Rides for charity are a favorite part of the CSRG Charity Challenge
Rides for charity are a favorite part of the CSRG Charity Challenge

CSRG Charity Challenge 2012 Information

The Classic Sports Racing Group (CSRG) Charity Challenge will be staged October 5-7, 2012 at the 12-turn, 2.52-mile Sonoma Raceway Sears Point in Sonoma, California.

Featured race groups in 2012 include: Formula Car Invitational – HGP Historic Formula One 1966-1983, Formula Two, Formula Atlantic and Super Vees up to 1979, and, the V8 Thunder Challenge for Historic Trans-am cars 1966-1972, Historic Drum Brake, NASCAR, V8 powered sports cars, IMSA GTU and SCCA U2 Trans-Am / 2.5 Challenge sedans up to 1972.

Many racing participants offer ride-alongs for charity in between track sessions. To schedule a ride, sign up early at the office “Panasonic Business Center” (located at the north end of the garage). Choose from over 35 vintage cars (pre- and post war), including Alfa Romeo, Jaguar, Lotus, Porsche, MG and McLaren. All donations, from gate fees to costs to ride in the vintage cars, go to charity and are tax deductible. Helmets are provided. Riders need to be over 16 years of age, wear long sleeve shirts, long pants and closed shoes. There will be a raffle and special race gear sale as well. Tickets will be available at the gate ($25/1-day; $40/ 2-day pass).

The 9th annual Charity Challenge will benefit the Speedway Children’s Charities of Sonoma, to which CSRG has donated over $500,000 since 2003 when the event began.

For more information, visit CSRGRacing.org or racesonoma.com.

[Source: CSRG]

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  1. Dear Dennis & Jamie:
    Thank you for posting the CSRG Charity Challenge pre-event notice.

    Track dates are Saturday and Sunday, October 6-7, 2012. The objective of the CSRG Charity Challenge is to raise money for Speedway Children’s Charity, to exceed the proceeds from last year. Charity Challenge is different from other events held by CSRG. Drivers want the public to experience track excitement of a vintage car. To that end, they donate their cars and time. CSRG’s Charity Challenge raises the most money for charity of all events held at Sonoma Raceway.

    “Lunch break” Saturday and Sunday is when drivers can offer “3 hot laps” around the track. Cars are being added daily to the list of charity rides –the lap car, the new McLaren and the McLaren F1 GTR, Mustangs, NASCAR, and a GTO. The cost of a charity rides ranges from $75 to $250. If that sounds like a lot of money, remember it is a charitable donation.
    The photograph is courtesy of Kathleen Cannon. Grazie Mille, see you at the track!