One-of-a-Kind Historic Race Cars Highlight CSRG Charity Challenge
SONOMA, Calif. (Sept. 28, 2016) - More than 200 historic sports cars will grace the Sonoma Raceway road course during the this weekend's Classic Sports Racing Group (CSRG) Charity Challenge, including an incredible collection of cars, ranging from Can-Am, Trans-Am and Formula cars to Production Sports Cars that were the genesis of sports car racing in the U.S in the early '50s.
This "rolling car show" features historic and rare racing machines valued well into the millions of dollars, including a 1958 Ferrari Testa Rossa and 1963 Ferrari GTO. The last public sale of similar cars valued them at more than $39 million. Other rare and valuable cars slated to hit the track include a 1953 Jaguar C-Type, 1959 Maserati Birdcage, 1964 Alfa Romeo TZ and many more. These cars aren't simply parked on display, but will be driven and raced on the raceway's road course throughout the weekend.
Race fans have a unique chance to experience the power of many of these cars first-hand during the popular spectator rides on Saturday and Sunday. Car owners will offer thrilling, three-lap rides in one of 40-60 prized race cars during the Charity Track Rides on Saturday and Sunday. Prices for the Charity Track Rides, which begin at 1 p.m. both days, range from $75-$500, depending on the chosen car. Sign-ups for the rides start at 9 a.m. and always sell out quickly, so arrive at the track early to reserve your spot.
The Charity Track Rides are the primary focus of CSRG's fundraising efforts during the Charity Challenge, which has generated more than $780,000 to the Sonoma chapter of Speedway Children's Charities (SCC) since 2004.
Race fans can also support Speedway Children's Charities by purchasing raffle tickets for the "Little Wheels, Big Fun" raffle for a chance to win a DYNACRAFT 12 volt roadster (ages 3 and up) and a gift certificate for a set of four Yokohama tires. Fans can purchase $1 raffle tickets at the charity booth located inside the garages.
The Charity Challenge is a great family event. Children 12 years old and younger and students of all ages are admitted free with student I.D. Active and veteran military members are also admitted free. Admission covers entry to all spectator areas, as well as paddock access and parking. Guests can stroll the paddock to see the cars up close and chat with the drivers. Tickets can be purchased online at www.SonomaRaceway.com/events by Sept. 30 for $12 each day or $20 for a two-day pass. Tickets at the gate are $25 each day or $40 for a weekend pass.
The Sonoma chapter of SCC, the charitable arm of Sonoma Raceway, is dedicated to raising money for Sonoma County youth organizations. SCC has distributed more than $5.1 million since 2001.