The second annual Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival roars into Infineon Raceway, June 4-5, highlighted by 400 historic racecars gracing the 12-turn, 2.52-mile road course.
From a 1915 Ford Racer to a 1991 Riley & Scott Trans-Am Camaro, nearly every marque produced and raced worldwide during the last 70 years will be featured on track in 13 different racing classes. Four-hundred entries, some coming from as far away as St. Croix, Australia, Brazil, Canada and New Zealand, will compete in a series of "time capsule" historic races each day.
Twenty-six entries will represent McLaren, the iconic marque featured during the weekend. One of the historically significant McLarens competing in the event is the 1967 McLaren M6A/1 in which Bruce McLaren won the 1967 Can-Am Championship (entered and driven by Richard Griot, Milton, Wash.). Among the historic Formula 1 racecars entered is the 1973 Yardley-McLaren M23/3 that Jody Scheckter raced at the French and British GPs that year. It is entered and driven by Bob Baker, of Sun Valley, Idaho.
Car club displays will be located throughout the facility, including groups from The Golden Gate Chapter of the BMW Car Club of America, the Nor Cal Shelby Club, Morgan, Porsche and more.
On Saturday night, fans will be treated to the Historic Race Car Festival, presented by PG&E, on the Sonoma Plaza. Following the on-track action, 30 historic racecars will depart the raceway at approximately 5 p.m. under a full CHP escort to the nearby historic town of Sonoma. The cars will take a ceremonial lap around the Town Square before settling into the Plaza for viewing. All proceeds from this specific event benefit Speedway Children's Charities.
For more information or to purchase tickets, call 800-870-RACE (7223) or visit infineonraceway.com/historics.