Classic Sports Racing Group Race Weekend Benefits Speedway Children's Charities, Oct. 12-14
The 4th annual CSRG Charity Challenge, which has raised more than $256,000 the last three years, will feature a full weekend of racing action on Infineon Raceway's twisting 12-turn, 2.52-mile road course. More than 260 competitors are expected to compete in eight different racing groups, including competition in the Historic Grand Prix Group, the historic NASCAR Group and Formula Junior. Some of the cars featured will be Ferrari, Aston-Martin, Porsche, Shelby 350GT, Corvette, MG and Jaguar.
Many of the competitors are from the Bay Area, including Kate Burla (Corte Madera), John Kerby Miller (Kentfield), Randall Smith (Petaluma), Martin Sellers (Sonoma), John Anderson (Sebastopol), Dave Olson and Bruce Ross (Tiburon) and David Love (San Rafael) racing his rare Ferrari TR 250.
"This has turned into an amazing event," said Dan Radowicz, club administrator for CSRG Racing. "All of the money raised is the result of CSRG vintage racers reaching into their own pockets to help the Sonoma Chapter of Speedway Children's Charities. None of the entry fee money is used; this is all accomplished by way of their generous personal donations."
CSRG will host a variety of non-racing events throughout the weekend, including a Friday night charity dinner at Keller Estate Winery in Sonoma, live and silent auctions and Charity Ride-Arounds throughout the weekend. Proceeds from all events will go directly to Speedway Children's Charities, which distributes funds to qualified youth organizations in Sonoma County.
One of the more popular events of the race weekend will be the Charity Ride-Arounds. For a $75-$100 donation, competitors racing at Infineon Raceway during the weekend will take a passenger on a three-lap ride around the world famous road course in a McLaren, NASCAR T-Bird, Jaguar or other vintage car provided for the purpose. The Charity Ride-Arounds will take place on both Saturday and Sunday and are run on a first-come basis, so plan to arrive early.
Practice, qualifying and main events will be featured both Saturday and Sunday for all eight racing groups. Tickets for the CSRG Charity Challenge are $20 for an adult weekend pass and $10 for a weekend youth pass (ages 13-16). Children 12 and under are free. Parking is free. For more information, visit www.csrgracing.org.
WHAT: 4th Annual Classic Sports Car Racing Group Charity Challenge
WHERE: Infineon Raceway, Highways 37 & 121, Sonoma, CA 95476
WHEN: Oct. 12-14
COURSE: 12-turn, 2.52 miles
Friday, Oct. 12: Gates open at 7 a.m.; Tech inspection, noon-4 p.m.; Limited practice, 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 13: Gates open, 7 a.m.; Practice, 8:30 a.m.; Feature Races, 1 p.m. There will be eight feature races, each spanning 30 minutes.
Sunday, Oct. 14: Gates open, 7 a.m.; Practice, 8:30 a.m.; Feature Races: 1 p.m. There will be eight feature races, each spanning 30 minutes.
$20 for Saturday and Sunday (adult); $10 for Saturday and Sunday (youth); children 12-and-under, FREE. Parking is FREE.
Visit www.csrgracing.org, call (925) 736-2823 or email info@CSRGracing.org.