Skills and Knowledge
Sonoma Raceway Track Guide
Address: 29355 Arnold Dr, Sonoma, CA Website: sonomaraceway.com Track Length: 2.52 miles (12 turns)
The famous Sonoma Raceway is a thrilling course located in the beautiful wine country of California. Considered one of the most technical tracks in the world, Sonoma contains blind corners, elevation changes, off camber turns, and a hairpin rounded off by a concrete wall. This also makes Sonoma one of the most rewarding tracks to learn and master.
How do I get here?
Sonoma is the closest track to the Bay Area, being about 50min away from SF and Oakland.
The main entrance is gate 1 on Highway 121. There are signs that say gate 1 and a stoplight at that intersection, so don't accidentally try to enter through one of the other many gates.
Once you pass the check-in, you will either turn right immediately to the garage areas or continue uphill then turn right downhill towards the parking area just past the grand stands.
Tips from Track Manual
- If you run low on gas and don't want to pay the high pump prices at the raceway, make the 10min drive up highway 121 to get gas at the 76 (Bonneau's Auto Services on Google Maps).
- During lunch break, grab a delicious sandwich from Angelo's Deli, which is very close to the 76 above and a beautiful drive. There is also an on-site restaurant at the track that serves burgers, fries, and other standard options.
- In late 2022, Skip Barber replaced Sears Point as Sonoma’s onsite racing school. It’s a great place to learn organized racing.
- Sonoma is a very technical and unforgiving track with very little run-off space, so don't recklessly test your limits here.
- Garages are usually available for rent from the track day organizer and fit two cars tandem per spot.
Sonoma Raceway track days for 2023