Sonoma Raceway

formerly Sears Point Raceway and Infineon Raceway, is a 2.5 mile road course and drag strip located on Sears Point in the southern Sonoma Mountains near Sonoma, California.

Sonoma holds one of five NASCAR races each year that are run on road courses (including two races at Watkins Glen International in Watkins Glen, New York and the Nationwide Series-only races at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal, Quebec, Canada and Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin). It is also host to IndyCar Series and several other auto and motorcycle races. Sonoma continues to host amateur, club racing events primarily sponsored by the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA).

Infineon RacewayThe standard, full length road course at Sonoma Raceway is a 2.52 mile 12-turn course; this course was utilized by all competition through 1997. Most races, including the Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma, use the full course. The course is noted for turns two and three, which are banked on the driver’s right; This provides a challenge for the driver, as turn two would normally have the drivers moving to the left side of the track.

The raceway also has a quarter mile drag strip used for NHRA drag racing events. The drag strip was originally located on part of the front straightaway of the course. Track changes completed in 2002 separated the road course from the drag strip.Infineon Raceway IndyCar

The track was modified in 1998, adding the Chute, which bypassed turns 5 and 6 (the Carousel), shortening the course to 1.95 miles. The Chute is only used for NASCAR events, and was criticized by many drivers, who prefer the full layout. In 2001, it was replaced with a 70° turn, known as Turn 4A, bringing the track to its current dimensions of 1.99 miles. The Chute was built primarily to increase speeds and improve competition for the stock cars, which are not necessarily set up for road course competition.

Location: 29355 Arnold Drive, Sonoma, California, 95476

Opened: 1968 Capacity: 102,000 Length: 2.52 Miles (Full Course) 2.22 Miles (IndyCar) 1.99 Miles (NASCAR) Shape: Natural Terrain Road Course Records: Full Course – 1:21.688 110.641 MPH (Marco Werner, Audi R8) NASCAR – 1:15.950 95.325 MPH (Jeff Gordon) IndyCar – 1:16.4913 108.248 MPH (Ryan Briscoe)

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Sonoma Raceway Seating Chart

Sonoma Raceway Seating Chart

 

 

Sonoma Raceway Drag Strip Seating Chart

Sonoma Raceway Drag Strip Seating Chart


Sonoma Raceway General Venue Information

Directions

From Alameda & Contra Costa Counties:
Take I-580 west to I-80 east to I-580 west again to Richmond/San Rafael Bridge.
Once over bridge take Highway 101 north.
Take Highway 37 eastbound toward Vallejo/Napa.
Make a left on Highway 121 (second stop light after you get on Highway 37).
Follow for approximately one mile.
Entrance to the track is on your left at Gate 7.

From the South Bay:
Take either Highway 280 or Highway 101 into San Francisco. Cross over the Golden Gate Bridge.
Follow Highway 101 north.
Take Highway 37 eastbound toward Vallejo/Napa.
Make a left on Highway 121 (second stop light after you get on Highway 37).
Follow for approximately one mile.
Entrance to the track is on your left at Gate 7.

From San Francisco:
Cross Golden Gate Bridge to Highway 101 north.
Take Highway 37 eastbound toward Vallejo/Napa.
Make a left on Highway 121 (second stop light after you get
on Highway 37).
Follow for approximately one mile.
Entrance to the track is on your left at Gate 7.

From Stockton and Modesto:
Take I-205 to I-580 west to I-80 east to I-580 west again to Richmond/San Rafael Bridge.
Once over bridge take Highway 101 north.
Take Highway 37 eastbound toward Vallejo/Napa.
Make a left on Highway 121 (second stop light after you get on Highway 37).
Follow for approximately one mile.
Entrance to the track is on your left at Gate 7.

From Sacramento:
Take I-80 west to Highway 37 west toward Novato.
Follow Highway 37 for approximately 10 miles until you come to Highway 121.
Make a right.
Follow for approximately one mile.
Entrance to the track is on your left at Gate 7.

Parking

Event Parking is FREE for all events.
Please enter the following gates for parking

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Gate 7 or 9
NHRA Fram Autolite Nationals: Gate 7
AMA Sonoma Showdown: Gate 1 or 7
Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival: Gate 1
NHRA Division 7 Drag Races: Gate 1

Accessible guests, motorcycles and suite pass holders enter Gate 1 for all events.

DISABLED GUEST/ACCESSIBLE PARKING
ENTER GATE 1

You must have all of the following to be able to park in the lots designated for our disabled guests:
• Disabled placard or special identification license plate
• Disabled identification card
• Driver’s license matching the name of the disabled guest on the identification card

Once at Gate 1, merge to the far right entry lane. From there you will be directed to one of two designated handicap parking areas. Sonoma County Sheriff Officers will be checking for the appropriate credentials and writing tickets to those using faulty placards.

SHUTTLE SERVICE
A shuttle service is available to take guests to/from the designated handicap accessible parking lots and major seating areas. To use the accessible guest shuttle service you must have a wristband. Wristbands are issued by Sonoma Speedway staff at Gate 1 during check-in.

