50th Anniversary At Sonoma Raceway

This weekend marks the 31stconsecutive year NASCAR has competed at Sonoma Raceway.  It is also the track’s 50 the anniversary!  Also, this marks Darrell Waltrip’s final broadcast and will retire from the booth.  He is a class act, a larger than life character and a phenomenal race driver.  Darrell, you will be missed!!

The main and exciting fact is that Sonoma has returned to the original twelve turn course.  This course incorporates the famous “Carousel”.  This feature of the storied track drops from turn four to turns 5 and 6. The Carousel has a 200-degree radius, then transitions through turn seven to the longest straightway on the two- and half-mile track.  

The Carousel has been a famous spot on the track known for passes that …

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K & N Pro Series West at Sonoma Raceway

The K & N Pro Series West race turned out to be a nail bitter and a marathon. This year was special because of the 50thAnniversary celebration at Sonoma Raceway.  The second half of the race was filled with lead changes and more than a few cars beatin’ and bangin’. Being on a Cup weekend several Cup drivers were entered so the race took on a different flavor from a regular West Series event. Names such as Austin Dillion and Daniel Hamric were entered.  Many people in the know have a problem with this.  Does this grass roots event need a huge name from the Cup Series?  No matter what your view on the matter is, it made …

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