Tag: Sonoma Raceway

Sports legend Joe Gibbs inducted to Sonoma Raceway’s ‘Wall Of Fame,’ reflects on career after Truex victory

Sports legend Joe Gibbs inducted to Sonoma Raceway’s ‘Wall Of Fame,’ reflects on career after Truex victory

| June 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

Joe Gibbs, the Super Bowl-winning coach of the Washington Redskins who as race team owner has won four NASCAR Cup Series championships has been inducted to the Sonoma Raceway’s Wall of Fame. “I’m thrilled to be on the wall. It’s an honor,” Gibbs said. The owner of Joe Gibbs Racing, Gibbs also is a 2020 […]

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Racing machines take to track in Sonoma Speed Festival final day

| June 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Sonoma Speed Festival has brought an impressive collection of racing machines, world-class food and wine along with interactive displays to Sonoma Raceway. Today is the event’s final day, when the 10-time Grand Prix-winning Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport Forumla 1 car of Lewis Hamilton, driven by test driver Esteban Gutierrez, will take demonstration laps on the […]

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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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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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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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Truex wins Toyota/Save Mart 350, cruises to victory circle after late pit stop

Truex wins Toyota/Save Mart 350, cruises to victory circle after late pit stop

| June 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martin Truex Jr. returned to Sonoma Raceway’s victory lane Sunday afternoon after a surprising delayed pit call gave the defending Cup series champion the fresh tires he needed to cruise to the finish line well ahead of Kevin Harvick and Clint Bowyer. “We played cat and mouse,” Truex said of his battle […]

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NASCAR returning to Sonoma Raceway this weekend

NASCAR returning to Sonoma Raceway this weekend

| June 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

From Thursday’s Hauler Parade from the Capitol in Sacramento to Sonoma Raceway on to Sunday’s Toyota/Save Mart 350, NASCAR is coming to town for its 30th year at the intricate road course. Bakersfield native Kevin Harvick is the defending champion, getting his first Cup win at the track and his first win in a Ford. […]

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Driver dies at Wednesday Night Drags in Sonoma

| April 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

A 75-year-old Napa man died after his car crashed during the season opening Wednesday Night Drags this past week at Sonoma Raceway, Diana Brennan, vice president of communications and marketing, said in a track statement after the accident. The man has been identified in a statement from Sgt. Spencer Crum of the Sonoma County Sheriff’s […]

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Wednesday night drag season starts today at Sonoma Raceway

| March 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

The rain-delayed 2018 season of Sonoma Raceway’s Wednesday Night Drags finally starts today. This will be the 30th season for this part of Sonoma Drift and Drags Powered by Universal Technical Institute. Wednesday Night Drags let licensed drivers a safe, legal and controlled place to race their cars – Sonoma Raceway’s quarter-mile drag strip. The […]

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