Martinsville Speedway Hosts Second Annual Touch-A-Truck

Children explore vehicles at Touch-A-Truck

Martinsville Speedway’s infield was full of race cars, fire trucks, ambulances and tow trucks Saturday, but there was no race.

Instead, The Charity League of Martinsville and Henry County held its second annual Touch-A-Truck at the track, giving more than 800 people an up-close look at more than 30 vehicles.

“We have different vehicles from God’s Pit Crew, EMS, a school bus, a couple of race cars, all for kids to explore, touch and do the sirens,” Charity League President Courtney McFarling said.

While the event itself is for the kids, the money raised goes to help children in the community as well.

Everything we do in The Charity League is for Martinsville and Henry County,” said McFarling. “We raise money year round; we gave out $28,000 in scholarships last year.”

Not only does Martinsville Speedway play host to the event, it also gives the track an opportunity to help give back to the community in more ways than one.

"Kids see these vehicles everyday on the roads, but to be able to climb in and play on them is something special," said Martinsville Speedway President Clay Campbell.  "The fact that The Charity League is a part of it and the money raised goes right back into helping the children in our area makes it even better."

In addition to the vehicles there was face painting and lessons in fire safety.

Racing returns to Martinsville Speedway October 4 for the Valley Star 300 Late Model Stock Car race.

The race is the biggest and richest NASCAR Late Model Stock Car race in the country.

The Sprint Cup Series returns to Martinsville on October 30 - November 1 for the Goody’s® Headache Relief Shot® 500.

The race is the seventh in the Chase for the Sprint Cup.

Tickets to both race weekends are on sale now and can be purchased by calling 877.RACE.TIX or by visiting
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