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NASCAR weekend culminates Sunday in Toyota/Save Mart 350

| June 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

NASCAR’s premiere drivers anticipate the challenge of the Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway each June. But Sunday’s race will put them on the original 12-turn course for the first time since 1997. The track is celebrating its 50th anniversary season this year, and under its original name, Sears Point Raceway, it welcomed its first […]

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Elliott outlasts Bowman to win in Talladega

Elliott outlasts Bowman to win in Talladega

Seven laps from the finish at NASCAR’s GEICO 400 at Talladega Superspeedway, Chris Buescher tagged the outside wall, then collected Grass Valley’s Matt DiBenedetto with such force it ripped off the hood of the Californian’s car, as well as Martin Truex Jr. Justin Haley and Aric Almirola. That halted the Alabama race for more than […]

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Shell Eco-Marathon competitors stretch fuel mileage

Shell Eco-Marathon competitors stretch fuel mileage

| April 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

A sleek black and white vehicle that resembles a wingless plane can travel 1,524 miles on a single gallon of gasoline. It’s the winning entry by Northern Illinois University of DeKalb students, who participated this past weekend in the Shell Eco-Marathon Americas Mileage Challenge at Sonoma Raceway. They were among more than 1,000 students from […]

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Students competing in Eco-Marathon at Sonoma Raceway

| April 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

For the second year in a row, more than 1,000 high school and college students from throughout the Western Hemisphere will enter their ultra-efficient vehicles in the Make the Future Live California featuring Shell Eco-marathon Americas starting Thursday at Sonoma Raceway. This is one of the world’s leading energy efficiency competitions. Three of the teams […]

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Kyle Busch gets 200th win in California

| March 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

Kyle Busch overcame a pit road speeding penalty to get his 200th NASCAR win Sunday in the Auto Club 400 in Fontana. Busch also won the first two stages of the race. The penalty happened when Busch joined other drivers down pit road after the second stage, and it forced the driver to the back […]

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Drags & Drift’ opens today at Sonoma Raceway

| March 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

Sonoma Drags & Drifts returns to Sonoma Raceway today for another season of quarter-mile action and sideways drifting. The popular program of amateur drag racing on the drag strip and drifting behind the main grandstands and on the road course will take place most Wednesday nights through Nov. 14. Sonoma Drags & Drifts has been […]

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Logano finally wins in Las Vegas

Logano finally wins in Las Vegas

| March 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

“Finally! I got a win here!” a jubilant Joey Logano shouted over his radio Sunday after beating his Penske teammate, Brad Keselowski, to the finish line in the Pennzoil 400 at Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway. It’s his first win of the new season and the 22nd in the career of the Monster Energy NASCAR […]

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Vallejo native Heather Hadley captures Legends Championship, named top rookie

Vallejo native Heather Hadley captures Legends Championship, named top rookie

| February 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

Heather “The Heat” Hadley is the newest Legends Car champion, capturing the Silver State Winter Series Semi-Pro top honor in Las Vegas with four wins, four more podium finishes and the Rookie of the Year title. She raced in the Semi-Pro division, winning her debut on the last corner of the last lap and putting […]

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Winter Jam drifting festival returns to Sonoma

Winter Jam drifting festival returns to Sonoma

| December 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Winter Jam, Northern California’s largest drifting festival, is returning to Sonoma Raceway for two days of action this weekend. The event and its host, Sonoma Drift, will take over six different locations around the raceway, including two courses in the main paddock and courses at Turns 2 through 4, Turn 7, through the Esses of […]

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Experienced hands will take wheel of SCCA Pace Car at Sonoma during runoffs

| October 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

SONOMA, Calif. ­­– When the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) brings its 55th annual National Championship Runoffs to Sonoma Raceway Oct. 16-21, a long-time driver, Dan Sherrod, will be behind the wheel of the races’ pace car. “I got started in SCCA racing in 1956,” he said. That’s when his father took Sherrod and […]

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