These are stressful times for everyone. Road racers, sport recreation drivers, kart racers, drag racers, fans, friends, families and businesses are all reeling from the coronavirus pandemic. As challenged as we all feel, those who are less fortunate have another layer of anxiety to deal with: food, personal hygiene supplies, diapers and even pet food.
To help our local community keep food on the table and alleviate some of that stress during this time of great need, Pacific Raceways, ProFormance Racing School and PGP Motorsports Park will be making a cash donation from this weekend’s limited events to the Auburn Food Bank. It’s called Drive for Food and here’s how it works.
- Pacific Raceways will make a donation for each pass made down the drag strip at Saturday’s small, pre-registered only Test & Tune. In addition, the Raceway’s donation will be matched by Jason Fiorito, company president.
- ProFormance Racing School will make a donation for every mile driven on the legendary 2.25-mile road course during Sunday’s invite-only lapping day. You can find out more information on Facebook at ProFormanceRacingSchool.
- PGP Motorsports Park, although not open this weekend, will make a donation for each gift card sold throughout the weekend. You can find out more information at www.pacificgp.com.
You can take part, too! We are asking Pacific Raceways racers, fans and followers, if you can, to pledge five cents per pass for Saturday’s drag TnT. Our goal is to get 400 passes down the drag strip in six hours on Saturday with 35 cars. That works out to a $20 donation to the Auburn Food Bank, which will use the cash collected to buy most-needed items. We will let you know at the end of the day how many passes were made, and, as soon as we know, we’ll let you know how much money was raised.
You can make your pledge here https://go.rallyup.com/2d97e3
Why cash and not food? That’s a good question. Food banks say because of their buying power that for every dollar donated, they can purchase four times the amount of food than one dollar of donated food.
While running these limited events, our number one goal is the safety of our participants and employees. We will be maintaining strict guidelines established by the Seattle & King County Health Department for gatherings of 50 people or less. This includes social distancing, hand sanitizing and washing, and cleaning the facility following CDC guidelines.
Like many of you, our three businesses are trying to hang on during this time. Collectively, our mission is to provide you with a source of motorsports activities that interest you and your family and friends. We all like to drive…FAST! And we all know that working together we can make a difference in our community. Thank you for your continued support.
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