Pole sitter and points leader Simon Pagenaud/No.22 Hewlett Packard Enterprise Chevrolet won the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma at Sonoma Raceway, and the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Drivers’ Championship. He made it look so easy, leading the most laps except when recycling through pit stops. This was the fifth win this year for the amiable Frenchman, […]


What a difference a day makes. Sunday dawned warmed and sunny at Sonoma Raceway. By the time the Verizon IndyCar drivers took to the track at 11:30am, it was already mid eighties, with no breeze. The IndyCar paddock was full of fans, checking out the cars, hanging around outside the Drivers’ Meeting hoping for a […]


Verizon IndyCar driver, Simon Pagenaud/No.22 Hewlett Packard Enterprise Chevrolet, led the formidable Team Penske to a 1-2-3-4 sweep of the Firestone Fast Six qualifying session Saturday afternoon at Sonoma Raceway. His lap of 1:16.2565/112.594 mph was a new track record, and his second of the afternoon. Pagenaud went even faster in Round One – 1:16.2530, […]


The fog soon lifted Saturday morning at Sonoma Raceway for Day Two of the Go Pro Grand Prix of Sonoma weekend, featuring Verizon IndyCar Series, Pirelli World Challenge Series and the Formula Car Challenge presented by Goodyear Series. While the two support race groups had cooler grayer conditions, the sun was out for the late […]


The pace picked up Friday afternoon at Sonoma Raceway for the second practice session of the Verizon IndyCar Series. While no one bested the existing qualifying track record of 1:16.2597/112.589 mph set last summer by contender Will Power/No.12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet, it wasn’t for lack of trying. Eleven of the 22 drivers went faster […]


Sonoma Raceway is having a typical North Bay Area summer, with morning overcast shifting into sunny skies. There was a gentle breeze as the Verizon IndyCar Series cars took to the elevated road course for their first practice session of the weekend, scheduled for 75 minutes. The temperature was forecast for a high of 84, […]


There’s a lot at stake this weekend at Sonoma Raceway for the Verizon IndyCar Series season finale. Two Team Penske IndyCar drivers will do battle for the 2016 IndyCar Driver’s Championship. Either way it turns out, team owner, Roger Penske will have the icing on his 50th Team Penske Racing Anniversary cake. Frenchman Simon Pagenaud/No.22 […]


Sunday morning’s heavy dense coastal fog in Monterey delayed the start by two hours for the third and final day of the Mazda Road To Indy races at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. With practiced tweaking by the mob of involved Stewards, Race Officials and Track staff, the schedule was adjusted, keeping the announced order of […]


Mazda is busting out all over at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey CA, for the Mazda Road to Indy races, featuring five professional race series all running Mazda Engines in the Mazda Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires ladder as well as the Mazda Road to 24 level. Those series bring 82 drivers […]