ALTON, Va. -

Dozens of people who dream of driving a race car got their chance Friday.

Virginia International Raceway opened up its course to anybody. Drivers spent 15 minutes on the track for a donation of 25 dollars.

All money raised goes to Victory Junction, a North Carolina charity started by Richard Petty's family 10 years ago, that helps children with serious illnesses.

"We wouldn't be able to do it without all of the generous people across the country but especially in this area, we have some great people who help out a lot of great kids," said Emilie Mortensen with Victory Junction.

Today's event helps pay for the children to go to a year long camp. Last year the event raised more than $15,000.