Richmond Raceway (Richmond) will host Track Laps for Charity to benefit Make-A-Wish® Greater Virginia on Saturday, Nov. 9 at 4:00 p.m. The event will take place “under the lights” and give fans the opportunity to drive their personal vehicle around America’s Premier Short Track for a donation of $20. All proceeds will benefit Make-A-Wish® Greater Virginia. Track Laps for Charity is presented by Richmond Raceway Cares and The Jenny Maraghy Team with Joyner Fine Properties.
“Track Laps gives race fans the opportunity to drive their family and friends around the historic ¾-mile D-shaped oval at Richmond Raceway,” said Richmond President Dennis Bickmeier. “Our final track laps of the year will benefit Make-A-Wish® Greater Virginia, who impact the lives of children with critical illnesses. As fans take their laps around the track, they will know their donation will have a lasting impact on families and children across the Commonwealth of Virginia. Thanks to The Jenny Maraghy Team for their support of Track Laps for Charity.”
Make-A-Wish® Greater Virginia creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. This belief inspires the organization to grant wishes that change the lives of kids across the state. Wishes are far more than gifts, or singular events in time. Wishes impact everyone involved – wish kids, volunteers, donors, sponsors, medical professionals and communities. For wish kids, just the act of making their wish come true can give them the courage to battle their illness. Whatever the odds, whatever the obstacle, wishes find a way to make the world better.
“We’re thrilled to work with our friends at Richmond Raceway and The Jenny Maraghy Team on this wonderful event,” said Sheri Lambert, Make-A-Wish® Greater Virginia President & CEO. “With Richmond’s unique racing heritage, it’s a great opportunity to get the community involved in our mission in a fun and unique way. We couldn’t be more thankful to be involved.”
“We are proud to be a part of Track Laps for Charity at Richmond Raceway,” said Jenny Maraghy, CEO of The Jenny Maraghy Team. “We hope this event will bring the community together to raise awareness for Make-A-Wish® Greater Virginia. Thanks to the Make-A-Wish® Greater Virginia and Richmond Raceway teams for allowing us to be a part of this amazing event.”
Richmond Raceway Cares provides support to nonprofit organizations and charitable causes and events in our community, focusing on youth, education, and recreation. Richmond Raceway Cares is a donor advised fund of The NASCAR Foundation, a 501(c)3 charitable entity, that donates racing-related items and offers financial support to assist community outreach programs and other nonprofit charities.
Richmond will open its gates for fans to drive five laps around the track on Saturday, Nov. 9 at 4:00 p.m. Fans can sign up in advance by visiting richmondraceway.com/tracklaps or at track on event day. Fans are invited to take a tour of the FanGrounds, turn a few laps in the Richmond Raceway Simulator, and play cornhole in the modernized infield.
- To participate, drivers must be 18 years of age or older with a valid state-issued driver’s license.
- Maximum speed is 55 miles per hour, and drivers must stay behind the Official Toyota Camry Pace Car of Richmond Raceway.
- Drivers must stay up to speed and refrain from lagging behind in order to speed up. Violation may result in removal from the track.
- Seatbelts must be worn at all times.
- Laps may be postponed due to inclement weather.
- Motorcycles are permitted.
- Richmond has the right to cancel due to weather or safety conditions. If a cancellation is necessary, Richmond will make its best effort to contact guests in advance of their visit.
For more information on Richmond Track Laps, visit richmondraceway.com/tracklaps.
Richmond Raceway 2020 Season
Richmond will host the Toyota Spring Race Weekend on April 18-19. The NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series returns to America’s Premier Short Track for the ToyotaCare 250 “under the lights” on April 18. This will be the first Gander Outdoors Trucks race at Richmond since 2005. NASCAR’s best will compete in the TOYOTA OWNERS 400 NASCAR Cup Series race on Sunday, April 19.
For the first time in 11 years, the NTT IndyCar Series will race at Richmond “under the lights” on June 27. Richmond will host a festival headlined by the NTT IndyCar Series, welcoming fans to engage in a speed-themed weekend event on June 26-27.
The road to the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series championship will again lead through Richmond on Sept. 11-12. The Action Track will be the second race of the first round of the NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs for the ninth annual Federated Auto Parts 400. Richmond will also host the NASCAR Xfinity Series Regular Season Championship on Sept. 11. This will be the 28th consecutive year the fall race weekend is “under the lights” at Richmond.
INDYCAR tickets are available for purchase in-person at the Richmond Ticket Office, via phone at 866-455-7223, or online at richmondraceway.com. NASCAR tickets go on-sale to the general public on Dec. 1.
About The Jenny Maraghy Team
The Jenny Maraghy Team is a real estate company based in Richmond, Va. The team consists of more than 24 dedicated professionals who are passionate about helping clients achieve an amazing real estate experience. With over 50 years of combined experience, the team is equipped to handle all aspects of the industry. To learn more about The Jenny Maraghy Team, visit jennymaraghyteam.com or our Zillow page.
About Make-A-Wish® Greater Virginia
Make-A-Wish® creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. We are on a quest to bring every eligible child’s wish to life, because a wish is an integral part of a child’s treatment journey. Research shows children who have wishes granted can build the physical and emotional strength they need to fight a critical illness. Headquartered in Richmond, Make-A- Wish Greater Virginia has granted more than 5,100 wishes since 1987. Together, generous donors, supporters, staff and volunteers throughout Virginia grant a wish, on average, every 48 hours. For more information about Make-A-Wish Greater Virginia, visit va.wish.org or call 804-217-WISH.
About Richmond Raceway
Richmond Raceway is America’s Premier Short Track annually hosting two NASCAR race weekends, featuring the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and NASCAR Xfinity Series, on a ¾-mile D-shaped oval. Richmond Raceway is a regional leader for events including sports, live music and consumer trade shows. The Richmond Raceway Complex’s 1,000 plus acre multipurpose facility hosts more than 200 live events annually including concerts with top national recording artists at Virginia Credit Union LIVE! To learn more, visit richmondraceway.com, richmondracewaycomplex.com, or vaculive.com.
About Richmond Raceway Cares
Richmond Raceway Cares provides support to nonprofit organizations and charitable causes and events in our community, focusing on youth, education, and recreation. The organization hosts events annually to support its efforts, including Richmond Raceway track laps for charity, Left Turn Golf Classic, Checkered Flag 10K, 5K & Kids 1-Miler, and more. Richmond Raceway Cares is a donor advised fund of The NASCAR Foundation, a 501(c)3 charitable entity, that donates racing-related items and offers financial support to assist community outreach programs and other nonprofit charities. To learn more, visit richmondraceway.com/richmondracewaycares.