Bismarck Cancer Center and Dacotah Speedway Team Up for ‘Drive to Survive’

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(KXNET) — Dacotah Speedway is always a great place to race, and on Friday, August 19, they’re doing it for a good cause. The track will host its 14th annual “Drive to Survive” event, where much of the money raised will go to the Bismarck Cancer Center.

Before that though, stock car fans can also look forward to a tailgate party with a good cause. The Cancer Center will hold a meet and greet the evening of the races, from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm in the building’s parking lot.

During the meet and greet, guests will have the opportunity to meet some of the drivers who will be participating in the night’s stock car races at the circuit, as well as have their photos signed and see the drivers’ vehicles. A free lunch of hot dogs, fries and soft drinks will be available to all guests. Vivian the pink fire truck will also make an appearance at the cancer center for photos.


The BCC will also be selling commemorative Drive to Survive t-shirts and hats for $20 each. This merchandise can also be used as a ticket to enter Dacotah Speedway races on Friday night. Gates to the Drive to Survive stock car races will open at 6:00 p.m. and racing will begin at 7:00 p.m.

All proceeds from the meet and greet will be donated to the Bismarck Cancer Center Foundation, which works to provide financial support and services for the physical, mental and emotional health of patients at the cancer center.

The event is free to anyone who attends, although voluntary donations are appreciated. The official release of the event can be found on the Bismarck Cancer Center website.