SONOMA, Calif. (June 22, 2017) - Sonoma Raceway has named Rheem Manufacturing Company its official provider of heating, cooling and water heating products.


The three-year agreement includes heating and cooling systems for the raceway's Drag Tower building, as well as the John Cardinale Media Center. Both buildings are slated for renovations in the coming years.


"Rheem Manufacturing Company has enjoyed a close working relationship with Sonoma Raceway for many years and is extremely pleased work with them to help make the fan experience at their beautiful facility better than ever," said Ed Raniszeski, executive director for Rheem Racing. "With the help of our Rheem wholesale distributor, Baker Distributing, and their contractor, RJ Mechanical, Sonoma Raceway guests will experience the best, most reliable degree of cooling comfort available."


The agreement also includes a social media, web and event program presence, as well as track signage at the Toyota/Save Mart 350 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series event, June 23-25.




About Rheem (  

Founded in 1925, Rheem is the only manufacturer in the world that produces heating, cooling, water heating, pool/spa heating and commercial refrigeration products. Rheem is headquartered in Atlanta, and it has an international presence in 14 countries. The company's premium brands include Ruud, Rheem, Richmond, Raypak, Eemax and Splendid, as well as commercial refrigeration brands Russell, Witt, ColdZone and Kramer, which are part of the company's Heat Transfer Products Group (HTPG) division.


About Baker Distributing (

Founded in 1945, Baker Distributing Company is engaged in the sales and distribution of HVAC, refrigeration, food service equipment, parts and supplies for residential, commercial and marine applications. Baker Distributing offers customers a wide range of product lines, competitive pricing, superior customer service and valuable, timesaving services that position us as an industry leader.  Our organization has the experience to meet your company's heating, ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration and food service requirements.  With over 200 locations in 22 states, each Baker Distributing Sales Center is staffed by the most knowledgeable and customer service oriented people in our industry.  With a complete inventory of HVAC/R products and technical assistance, our Sales Centers can provide you with the products and information you need to make your job and you more efficient.

About Sonoma Raceway (

Sonoma Raceway, located in the Sonoma Valley, is Northern California's premier motor-sports destination, featuring a world-class road course, drag strip and karting center.  Its annual race schedule is headlined by the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series and Verizon IndyCar® Series. In addition, Sonoma Raceway boasts a motor-sports industrial park, which serves as home to more than 70 businesses. Sonoma Raceway is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Speedway Motorsports, Inc. (NYSE: TRK), a leading marketer and promoter of motor-sports entertainment in the United States.