Monday, August 31, 2009

Georgia on my mind.

Heading to Atlanta Motor Speedway this weekend as the Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series teams race under the lights Saturday and Sunday. Couldn't imagine a better way to spend a Labor Day weekend! I've been itching to get back to the track since May, and it's finally here! I'll be at the track all day Saturday, and will be Tweeting & updating as much as I can, with qualfying for both series, practice and the Degree V12 300 on the schedule, I'm counting on a day full of action!

But, if your idea of a great Labor Day weekend isn't quite as fastpaced as mine, if you'd rather hit the links, take a leisurely Sunday morning stroll, or ride your two wheeler instead of watching other people drive on four, Atlanta is still the place to be this weekend. You can do all of these things while helping some really great causes!

On Friday, join Reed Sorenson, Kasey Kahne, Elliott Sadler, Juan Pablo Montoya, Rutledge Wood,Bob Dilner and Larry McRenyolds and others at the Eagle's Landing Country Club in Stockbridge, GA for the Reed Sorenson Charity Golf Tournament.

The Reed Sorenson Charity Golf Tournament presented by will kick off the Pep Boys Auto 500 Sprint Cup race weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway and will also begin a weekend of charitable fundraising events benefiting Speedway Children’s Charities.

Registration begins at 10:00 a.m. and will be followed by a shotgun start at noon. Entry for individual players starts at $250.00 and foursomes begin at $800.00. Sponsorship opportunities are also available by contacting Birindelli at

A box lunch will be provided and a rewards reception, silent auction, dinner and entertainment will follow the conclusion of play.

Saturday morning, hop on your motorcycle and ride to the track with your fellow race fans:

Presented by Thunder Roads magazine and starting at Motorheads in McDonough, motorcycle enthusiasts can participate in a motorcycle ride benefitting Speedway Children’s Charities and get admission to the Degree V12 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway. On Saturday, Sept. 5 at 11:00am/et. The event costs $40 for one rider or $60 for two riders and includes admission to Nationwide and Sprint Cup practice, Nationwide and Sprint Cup Qualifying and the Degree V12 300. More info at

and finally, Sunday morning, take a walk around the "Fastest Track in NASCAR" with Speedway Children's Charities, Motor Racing Outreach and NASCAR stars David Ragan, Joey Logano and Robbie Loomis.
This is your chance to experience racing from a whole new angle and help MRO and children's organizations throughout the Atlanta area. Pre-register at through August 28th and save $10. At track registration is $35. Children under 16 are free!

Trackside registration begins Saturday, September 5th for $35 per person. All participants must sign a waiver to receive an armband to walk on the track. You do not have to have a ticket to the Pep Boys Auto 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race to participate in the track walk.

2009 Track Walk participants can pick up their wristbands, t-shirts and sign waivers during the following times at the yellow registration tent located next to the Speedway Children's Charities Rig located in souvenir row by Gate 13:
Saturday, Sep. 5 from 9:00 a.m. till 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, Sep. 6 from 9:00 a.m. till 11:00 a.m.

Please note: Participants must pick up wristbands, t-shirts and sign waivers before 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, September 6.

*Children 18 and under must have a legal guardian present to sign waiver form

This event will occur rain or shine. Cancellation will occur only due to extreme circumstances, in which case there will be no refunds. Starting time may be affected by inclement weather or other circumstances.

More info at

Great times for a great cause! Get out and participate!

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