SportTruckRV High Performance Driving Experience and Charity Event
On October 19, 2019 the 8th Annual SportTruckRV High Performance Driving Experience to benefit Childhelp was held at Apex Motor Club in Maricopa.
At our most successful charity day to date, over 100 people came out to support Childhelp with more than 40 cars on track. TrophyLite brought one of their trucks and did hot laps on the desert course in return for donations, and provided the star auction item of an entry into next year's Mint 400 desert race in Las Vegas to not one, but two lucky bidders.
On track there was a wide variety of cars, ranging from a Mazda Miata to a Monster Energy NASCAR race car. Cars included offerings from McLaren, Ferrari, Porsche, BMW, Ariel, Dodge, GM, Lotus, Chevrolet, Tesla and a few of Apex's fleet of Lexus cars. Track Rekord provided driver coaching to three run groups based on driver experience with everybody getting a lot of track time. The day finished with drag racing on the straightaway with some very interesting match ups. Everybody managed to go home at the end of the day with the pink slips they came with!
A large selection of items were auctioned off in silent and live auctions, including not only the Mint 400 entries, but also the chance spend the day on set with celebrity chef Guy Fieri, VIP passes for the Barrett-Jackson auction week, a wine experience in Napa and Sonoma, a private excursion by air to Sedona and the chance to drive a McLaren for a day. We had two firsts this year: The silent auction was offered on-line, allowing bidding beyond those people who were at the track for the day, and professional auctioneer Kelee Lee facilitated the live event with great success. Everybody who was there agreed that these were two excellent changes for this year.
The event wouldn't have been possible without the support of all the individuals and businesses who made generous donations to support a very worthy cause. We look forward to building on this year's event and will be announcing next year's date soon.