3J's Charity Track Day Raises $30k

Tom Roderick
by Tom Roderick

Since 2003, 3J’s Motorcycle Track Days have generated nearly $450,000 for charity. This year, the event’s 20th annual, 3J’s raised more than $30,000 for Speedway Children’s Charities.

Nearly 120 riders converged on Sonoma Raceway in Sonoma, California for a day of riding around the 12-turn, 2.28-mile road course. All proceeds from the event went to qualified youth groups in Sonoma County through Speedway Children’s Charities, the charitable arm of Sonoma Raceway.

“The event we started a long time ago has morphed into something else,” said Jere Starks, vice president of facilities at Sonoma Raceway. “It’s a charity-driven event that allows us to do what we love to do with people who want to share that experience.”

The event kicked off festivities for this weekend’s Sonomafest motorcycle extravaganza, which will feature the Arai Pacific Nationals, the second round of the GEICO Motorcycle Superbike Shootout presented by Yamaha, American Federation of Motorcycle (AFM) racing, Supermoto USA and American Historic Racing Motorcycle Association (AHRMA). For more information, visit www.racesonoma.com/sonomafest.

Tom Roderick
Tom Roderick

A former Motorcycle.com staffer who has gone on to greener pastures, Tom Roderick still can't get the motorcycle bug out of his system. And honestly, we still miss having him around. Tom is now a regular freelance writer and tester for Motorcycle.com when his schedule allows, and his experience, riding ability, writing talent, and quick wit are still a joy to have – even if we don't get to experience it as much as we used to.

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