Infineon Raceway busy with Wednesday Night Drags, major events prep
While Infineon Raceway closes in on its 2011 Big O Tires majors events season, the Valley’s world-renowned racing site remains busy featuring its popular Wednesday Night Drags and hosting special events such as this past weekend’s 24 Hours of LeMons, while it prepares for a new year of major motorsports events.
Infineon’s 2011 Big O Tires major events season opens with the West Coast Moto Jam AMA Pro Road Racing from May 13 to 15; followed by 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; the Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma weekend of Aug. 26 to 28; and the Classic Sports Racing Group Charity Challenge on Oct. 1 and 2.
The most inclusive ticket package that Infineon 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.
Infineon Raceway recently began the 23rd season of its Wednesday Night Drags, which take place every Wednesday evening through Nov. 16.
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.
During the Wednesday Night Drags beginning in April, Infineon Raceway will feature its “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.
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).
INFINEON RACEWAY 2011 MAJOR EVENTS
May 13 to 15: West Coast Moto Jam AMA Pro Road Racing
June 4 and 5: Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival
June 24 to 26: Toyota/Save Mart 350 NASCAR weekend
July 22 to 24: NHRA Division 7 Drag Racing
July 29 to 31: FRAM Autolite NHRA Nationals
Aug. 26 to 28: Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma weekend
Oct. 1 and 2: Classic Sports Racing Group Charity Challenge