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Speedway Children's Charities holds AMS events

By Jaya Franklin

jfranklin@henryherald.com

Speedway Children's Charities and Motor Racing Outreach is encouraging all scouts to come out and participate in the Pinewood Derby, which will take place on Saturday, March 8.

"Scouts in uniform, and parents of scouts, received information inviting them to the event in the mail," said Roberta Rotondo, national administrative director of Bruton Smith Speedways. Rotondo said the event is open to all scouts, including girl, boy and ranger scouts

Kids and their parents will be able to attend the Nicorette 300 race free, and can bring their derby cars and drive them down the track after the race is over. All scouts who participate in the event will receive a T-shirt.

The scout scramble will take place at the Infield Media Center located at the Atlanta Motor Speedway. Members of the media can also participate in the media challenge that will occur on Friday, March 7. The organization is asking participants to bring derby cars, and they can also obtain a derby kit. The person with the fastest car will receive a trophy. Members of the media will have a chance to race against the scouts and Ed Clark, the president and general manager of AMS.

Speedway Children's Charities is also expected to host the third annual "Festival of Suites" on March 7 at 6:30 p.m. Guests will be able to view the Georgia Power NASCAR Sprint Cup Qualifying and the American Commercial Lines 200 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race from luxury suites.

Speedway Children's Charities was established in 1982. The organization's mission is to care for children in educational, financial, social and medical need in order to help them lead productive lives. For more information, call Speedway Children's Charities: (704) 239-5765.