The second annual Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival started with a very wet Saturday which meant not many racers took to the field and instead tried to wait out the rain with not much success. This year’s featured marque in the annual event is McLaren.
Last years event feautred over 350 historic race cars competing on the scenic Infineon race track, some of the cars dating as far back as 1915. This year’s highly-anticipated event reached the maximum number of entries many months ago (400 entries, 26 of which are authentic McLarens), and it was a great shame that we were not able to see all of them out on the track today.
The weekend’s events features a series of “time capsule” historic races benefiting Speedway Children’s Charities here in the Bay area.
Another advantage of attending the Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival is the Wine Country Pavilion, where the best food and wine from the Sonoma and Napa Valleys may be sampled.
The details for this weekends races are as follows.
Group 1A (1955-1962 GT Cars)
Group 2A (1949-1955 Sports Racing and GT Cars)
Group 3A (1960-1965 Sports Racing Cars)
Group 4A (1963-1966 GT Cars over 2500cc)
Group 5A (1955-1964 Formula Cars, F-Jr, F2, Tasman, F1/GP)
Group 6A (1966-1974 Historic Formula One Cars)
Group 7A (1966-1972 Historic Trans-Am Cars)
Group 1B (1911-1926 and 1927-1949 Sport and Racing Cars)
Group 2B (1955-1960 Sports Racing Cars)
Group 3B (1962-1967 GT Cars under 2500cc)
Group 4B (1966-1980 FIA Makes & IMSA GT Cars)
Group 5B (1966-1974 Historic Can-Am Cars)
Group 6B (1981-1991 IMSA GTO & Trans-Am Cars)
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