As Kansas Speedway celebrates its 15th year, the Kansas Speedway staff has compiled a list of their Top 15 moments over the past 15 years. There were so many to choose from and there was some interesting debate amongst the staff to narrow down the list.
Without further ado, here is #15-
Ok, so we stretched the definition of moment a little bit with #15.
Kansas City Bikers for Babies hasn’t been just one moment – it’s been a multi-year event at Kansas Speedway (it too is in its 15th year at Kansas Speedway) and is still going strong. To see the passion that is displayed by everyone that takes part in this yearly event – they’ve made it the largest Bikers for Babies one-day charity ride in the COUNTRY! – is absolutely amazing. One of those people passionate about Kansas City Bikers for Babies is Don Post, who was named the 2013 Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award winner at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series banquet. Post, who has ALS, has been working diligently with Kansas City Bikers for Babies for years, along with many other charitable organizations in the Kansas City area.
In addition to those great supporters (approx. 6,000 strong each year from riders to volunteers and sponsors), the money that is raised yearly for March of Dimes is remarkable. And the overall total since 1995 when the Kansas City Bikers for Babies started is $7.3 million.
For anyone wanting to be a part of the next Kansas City Bikers for Babies at Kansas Speedway, the date is Sunday, Sept. 20 for the 21st annual ride. For additional information, visit www.BikersforBabieskc.org.
Kansas Speedway has hosted several non-race weekend charity events and while they didn’t make the list, we want to recognize a few – the University of Kansas Hospital’s Treads and Threads, the Special Olympics Torch Run, The Cattle Barons Ball (American Cancer Society) and the Dirty Duo obstacle and adventure race.
Don’t miss any of the moments at Kansas Speedway as racing returns this October with the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards season finale on Oct. 16, the NASCAR XFINITY Series (Kansas Lottery 300) on Oct. 17, and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (Hollywood Casino 400, the fifth race in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup) on Oct. 18, and tickets are currently on sale.
Parking is always free at Kansas Speedway and fans can bring in one 14x14x14-inch soft-sided cooler with their favorite food and beverages.
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