicle on the track. Plus, guests can experience a pace car ride at speeds up to 100 mph for only $20.00.
Donate a children’s book (new or lightly used) and receive a discount on a lap fee! All books received will be given to the Inland Empire United Way’s School Tools program for local classrooms.
In addition, car clubs throughout Southern California will participate in Lefty’s Track Day and have designated areas to display their cars. Food vendors and family-friendly activities are also available during Lefty’s Track Day.
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 160,000 students from over 250 elementary schools in San Bernardino, Riverside, Orange and Los Angeles Counties read thousands of books during Lefty’s Reading Challenge earlier this year, winning thousands of dollars for their school libraries.