The Kansas Speedway is offering an incentive to those who get vaccinated or tested at special clinics on Friday and Saturday – laps around the track.
The track, which holds NASCAR racing in Kansas City, Kansas, will be the site of the Race to End COVID-19 with clinics scheduled from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, June 4, and 11 am. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 5. Participants will enter on France Family Drive, near the Sporting KC stadium across from Nebraska Furniture Mart.
Everyone who is eligible can drive a vehicle two laps around the track. Cars have to be driven no faster than highway speed limits, according to organizers.
It is a free event, with vaccinations and testing for free. Pre-registration is not required. People will be registered at the site. There will be a 15-minute observation or waiting time after the vaccination.
Those wishing to save time can print out registration forms online at www.KansasSpeedway.com/RaceToEndCOVID and fill them out ahead of time. Johnson and Johnson and Pfizer vaccines will be available.
Legal drivers age 16 and older who get tested or vaccinated at this event will be offered the chance to drive their car or truck on the track. Certain types of vehicles, such as motorcycles, recreational vehicles, and semis are not allowed.
Cars going around the track will be single file behind a pace car, and no passing will be allowed. All vehicles must have a valid license plate and all drivers going around the track must have a valid driver’s license, vehicle registration and proof of insurance.
All drivers must be over 16. Those who are under 18 must have a valid driver’s license and be accompanied by a parent or guardian who signs a release form. Unsafe vehicles will not be allowed on the racetrack.
Any passengers who want to go around the track in the vehicle must also be tested or vaccinated at the event.
The Kansas Speedway is the host of the event in partnership with Wyandotte County Unified Government, University of Kansas Health System, Kansas Department of Health and Environment, and Kansas Division of Emergency Management.
Individuals who are tested or vaccinated will be entered into a free raffle drawing, which is separate from the laps around the track. Prizes include a set of two tickets to the Oct. 24, 2021, NASCAR Cup Series Race; a set of four tickets to the Oct. 24, 2021, NASCAR Cup Series Race; and gift cards for the NASCAR Racing Experience Ride Along.
For more information, visit www.KansasSpeedway.com/RaceToEndCOVID.