Race fans are invited to a Cinco de Mayo celebration with Infineon Raceway on Thursday night, May 5, as it heads to the East Bay for the 4th annual Infineon Raceway Night at Todos Santos Plaza in downtown Concord.

It's an opportunity for Infineon Raceway to have some fun with the great motor-sports fans of the East Bay, who have supported the Sonoma Valley facility for more than 40 years.

Infineon Raceway will rev things up at 6 p.m. with a parade of stock cars through the streets of Concord under a full Concord Police Department escort. The racecars will traverse through some of Concord's downtown streets before pulling into Todos Santos Plaza.

People are encouraged to stop by the Infineon Raceway booth, which will feature an appearance by NASCAR West Series driver and Napa native, Brad Lloyd, as well as a display of more than 10 racecars including stock cars, dragsters, open-wheel cars, motorcycles, drifting cars and more!  Fans will also be able to enter-to-win race tickets to Infineon Raceway major events.

For young race fans, the Infineon Raceway crew has lined up a bounce house, face painter, balloon animals and the Little Racers Club race car. Back for another year, race fans will take part in a race for golden lug nuts, which will begin at 7 p.m. and includes prizes!

The event coincides with Concord's Music and Market Series, which spans from May-September and features great music on select Thursday evenings at Todos Santos Plaza. For the Cinco de Mayo celebration, a Mariachi band will perform throughout the evening.

Infineon Raceway hopes to see you in Concord on Cinco de Mayo to help kick off the 2011 race season. For more information about Infineon Raceway events, call 800-870-RACE (7223) or visit infineonraceway.com.  For more information on Infineon Raceway Night in Concord, visit:  http://www.cityofconcord.org/pdf/recreation/events/event-calendar.pdf