Sonoma Raceway (iRacing)

Sonoma Raceway
Information
Location Sonoma, California
Country Us.png USA
Configurations
Full
2.53 mi
4.07 km
Cup
1.99 mi
3.20 km
IRL
2.22 mi
3.57 km
IRL 2007
2.22 mi
3.57 km
Rallycross
0.93 mi
1.50 km


Information

Nestled in the Sonoma Mountains near a geographic formation known as Sears Point, Sonoma Raceway ranks among the most scenic and challenging permanent road courses in North America. The track's numerous configurations (which utilize portions of the facility's drag NHRA-sanctioned drag strip) all include dramatic elevation changes and a variety of fast, slow and medium speed corners, many of which feature blind entries and/or exits.

Opened in 1968 as Sears Point International Raceway, the track hosted a wide variety of top flight professional events sanctioned by IMSA, SCCA, AMA, NASCAR West, USAC (for IndyCars) and the NHRA. However, the facility suffered from chronic financial problems until it was purchased by Speedway Motorsports Inc. in 1996. Under SMI management, the facility (renamed Infineon Raceway and, more recently Sonoma Raceway) benefited from a massive upgrade that added, among other things, VIP suites and a permanent grandstand overlooking the pit area.

Although Sonoma Raceway continues to host professional and amateur sports car racing, along with an NHRA National event, the track's calendar is highlighted by NASCAR, IndyCar and AMA weekends. The stock cars utilize a 1.99 mile, 10 turn configuration that by-passes the testing Carousel turn while the IndyCars and motorcycles run on a 12 turn, 2.22 mile course that skips much of the Esses and features a shortened back straightaway in order to provide sufficient run-off room at the Turn 11 hairpin.

In 2018 iRacing added a Global Rallycross configuration that utilizes a short version of the track, adds several sections of dirt and of course the obligatory GRC jump.

Configurations

Race Results

iRacing World Championship Grand Prix Series

Season Pole position Fastest lap Race Winner Broadcast
Driver Team
2010 Fi.png Greger Huttu Fi.png Greger Huttu Fi.png Greger Huttu Team Redline
Fi.png Greger Huttu Fi.png Greger Huttu Fi.png Greger Huttu Team Redline
2011 It.png Luca Masier Fi.png Greger Huttu Fi.png Jesse Nieminen My3id Gaming
2012 Br.png Hugo Luis Br.png Hugo Luis Fi.png Greger Huttu Team Redline

eNASCAR PEAK Antifreeze iRacing Series

Season Pole position Race Winner Broadcast
Driver Team
2017 Us.png Zack Novak Us.png Bobby Zalenski Slip Angle Motorsports YoutubeButton.png
2018 Us.png Bobby Zalenski Us.png Bobby Zalenski Slip Angle Motorsports YoutubeButton.png
2019 Us.png Bobby Zalenski Us.png Bobby Zalenski Joe Gibbs Racing YoutubeButton.png

iRacing Rallycross World Championship Series

Season Race Winner Broadcast
Driver Team
2018 Fi.png Joni Heikkinen simgear.fi YoutubeButton.png
Fi.png Joni Heikkinen simgear.fi YoutubeButton.png
2019 Fr.png Yohann Harth ART Subaru Winter Experience YoutubeButton.png
Fi.png Joni Heikkinen SET Esports YoutubeButton.png