Speedway Children's Charities announces race week events

BRISTOL, TN - Speedway Children's Charities announced several events Wednesday during the week of the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race week to help raise money for children in need.

The Bristol Ultimate Experiences Online Auction begins August 14 and runs through August 15. Auction items include the opportunity to ride along with one of NASCAR's superstars. You can choose from Kyle Busch, Chase Elliott, Clint Bowyer, Kevin Harvick and more. In addition to the ride along, winners will also receive a Cold Pass for race day.

Other prizes include the Bristol Motor Speedway All-Access Package and the Spotter for a Day package.

For more information, visit this website.

Speedway Children's Charities will also host a Memorabilia Live Auction. This gives guests an opportunity to leave with one-of-a-kind items from top NASCAR drivers. The event will be held Friday, August 17 on the third floor of the O. Bruton Smith Building.

A preview of the items will be held at 3 p.m. with bidding starting at 4 p.m.

The officials America's Night Race 5k will be held Saturday, August 18 at 8 a.m. Runners will trek around the Bristol Motor Speedway property. Registration is $25. Sign up here.

The Meade Tractor Charity Cornhole Classic will take place Aug. 17-18 in the Fan Zone at BMS. It costs $40 per team. Register here. Qualifying will take place on Friday, Aug 17 at noon and 3 p.m. and Saturday at 3 p.m.

If you want to test your shooting skills against soe of NASCAR's rising stars, check out the NRA Shooting Stars Tournament. It will be held Wednesday, Aug. 15 at Shooter's Edge Indoor Range in Piney Flats. Dinner will begin at 5 p.m. with a shotgun start at 6 p.m. Pre-register by calling 423-989-6975.

The 20th annual Speedway Children's Charities Golf Tournament presented by Baker's Construction Services will be held Monday Aug. 13 at Tri-Cities Golf Course in Blountville. The day begins at 10 a.m. with registration followed by lunch at 11 a.m. Shotgun start is at noon. A team of four can play with a hole sponsorship for $750. For more information, contact Betsy Holleman at 423-989-6975.

The Red Bucket Bridge will also return this year. During the first caution or at the 50 lap mark, whichever comes first, volunteers will pass around red buckets in the grandstands. Fans can donate their loose change into the buckets. 

The Bristol Chapter of Speedway Children's Charities was established in 1997. Since its beginning, the chapter has raised more than $9 million for organizations across the Tri-Cities.

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