Classic Sports Racing Group at Infineon Raceway for 44th year this weekend
More than 250 vintage cars, including sports racing, formula and production sports cars from the 1930s through the early 1970s, will be featured during this weekend’s Classic Sports Racing Group event at Infineon Raceway.
One of longest-tenured motorsports organizations to race at Infineon Raceway is the Classic Sports Racing Group, which for the 44th season makes its first of two appearances at the Valley’s 12-turn, 2.52-mile road course tomorrow, Saturday, April 2, and Sunday, April 3.
Featuring more than 250 vintage cars, including sports racing, formula and production sports cars from the 1930s through the early 1970s – Ferrari, Aston-Martin, Porsche, Shelby 350GT, Corvette and Jaguar – Infineon will also host the MG West Coast Reunion, with nearly 100 MGs competing in special MG-only race groups. There will also be an MG parade during the lunch break each day, as well as charity track rides on Saturday.
Infineon’s gates open at 8 a.m. each day, and admission is $25 a day, or $40 for a weekend pass, with children ages 12-and-under admitted free. Open practice sessions will be held today (Friday).
A major portion of ticket sales from this event weekend will benefit Rotary Central Marin Foundation and the Sonoma Chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities, the charitable arm of Infineon Raceway. For more information on the Classic Sports Racing Group, visit www.csrgracing.org.
Infineon Raceway’s 2011 Big O Tires majors events season opens with the West Coast Moto Jam AMA Pro Road Racing from May 13 to 15, and will close with the Classic Sports Racing Group’s second trip to the Valley for its annual Charity Challenge on Oct. 1 and 2.
The bulk of Infineon’s major events schedule includes the Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival on June 4 and 5; the Toyota/Save Mart 350 NASCAR weekend from June 24 to 26; the NHRA Division 7 Drag Racing weekend of July 22 to 24; the FRAM Autolite NHRA Nationals from July 29 to 31; and the Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma weekend of Aug. 26 to 28.
Infineon Raceway’s popular Wednesday Night Drags continue every Wednesday evening through Nov. 16, and are open to anyone with a driver’s license, who can race any vehicle or motorcycle they bring to the track, provided it passes a simple tech inspection.
Also beginning this month during the Wednesday Night Drags will be the enjoyable and informative “Top the Cops” program, which is designed to help take illegal racing off the streets and bring it to a safe, legal and controlled environment. “Top the Cops” allows high school students the opportunity to drag race against law enforcement officers, who will be driving their squad cars.
Gates open every Wednesday at 3:30 p.m., and racing spans from 5 to 10 p.m., with the cost being $25 for competitors – $15 for students with a high school ID – and $10 for spectators. Season-long passes are also available.
Tickets for all races at Infineon are currently on sale, with the most inclusive ticket package that the raceway offers is the Track Pass, which costs $399 and includes tickets to all major events, plus season-long VIP parking, a Pre-Race Pit and Track Pass for NASCAR, a garage pass for IndyCar, and more.
To purchase individual or weekend tickets, the Track Pass, or other special ticket packages, for details on the Wednesday Night Drags, or for more Infineon information, visit www.infineonraceway.com, www.ticketmaster.com, or call 800-870-RACE (7223).