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PREVIEW SONOMA
  Sonoma Raceway
AKA Sears Point
29355 Arnold Dr. Sonoma, California 95476
Phone: 1-800-870-RACE  www.infineonraceway.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 San Fran:
KHTK 1140 AM (Sacramento)
KSRO 1350 AM (Santa Rosa)

DIRECTIONS:

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.

Sports Fan Express 2014

Take the bus to Sonoma from a location near you! Ticket and Bus Packages start at only $79! MORE

NASCAR Express 2014

The raceway will partner with Key Holidays to offer an express train that will transport fans directly from the Sacramento area to the raceway on race day, Sunday, June 22. It’s a one-stop shop to purchase your race-day ticket and NASCAR Express pass.  $199  MORE

Parking 2014

Gate Opening Times  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 2014 Schedule

Friday, June 20 - Great Clips Fast Friday
7 a.m.Gates Open
9 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.Legends Practice
10:30 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.NASCAR Pro Series West Practice
Noon – 1:50 p.m.Great Clips Fast Friday NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Practice
2 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.NASCAR Pro Series West Final Practice
3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.Great Clips Fast Friday NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Final Practice

Saturday, June 21 - Lean1 Pole Day Qualifying
7 a.m.Gates Open
8:10 a.m. – 8:50 a.m.Legends Practice
9 a.m.NASCAR Pro Series West Qualifying
10:40 a.m.Lean1 Pole Day NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Qualifying
12:30 p.m.Carneros 200 NASCAR Pro Series West Race (64 Laps)
3 p.m.Legends Race (one hour)

Sunday, June 22 - Toyota/Save Mart 350 Race Day
6 a.m.Gates Open
9 a.m.Speedway Children’s Charities Auction (Wine Country Winner’s Circle)
10:15 a.m.Toyota/Save Mart 350 Pre-Race Ceremonies
10:50 a.m.Patriot Jet Demonstration Team Air Show
11:30 a.m.Toyota/Save Mart 350 Driver Introductions
NoonToyota/Save Mart 350 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race (110 laps)
Post RaceSpeedway Children’s Charities Track Walk
10 p.m.Gates Close

Tickets Prices 2014

Adults:          Kids 12 & under:
$45 - $145       $34.50 - $70
Military discounts are available by contacting the Sonoma Raceway Ticket Office at 800-870-7223.

Ticket prices will increase $5 beginning June 1, 2014.

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

TICKET DEALS 2014:

Save Mart and Lucky Section Seats in the Save Mart and Lucky Section are regularly priced at $69 but you can pick up yours for only $45! Find your local Save Mart or Lucky Store

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

Jimmie Johnson® Friends & Family Pack Choose your reserved-seat in the Turn 2 or Turn 3 Terrace and we’ll include a hot dog, drink and exclusive race-day Q&A with the six-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion, Jimmie Johnson!  Children, 12 and under, are just $30 and adults are only $65!  Click HERE

NASCAR Total Access  Save $25 on a Turn 2 Terrace reserved seat and a Pre-Race Pit and Track Pass. Get great seats on an action-packed section of the track, plus track access for pre-race ceremonies and driver introductions.  NEW FOR 2014: Get inside the action with a Fanvision Controller; choose from live race broadcast, in car cameras, instant replays and more. All this for only $149! Click HERE

Track Pass 2014

You'll get the best seats in the house to all of our events for the upcoming season, including NASCAR, NHRA drag racing, IndyCar, motorcycles, and more. Plus, there are a number of added-value amenities that make this the best package at the raceway, MORE

Hospitality package 2014

Infineon Raceway's Club 7  Trackside bar and lounge. Brad Keselowski 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 21 2014
Kids 12 and under can attend an autograph session with NASCAR stars Joey Logano, Kevin Harvick and Kasey Kahne. The first 100 kids to check in at the Ticket Pit Stop located behind the Main Grandstand before noon will receive wristbands for the autograph session.

MORE DRIVER'S APPEARANCES AROUND THE  SONOMA AREA

Hauler Parade - Sacramento, June 21

The parade will begin promptly at 2 p.m.  on Thursday, June 21, 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 and drive up Capitol Mall.
Right turn on 9th 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 the raceway in Sonoma, where they will be parked in the garage for the race weekend.
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. The raceway will have a display there, as well as the popular Raceway Girls, Miss Sprint Cup representatives Kristen Beat and Kim Coon and tickets for the big race. 

Speedway Children's Charities Events 2014

Charity Auction at NASCAR Weekend, Sunday, June 22, 2014 - NEW TIME - 8:00 am Registration and Preview - 9:00 am LIVE AUCTION
Join us on Sunday morning of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series weekend in the Wine Country Winner's Circle for and incredible live auction benefitting the Sonoma chapter of Speedway Children's Charities. Last year's auction included 12 Ride of a Lifetime experiences with top NASCAR drivers, NASCAR sheet metal, a Danica Patrick-signed fire suit, San Francisco Giants Buster Posey-signed bat, S.F. Giants pitcher Matt Cain autographed jersey, signed prints by NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stars, and much, much more. 

Toyota/Save Mart 350 Track Walk, June 22, 2014
Don't miss the raceway's 9th annual Track Walk, following the Toyota/Save Mart 350 on Sunday, June 22. You get to walk the same course driven by racers like Jeff Gordon and Tony Stewart.  Participants can also redeem specially designed lug nuts for great prizes. Fans are encouraged to make a donation

OTHER STUFF AT THE TRACK 2014

ALL WEEKEND 2014
Kids Club Booth
Stop by the Kids Club booth to collect your Toyota/Save Mart 350 souvenir poster and take a picture with the official mascot of the Sonoma Raceway Kids Club, Burnin' Bovine. He loves to see all of his Kids Club members during the race weekend! The Kids Club booth is located in the Ticket Pit Stop behind the Main Grandstand.

