Online Charity Auction Offers Experiences, Memorabilia for NASCAR Weekend in Sonoma
SONOMA, Calif. (June 13, 2016) - NASCAR fans can enjoy one-of-a-kind experiences and unique collectibles, all in the name of charity, with the Speedway Children's Charities (SCC) online charity auction in advance of the Toyota/Save Mart 350 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event at Sonoma Raceway.
The auction, which launched today at www.sccauctions.com, features nearly 30 items, including "Ride of a Lifetime" experiences with top NASCAR drivers, Jeff Gordon collectibles and unique race-weekend packages. The online format opens the auction to all race fans, including those who still need to purchase tickets for race weekend, and will run through Tuesday, June 21.
The highlight of the auction each year is the chance to bid on 17 different Ride-a-Lifetime Experiences with top NASCAR drivers. These packages include the chance to ride around the road course in the back of a Toyota Tundra immediately following driver introductions. The drivers included in this year's auction are:
- Kyle Busch
- Kurt Busch
- Dale Earnhardt Jr.
- Denny Hamlin
- Kevin Harvick
- Kasey Kahne
- Matt Kenseth
- Joey Logano
- Jamie McMurray
- Ryan Newman
- Danica Patrick
- Carl Edwards
- Tony Stewart
- Kyle Larson
- Greg Biffle
- Chase Elliott
- Austin Dillion
The auction also includes more than 10 items and collectibles, including
- Rusty Wallace Miller Light "Rusty's Last Call" Autographed Jacket
- Pixar Tour & Finding Dory Gift Basket
- Kyle Busch Checkered Flag Package
- Redwood Deck Experience - Sonoma Raceway
- Photo of Jeff Gordon's 1999 Sonoma win
- Photo of Jeff Gordon's 2004 Sonoma win
- Jeff Gordon Collectibles Package
- Richard Petty Collectibles Package
- Kurt Busch Autographed Chardonnay
- Jeff Gordon Retro Hat
- Signed Dale Jr. Duck Call
SCC will also launch its "Little Wheels Big Fun" raffle during NASCAR weekend, offering the chance to win a set of four Yokohama Geolander or Passenger Tires up to 19" and a Surge Roadster battery-powered car. The Surge Roadster seats two young children with adjustable seat belts, working horn, 12-volt motor with a 45-minute run time. The battery-powered car was donated by local American Canyon wheeled-goods supplier, Dynacraft, Inc. Raffle tickets sell for $1 each, 6 for $5, 13 for $10 and 27 for $20. Tickets can be purchased during race weekend at the Ticket Pit Stop located behind the Main Grandstand or by contacting Cheri Plattner at (707)933-3950 or cplattner@SonomaRaceway.com. The winning ticket will be chosen on Oct. 6.
All proceeds from the auction benefit the Sonoma chapter of SCC, the charitable arm of Sonoma Raceway. The Sonoma Chapter of Speedway Children's Charities is dedicated to helping children in need in Sonoma County and has distributed more than $5.1 million to qualified youth groups since 2001. For more information on the local chapter, visit SonomaRaceway.com/scc.
For more information or to purchase tickets for the Toyota/Save Mart 350 weekend, visit SonomaRaceway.com/nascar or call 800-870-RACE (7223).