IndyCar testing Wednesday at Sonoma Raceway
6 teams involved in free test session, ticket packages now available
For the second consecutive year, motorsports fans are being offered a free IndyCar test session at Sonoma Raceway from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., tomorrow, Wednesday, Feb. 27, with the featured IndyCar GoPro Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma weekend slated for Aug. 23 through 25.
Six IZOD IndyCar Series race teams, weather permitting, are participating in Wednesday’s test session and include KV Racing Technology and drivers Tony Kanaan – who won the inaugural IndyCar race in Sonoma in 2005 and was the 2004 series champion – and Simona De Silvestro.
Also joining the IndyCar test session are Panther Dreyer and Reinbold Racing (Oriol Servia); Dragon Racing (Sebastien Bourdais and Sebastian Saavedra); Schmidt Peterson Motorsports (Simon Pagenaud); Ed Carpenter Racing (Ed Carpenter); and Panther Racing (Sausalito native JR Hildebrand).
Fans who purchase a ticket to the upcoming IndyCar GoPro Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma weekend on Aug. 23 through 25, will be given a free pit tour for an up-close look at the racecars and drivers on the day of the test session.
The Raceway Café will also be open for lunch, when a press conference will be held and fans will be admitted free, pending space.
Also available are a variety of Sonoma Raceway ticket packages, including the popular IndyCar Total Access pass, which costs $99 and gives a fan a race-day ticket, a garage/pit/pre-race pass and access to a question-and-answer session with one of the series’ top drivers.
Along with the IndyCar GoPro Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma (Aug. 23 through 25), Sonoma Raceway’s 2013 Big O Tires major events schedule will feature the Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival on May 18 and 19; the 25th annual Toyota/Save Mart 350 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, which is the Valley raceway’s largest attended motorsports weekend, from June 21 through 23; the NHRA Division 7 Drag Races from July 19 to 21; the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Sonoma Nationals weekend from July 26 through 28; the second-annual FIA World Touring Car event on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 7 and 8; and the Classic Sports Racing Group Charity Challenge on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 5 and 6.
Sonoma Raceway’s most inclusive ticket package is the 2013 Track Pass, with nearly $1,000 worth of tickets and premium passes for $395, which includes tickets to all major events, plus a choice of one ticket package for either NASCAR pre-race pit and track passes; IndyCar garage and pit passes; an NHRA Thunder Alley pass; or the World Touring Car Championships garage pit-pass.
The Track Pass also offers personalized tickets; additional ticket discounts; and two free bonus tickets.
This season, Sonoma Raceway has introduced the General Admission Track Pass, with the ticket package including general admission tickets to all six major events, as well as a choice of a NASCAR pre-race pit and track pass; an IndyCar garage and pit pass; and a NHRA Thunder Alley pass or a WTCC garage/pit pass.
The General Admission Track Pass offers more than $600 in tickets and premium passes for $249.
Sonoma Raceway is also offering a Summer Fun Family Pass for $95, which is good for an entire family all season long.
The Summer Fun Family Pass includes either Friday or Saturday admission to any of the Historic Sports Car Racing; NASCAR Sprint Cup Series; NHRA Division 7 Drag Races; IndyCar Racing; and World Touring Car (sports cars) Racing.
To purchase tickets and ticket packages including the IndyCar Total Access pass; the all inclusive Track Pass; the General Admission Track Pass; or the Summer Fun Family Pass; or for more information, call 800-870-RACE (7223), visit racesonoma.com or ticketmaster.com – also for IndyCar, go to racesonoma.com/indycar. Camping is also available for all major events.