Venue & Event Information

The 2017 SVRA Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival, is a Gold Medallion Event. This event more than most, salutes in-period race car design, technology, and social statements. Some of the world’s finest racing machines will take to the track, some of which date as far back as Pre-WWI. This year the show is enhanced with the invitation of two grids of open wheel cars.

Friday night SVRA hosts a welcome party at the Ram’s Gate Winery. On Saturday night, a select group of historic race cars depart the raceway under a full CHP escort and head to the beautiful town of Sonoma. The cars take a ceremonial lap around the Town Square before settling into the Plaza for public viewing. These activities and many more, round out a jam-packed weekend of racing.

Pre-Event Items

The National event is open to competitors that hold current competition licenses or driving privileges from VMC recognized vintage racing organization. If you hold a temporary license from a VMC recognized group, you may enter the event, but will be required to take the Driver Orientation Program (DOP) on Thursday. Make sure you have your Licenses, I.D. and any other documents that you need to submit with you when you go to Registration. If you forget or misplaced your documents, it is the participant’s responsibility to contact their home organization for proper documentation if needed. If you have questions, contact Alex Miller ( SVRA National Licensing Director.

SVRA Rules Compliance for Car Type, Group and Class:
This event is for all cars that hold true to the Gold Medallion preparation standards whether your car has been approved for the GM program or not. If you would like to present your car for approval while at this event, please fill out the GM Application and present it to the Tech inspector at the beginning of the weekend. We will be making every effort to take care of all requests before the weekend is over. If you are unsure of the Gold Medallion requirements and expectations please see the this link Contact Rick Parent, SVRA Technical Director with car compliance issues that need to be addressed, prior to the event at (

Head and Neck Restraints:
These systems are mandatory for this event and all SVRA events. These systems must meet SFI 38.1 Standards. Other devices may be approved. Please review Competition Bulletin CB2013-009 or contact

Transponders are required for all entrants and the number is recorded in an accessible location and available during Tech Inspections. A limited number of rental units are available in the tech office

Event Basics

Maps and Views for the Event:
Track is 4.048 miles with 12 turns. Please click on map to review:

Track Map

Schedule: PROVISIONAL SCHEDULE on Event Page
This schedule is a working model and may change. The order of Run Groups and scheduled times will be updated as needed. SVRA reserves the right to change/modify this schedule without notice but will make every effort to firm up the schedule as soon as possible.

Located at the entrance to the track just off of Hwy 37. Load-In: participants and crews will be able to stage vehicles behind Registration, go register and then enter the track for Load-In. Registration opens at noon on Wednesday, May 31st.

Located outside the garages near the entrance to the grid with the Tech office in the room on the lower level of the Media Center. Tech will open at 7am on Thursday.

Hauler/Rig Parking:
Haulers are permitted in the paddock but there must have a minimum of 4 race cars paddocked at that hauler. Prior arrangements for parking these rigs is required (email Haulers will be parked at the discretion of the Paddock Marshalls. and have total authority over this process.

Staging of trailers, prior to moving in, will be to drive past registration, up the hill and park in line in the lot at the top, near the down road exit. It is planned that initial Load-In will begin on Wednesday, May 31st, running from noon to approximately 5:00pm. Please proceed to Registration first for Credentials. Registration and load-in on Thursday will be from 7am-5pm.

RV and Toter Parking:
Overnight camping is allowed in your hauler/tow vehicle, RV, etc. in the paddock.
Sunday Night Stay: Rigs and Haulers may stay overnight Sunday night, May 21th, but you will need to move the rigs to Lot 2. The track, paddock and garages are rented as of 6 am the Monday following our event.

Race Tire Support:
Roger Krause Racing Ent., Inc/Hoosier Tire will be providing tire support at the event.

Sunoco, the official racing fuel of SVRA will be available on site at the track fuel pumps. 91 and 100 unleaded, and 112, 114, and 116 leaded will be available at the event. We appreciate your patronage of this sponsor.

Waste Fluids:
Waste fluids may be dumped in Safety Kleen containers located next to the Medical Center by the Driver’s Lounge.

Black Flag:
Will be displayed at Start/Finish and/or Turn 12.

Fire Extinguishers:
Each competitor must have a fire bottle displayed in their paddock area.

Pets are allowed in the paddock, provided they are on a leash and are properly picked up after. No pets are allowed in the Pit Lane

Located next to the Raceway Café and behind Grandstand 1.

Friday-Saturday Night Welcome Reception
The cocktail party will be held at Ram’s Gate Winery on Friday night from 6:00pm to 8:30pm. Drivers will be given 2 tickets for the dinner and additional tickets may be purchased at Registration for $50. Shuttle vans will be available near Registration for those needing a ride to/from Ram’s Gate.

The Historic Race Car Festival
Each entry receives two tickets to this charity event. Participants interested in the drive to downtown Sonoma Saturday evening should contact jessie@svra,com as soon as possible. There will be a police escort. Staging at 4:15 at the main entrance to the track across from the Registration building.

Awards Ceremony
All are welcome and encouraged to join us Sunday immediately following the last race for awards presentation. Located at the Grille Garden at the north end of the Main Grandstand.

Shipments (Open from 8:00 am-4:30 pm Mon-Fri):
Can be sent to:
Team Name
Sonoma Raceway
29355 Arnold Drive
Sonoma, California 95476