KANSAS CITY, Kan. (May 26, 2011) – Kansas Speedway President Patrick Warren announced today that Kansas Speedway will provide an opportunity for race fans to assist the disaster relief efforts in the tornado ravaged areas of Reading, Kansas and Joplin, Missouri.
For a $25 donation to the American Red Cross, fans will have the opportunity to drive their personal vehicle around Kansas Speedway on Friday, June 24 from 2 PM – 7 PM. For a donation of $50 to the American Red Cross, fans will have the opportunity to drive their vehicles around Kansas Speedway on Saturday, June 18 from 6:30 PM – 10 PM as part of the first event under the lights at Kansas Speedway.
*UPDATE: *Fans that are unable to attend Kansas Speedway’s June 4-5 weekend have several options to participate in relief efforts. Fans can visit, www.kck.redcross.org, or call 913-321-6314 with a credit card and provide the information code: Kansas Speedway Relief Efforts. Fans can also make their donation on the days of June 18 and June 24 at Kansas Speedway.
“In times of crisis, it’s important for everyone to come together and help those in need,” said Warren. “We have several ticket holders in each of these devastated areas and we wanted to make sure they know that they, along with the rest of their communities, are not forgotten during times like this. I challenge others in our community, both race fans and non-race fans, to join us in our efforts to provide support to these areas.”
Cash and check donations will be accepted by the American Red Cross at Kansas Speedway on June 4 – 5. Vouchers will be given to any fan that donates during Kansas Speedway’s upcoming race weekend that will be redeemable for the corresponding date.
All vehicles must be street legal and equipped with enough seatbelts for all passengers. RV’s, tractor trailers and motorcycles will not be permitted.
Fans can text “redcross” to 90999 to contribute a $10 donation. Fans are also encouraged to visit the American Red Cross website, www.redcross.org, for additional ways to assist the relief efforts.