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  Sonoma Raceway
AKA Sears Point
29355 Arnold Dr. Sonoma, California 95476
Phone: 1-800-870-RACE  www.sonomaraceway.com/
Local Radio Coverage (all provided by PRN): Racing is broadcast on 87.9 FM.


TRACK NEWS: Local Radio Coverage (all provided by PRN):
KNBR 1050 AM
KHTK 1140 AM
KSRO 1350 AM

DIRECTIONS:

These are what I have from last year....this year only has one set of directions the first set...so I am leaving these up....if it was me I would research one of the other options.
From Highway 101:
To Gates 1,6 and 7
   * Merge onto Highway 37 east toward Vallejo
   * Travel 8 miles until you reach the intersection of Highways 37 and 121
   * Make a left onto Highway 121 toward Sonoma
   * Gate 1 is one-half mile ahead on your left, Gate 6 is 1.5 miles ahead on the right and Gate 7 is 1.5 miles ahead on left

To Gate 9 from the north (southbound)
   * Exit Highway 116/Lakeville Highway
   * Stay on Lakeville Highway for 10 miles
   * Gate 9 is ahead on the left

To Gate 9 from the south (northbound)
   * Merge onto Highway 37 east toward Vallejo
   * Travel 6 miles until you reach the intersection of Highway 37 and Lakeville Highway (first stoplight)
   * Make a left onto Lakeville Highway
   * Gate 9 is 1.5 miles ahead on the right

From I-80
To Gates 1, 6 and 7
   * Exit onto Highway 37 west toward San Rafael
   * Travel 15 miles until you reach the intersection of Highways 37 and 121
   * Merge onto Highway 121 toward Sonoma
   * Gate 1 is one-half mile ahead on your left, Gate 6 is 1.5 miles ahead on the right and Gate 7 is 1.5 miles ahead on the left

To Gate 9
   * Exit onto Highway 37 west toward San Rafael
   * Travel 17 miles until you reach the intersection of Highway 37 and Lakeville Highway
   * Make a right onto Lakeville Highway
   * Gate 9 is 1.5 miles ahead on the right
MAP

Race day traffic: 740 AM

Be aware of traffic patterns on the roadways around Infineon Raceway during major event weekends (Highway 121 and Highway 37 corridors). These are the days and times when these highway corridors may be impacted. Other raceway events, including track rental events and racing school events, are not expected to impact traffic. It should also be noted that other events unrelated to the raceway may impact traffic at any time.

Please call 800-870-RACE (7223) with any questions you might have:
Toyota/Save Mart 350 -

TRAFFIC CAMERAS AND REPORTS:
San Francisco Bay area hotspots - I-80
For the State wide Transportation map go to:www.dot.ca.gov/travel/index.php

Best Way Home - Alternate Routes
When exiting the facility you may be directed to exit Gate 8 or Gate 9. Both gates may be taking you in a direction that you are unfamiliar with. Please review the alternate route information below for the recommended routes to get you home.

From Gate 8 to Sonoma/Napa
Gate 8 allows you to merge onto Highway 37 westbound
Travel on Highway 37 westbound until you reach Lakeville Highway
Make a right onto Lakeville Highway
Travel 7.5 miles until you reach Highway 116 toward Sonoma
Make a right onto Highway 116
From Gate 9 to Sonoma/Napa

Once at Gate 9 make a right onto Lakeville Highway
Travel 6 miles until you reach Highway 116 toward Sonoma
Make a right onto Highway 116
**From Gate 8 to Vallejo/I-80

Gate 8 allows you to merge onto Highway 37 westbound
Travel 5 miles and exit Black Point/Atherton Ave
Make a right at the first stop sign, and a left at the next stop sign following signs to Vallejo
**From Gate 9 to Vallejo/I-80

Once at Gate 9 make a left onto Lakeville Highway
Travel 1.5 miles until you reach Highway 37
Make a left onto Highway 37 eastbound toward Vallejo

If Highway 37 eastbound is backed up you may also travel west on Highway 37 to Highway 101. Merge onto Highway 101 south toward San Francisco. Follow signs to Highway 580/Richmond-San Rafael Bridge. Continue southeast through Richmond until you get to I-80.

Bus to the race 2015

Take the bus to Sonoma from a location near you! Pick up locations, Ticket and Bus Packages MORE


Parking 2015

Gate Opening Times
Gates open daily at 8 a.m.

