CSRG Presents Charity Challenge Proceeds

Sonoma, CA — The Classic Sports Racing Group presented a $32,200 check last week to the Sonoma Chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities. The amount represents the funds raised in CSRG’s Oct. 2-4 Charity Challenge at Sonoma Raceway.

Left to right: CSRG Treasurer Steve Torp; Director of Speedway Children’s Charities’ Sonoma Chapter Cheri Plattner; Sonoma Raceway President Steve Page.

“CSRG’s membership really stepped up in making this contribution,” said Locke de Bretteville, the group’s leader. “Their enthusiasm, particularly at the Charity Challenge, was inspiring. For example, when the Friday practice was canceled due to fire conditions, virtually every owner/driver instructed us to transfer the Friday test day fee to the charity. That speaks volumes about our group.”

The 17 Charity Challenge events to date have raised about $1.1 million for Speedway Children’s Charities. And looking ahead to 2021, CSRG has finalized a four-event race schedule that (fingers crossed) gets underway in April.

The two events that take place at Sonoma Raceway will do so with a new leader at the track’s helm as President Steve Page prepares to retire at month’s end.

“The raceway, our team, our charities and I are eternally grateful for all that CSRG has done to support our community efforts,” Page said.