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Posted on May 28, 2019 by Sonoma Valley Sun

The Sonoma Speed Festival will bring an incredible collection of racing machines, including a tribute race to celebrate 50 years of Sonoma Raceway, this weekend, May 31-June 2.

A highlight of the weekend will be the appearance of the 10-time Grand Prix winning Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport Formula 1 car, the most successful individual chassis in the history of Formula 1.Members of the current racing team will arrive directly from the Monaco Grand Prix to prepare and run the car.

A full field of awe-inspiring vehicles is slated to hit the track in 10 invited race groups, spanning the history of motorsports from the Brass Era to the modern age, including the Porsche 917K, Ferrari 250 GTO and even the Lotus 77 Formula 1 car (John Player Special Mk.II).

Sonoma Raceway celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2019, and to honor this milestone the Historic Trans-Am class will highlight the legendary Trans-American Championship race hosted at the track in 1969 with on-track competition between Trans-Am racing vehicles including Ford Mustangs, Chevrolet Camaros and AMC Javelins.

Outside of racing action on the track, guests can enjoy food and wine  the Sip & Savor Pavilion, while the Food Pavilion offers an Italian Marketplace, BBQ and more.

Tickets for Sonoma Speed Festival are available now at

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