Inbound Parking Information
Below is information on the best gate to enter for admission:

Gate 1 - Permit Parking
During the NASCAR, NHRA and INDYCAR® race weekends Gate 1 is a restricted gate. You must have a permit or have a valid disabled placard to enter the gate. Motorcycles and buses are the only vehicles allowed to enter Gate 1 without a permit. Both motorcycles and buses must park in designated areas only. For all other events Gate 1 is the main entrance into the facility.

Permits are issued to:

Season ticket holders
Suite/hospitality ticket holders
Media
Competitors
Gate 7 - General Parking
Gate 7 is located off of Highway 121 and is open during the NASCAR and NHRA event weekends, and on Sunday of the Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma.

Gate 9 - General Parking
Gate 9 is located off of Lakeville Highway and is an ideal entrance for guests traveling to the raceway from Highway 101. Gate 9 is open only during the NASCAR race weekend.

Directed Parking
All parking at the raceway is directed into the facility by raceway personnel. Directed parking allows maximum use of space and improved traffic flow into the facility. Please follow the direction of the parking staff as you enter the facility.

Daily RV/Oversized Vehicle Parking
Due to limited space throughout the facility, the raceway recommends that you do not bring RVs and other oversized vehicles on race day. Space will be limited, and the set-up of awnings and additional space next to the vehicle will not be allowed.

Sonoma Raceway 2015 Schedule
ONLY INFO LISTED AS OF 06/15 2015
JUNE 26- JUNE 28

Tickets Prices 2015

Adults:  $45 - $145          Kids 12 & under:   $34.50 - $70
   
Toyota/Save Mart 350 – Weekend Pass
Adults $95 - $180                                Kids 12 & Under  $34.50 - $70

1-800-870-RACE Or On the Internet Order tickets HERE

TICKET DEALS 2015:

24 Package see Jeff for his Q&A Saturday morning during the Toyota/Save Mart 350 weekend.  When you buy a Sunday ticket, you can get a Saturday main grandstand ticket for just $24. This main grandstand ticket puts you front and center for Jeff's Q&A held in front of the main grandstand.

Save Mart or Lucky Supermarkets Special for just $45 each. For the first time ever, Sunday kids' tickets are now free also at Save Mart and Lucky

Military Discounts Military discounts are available by contacting the Sonoma Raceway Ticket Office at 800-870-7223.

MORE ON ALL AB0VE

Pre Race Pit & Track Pass 2015

Hit the track on Sunday morning, just hours before the Toyota/Save Mart 350. The Pre-Race Pit & Track Pass includes a pre-race Cold Pit Pass, where you can check out pit lane as teams prep for the race, plus access to the track for pre-race ceremonies and driver introductions.  Only $75. MORE

Hospitality package 2015

NEW FOR 2015: Humboldt Redwood Deck Club Access  Enjoy all-day access to the Redwood Deck premium hospitality area and select your seats from anywhere in the Turn 2 Terrace
Reserved seat in the Turn 2 Terrace
Pre-race Pit and Track Pass (NASCAR) or Garage/Pit Pass (IndyCar)
Preferred-parking pass
$20 Food Credit
Limited capacity - only 200 spaces available
Sunday: $199 / Saturday: $99

Infineon Raceway's Club 7  Trackside bar and lounge. Kevin Harvick will headline the driver appearances in Club 7, a trackside bar and lounge overlooking Turn 7 on the road course. Other expected guests include racing legend Lyn St. James, Miss Sprint Cup and the Raceway Girls. It is the hottest ticket upgrade for this year's NASCAR race in Sonoma, featuring an incredible lineup of special guests, raffles and music.

Club 7 guests will also enjoy a tasty barbecue lunch each day, as well as shade, patio seating, private restrooms, close-circuit television and a seat in the Turn 7 terraces, one of the most action-packed spots on the track.

If you already have your ticket for the race weekend, you can add the Club 7 option for as little as $49 (Saturday or Sunday) or $79 for two-day access, which includes lunch. In addition, Club 7 goers can taste craft brews from some of Northern California's most popular breweries.

