Sonoma Speed Festival

This is happening this coming weekend. I lifted this from their site.

Friday, May 31 - Sunday, June 2, 2019
Historic Car Races
The inaugural Sonoma Speed Festival combines an extraordinary group of historic vintage racing cars, for a celebration of flat-out wheel-to-wheel racing, May 31-June 2, 2019. Illustrious Sonoma Raceway, in the heart of California’s Wine Country, is one of the worlds most well known and challenging race tracks.
Participants will have the experience of a lifetime, swept back in time to relive the ‘golden days’ of racing, when courageous drivers piloted lethal automobiles. Racing around the sweeping hills and curves of this classic Wine Country circuit, with the worlds most important cars by your side, Sonoma Speed Festival is an adventure not to be missed.
Fans and enthusiasts will quickly see, the track layout allows for an outstanding experience, with unparalleled accommodations and viewing where spectators can observe almost the entire racetrack, from several scenic vantage points. When not watching a nail-biter on track, guests will find historic and cultural exhibits in the paddock which will be focused on showcasing an ‘evolution in speed.'
Racing cars from the Brass Era through current day machines, vintage dragsters, concepts, prototypes, and other special displays will be available all weekend long. A slew of spectacular local restaurants, wine, beer, and coffee options will be available in our food park as well.
Sonoma Speed Festival has started accepting applications for 2019 and owners have proven enthusiastic about this noteworthy event; already accepted entrants include several Ferrari 250 GTO & Ferrari 250 Testarossas, ‘57 Maserati 300S, and multiple Maserati ‘Birdcage’.
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the track formerly known as Sears Point, ‘66-69 Historic Trans-Am will be the event’s featured marque, highlighting their Championship determining race there in 1969.

Weekend 3-Day Pass - $100 pre-sale / $150 at gate
Day pass $75 pre-sale / $95 at gate
Includes Raceway Entry and General Parking. This pass will allow you access around the entire race track and will get you into the paddock where you can walk right up to the cars.  Does not include any VIP or other access.
*Kids 12 and under free when accompanied by Adult
Price: $1,500
This four-day pass includes all races and evening events with access to:
  • Drivers lounge access and viewing grandstand on pit lane
    • Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday - 8 A.M. to 5 P.M.
    • Breakfast, Lunch, Coffee & Afternoon Bites
    • Lounge areas and viewing grandstand
  • Sip & Savor tent
    • Friday, Saturday and Sunday – 12 to 5 P.M.
    • Complimentary wine tastings, chef demos and bites
  • Sonoma Speed Festival On The Plaza – Sonoma Plaza
    • Thursday, 5:30 to 7:30 P.M.
    • Local light bites and wine tastings
  • Drinks & Dragsters Reception
    • Friday, 5:30 to 7 P.M.
    • Champagne Reception Trackside
  • Closing Dinner Celebration
    • Saturday, 6:00 to 10:00 P.M.
    • Ramsgate Winery Dine-Around
    • Cocktails, chef stations, wine tours and more
Less than 100 Elite 400 Club packages available!
  • Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 11 A.M. -  5 P.M.   
  • Grandstand Air-Conditioned Suite access with light bites and cash bar   
  • Complimentary access to Sip & Savor Tent   
  • Includes one 3-day General Admission pass

Price: $550
Single Day: $125
Weekend: $300
  • Friday, Saturday and Sunday 12pm - 5pm
  • Complimentary wine tastings, chef demos and bites
Price: $212
Experience wonderful weekend camping in our Turn 8 campground, which overlooks one of the fastest parts of the road course, the Esses.
Please call to purchase and for availability.

Car Corral Parking: $35 per day or $90 for the weekend (Only 80 spaces available, must specify car)
  • Car Corral is located just above the Main Paddock - Sporting/Historic vehicles only

Thursday, May 30
Sonoma Plaza
Thursday, May 30

5:30 - 7:30 P.M.
Speedway Children’s Charities (SCC), the charitable arm of Sonoma Raceway, will host Sonoma Speed Festival On the Plaza to kick off the inaugural Sonoma Speed Festival weekend of vintage racing at Sonoma Raceway.
Sonoma Speed Festival On the Plaza features some of the best Sonoma Valley wines and cuisine alongside a display local vintage cars for a one-of-a-kind evening on the Sonoma Plaza. The collection of historic race cars and local vintage cars will cruise from the Sonoma Speed Festival to the Sonoma Plaza.
The charitable event raises funds for Sonoma County youth groups through Speedway Children’s Charities.
Price: $30 per person - $35 per person at the door
All purchases of Sonoma Speed Festival On the Plaza after 5/27 will be picked up at the event on the plaza at Will Call. 

Disclaimer - I did not write or edit this article.


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