In light of the rapidly developing COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and its effect on public gatherings, organizers of the second annual Sonoma Speed Festival have elected to reschedule the automotive lifestyle event at Sonoma Raceway to the Labor Day long weekend, September 4-6, 2020.    

Sonoma Speed Festival organizers have been monitoring the situation closely since the crisis first hit American shores, and have been working with officials at the City, County, State and Federal level as well as health care officials. As members of the Bay Area community, organizers have been following all recommended guidelines for preventing the spread of the virus and its impact on the community and because Sonoma Speed Festival is primarily a social event welcoming families of all ages and people of all walks of life, it was decided that it would be in the best interest of attendees, drivers, staff and event partners to reschedule to a date when the spirit of the event could be embraced.   

"Sonoma Speed Festival is social event first," said Founder Jeff O'Neill. "As such, we couldn't responsibly host something of this scale and fulfill our vision of a family-friendly motorsports, food and wine festival under the current conditions. With that said, we believe that rescheduling to September will provide welcome respite after what looks to be a long road in the months ahead."  

Over the coming weeks, organizers will revisit the lineup of cars for this year's event. Sonoma Speed Festival was created to not only showcase some of the rarest, fastest and most beautiful automobiles ever built and raced, but also to create an environment where fans and enthusiasts could meet their heroes, watch icons of motorsport compete and gather for family-friendly entertainment.   

Sonoma Speed Festival remains dedicated to sharing the cars, stories and love for vintage automobiles through its social channels, newsletter and blog. In these uncertain and stressful times, we could all use a little automotive entertainment. Fans can join the conversation on Instagram and Facebook @SonomaSpeedFestival. Updates will be shared regularly as drivers and their cars are confirmed.    

Current ticket purchases will be valid for the September event date. However, if any guest is unable to attend the rescheduled date, a full refund (including any transaction fees) will be granted. All ticket holders will receive an email with further directions to select the option that best works for them and steps to roll-over tickets or to receive a refund. For all questions, please reach out to [email protected]

About Sonoma Speed Festival:

The Sonoma Speed Festival is dedicated to highlighting the best race cars and collections from the international community and the U.S. One of the primary goals of the event is to connect the beauty and sophistication of the wine country to an event that is spectator and participant friendly while showcasing the best aspects of Northern California. For more information visit, email [email protected] or follow us on Facebook at Instagram @SonomaSpeedFestival.