ATLANTA, G.A.(Monday, April 15, 2007) - For the past few years Ron Rigdon of Lawrenceville, Georgia has been raising money for children in the Atlanta area with help from fellow drivers participating in Legends races at Lanier National Speedway in Braselton, GA and throughout the Southeast.

Ron's Circle Heart Racing number 28 will be racing to benefit Speedway Children's Charities by committing 100% of hisr winnings from every race in 2007. Along with donations from fellow competitors, local businesses and individuals, Ron has raised nearly $20,000 and hopes to add an additional $10,000 this year.

Pledges can be made either per lap completed for each race or based on points for the season. All pledges will be based on races at Lanier National Speedway beginning March 24, 2007 and concluding September 29, 2007. There will be 22 races; each with a 20 lap Feature race for a total of 440 laps. Drivers earn points for each race with total points ranging from 300 to 800.  For example; $1 per lap would be a maximum of $440 depending on the total completed laps or $1 per point would vary between $300 and $800. All donations are made payable to Speedway Children's Charities and are 100% tax deductible.

"I am a 51 year old grandfather of 5 and very fortunate to be able to race," says Ron. "The way that I look at it I am very blessed to have the opportunity to drive a race car; a life long time dream of mine. I want my racing to mean more than just pleasure for myself and what better way than to help God's children through Speedway Children's Charities!"

Participants will be receiving weekly updates and recognition on the banner displayed at every race and on the website. To make a pledge in support of Speedway Children's Charities or for more information please contact Ron at or call (404)925-7350.

Speedway Children's Charities was founded in 1984 by Bruton Smith, Chairman of Speedway Motorsports, Inc. and Sonic Automotive, who wanted to give back to the community. Speedway Children's Charities provides funds to charities that meet the direct need of children. From mentoring programs to camps for special-need children, SCC best affects children's lives by supporting organizations that work tirelessly to see that children's needs are met and that no child is left behind regardless of illness, social environment or disability.

Thanks to the generosity of our many supporters like Ron Rigdon, the Atlanta Chapter of Speedway Children's Charities was able to distribute more than $212,000 to 22 local charities at its annual Christmas Celebration in December 2006.