Laps for Lupus track walk Saturday at Speedbowl

 Waterford, CT (August 23, 2012) – This Saturday night August 25th, Waterford Speedbowl will host the 4th annual “Laps for Lupus” as part of its NASCAR Whelen All-American Series racing program, raising awareness and funding to benefit Lupus Foundation of America’s (LFA) Connecticut Chapter. A Track Walk, silent auction, as well as hospitality dinner and admission to the Speedbowl’s racing program are available for donors and supporters of the cause.

Walker registration occurs at 3:00pm under the hospitality tent located behind turn 1 of the Speedbowl. The free Track Walk around the Speedbowl’s three-eighths mile oval will take the green flag by 4:15pm. Following the Walk, participants making a $20.00 donation benefitting LFA receive a Speedbowl-style BBQ under the hospitality tent plus admission into the night’s racing. All net proceeds from the night benefit the LFA’s Connecticut Chapter.

Those interested in walking may register online at Pledge sheets for walkers to raise additional funds from friends and family are available on the site, with all pledges supporting the Foundation. Registration for the Walk and donations can also be made at the event on Saturday.

A full evening of NASCAR Whelen All-American Series and INEX racing begins following the Lupus Walk. Qualifying for the night’s races gets started at 5:30pm. Opening ceremonies and the first of six main events takes place beginning at 7:00pm. An extra-distance feature race for the Speedbowl’s Bob Valenti Auto Mall Late Model division highlights the night’s racing. The division goes 50-laps in distance while a 35-lap SK Modified® feature plus 25-lap Street Stock and Mini Stock races make up the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series races. Rounding out the program is 20-lap races for the INEX Legend Cars and Bandolero divisions.

Lupus is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects over 1.5 million people in the United States and 18,000 in Connecticut alone. Women are more likely than men to have the disease, and recently a rise in incidences among children and teens have been diagnosed. Currently, no known cause or cure for Lupus exists. Because symptoms are so widely varied, Lupus is often difficult to diagnose. Lupus Foundation of America’s Connecticut Chapter was established in 1973 as a non-profit agency. Since inception their mission has been to help support those affected by Lupus and to help find a cure. To date, the Connecticut Chapter has funded nearly $1,000,000 in Lupus research.

For more information on this or other upcoming events, please visit or contact the Track info line at 860.442.1585.




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