In honor of September as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, the Richmond Raceway will donating a portion of their proceeds from tonight’s races to St. Judes Children's Research Hospital.
As part of The Beast Attacks Childhood Cancer, one dollar from every admission ticket will be donated to the children’s hospital, which is a pediatric treatment and research facility focused on treating and fighting children's catastrophic diseases, particularly leukemia and other cancers.
“This is our first year ever doing it, but we really wanted to do something this month to recognize that September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. It was something we felt that everyone can get behind and support as childhood cancer has affected our community as well,” explained Bill Lupinos, track owner.
Lupinos said the track has focused on highlighting specific charities throughout the race season.
“They are always very special evenings and we feel that it is important to give back where we can. We are very excited for the weekend,” Lupinos said.
At tonight’s race, pit gates will open at 2 p.m. and pit passes are $35 for adults and $15 for children ages six through 12 years old.
The grandstands will open at 4 p.m. and admission is $15 for adults and children six and under are free.
Hot laps will begin at 6 p.m.
There will be five classes in action tonight — Super Sonic Late Models ($1,500 to win), Realty World Pro Late Models ($1,000 to win), Eagles Finance UMP Modifieds ($1,000 to win), Bubba’s Towing Sports Mods ($600 to win) and the Cohen Recycling Four Cylinders ($500 to win).