For more information or to purchase the Club 7 upgrade call 800-870-RACE

WHAT TO DO
DRIVERS APPEARANCES
Appearances are posted from a week before race day up until a few days before.  Many times there isn't advanced notice, go by the souvenir haulers and look for the signs. (Go on Friday if possible)
www.jayski.com
www.driversappearances.com
www.sonomaraceway.com
www.jayski.com


SATURDAY June 27 2015

Sunday, June 28, 2015


MORE DRIVER'S APPEARANCES AROUND THE  SONOMA AREA

NASCAR Hauler Parade, June 25 2015

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series haulers will rumble through the streets of Sacramento at the 5th annual NASCAR Hauler Parade on Thursday, June 25.

The NASCAR haulers, which will be en route to Sonoma Raceway for this year's Toyota/Save Mart 350, June 26-28, will make their way over the Tower Bridge and around the State Capitol to greet Northern California NASCAR fans ready for the big race in Sonoma.

The parade will begin promptly at noon on Thursday, June 25, as the haulers depart their staging area and cross the Tower Bridge, heading for the State Capitol. The route is as follows:
• Cross Tower Bridge towards Capitol Mall.
• Right turn on 3rd Street.
• Left turn on N Street.
• Left turn on 16th Street.
• Left turn on L Street.
• Haulers will then be directed to the freeway and head South on Hwy. 80 to Sonoma Raceway, where they will be parked in the garage for the race weekend. The haulers will arrive at the raceway at approximately 2 p.m.

Race fans can catch the haulers all along the parade route, but are encouraged to head to L and 11th streets for the best view. Sonoma Raceway will have a display there, as well as the popular Raceway Girls, Miss Sprint Cup, giveaways and tickets for the big race.  This will be the heart of the action.

For the fifth consecutive year, State Senator Jim Nielsen will be on hand to present to the president of the Transporter Drivers of Motorsports Association (TDMA) an official State Assembly Proclamation, officially naming June 25, 2015, "NASCAR Day" in the City of Sacramento.

Mark Thursday, June 25, on your calendar so that we can give the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series a raucous Sacramento welcome as the haulers rumble through town. Be sure to download the parade route map on racesonoma.com, which lists the route, as well as best viewing points.

Pre-Race Concert 2015 by Lindsay Bruce

Born and raised in nearby Santa Rosa, singer-songwriter Lindsay Bruce is the voice of California County. In 2014, Bruce beat out more than 60,000 hopefuls, landing a spot on Season 6 of The Voice, joining Team Shakira and working with Miranda Lambert. Bruce will perform a pre-race concert as well as God Bless America during pre-race festivities.


OTHER STUFF AT THE TRACK 2015




SPEEDTV STAGE
Many Thanks to Diana Rose from www.infineonraceway.com for all the help.

The SPEED Stage will be set-up at the North end of the paddock, just behind the main grandstand.  Very close to the entrance of the pedestrian tunnel that crosses under the start/finish line of the road course. 
Jim Russell Racing

Jim Russell Racing is starting a new course that gives you the chance to drive your car on the greatest road courses in America - starting with Infineon Raceway. You don't need any racing experience, just sign up with Jim Russell for this full day on the track.
For details go to: www.jimrussellusa.com or call Jim Russell at 800-733-0345.

MOTORSPORTS INDUSTRIAL PARK

In addition to a world-class racing facility, Infineon Raceway is also home to more than 70 motor-sports based tenants. These businesses include car preparation, car restoration, materials fabrication, vintage car storage, and race teams, to name just a few.

Motorsports Industrial Park is a guide of the raceway’s tenants and a brief description, when possible, of their business. For information on renting shop space at Infineon Raceway, you can contact either Ron Reinking or Mike Crockett at 707-543-8300

