SPARTA, Ky. - The Kentucky Chapter of Speedway Children's Charities will host the Third Annual Laps for Charity on Thursday, Sept. 18 at Kentucky Speedway from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The family-fun fundraiser allows fans the opportunity to drive five laps around the track in their personal street-legal vehicles and have their photo taken in Victory Lane for $40 per vehicle and the first 100 cars will receive a commemorative Laps for Charity decal.

As an added bonus, ARCA Racing Series Rookie of the Year contender Austin Wayne Self, Hixson Motorsports driver Thomas Praytor and current points leader Mason Mitchell will be signing autographs when participants pick up their photos following their laps. 

"There is nothing better than experiencing the thrill of NASCAR's roughest track from behind the wheel of your personal vehicle," said Chapter Director Dayna Winslette. "What makes this fundraiser even more exciting is sharing the moment with your family while supporting Tri-State children in need."

Laps for Charity opens the track's September race weekend activities, which include the Sept. 19 ARCA Series Zloop 150 and Sept. 20 NASCAR Nationwide Series VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300.

All funds raised from this event will benefit the Kentucky Chapter of Speedway Children's Charities. For a complete list of rules and regulations, please visit http://kentucky.speedwaycharities.org/events/. Please note, this event is weather permitting. Please check the charity's website and social media pages leading up to the event for any updates.

ABOUT THE KENTUCKY SPEEDWAY CHAPTER OF SCC:

Operating as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the Kentucky Chapter of SCC is dedicated to helping children improve their quality of life, and through its various events and activities, the chapter strives to raise critical funds and provide grants to worthy non-profit organizations in the tri-state area.  The chapter has partnered with Feed the Children to distribute over 640,000 pounds of food and supplies to families in need and hosted several fundraising events, such as the Ride of a Lifetime Live Auction, Laps for Charity, cornhole tournaments, memorabilia auctions, and more.  For additional information about the chapter and its 2014 schedule of events, please visit http://kentucky.speedwaycharities.org.