The Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival returned to Sonoma Raceway for the fifth straight year. The program for the 28th annual historic-car event celebrated the early years of the iconic SCCA Can-Am Series, which ran from 1966 to 1974.
“The early days of the Can-Am Series was an exciting time in North American motorsports,” said Steve Earle, president of General Racing, Ltd. “It was a dynamic era when designers and engineers were given a free hand, a clean sheet of paper, to create the fastest sports racing cars they could imagine: the unlimited racing car. They could create whatever they thought would get their driver around a track the fastest. Period. ”
In total over 350 vintage and historic race cars will compete across 14 race groups on the 12-turn, 2.52-mile road course.
“The weekend was successful once again,” said Steve Earle. “We are very proud of the quality of our drivers. We had only one minor incident, but otherwise it was a good, clean, fun weekend for all the participants and fans. That’s what it’s supposed to be, and has always been.”