SONOMA, Calif. (June 13, 2018) - Race fans can bid on unique experiences and signed NASCAR collectibles, all in the name of charity, prior to the Toyota/Save Mart 350 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series event at Sonoma Raceway.
This year's Speedway Children's Charities (SCC) online auction, which runs through June 20 at sccauctions.com, is highlighted by Ride of a Lifetime Experience with top drivers, including Daytona 500 winner Austin Dillon and reigning Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion Martin Truex Jr., as well as autographed items from "The King" Richard Petty, Major League Baseball pros Buster Posey and Brandon Crawford, and much more.
The online format opens the auction to all race fans, including those who still need to purchase tickets for race weekend. Fans can now bid on incredible packages and experiences, including:
Ride of a Lifetime Experiences:
Fans can bid on the chance to be part of driver introductions with one of 16 NASCAR drivers. Drivers on the auction block include Truex Jr, Kyle Busch, Chase Elliott, Daniel Suarez, Kevin Harvick and more. Winning bidders ride around the 10-turn road course with their driver in the back of a Toyota Tundra during the Toyota/Save Mart 350 Pre-Race Show, powered by Friedman's Home Improvement.
NASCAR Hot Garage Pass:
The winning bidder will feel like one of the NASCAR crewmembers, right in the middle of all the action. Your NASCAR hot garage pass gives you the ultimate access to the same area utilized by drivers, crew chiefs and pit crew members. Package includes ONE Hot Garage Pass; entry ticket is required for gate admission.
Redwood Deck VIP Package:
The winning bidder will enjoy a weekend in shade and style at the Real. Strong. Humboldt Redwood Deck., located above Turn 2 of the road course at Sonoma Raceway. This club-level experience features exclusive concessions, closed-circuit TV and sweeping views of the track and Sonoma Valley. This package includes two weekend access passes for the Real. Strong. Humboldt Redwood Deck; two weekend reserved-seat tickets in Turn 2 with access to the Humboldt Redwood Deck, reserved Parking Pass and two Pre-Race Passes.
• Austin Dillon Autographed Daytona 500 Champion Hat
• Hand-Crafted Redwood Workbench
• Richard Petty Autographed "Cars 3" movie die-cast car
• Signed San Francisco Giants baseball and jersey
• Kevin Harvick Autographed 2017 Checkered Flag
SCC will sell tickets for its "Let's Go Karting" raffle during NASCAR weekend, offering the chance to win a private karting day on Sonoma Raceway's three-quarter mile professional kart track. You and up to 20 friends will enjoy a day filled with karting fun, including professional driving instruction, karts, fire suits and helmets for participants. Drivers must be 13 years of age or older and 4'10" in height. Tickets are $5 each or a book of 5 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 Thursday, September 20; need not be present to win.
All proceeds from the auction and raffle 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 $6 million to qualified youth groups since 2001. For more information on the local chapter, visit SonomaRaceway.com/SCC.
The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series returns to Sonoma Raceway, June 22-24, for the Toyota/Save Mart 350. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.sonomaraceway.com/NASCAR.
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