The Infineon Raceway will feature the most diverse motor-racing schedule in the country during the 2011 Big O Tires Racing Season, highlighted by the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series, IZOD IndyCar® Series, motorcycles, historic car racing, and more.
Drag racing will play a major part in the 2011 season, highlighted by the 24th annual FRAM Autolite NHRA Nationals, July 29-31. Funny Car driver Ron Capps ended a one-year winless streak in 2010 with a victory at Infineon Raceway. The NHRA Division 7 Drag Races, presented by Korbel will be hosted the weekend prior, July 22-24.
The Indy® Grand Prix of Sonoma marks the IZOD IndyCar Series’ seventh annual visit to the Sonoma Valley, Aug. 26-28, and its only stop in Northern California in 2011. Team Penske’s Will Power claimed his first Infineon Raceway victory earlier this year; becoming the sixth race winner in as many years.
Infineon Raceway will also host the best in AMA Pro Road Racing featuring double headers in both SuperBike and DaytonaSport Bike at the West Coast Moto Jam, May 13-15. The weekend will also feature Supermoto USA, as well as electric motorcycle racing with the return of the TTXGP U.S. Championship. The raceway is working on other two-wheel action to enhance the weekend.
Historic-car racing will take center stage during two unique weekends, including the Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival (June 4-5) and the Classic Sports Racing Group Charity Challenge (Oct. 1-2).
The complete major event schedule for 2011 is as follows:
- West Coast Moto Jam – May 13-15
- Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival – June 4-5
- Toyota/Save Mart 350 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series – June 24-26
- NHRA Division 7 Drag Races, presented by Korbel – July 22-24
- FRAM Autolite NHRA Nationals – July 29-31
- Indy® Grand Prix of Sonoma – Aug. 26-28
- Classic Sports Racing Group Charity Challenge – Oct. 1-2