The Sonoma Raceway circuit is a challenging 2.52 mile road course through the hills of California's wine country, with 12 turns and top speeds of up to 115 mph. It is a popular venue for car shows, auto and motorcycle races, drifting, and other types of events.
Nearest track of a similar category is Laguna Seca (185 kilometers away).
The Sonoma Raceway circuit was built in 1968 and was known as Sears Point before becoming the Sonoma Raceway in 2002.
The track is 2.52 miles long with 12 turns.
The longest straightaway is 0.83 miles long.
The circuit is host to many different styles of racing, such as the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series, IndyCar Series, NHRA Top Fuel Drag Racing and AMA Superbike.
The Sonoma Raceway has made several modifications to the track to improve safety, including the installation of a chicane after Turn 11 in 2002.
The circuit has the distinction of having the oldest and most difficult set of corners on a NASCAR circuit in the United States, known as the "Carousel".
The Sonoma Raceway holds the record for the longest continuously operating race track in the United States, as well as the longest continually installed asphalt oval in the world.
The original road course design was created by Indianapolis 500 champion Dan Gurney and had a length of 2.3 miles.
The Sonoma Raceway also has a quarter-mile drag strip for drag racing, known as "The Sharks".
The record lap time for a professional race at the Sonoma Raceway circuit is 1 minute and 15.914 seconds, which was set by Formula 1 driver Michael Schumacher in 2004.