This year our IndyCar banquet, Grand Prix Salute, took place on Friday, August 20, at the beautiful Andretti Winery in Napa. SCC partnered with the Michael Andretti Foundation for a wonderful evening.

Legendary driver Mario Andretti attended this year, which made the evening even more exciting. The event was a sell-out with a waiting list and funds raised will benefit the Michael Andretti Foundation, Hanna Boys Center, and Valley of the Moon Teen Services through SCC and the Boys & Girls Club of Napa Valley. Also, on Sunday August 22, we held a charity auction in the Wine Country Winner’s Circle that gave high bidders a chance have their picture taken and take a ride around the track with their favorite driver during pre-race festivities.

Next on the calendar is the Classic Sports Racing Group (CSRG) Charity Challenge, October 1 - 3. This organization will once again donate all proceeds from the weekend at Infineon Raceway to Speedway Children’s Charities. Since 2004, CSRG has donated over $480,000 to SCC!

More good news...... we have formed a new relationship with a unique organization called the 24 Hours of LeMons. They are locally based and race all around the country; they have decided to donate proceeds from many of their events to our chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities. To learn more, check out their website: www.24hoursoflemons.com.

Think that brings you up to date for now!

Denise Silver
Infineon Raceway
SCC Director