The June 8 Speedway Children’s Charities – Texas Chapter’s Laps for Charity fundraising event at Texas Motor Speedway raised a record $35,000 that will benefit North Texas-area children in need through the charitable organization’s annual grant program.

The 455 cars that participated was the largest ever car count and the $35,000 was the largest amount ever raised for a Speedway Children’s Charities Laps for Charity event at Texas Motor Speedway since opening in 1997. Last year’s spring event raised $23,205, a Speedway Children’s Charities-Texas Chapter best since 2017.

For a $60 tax-deductible donation, participants experienced the opportunity and thrill of driving their vehicles around Texas Motor Speedway’s one-and-a-half-mile high-banked quad-oval.

A total of 16 local car clubs used the event as a meeting venue while scores of other local folks utilized the event as a unique Saturday night entertainment opportunity for a great cause. Additional fundraising efforts during the event included the purchase of photos taken in Victory Lane by Extreme Photography Studios of Fort Worth.

“It is so heartwarming to see how much the community rallies around this event,” said Speedway Children’s Charities-Texas Chapter Executive Director Marissa Chaney. “Families from all over Texas, and even Oklahoma, joined us to drive the track and raise critical funds to support children in need”

The 16 local car clubs that participated in the fundraising event included:

–       Cadillac V Club

–       North Texas Car Club

–       DFWs550s Mustang

–       Corvette Club of Texas

–       Lone Star Miata Club/Tejas Miata Club of Austin

–       DFW Holdens

–       Lone Star Corvette Club

–       Mopar Royalty/Raceway Muscle Cars

–       Metroplex MINI Club

–       North Texas Mustang Club

–       All-American Camaro & Firebird Assoc (AACFA)

–       Viper Club

–       Cross Out Society/Eurospinnerz

–       North TX Corvette Club

–       North TX Bronco Club

–       North Texas Lexus Performance

Since 1997, Speedway Children’s Charities Texas Chapter has distributed more than $12 million in funding to non-profit organizations in Collin, Dallas, Denton and Tarrant counties supporting children in need. The organization’s 2024 grant ceremony at Texas Motor Speedway is scheduled for December 5.

Texas Motor Speedway will host Round 2 of the 2024 SuperMotocross World Championship on Saturday, Sept. 14. The balance of Texas Motor Speedway’s 2024 event season includes the Solar Car Challenge (July 11-17), Goodguys Rod & Custom (Sept. 27-29), American Sprint Car Series (Oct. 4-5), the High Limit Sprint Car Series inaugural season finale (Oct. 11-12), the Gordy’s Hwy 30 Fest Texas (Oct. 17-20), Gift of Lights (Nov. 28-Jan. 1, 2025) and Speedway Children’s Charities Grant Ceremony & Dinner with Santa (Dec. 5). For more information on the schedule and much more, please visit

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