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2014 Race Track Location, Ticket, and General Comments


August  24, 2014

GoPro Indy
® Grand Prix of Sonoma

Track Name: (aka – Sears Point)General Location: Sonoma, CA. – at Highways 37 & 121 Northern California – 30 minutes
N. of Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, CA
Specific Address: 29355 Arnold Dr., Sonoma, CA 95476
Web Address:
Ticket & Track Info Phone No.: 1-800-870-7223

Media Coverage:

Preferred Airports: San Francisco Intl. (SFO), Sacramento (SMF)

Support Events:

General Information:
Free shuttles are available from parking areas to Main Grandstand. Bank of America ATMs located at Raceway Café, Main Grandstand next to Winners Circle & at Turn 2 and Turn 10 restrooms. Little Racers Club available for kids 12 and under, call ticket no. for information. Track offers free child I.D. wristbands at Gate 1, Guest Services or at Information Booth behind Main Grandstands. Radio broadcast on 87.9 FM. No smoking in any seating areas. Will Call at Guest Services, Gate 1. Difficult facility for handicapped. Parking is excellent for handicapped, but unless ticket for main grandstand is secured, viewing of track would be a challenge, as much walking will be required with many elevation changes. Shade only in the Main Grandstand area. We recommend flying into Sacramento a smaller, friendlier airport. Although further in distance from the track, Sacramento is an easier drive as SanFrancisco Intl. is on the southern edge of the city and traffic northbound is difficult. Toll on Golden Gate Bridge (southbound only) is $6 for cars, $3 for motorcycles.

Make sure to check out the wineries in the area, including the Foyt Family Wines Tasting Room (about 3 miles north of the track) and the Andretti Winery which is in the vicinity. This area is beautiful and is surrounded by many wineries and dairy farms.

"Latest track configuration - 8/10/2012"
The natural-terrain course has it all to challenge drivers -- elevation changes, a tight right-hand Turn 12 leading onto the frontstretch, a Carousel turn that requires downshifting -- all packed into a scenic setting. With 160 ft. elevation change from highest to lowest point on course, 1600 acre facility.

 August 30, 2014
          THE MAVTV American Real 500!


(aka – Auto Club Speedway; Fontana)
Track Name: California Speedway (aka – Auto Club Speedway)
General Location: E of Los Angeles, At I-10 & I-15 freeways
Specific Location: 9300 Cherry Ave., Fontana, CA 92335
Web Address:
Ticket Phone: 800-944-7223
Track Info: 909-429-5060

Media Coverage:

Qualification Broadcast:
NBC Sports Network
Friday, September 14, 2012 at 7:30pm ET

Race Broadcast:
NBC Sports Network
Saturday, September 15, 2012 at 7:30pm ET



  Overall observation to area: The California Speedway is the youngest oval the series utilizes. Born in 1997, owned at birth by Roger Penske, this facility is a beautiful facility. Since sold to International Speedway Corporation, the California Speedway is just down the road from memories - Ontario Motor Speedway, used by USAC in the early 70s and the Riverside International Speedway. The track is located in Southern California, east of Los Angeles. It sits very close to freeways and utilizes a train stop on the backstretch to transport race fans from the sprawling areas of So. California.

Preferred Airport:Ontario (ONT) – about 8 miles from track

We are suggesting two hotels in the vicinity, both in Ontario, CA - about 8 miles from the track. When booking, discount code is Championcrewconversation. Only ask for the contact person if you encounter an issue when booking listed rates.

Check out the Victoria Gardens Shopping Centre at Rancho Cucamonga, about 4 miles west of the track for a delightful shopping experience.
“Victoria Gardens is a pedestrian-oriented, open-air, mixed-use town center in Rancho Cucamonga, California. Located North of Foothill Boulevard between Day Creek Boulevard and Etiwanda Avenue by the Interstate 15 freeway.”


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