MIS Cares Charity Track and Toy Drive
It is one thing to watch a race at Michigan International Speedway, but it's another to be able to drive around the track. Donate a toy this year, and they'll let you do just that.
I have always dreamed of going to Germany to drive a fast car around the autobahn and just let loose but it would be even cooler to be able to that here in Michigan, and much cheaper.
According to FOX 17, Michigan International Speedway is hosting their MIS Cares Charity Track and Toy Drive this weekend. If you donate a toy, you get five laps around the two-mile track and that is pretty sweet. You help a kid, then get to be a kid on the track.
MIS is not giving you a NASCAR car to drive - you'll drive your own vehicle but no matter how you say it, it's still pretty freaking cool.
What MIS is looking for is people like you and I to donate a new unwrapped toy or a non-perishable food item for the opportunity to get that feeling of being a NASCAR driver and bust out some laps around the oval.
This is a great charity because kids win since the toys will be going to the United States Marines Toys for Tots programs that are in Jackson and Lenawee Counties. Plus all the food collected will go the St. Mary's Good counsel in Adrian to help out folks in need. Not to mention, you get laps around the track in your ride. This could be extra cool for those who have a hot rod old or new.
Now you don't get to go hog wild around the track and race. There is no passing and plenty of rules in place to keep this safe for all those involved so lighten up lead foot. But this could be a great father and son/daughter moment and drivers must be at least 21 years of age to drive round the track. To know you are helping people at the same time, it's a win win for all involved. All drivers must sign a waiver.
Who knows, you may want to break out the go-pro camera and get your laps on film.
If you would like to take part in this amazing charity, just click here for all the info.