The Classic Sports Racing Group (CSRG) will host a full weekend of vintage racing at the raceway in Sonoma, all in the name of charity, during the 9th annual Charity Challenge.  All proceeds from the event will benefit Speedway Children’s Charities, the charitable arm of the raceway. CSRG has contributed more than $500,000 to SCC since 2002.

Raceway in Sonoma, Highways 37 & 121, Sonoma, www.racesonoma.com, (800) 870-RACE (7223).

This weekend, Oct. 6-7

The weekend will feature more than 200 vintage racecars in eight different race groups. The event will feature the Formula Car Invitational, encompassing Historic Formula One, Formula Two, Formula Atlantic and Super Vees. Also on the schedule is the V8 Thunder Challenge for Historic Trans-Am cars, Historic NASCAR, V8-powered sports cars, IMSA GTU and SCCA U2 Trans-Am /2.5 Challenge sedans up to 1972. Fans can expect to see memorable makes such as Lotus, Alfa Romeo, MG, Lola, Porsche, Austin Healey and Jaguar, among others.

12-turns, 2.52-miles 

Saturday, Oct. 6: Gates open, 7:30 a.m.; Practice, 8:45 a.m.-11:40 a.m. (by group); Qualifying, 2 p.m.-6:15 p.m. (by group).  There will be eight 30-minute qualifying sessions.
Sunday, Oct. 7: Gates open, 7:30 a.m.; Warm-up, 8:45 a.m.-11:40 a.m.; Feature Races: 2 p.m.-6:15 p.m. There will be eight 30-minute feature races.

Charity Track Rides: For a $50-$250 donation, fans can take a thrilling, three-lap ride around the world famous road course in one of some thirty different participating race cars.  All passengers must be at least 16 years old and wear close-toed shoes, long pants, long-sleeve shirts and a helmet -- the helmet can be provided. The Charity Track Rides will begin at 12:45 p.m. each day and are on a first-come basis, so plan to arrive early.  

Charity Raffle: The race weekend will also feature a charity raffle with all proceeds benefiting SCC.  Tickets are: $10 for 1; $25 for 3; and $50 for a 'stretch.' Prizes include a GoPro camera; 2013 season pass to the raceway in Sonoma and entries into the 24 Hours of Lemons (www.24houroflemons.com) and CSRG. Raffle tickets can be purcahsed in the Panasonic Technology Center, adjacent to the Wine Country Winner's Circle in the main paddock.

The Sonoma Chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities distributes money to qualified youth groups in Sonoma County. The chapter has given out more than $4 million since 2001 and had a positive impact on more than 200 youth organizations in Sonoma County. There are eight chapters of Speedway Children’s Charities nationwide.

Tickets will be available at the gate. Admission is $25 each day or $40 for a two-day pass. Children 12 and under are admitted FREE. Parking is FREE.  

Visit www.csrgracing.org, call 888-268-7126 or email info@CSRGracing.org.