Historic cars ending Infineon’s major-event season with Charity Challenge; Wednesday Night Drags
The historic cars will be rolling into Infineon Raceway for its final major event of the season, the annual Classic Sports Racing Group Charity Challenge, which is slated for Oct. 1 and 2.
Last year it was held at the beginning of the season, but this year it will end the season.
On the heels of the IndyCar Series and its annual Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma County weekend comes Infineon Raceway’s final major event on its 2011 Big O Tires schedule.
A wide variety of historic cars will take over Infineon for the popular Classic Sports Racing Group Charity Challenge, which arrives in the Valley for its Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 1 and 2, run.
Infineon Raceway continues its popular local event, the Wednesday Night Drags, every Wednesday through Nov. 16.
Also included in the Wednesday Night Drags evening are the “Top the Cops” program – designed to help take illegal racing off the streets and bring it to a safe, legal and controlled environment – and the fast-rising motorsport of “Drifting.”
“Top the Cops” allows high school students the opportunity to drag race against law enforcement officers, who will be driving their squad cars.
The Wednesday Night Drags are open to anyone with a driver’s license, and they can race any vehicle or motorcycle they bring to the track, provided it passes a simple tech inspection.
Gates open 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.
To purchase tickets for the historic Charity Challenge, for more details on Wednesday Night Drags, Top the Cops, Drifting, or for general information, visit www.infineonraceway.com, www.ticketmaster.com, or call 800-870-RACE (7223).