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Monthly Socials are on 4th Wednesday, next is on 4/26/23
We are building for the yearly 200-lap competition on 9/20/23.

UPDATE: after 26 years, Grand Prix Raceway must close its doors in a few weeks, as the building was sold from under them.
4/26 Social now adds a "Farewell and Acknowledgment for the
owner (Dave Lehmann) and his crew", they have supported our mission for years.

Please ask all you know to stop by and thank Dave for his service to Pierce County.
Please share widely on social media so the region knows to come race using our
Race2SaveVets Special before they shut down on May 13th.

Click for 'Video of Go-Kart Fun Night'

Click for 'Facebook Event for Fun Night on 4/26'

Be notified of all events by joining 'Race2SaveVets Events List'

Sign up for the GPR Special, to save money as you practice Go-Karts
'Grand Prix Raceway - Race2SaveVets Special'

What is a Race 2 Save Veteran Lives - Monthly Social:

It is for our Service Members, Veterans, and their adult family members.  It connects you to a like-minded community and provides some education, connections to resources, and did we say FUN!   You will also save lots of money over the normal street price for Go-Kart Races and Axe Throwing.  We play some social games to earn door prize tickets for prizes that we give away at end of evening.
This is intended for adults, however children may attend.  To Drive you must be 4ft 9inches or higher!

Visit to learn more about Race 2 Save Veteran Lives and the National Alliance To End Veteran Suicide.

Schedule for Monthly Socials: 4th Wednesday (March-August):
  5:30 Volunteers arrive to learn tasks.
  6:00 You arrive to learn details of our race series and to meet Sponsors and other attendees.
          Purchase or validate your $17 GPR Race Special.
          Use your GPR Race Special purchase to take a 20 Lap Race to try out the go-karts.
          Use a 2nd GPR Race Special purchase to try out the Axe throwing.
  8:00 Leave Fired Up and ready to compete in our Annual Fundraising Race Event on 9/20

ALERT: The building that houses Grand Prix Raceway has been sold and they must be out by 5/13.  If you know of a building that they could move to, please reach out to us.   We are a stand to find another event venue for the socials, let us know your ideas.

Read on for our Yearly Race Information

Results from 3rd semi-annual race 10/26/22

THANK YOU to everyone that volunteered, raced and to their guests for creating a night to remember for life.   We are grateful to Grand Canyon University and Humana as our amazing sponsors and Grand Prix Raceway as an incredible host and venue.  We are also grateful for those that hosted information tables (Grand Canyon University, VA Suicide Prevention, Safer Homes, Celebration Custom Songs).  A special THANK YOU for our Invocation: Michael Johnson, Color Guard: Silas High - Marine JROTC, National Anthem: Devorah Gottesman, and empowering words from our VA Suicide Prevention leadership: Dr. Larry Pruitt.
Here are the awards we gave out:

Fastest Teams            Most Fundraising
1st: JBLM Special Forces - Team 6  Team: Hounds MC - Team 2
2nd: Broken Bullets - Team 3   Individual: Michael Heacock
3rd: Mother Rucker - Team 1  

Winner of the Photo Contest was Cassie Glaspey (of Mother Rucker team).  She won $40 in gift cards to Tin Hut BBQ in Dupont.  
Please check out the Photos link for last race event.

Flyer for 9/20/23 coming soon

Start Your Engines!!!

It's time to shift into overdrive and gear up for ‘Race 2 Save Veteran Lives’, an indoor Go-Kart race event, an annual fundraiser for the National Alliance To End Veteran Suicide ( events bring together Teams; from families, friends, co-workers, businesses, schools, military units and various groups from all over.  We use the acronym T.E.A.M. as Together Everyone Achieves Miracles and we formally invite you to join us in Saving Lives of our Service Members and Veterans as either a Driver, a Team, a Sponsor or any combination. Consider that ‘No one can DO EVERYTHING, but EVERYONE CAN DO SOMETHING’.  Your participation in this event could be your something!  This competition will be exciting as drivers in teams compete to be the fastest 3 teams, and they will hold their title until next year.  There will also be team awards for the most money raised for NA2EVS.  The event is 200 laps indoors - done Indy Style (where you'll have to change drivers).  Teams have between 5 - 10 drivers with up to 8 teams maximum.  The event is held at the well known Grand Prix Raceway in Lakewood WA near Joint Base Lewis McChord.

Each driver registers by paying their $20 fee (which includes your t-shirt and award ceremony).  Each driver then commits to raise a minimum of $80, which then qualifies them to race.  This site provides each driver and team a Fundraiser page so that donations are collected online.  You will then give your private Fundraiser URL to those you ask to support your goal.  Most effective is to allow the race site to create a Facebook Fundraiser for you!

If you can't be with us, consider 'Sponsor a Driver' (either in memory of or to honor someone special).  In this way you allow a driver to enter and qualify that could not normally afford to do so as the $100 covers it all for them.   We will use a lottery to choose who is sponsored based on these donation types.

You may create your own teams, or we'll add you to a team as we close registration.

You may also 'Sponsor a Team' of up to 5 drivers, who are then registered and pre-qualified as having raised $80 each.  You then choose to provide the drivers (from your company or family) or we can fill the driver seats via a lottery.

All funds raised from this event, help support our ‘Operation Veteran Freedom’ workshop and various educational and community events that we put on throughout the year.  Please look over the amazing testimonies for this workshop at  You can learn more about our events at Your financial support will help make this year’s ‘Race 2 Save Veteran Lives’ Go-Kart fundraiser a great success!

Click here for Race Event Flyer to learn more about the Driver & Team requirements and location details. 
Thank you for who you are for our Veterans and their families. 

Your Next Steps for 9/20/23 Race Event participants:
Signup as a Team or Individual, create your Fundraising URL, have this system 'Create Your Fundraiser on Facebook' and then start your first challenge effort.  For those on a Fundraising Team, the donations roll up and total is shown at the Team Level.
       For details on Creating Fundraisers on this site watch this video on:  Create/Join a Fundraising Team 
Please share this race widely across your networks.  
Click here to register and attend a Driver Intro session on Zoom.

Schedule for 9/20/23 (RACE EVENT):
  4:00 Volunteers arrive to learn tasks.
  4:30 Drivers arrive to complete their; Registration, Safety Briefing, Practice Laps.
  6:00 Opening Ceremonies (Invocation, Color Guard, National Anthem).
  7:00 Race Begins (Team Intros, Missing Man Formation, 200 laps).
  8:30 Award Ceremony.
  9:00 Event Completion.

Drivers, get ready to start your engines...

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.

2 Star $1000 - $2,499

Resource Provider $100



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