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Sonoma Raceway in California
Distance from hotel: 18.90 miles

Sonoma Raceway: NASCAR & International Racing

Discover adrenaline-pumping racing thrills at this spectacular race course, a premier motorsports racing destination, only 30 minutes north of the Golden Gate Bridge, in the beautiful Sonoma Valley wine country. Racing enthusiasts can come face-to-face with the thunderous roar of NASCAR and Indy cars, motorcycles, stock cars and hot rods. The raceway features a 2.52-mile course with twelve turns, and a chute for shorter races, which bypasses turns 5 and 6. There is also a quarter mile strip for drag racing. Check out Sonoma Raceway events including historic car shows and festivals, international racing events, motorcycle competitions, and major NASCAR races.


Hours -

Main gate is open from 6 am to 10 pm.

Prices -

Ticket prices vary per event. There is no fee for parking.


  • Grand Prix of Sonoma
  • CSRG Charity Challenge
  • Tough Mudder NorCal


  • NASCAR races
  • Racing school
  • Drag racing
  • Classic car shows
  • Motorcycle competitions
  • Festivals


  • Where is the best place to sit at the Sonoma Raceway?

    The best seats overall to see the entire course, are found at Turn 9. If you are looking for more action-packed seats, then Turn 7 is the way to go. If you want to see all the Pit Lane thrills and be right at the start line/finish line, you will want to sit in the Main Grandstand. Turn 2 offers great views of Sonoma Valley. Make sure you bring sunblock, as there is no shade. For the Toyota NHRA Sonoma National drag races, you can sit on either side of the drag strip in the Main Grandstand or in the Tower Reserved Grandstand.
  • Are there activities for kids at Sonoma Raceway?

    Yes, Sonoma Raceway loves their youngest fans and cater to them with their own Kids Club. The GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma is chock-full of kid-friendly activities, from build your own LEGO racecar, to a meet and greet with IndyCar Series drivers. They also feature the STEM Gravity Car Challenge, where participating schools in the area enter their own gravity powered car for racing.

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