RIDGEWAY, Va. (WFXR) — Clay Campbell, the president of Martinsville Speedway, has driven the track more times than he can count.

“We kinda take for granted how special it is to get out here on the speedway, but fans love it,” Campbell said.

On Wednesday, April 6, Campbell watched fans take to the speedway’s track in their own vehicles to raise money for Vet Tix, an organization that provides event tickets to veterans.

“It’s just a good way to give back to our veterans,” said Campbell. “It’s really a great way to kick off race weekend to have fans come in and drive on the track.”

Fans lined up to get their turn on the track for a $25 donation to Vet Tix. They rounded the “Half Mile of Mayhem” behind the Martinsville Speedway pace car.

According to Campbell, the speed limit for fans is 55 mph — but they won’t be too strict.

“We may skirt that 55 a little bit,” he said.