The Press Democrat: March 10th, 2010


By Joelle Burnette

Teens vs Cops on the track

Raising awareness

If you are concerned about teenager driving safety, come out to Driven Raceway Thursday, March 11, 3 p.m. to 10 p.m., for a “Teens vs. Cops” fundraiser to help raise awareness of this issue.

Zach Schlief, a local teen who works at the electric race kart venue, conceived this idea as a senior project for his school. If you mention Zach’s name or “T-DOC,” Driven Raceway will donate 20 percent of the evening’s proceeds from races and “Black Light” miniature golf to the Sonoma County Safe Teen Driving Oversight Committee (T-DOC).

Arrive between 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. to watch local radio personality, Brent Ferris from KZST, race against California Highway Patrol Captain Kelly Young. Teens will be able to race other law enforcement personnel as well. You’ll also have an opportunity to check out the DUI simulator presented by the Petaluma Police in addition to the CHP’s Dodge Charger that will be on display.

T-DOC is a newly formed community group comprised of members of the Santa Rosa Police Department, Sonoma County Department of Health Services, California Highway Patrol, Petaluma Police Department, KRCB TV22/91FM, Roadrunner Driving School, State Farm Insurance, and other community members who are concerned about keeping teens safe on the road.

Driven Raceway is located at 4601 Redwood Drive in Rohnert Park.

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