Box Office Numbers

1.800.870.RACE General Information and Ticket Package Sales
1.707.938.8448 Business Administration Office

Box Office Hours

8AM – 5PM Weekdays
7AM – Close of Gates Race Weekends

Will Call

Will Call locations and hours vary depending on the size of the event. Please see below:

For NASCAR Will Call is located off of Lakeville Highway at Gate 9.

Will Call for all other events is located in the Main Driveway of Gate 1.
The hours of operation are from 7:00AM-6:00PM

Accessible Seating

Wheelchair accessible viewing is available at the hillside terraces at Turns 2, 3, 4, 7 and 9, and at the Start/Finish Grandstand. There is room for one accompanying individual.

DISABLED GUEST/ACCESSIBLE PARKING
ENTER GATE 1

You must have all of the following to be able to park in the lots designated for our disabled guests:
– Disabled placard or special identification license plate
– Disabled identification card
– Driver’s license matching the name of the disabled guest on the identification card

Once at Gate 1, merge to the far right entry lane. From there you will be directed to one of two designated handicap parking areas. Sonoma County Sheriff Officers will be checking for the appropriate credentials and writing tickets to those using faulty placards.

SHUTTLE SERVICE
A shuttle service is available to take guests to/from the designated handicap accessible parking lots and major seating areas. To use the accessible guest shuttle service you must have a wristband. Wristbands are issued by Sonoma Speedway staff at Gate 1 during check-in.

Children Rules

Children’s ticket pricing depends on the event. In general, kids 12 and under under discounted admission to events at Speedway Sonoma.

Children age 12 and under can receive an ID wristband.
By recording a family members name and seat number raceway
staff can assist in reuniting parents with any children who
might become separated. ID wristbands are available at all
major events in the Fan Care Center located under the
start/finish grandstand.

Miscellaneous

GROUP TICKETS:
1.800.870.RACE
20 Tickets or more is considered a group sale.

Allowed:
* Photographic Cameras
* Video Cameras
* Bags/Backpacks: All bags entering the raceway are subject to search. Bags/backpacks larger than 15″ x 15″ x 15″ are not permitted in any seating area.
* Coolers may be brought into the facility. No cooler larger than 15″ x 15″ x 15″ is permitted in any seating area. Cooler larger than 15″ x 15″ x 15″ are permitted in camping/parking areas only.
* Plastic Bottles
* Seat Cushions
* Stadium Seats (legless)
* Gas-fired barbecues using propane are allowed at the raceway.

Not Allowed:
* Alcohol
* Cans
* Bottles
* Glass Containers
* Lawn Chairs
* Umbrellas
* Barbecues: Open-flame barbecues using wood or charcoal are not allowed.
* Fireworks
* Personal Transportation Vehicles

Speedway Sonoma provides a free shuttle service to and from major parking and seating areas at all major events. For the safety of our guests, the use of personal transportation vehicles is prohibited.

Prohibited Vehicles:
ATV’s
Motorized Bikes
Scooters
Skateboards
Unauthorized Golf Carts

Seating Section View
START / FINISH Pit Stop Action
TURN 2 Start / Finish and Entrance To Turn 2
TURN 3 Turn 2, The Chute ,T7, SSS
TURN 7 Turn 2, The Chute, SSS
TURN 9 Approximately 80% of track including
Start/Finish, Turn2, Turn 3, Turn 7, and the Triple S Turn (SSS)

View Highlights

START/FINISH
Watch all the pit stop action from the only Road Course start/finish grandstand seats in the country that directly overlook pit lane. Be a part of the action!

Turn 2 (Dale Earnhardt Memorial Terrace)
Recognized as one of the toughest corners in motorsports, the Dale Earnhardt Terrace offers incredible views as the cars charge from the start/finish line up the hill toward Turn 2, then scurry into the distance toward Turn 3. Also offers an uninterrupted view of the cars as they chase from Turn 7 all the way through Turn 10.

Turn 3 (Rob Brown Memorial Terrace)
Offering a panoramic view of Sonoma Speedway, with the Sonoma Valley as a spectacular backdrop, the Rob Brown Memorial Terrace gives fans an up-close-and-personal look as the cars plunge downhill toward Turns 4 and 4A; after negotiating the thrill-a-second 90-degree right turn the cars sprint toward Turn 7 before making another dramatic right turn and head off through the Esses.

Turn 7
One of the best vantage points at Sonoma Speedway, and easily one of the most exciting as cars jockey for position through the tricky Turn 7. If fender-rubbing, grass-cutting, door-banging action is what you’re after, this is the Terrace for you.

Turn 9
Arguably the best view of the track, the Turn 9 Terraces afford fans an incredible view of Sonoma Speedway with more than 70-percent of the sweeping 2.52-mile road course visible. As an added bonus, as the cars plunge from Turn 7 and through the S turns they reach maximum speed through Turns 8 and 9, with the drivers barely touching the brakes. And with a great view of pit lane fans don’t have to miss a moment of the action.

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