OTHER STUFF TO DO
AMUSEMENTS

7.4 StoneTree Golf Club 9 Stonetree Ln, Novato, CA 94945 (415) 209-6090
10.3 The Clubhouse Family Fun Center 19171 Sonoma Hwy, Sonoma, CA 95476 (707) 996-3616
13.1 Amf Boulevard Lanes 1100 Petaluma Boulevard South, Petaluma, CA 94952 (707) 762-4581
13.2  Boulevard Bowl 1100 Petaluma Boulevard South, Petaluma, CA 94952 (707) 762-4581
13.8 Star Base Arcade 1545 4th Street, San Rafael, CA 94901 (415) 459-7655
14.0 6 Flags Marine World 2001 Marine World Pky, Vallejo, CA 94589 (707) 643-6722 /  644-4000
FROM BRIAN L: A zoo with the traditional Six Flags roller coasters and rides and everything... it's like Sea World had a threesome with San Diego Zoo and Cedar Point Amusement Park.
15.4 Bingo Emporium 575-3 D, Napa, CA 94558 (707) 252-5420
18.2 Boulevard Bowl Petaluma, CA 94952 (707) 762-4581
18.5 Morton's Sonoma Resort 1651 Warm Springs Rd, Glen Ellen, CA 95442, 707-833-5511
21.3 Pastime Card Room 726 1st Street, Benicia, CA 94510 (707) 747-0207 
21.6 Hornblower 200 Marina Blvd, Berkeley, CA 94710 (415) 788-8866
22.7 Flora Springs Winery 1978 W Zinfandel Lane, Saint Helena, CA 94574 (707) 963-5711
23.1 Flora Springs Wine Tasting 677 St Helena Hwy S, Saint Helena, CA 94574 (707) 967-8032
23.1 Scandia Family Fun Center 5301 Redwood Drive, Rohnert Park, CA 94928 (707) 584-1361
24.2 The Broken Rack 6005 Shellmound, Emeryville, CA 94608 (510) 652-9808 (510) 652-9341 (fax)
24.7 Amusement Center 447 Broadway, San Francisco, CA 94133 (415) 398-8858
24.7 Broadway Billiards & Video Games 447 Broadway, San Francisco, CA 94133 (415) 434-1783

SONOMA COUNTY THINGS TO DO
Wine Tasting / Wineries, Dining, Tours / Sightseeing, Spas / Day Spas, Gourmet Sampling, Golf, Recreational Sports, Antiques, Nightlife, Attractions, Ballooning & Skydiving, Ag-Eco Tourism, Farms & Gardens, Farmer's Markets, Parks and Beaches,
The Arts, Shopping and more

Within about 15 miles from the track in nearby Vallejo, CA is Six Flags Marine World.  With a wildlife park, oceanarium and theme park, there is something for everyone.  You can scream as you ride Medusa an extreme roller coaster.  Or you can fed giraffes, seals or sea lions.  Or how about riding an elephant?

How about a visit to Sonoma State Historic park?  Sonoma State Historic Park is in the center of the charming old town of Sonoma, surrounded by shops, and nearby wineries.  This historic park includes a variety of beautifully restored historic properties, such as the Sonoma Mission, Blue Wing Inn, La Casa Grande Site, The Plaza, General Vallejo's Home, Toscano Hotel, and the Sonoma Barracks.  We are in the middle of wine country so go visit a winery  I found over 17 in Sonoma alone.  One word of caution; if visiting a winery in Sonoma you are less likely to be charged for taste testing than if you visit one in Napa Valley.

Into trains?  Sonoma’s Train Town includes three full sized cabooses, dating from the 1930's and 40's which you will be able to explore at your leisure.  Board a train and travel over five bridges and trestles and thru two tunnels.  You will arrive at lakeview and a petting zoo.

Golf Courses, Bars and Race Tracks near Sonoma click on our Race Recon Page.

Other Important Speedway Info
all Speedway info below from http://www.infineonraceway.com/

Guests with Disabilities

Accessible Restrooms
All permanent restroom facilities at Infineon Raceway are wheelchair accessible. Permanent restrooms are located at:

   * Main Grandstand
   * Turn 2
   * Turn 10
Wheelchair accessible portable restrooms are located near all other seating areas.

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 the appropriate parking area.

Seating Information
Wheelchair and companion seating is offered in both the hillside terrace and Main Grandstand seating areas. Representatives will be available in all disabled seating sections to provide assistance.

Service Animals
Infineon Raceway recognizes the importance of service animals in assisting guests with visual and other impairments. These animals are welcome throughout the property, but must remain leashed and harnessed at all times.

Shuttle Service
A golf cart service is available to take guests to/from the designated handicap parking lots and major seating areas. Pick-up/drop-off points are located in the following locations:

   * Main Grandstand, behind the grandstand next to the main shuttle turnaround
   * Turn 2 Earnhardt Terrace (NASCAR and IRL ONLY)
   * Turn 3 Rob Brown Terrace (NASCAR ONLY)
   * Turn 7 Terrace (NASCAR and IRL ONLY)
   * Turn 9 Terrace (NASCAR and IRL ONLY)
   * Turn 10 (NHRA ONLY)

Parking

Event parking is FREE at Infineon Raceway. When arriving at the raceway please enter the following gates for parking.