Euro Bungy
Head down to the Main Paddock to take off on the Euro Bungy.The EuroBungy is a four sided bounce apparatus that gives the experience and rush of gravity defying maneuvers while being safely tethered.

Ride the Ferris Wheel
Looking for a great view of the road course? Take a ride on the ferris wheel on Saturday and Sunday! All donations made will benefit Speedway Children’s Charities.

Around the Paddock All Weekend
NEW!! Lyn St. James Book Signing, Wine Country Motorsports
Famed open-wheel race car driver, Lyn St. James, will be available for autographs and book signings in front of Wine Country Motorsports throughout the weekend. On display will be the specially-prepared 1989 Ford Thunderbird Super Coupe she drove to a record speed of 212.435 mph at Alabama International Motor Speedway in 1988. Her record-breaking run on the 2.66-mile oval upped St. James’ own record for the fastest lap ever driven by a woman on an oval track.

Great Clips Haircuts for Charity
Stop by the Great Clips booth behind the main grandstand in the paddock area.  Stylists from local Great Clips salons will give haircuts all weekend for a suggested donation of just $10, with proceeds benefiting Speedway Children’s Charities.

Heroes in our Community Booth
Fans can send a hero to a future race through a $10 donation at the Heroes in Our Community Booth.  The booth is also a hub where fans can sign banners thanking military and first responders for their service.

Ride the Ferris Wheel
Looking for a great view of the road course? Take a ride on the ferris wheel on Saturday and Sunday! All donations made will benefit Speedway Children’s Charities.

Ticket Pit Stop
Be sure and stop by the Ticket Pit Stop, located behind the main grandstand. You’ll get answers to all of your questions, plus news about upcoming events The grandstand location is also the site of the Speedway Children’s Charities booth where you can purchase $1 raffle tickets to win the ultimate Wine Country BBQ Set, which includes a tire cooler, BBQ, piston wine rack and Save Mart gift card.

Toyota Fan Zone
Located inside of turn 10, the Toyota Fan Zone will provide an interactive racing experience for race enthusiasts of all ages. During the weekend, fans will be able to challenge each other in a variety of racing games, get an air brush tattoo, or try your luck using a remote controlled crane to snatch cool prizes. Included in the Fan Zone will be Tundra Toss, Toyota’s version of corn hole, and the new 2015 TRD Pro Tundra, Tacoma and 4Runner, designed specifically for the off-road enthusiast!

Motor Sports Midway
Throughout the weekend, you will enjoy a bustling Motor Sports Midway, featuring after-market products, food, beverage and entertainment options.

The Sprint Experience
The Sprint Experience, located in the heart of the main paddock, is the place to be. Race fans can get their free souvenir photo with Jimmie Johnson’s 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship trophy, meet Miss Sprint Cup and test drive the latest phones and technologies available from Sprint. Existing Sprint customers are invited to swing by the Customer Rewards area to speak to a customer service representative and pick up a complimentary gift!

Toyota PitPass
Toyota’s interactive racing experience will be onsite all weekend and features the latest Toyota vehicles along with a Cutaway NASCAR show car, banking simulator, and NASCAR Tech Garage.  Throughout the weekend NASCAR drivers will make appearances to interact with fans and everyone who registers will receive a Toyota Racing prize!

Great Clips Fast Friday Event Activities
Free Shuttle to the Heart of Downtown Sonoma, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Enjoy a FREE round-trip shuttle to the Sonoma Plaza from the 50 Acres campground, running hourly from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., so you can explore the best of Sonoma’s wine country shops, wineries and restaurants.

Saturday, June 21
STEM Gravity-Powered Car Challenge, presented by Friedman's Home Improvement, 9:30 a.m., Wine Country Winners Circle
Come check out the final round of the Gravity-Powered Car Challenge in the Wine Country Winner's Circle on Saturday from 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

Kids Autograph Session, Noon Kids 12 and under can attend an autograph session with NASCAR stars Joey Logano, Kevin Harvick and Kasey Kahne. The first 100 kids to check in at the Ticket Pit Stop located behind the Main Grandstand before noon will receive wristbands for the autograph session.

Free Shuttle to the Heart of Downtown Sonoma, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Enjoy a FREE round-trip shuttle to the Sonoma Plaza from the 50 Acres campground, running hourly from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., so you can explore the best of Sonoma’s wine country shops, wineries and restaurants.

STEM Gravity-Powered Car Challenge, presented by Friedman's Home Improvement, 9:30 a.m., Wine Country Winners Circle
Come check out the final round of the Gravity-Powered Car Challenge in the Wine Country Winner's Circle on Saturday from 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

Live Music, Movies Under the Stars
Wonderbread 5, a Bay Area favorite and international rock-n-roll party machine will ignite Club 7 with live music on Saturday night. In addition, 50 Acres will also feature movies under the stars on a 15’ x 25’ screen.

Happy Hour with Wonder Bread 5 - Saturday, June 21
This summer, the Wonder Bread 5 party bus will pull into Sonoma Raceway for NASCAR weekend making the track THE place to be on Saturday, June 21 from 4-6pm. Playing everything from Hank Williams Jr to the Beatles and from The Cars to Bruno Mars, Wonderbread 5 always delivers the fun as only they can.

You will also want to be there to hang out with the Toyota promo team who will be hosting games and prize giveaways.  Try your skill at “Tundra Toss” corn hole and check out the new Toyota TRD Pro Series Trucks that will be on display.

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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Laidback Racing has over a combined century of tailgating experience at 100's of races!
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