The Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival is another first event on the SVRA’s West Coast schedule in 2017. This invitational event launches the General Racing/Gold Medallion program that salutes and rewards cars that are prepared as they were raced in the original era.
This invitational event will take place on the challenging 12-turn road course which opened in 1968, and features over 16 stories of elevation change with lots of fast sweeping turns. Sonoma Raceway has hosted every major amateur and professional racing series during its 45 year history. The track’s proximity to California’s famous Sonoma and Napa wine regions also makes it a popular venue with both competitors and race fans and offers a wide variety of pre and post-race activities, including the race car drive and show at the downtown Sonoma Square.
Historic Race Car Festival
On Saturday night, a select group of historic race cars depart the raceway under a full CHP escort and head to picturesque downtown Sonoma. After a ceremonial lap around the Town Square, the cars will into the Plaza for public viewing. Saturday's car show, benefitting the Sonoma chapter of Speedway Children's Charities, is another perfect opportunity for fans to enjoy the street and performance cars from local car clubs, as well as show off their own rides. These activities and many more, round out a jam-packed weekend of racing.
Saturday, June 3
Tickets: $30 (advance), $35 (at event)
Benefits Speedway Children's Charities
Info: cplattner@SonomaRaceway.com or 707-933-3950