Ladies and Gentlemen – START YOUR ENGINES!

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Dundee Township presents our 2nd Annual 2021 

V500 Virtual Race!

Watch the V500 Race!

Schedule of Race Events

Celebrity Race, Member Race, Staff Race – Friday June 4th at 2 pm

Location: Facebook.com/bgcdt97 and YouTube.com/bgcdt.

With the challenges facing our communities from the COVID19 pandemic, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Dundee Township (BGCDT) has continually adapted, in collaboration with our school district partners, to continue serving our kids through Virtual Clubs (VClubs), Emergency Childcare Centers, Distance Learning Centers, and after-school programs, which allows us to engage our members and continue to serve our kids at nine program sites. Our staff lead daily program activities involving the six pillars of our curriculum, featuring interactive sessions in the program’s topics and projects for the day. Instructor-led art, STEM, and cooking projects have been the highlights, all supported by our amazing and talented staff. The V500 race will be the year’s Capstone Project for our kids, engaging them in building activities, creativity, and competition.

 V500 Race Format 

The BGCDT V500 will use pinewood cars assembled, customized, and painted by Club Members, and then brought to the pit area at our Race Headquarters the week of April 12th. In the pits, they will be grouped by Club Sites, with multiple heats run on a timed track to determine class winners and our overall race

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champion! Additional awards will be presented for the best design, most creative, and most innovative cars. We will also feature a sponsor’s race, where cars designed and built by our community sponsors compete for the coveted BGCDT V500 Sponsor Trophy.

Help Our Youth – Become A Program Sponsor

To help provide support to our staff and the resources needed to operate our VClub platform, we are offering the opportunity for individuals and businesses to become race sponsors for the  V500. Your support will help our kids who need it the most to stay connected and engaged with our meaningful programs during the  COVID 19 crisis. Sponsorships will be recognized by logo placement and recognition on our website, prizes, participant t-shirts, press, and social media posts regarding the race.

Sponsors that would like to participate can pick up their race car kits at our office. Race cars must be dropped off no later than Friday, April 16th.

To become a race sponsor, please click below. 

For questions about sponsorship and details, please contact:
Katie Wilson
[email protected], 773.426.1941
Thank You for your Investment in creating Great Futures for our Youth!

V500 Race Grand Marshall:

We have invited Tom Herb, from the Fall Line Racing team, to serve as our V500 Grand Marshall. Tom is a true racer with a long history in GT Racing, driving a Porsche GT 991 on road courses and oval races throughout the nation. Tom’s 2019 season featured four podium appearances in eight races, finishing second in overall points in the Trigon Super GT series.  Tom’s special appearance at our VClub is found  HERE.

V500 Race Starter:

Michele Abbate is a Las Vegas native and a professional racecar driver in the Trans-Am series and four-time US road racing champion. She has made it to the top step of pro racing through hard work, perseverance, and determination. Michele is the only female driver in the entire National Trans Am TA2 class and finished 5th in points for the West Coast series.  Special appearance on VClub found HERE.

Make an impact by sponsoring today!

Sponsor Information Coming Soon

Thank you to our Sponsors!

Thank you to our Sponsors

Community Race Sponsor

Track Sponsors

Heat Sponsors

Barbara & Roger Ferguson

Team Sponsors

John Meschewski 

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