The Sonoma Chapter of SCC benefited from two fund-raisers held at the Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma weekend at Infineon Raceway, August 25 - 27. The IRL Grand Marshall's Banquet, featuring honoree Johnny Rutherford, was held on Friday night, August 25, at the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn. The gala attracted nearly 200 people, including legendary driver Al Unser, as well as current IRL stars Marco Andretti and Vitor Meira. In addition, a charity auction was held in the Wine Country Winner's Circle on Sunday, August 27, and 10 high bidders were able to take a lap around the twisting road course with one of the top IRL drivers during pre-event ceremonies. Our next event will be a reception for CSRG (Classic Sports Racing Group), which will host a vintage race weekend at Infineon Raceway in mid-October. For the third straight year, the club will donate proceeds from its race weekend to the Sonoma Chapter of Speedway Children's Charities. CSRG's donation from its 2005 event was more than $90,000! Anyone wanting to know more about the Sonoma Chapter should contact Denise Silver at