People who have always wanted to try their driving skills at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway will get a chance for charity.
The Las Vegas Chapter of Speedway Children's Charities will present the fourth annual Laps for Charity event at the speedway from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26.
For $30 per vehicle, people can drive their personal vehicle around the 1.5-mile track at speeds up to 75 miles an hour. For an extra $20, people buy an additional three laps. For another $10, drivers can have their pictures taken in the LVMS victory lane.
The money raised goes toward children's charities around southern Nevada. During last year's event, more than 840 cars, trucks and even a limousine participated, raising $32,000 for the charity.
Laps for Charity is open to all licensed drivers 18 years of age. All occupants of the car must be 6 years of age or older. The vehicle must be street legal. Car clubs and company fleets are welcome to be part of the event.