Well it is already March and things are beginning to spring up here at Infineon Raceway in the beautiful Sonoma Valley.

We began the month with Tom Franges from CSRG (Classic Sports Racing Group) bringing us a check for $33,377!

CSRG, a vintage car racing group, held their event at the track last fall and donated all proceeds from the weekend to Speedway Children’s Charities. This brings their contribution to SCC to more than $469,000 during the past seven years. I recently attended their annual meeting and was able to personally thank them for their generosity.

March is proving to be busy as we have two exciting events scheduled. The 9th annual Tour de Charity will be held on Saturday, March 26. This is our first SCC event of the season and has always been a sell out. The day includes a full day of karting on our 16 turn three quarter mile kart track, instruction, equipment and lunch plus a chance to “hang out” with NHRA drivers Ron Capps and Jack Beckman.  Also on the same weekend will be the first 24 Hours of LeMons event of the season. This is a new and rather unique group of cars that come out to race and also donate to SCC. Their slogan is “where Halloween meets Gasoline”. You might want to check out their website: 24HoursofLeMons.com since you have to see it to believe it!

We continue to receive many requests for the S.H.A.R.E.S. (Supporting Humanities, Arts, Recreation, & Sports) card program. In fact, our 2010 totals are over double from 2009. All you have to do is give the card to the checker at any Lucky, SaveMart, or Food Max store and 3% of your qualified purchases are donated to SCC each quarter. I would be happy to send you more cards for your friends and family, just let me know.

This brings you up to date for now!

Denise Silver
Infineon Raceway
Community Events Coordinator