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TRACKS: Saturday's Souvenir Day Kicks Off On Thursday With Hot Laps

9 December 1998

Courtesy Martinsville Speedway Public Relations

Martinsville, Va - David Pearsons Performance Racing School will offer a Hot Laps session on Thursday (Dec. 10) with one-third of the proceeds going to toys for area children.

Fans can drive an Allison Legacy Series car at Martinsville Speedway on Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for $15 per lap and Pearson will donate $5 per lap to Saturdays Toy Drive at the track. The only prerequisite for driving during Hot Laps is a valid drivers license.

Martinsville Speedways Souvenir Day is Saturday (Dec. 12) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and there is no admission charge, but Martinsville Speedway is asking everyone to bring a new unwrapped toy to be given to area children through the Henry County Baptist Association.

Souvenir vendors scheduled to sell items on Saturday represent Dale Earnhardt, Jeff Gordon, Rusty Wallace, Dale Jarrett, Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Bill Elliott, Realtree, Martinsville Speedway and others.

A 30-lap Allison Legacy Series race also will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday. The Allison Legacy Series and the Allison Legacy cars were developed by retired Winston Cup driver Donnie Allisons sons Kenny, Ronald and Donald Allison. The Allison Legacy car is a three-quarter scale version stock car resembling the Winston Cup Series car.

For more information on Hot Laps or Souvenir Day contact Martinsville Speedway at (540) 956-1600 or visit the track's web site at