First Sonoma Speed Festival Set for End of May
The Sonoma Speed Festival has announced its first-ever event from May 30th to June 2nd, 2019 at Sonoma Raceway in Sonoma, California. The event will feature ten invited race groups spanning the history of motorsports from the Brass Era to the modern age competing on track, along with world-class food and wine options and interactive displays for both casual and hardcore
PLanned highlights include a Porsche 917K, Ferrari 250 GTO and even a Lotus 77 Formula 1 car (John Player Special Mk.II). Over 220 vehicles will be in attendance and more significant attendees still to be announced>
The event will take place among the scenic rolling hills and dramatic corners of the Sonoma Raceway. Outside of racing action on the track, guests can enjoy a variety of activities and displays along with a craft beer garden and a Wine Pavilion featuring wine tastings and gourmet food pairings.
“The team organizing this event have attended the best motoring events in the world and want to bring that world-class level of execution and experience to one of the best race tracks in North America,” said Ryan R. Turri, General Manager of the Sonoma Speed Festival. “We’ve brought in teams that have worked on the most highly regarded automotive events and museums across the globe. This is an opportunity to see the most significant motorsports icons in action while enjoying the luxuries and comfort of a Europeanstyle motoring event.”
2019 marks the 50th anniversary of Sonoma Raceway and to celebrate this milestone the Historic TransAm class will highlight the legendary Trans-American Championship race hosted at the track in 1969 withon-track competition between Trans-Am racing vehicles including Ford Mustangs, Chevrolet Camaros and AMC Javelins. Nine other premier race groups will be competing as well during the four day event.