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Laps for Life bumped back again
Weather not cooperating
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Forsyth County News

Poor weather has again spoiled plans for the annual Laps for Life race.

Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Lanier-Forsyth, the fundraiser was originally set for December. Bad weather first delayed it until Feb. 6, when chill and rain again disrupted the event.

The race, a fundraiser for Lanier Extended Area Driver Education Resource, or LEADER, has been rescheduled for June 5.

The LEADER program works to prepare teenagers for the road through driver's education courses, driving simulators and real-life road instruction.

The race features elected officials, business leaders and community members racing against each other in individual quarter-midget heats on the Bill

Thomas Raceway at the Cumming Fairgrounds.

Event organizer Nicole McCoy said the new date is the same as the Quarter Midget Association’s race.

“I think it will be really positive,” she said. “It will be an opportunity for them to have more awareness of their sport in the community, and a chance for us to support them as well.

“They have been phenomenal to work with and they have been really, really supportive of everything we’re doing.”

Registration, which continues until the morning of the event, is $250 for one driver. Special sponsorship and heat group packages are available.

A practice day will be held June 4.

Contact: (770) 205-1701 or e-mail