Bristol Motor Speedway to allow fans to drive personal vehicle on track

By Matt Courson
March 15, 2018

It is not all that often for a racetrack to allow fans to drive their own vehicle around a track. There is now an opportunity.

During the Food City 500 race weekend on Thursday, April 12, Bristol Motor Speedway will be hosting “Track Laps,” an event that raises money for Speedway Children Charities.

“Track Laps is one of the many events during the year that helps SCC-Bristol reach its fundraising goals,” said Chris Lawyer, a spokesman for the speedway.

“It provides guests the opportunity to take their personal car to the high banks of Bristol in a well-paced session, led by the official BMS Chevrolet Camaro SS. Guests can also get an official photo in Victory Lane.”

Information was not immediately available regarding how fast fans can take their vehicle around the speedway, a track official said.

The speedway is asking for a $35 donation to drive around the track for five laps. Participants can even get a photo of their own vehicle in Victory Lane for an additional donation of $10.

There will be two separate sessions at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. The track notes that sessions may run over or be delayed if demand is high.

Interested fans can register for the event here. You can learn more about Speedway Children’s Charities here.

The Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway is slated for Sunday, April 15 at 2:00 p.m. ET. The event will be televised on FOX.

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