**Gates open at 7:00am on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Gate 1 - Permit Parking
Gate 1 is a restricted gate. You must have a permit or have a valid disabled placard to enter the gate.

Permits are issued to:
   * Season ticket holders
   * Suite/hospitality ticket holders
   * Media
   * Competitors

Motorcycles are the only vehicles allowed to enter Gate 1 without a Permit. Motorcycles must park in designated areas only.

Gate 3 - General Parking
Gate 3 is located off of Highway 121 across from the 50 Acres Campground. Gate 3 is utilized for NASCAR, NHRA and IRL.

Gate 7 - General Parking
Gate 7 is located off of Highway 121 and is the main point of entry for fans.

Shuttles

A free shuttle service is available at all major events to transport guests around the facility. Shuttle stops are located near every major seating and parking area.

A golf cart service is also available to take disabled guests to and from the handicap parking lots and major seating areas. Enter Gate 1 for parking and event specific information.

GATES

Saturday and Sunday of the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup event weekend. On Saturday and Sunday of the NASCAR event, gates open at 8 a.m. GATE MAP

Alcohol
No alcohol may be brought into the facility. Beer is available for purchase at several locations throughout the raceway.

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
Coolers may be brought into the facility. No cooler larger than 15" x 15" x 15" is permitted in any seating area. Coolers larger than 15" x 15" x 15" are permitted in camping/parking areas only.
Don't know what you will put in your cooler since you can't put beer!  But ain't that nice of them to let you bring such a big cooler in!

Automatic Teller Machine

A Bank of the West ATM is located on the South end of the Start/Finish Grandstand. Please refer to the Infineon Raceway Facility Map for directions.

Will Call

Will-Call (Toyota Pick-Up Window)
Will-Call is located in the Guest Services building located at Gate 1 for all events BUT NASCAR. Will-Call is open from 7am to 5pm each day of the event.   Will Call for NASCAR weekend is located at Gate 9 off of the Lakeville Highway. Parking for Will Call is immediately on your left as you enter the property.  

Vehicle Repair Assistance

AAA tow vehicles will be available during race weekends to provide assistance with lockouts and minor vehicle repairs. Please stop by or contact the Infineon Raceway Main Office at (800) 870-RACE for assistance. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you need service during non-office hours please contact Bonneau's Towing at (707) 938-8133.

First Aid

The Infineon Raceway Medical Center is located in the paddock next to the Raceway Café. Fans can visit the Medical Center at all major events except the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup. At the NASCAR event, First Aid stations will be set-up behind seating areas in the Main Grandstand and Terraces 2, 3, 7 and 9.

Lost and Found

Found items are taken to Guest Services located at Gate 1. Items are kept at Guest Services until the conclusion of the event weekend. The Infineon Raceway Main Office handles all unclaimed items beginning the next business day. Please call 800-870-RACE if you need to locate an item after an event.

Fan Care

Fan Care is located behind Section I in the Start/Finish Grandstand and is an area where guests can receive race day information including maps, schedules and child ID wristbands. Guests can also be treated at Fan Care for minor injuries.

Guest Services

Guests with ticketing problems or customer service issues should visit Guest Services. Guest Services is located at Gate 1 and open from 7am to one-half hour after the conclusion of the day's racing. Lost and Found is also located at Guest Services on race weekends.

Ice Sales

Ice can be purchased at the Raceway Café from 7am to 4pm during all major events at Infineon Raceway.

Lost and Found

Found items are taken to Guest Services, which is located at Gate 1. Items are kept at Guest Services until the conclusion of the event weekend. The Infineon Raceway main office (800-870-RACE) handles all unclaimed items beginning the next business day.

Child ID Wristbands 

Great Idea. I don't need it BUT how many times have you heard right before the race starts some one being paged because their kid is lost!
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.

NO Smoking
Smoking is NOT permitted in any seating area.
You ain't in tobacco country anymore Toto!

Telephones

Pay phones are located in the following locations:
   * Raceway Café
   * Main Grandstand, behind Section D
 
SPEEDWAY RULES

Barbecues - Open-flame barbecues using wood or charcoal are not allowed. Gas-fired barbecues using propane are allowed at the raceway.

Campfires - No campfires are permitted
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