Fans can enjoy hot rods and hot cakes Saturday, March 27, during the inaugural NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway as Speedway Children's Charities and B.R.A.K.E.S. team up for a pancake fundraiser.

The Hot Rods and Hot Cakes breakfast, located in Doug Herbert's hospitality pit area from 8-10 a.m., will give fans the opportunity to eat breakfast alongside NHRA's most notable team owners and drivers.

"This is going to be something really fun for the fans," said B.R.A.K.E.S. founder Doug Herbert. "From the time B.R.A.K.E.S. was started, we have had so much support from NHRA fans, especially those here in my hometown of Charlotte. I think this will be a fun event where they can show support for our cause, and who knows; maybe the pancakes will be served up by one of their favorite drivers!"

Breakfast will be provided by Golden Corral and include pancakes, sausage and breakfast beverages.

Tickets for this fundraising event may be purchased in advance for $10 or the day of for $15 at the door.


About B.R.A.K.E.S.

B.R.A.K.E.S., which stands for Be Responsible and Keep Everyone Safe, is a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization founded by NHRA Top Fuel drag racer Doug Herbert in memory of his two sons who were killed in a car accident. By training and educating teenage drivers and their parents, the foundation aims to promote safe driving in an attempt to prevent injuries and save lives. To volunteer, obtain more information or donate, please visit

About Speedway Children's Charities

The mission of Speedway Children's Charities remains true to the ideals it was founded upon in 1982: To care for children in educational, financial, social and medical need in order to help them lead productive lives. SCC provides funding for hundreds of non-profit organizations throughout the nation that meet the direct needs of children. Our vision is that every child has the same opportunities no matter what obstacle they are facing. For more information visit