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Main Gate Hours of Operation
6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Monday-Sunday 
*Gate hours subject to change during event weekends and holidays.  

Sonoma Raceway is located at 29355 Arnold Drive, Sonoma, CA 95476, just north of the intersection at Highways 37 and 121 in southeast Sonoma County. We have two primary entrances: Gate 1, our main entrance, and Gate 7 (.8 mile north of Gate 1) both located on Arnold Drive (Highway 121). 

Fans will be allowed one (1) clear bag and one (1) soft-sided cooler (no larger than 14” X 14” X 14”) to bring food and beverages into the raceway. No glass.

Cooling tip - freeze plastic water bottles before arrival to store in your clear bag or soft-sided cooler.

For day-to-day business or non NASCAR or non NHRA events, you will enter at Gate 1.

Gate 1 is open to all parking pass holders and Gate 7 is open for all FREE general admission parking.

Gate 1 is open to all parking pass holders and Gate 7 is open for all FREE general admission parking.

Golf carts or other off-road vehicles are not permitted at NASCAR and NHRA in 2021.

Consider alternate routes to avoid congestion on westbound Highway 37 from Vallejo and southbound Highway 121 from Sonoma and Napa. (Both Highway 37--from Vallejo to the 121 intersection--and Highway 121 are single-lane roads in each direction and can quickly back up during race weekends.) Smartphone Apps like Waze and Google Maps can be helpful in determining the best route to Sonoma Raceway.

Please have your digital tickets ready for scanning upon driving onto the raceway property. If you have a parking permit, it should be displayed on your rearview mirror. Once you are through the gate, you will be directed to general or permit parking.

Yes, general parking is free. 

For NHRA, you may purchase reserved parking passes. Parking passes must be purchased a week in advance of the event by calling one of our Ticket Representatives at 800-870-7223 ext. 2.

Check the website for a complete schedule of on- and off-track activities to determine what you'd like to see. For major events, plan to arrive at least two hours before the start of the race to locate your seats and take advantage of all the non-racing activities and pre-race events around the raceway.

Motorcycle riders should enter through Gate 1 (main entrance). After passing through the gate, you will make a left turn up the hill to Lot 1.

Yes, we do our best to take good care of our guests with disabilities. Guests with ADA parking placards should enter through Gate 1, where they will be directed to designated parking areas. To use a handicap placard be sure to bring paperwork showing your name and placard number and a valid driver's license.

During our major events, shuttles run throughout the entire facility. Click on this link to view our shuttle map:

Make sure you are prepared to spend a comfortable day at the races. Our facility is a unique venue with changes in elevation, and the majority of the seat locations are not shaded. We recommend wearing comfortable, close-toed shoes, a hat and sunscreen and a jacket, as temperatures are cool in the morning and it can get breezy in the afternoon.

  • Your downloaded ticket to the Sonoma Raceway app, ready to be scanned at the gate.
  • A CLEAR backpack, if you wish (may not exceed 14"x14"x14" in size).
  • Ear protection is recommended.
  • A seat cushion is highly recommended for the concrete terrace seating in Turns 2, 3, 7 and 9.
  • Water (plastic bottles only) Snacks, if you wish.
  • Alcohol (cans or bottles)
  • Bottles/glass containers
  • Fireworks
  • Confederate Flags
  • Inline skates/skateboards
  • Lawn chairs and stadium-type seats with legs (all chairs must sit flat against your seat - no legs)
  • Umbrellas in seating areas
  • Unregistered golf carts and other off-highway vehicles including, but not limited to, ATVs, golf carts, motorized bikes and scooters, side-by-side utility vehicles (see the full golf cart and off-road vehicle policy and registration info here)
  • Wagons
  • Weapons, including, but not limited to, guns, knives, stun guns and pepper spray.

Absolutely, we encourage it both before and after the races. If you plan on grilling, please use a propane gas grill only.

Smoking is only permitted in designated, non-seating areas and away from any crowds or lines of people. This also applies to e-cigarettes.

Only pets for seeing impaired guests or for other ADA purposes are allowed into the raceway. Pets are permitted in camping areas, but must remain

Yes, you can find many choices to ease your hunger and quench your thirst at Sonoma Raceway. New for 2021, all concessions are cashless.

Please call (800) 870-RACE [7223] ext. 0 to speak to the Sonoma Raceway receptionist or text 69590, enter code FYI and send your message for assistance.

Ticket services are located near the Gate 1 entrance. 

Yes! Our Sonoma Raceway app is the best resource to have on-hand during your visit on race weekend. It has information including: daily racing and entertainment schedules, ticket upgrades, exclusive "Fan Cam" maps, news alerts, fan info and much more. Download it for FREE in the app store (for Apple and Android devices).

Absolutely! Please call our main number at 800-870-7223 ext. 0 and ask our receptionist to speak with anyone in our Ticketing Department.