Tickets on Sale Now for First Annual "Get on Track for Charity" Benefit Night

Tickets are on sale now for Windy City Raceway Ministries (WCRM) first annual "Get on Track for Charity" benefit night at Chicago Indoor Racing in Buffalo Grove, Illinois. WCRM is holding the motorsports-themed charity benefit night on Saturday, January 29 to raise funds for Victory Junction Gang Camp, CARA Charities and the ministry. The event will feature special guest Paul Menard, driver of the No. 11 Turtle Wax Chevrolet in the NASCAR Busch Series for Dale Earnhardt Inc. A general admission ticket is $30.00 and can be purchased online at

The price includes a buffet-style dinner, admission into the exclusive live and silent auction area, a collectable event credential and holder, a door prize raffle ticket and the opportunity to take part in a private autograph session with Menard. Chicago Indoor Racing, site of "Get on Track for Charity", is the only indoor karting facility of its kind in the Chicago area. It features Stewart's Bar and Grille, billiards and games, several large state-of-the-art corporate meeting rooms, a racing pro shop and a professionally designed, state-of-the-art, indoor karting race track. For more information about Chicago Indoor Racing, visit

"On behalf of WCRM I want to extend our sincere thanks to Chicago Indoor Racing for hosting the event, Chicagoland Speedway for supporting the event and Paul for taking time out of his busy schedule to be with us. Because of their assistance we will be able to raise a significantly higher amount of funds for these organizations that provide an invaluable service to our motorsports community," said Jim Evans, president of Windy City Raceway Ministries.

An optional "Adrenaline Rush" karting package can also be purchased for an additional $20.00. This exclusive package features a 10-lap karting race the afternoon of the event with Menard on Chicago Indoor Racing?s professionally designed 1,400 ft. indoor road course. Also included in the package is an autographed photo of the ticket holder with Menard. Those taking part in the karting race will wear a full racing suit, helmet and safety neck collar (all three items will be provided). Shorts and a t-shirt are recommended, but close-toed shoes are mandatory to drive the race karts (shorts, shirt and shoes will not be provided). Chicago Indoor Racing's race karts achieve speeds of 30-35 mph and at just an inch off the ground drivers experience the sensation of driving up to 60 mph (ticket holders must be 18 years or older to race).

In addition to the karting excitement, there will also be over 40 silent and 10 exclusive live motorsports-themed auction items up for bid. Auction items include, but are not limited to, a Chicagoland Speedway hat autographed by the 2004 Indy 500-Champion, Buddy Rice, an Inaugural Chicagoland Speedway-NASCAR program autographed by Jimmie Johnson, a Ryan Newman autographed die-cast, the "Ultimate Chicagoland Speedway NASAR NEXTEL Cup Series Experience" and an honorary pit crew member position with Paul Menard during the July 9, 2005 NASCAR Busch Series race at Chicagoland Speedway.

"Get on Track for Charity" is going to be an exciting event and we look forward to seeing everyone there," continued Evans. "It's amazing to see how much WCRM has grown over the past two years, as well as the excitement we are generating through service and events such as this. We want race fans to come and enjoy the event, as well as understand that their attendance and bidding is going to support some very worthwhile organizations."

For more information about Windy City Raceway Ministries or to purchase tickets for the first-annual "Get on Track for Charity", please visit


Victory Junction Gang Camp: NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series driver Kyle Petty and wife Pattie Huffman Petty founded The Victory Junction Gang Camp in 2001 in honor o

f their late son, Adam. Located in Randleman, North Carolina and Victory Junction Gang Camp opened in June of 2004 and is the seventh in the network of Hole in the Wall Gang Camps, founded for kids by Paul Newman. The camp is a place where children with chronic and life-threatening illnesses and their families can retreat to rejuvenate their minds, bodies and spirits. For more information visit

CARA Charities: Championship Auto Racing Auxiliary (CARA Charities) enters a second decade with an outstanding record of charitable contributions and altruistic activities, focusing on children?s causes. The organization was founded in 1981 with the intent to serve the professional open wheel auto racing community through charitable work and to promote the friendships of all those involved in the motorsports family. From a modest beginning, there are now more than 400 members, representing 50 states and 2 foreign countries. CARA Charities membership is open to fans, and participants of professional open wheel racing. For more information visit

Windy City Raceway Ministries: For two years WCRM volunteers have served the race fans at Chicagoland Speedway by providing disabled guests transportation around the facility, managing the track's lost-and-found program, providing entertainment (concerts, kid's games, etc.), non-denominational chapel services, and other guest services such as trauma support. The ministry also provides benevolent services to the local auto racing and the greater Chicago metropolitan area. For more information visit

Arrive and Drive for Charity with NASCAR Busch Series Driver Paul Menard: For those not able to attend the "Get on Track for Charity" event on the evening of Saturday, January 29, but would still like to take part in a karting race with Paul Menard that afternoon, sign-up for Chicago Indoor Racing's "Arrive and Drive for Charity."

Click Here for more information and the sign-up form for the ?Arrive and Drive for Charity.?

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There will be seven races taking place on Saturday, January 29 on Chicago Indoor Racing's 1,400-foot Track 3. The price of each race is $40.00, with 50% being donated to "Get on Track for Charity."** Drivers taking part in the Arrive and Drive with Paul Menard need to check-in at 12:30 pm and attend the mandatory driver's meeting at 12:45 pm. Races will begin at 1:15 pm (Drivers must be 18 years or older). Tickets for each race must be reserved ahead of time by faxing the Registration Form to Misty Lichter at Chicago Indoor Racing at 847-941-9401. Each driver must fill out a separate fax registration form.

** Windy City Raceway Ministries first annual "Get on Track for Charity" benefit night at Chicago Indoor Racing will take place on Saturday, January 29. The charity event will support Victory Junction Gang Camp, CARA Charities and Windy City Raceway Ministries. For more information or to purchase tickets to this event, visit or read above.

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