GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma Tag

By Josh Farmer, IndyCar Reporter SONOMA, Calif. — Helio Castroneves was the man to beat in both practices for Sunday’s GoPro Grand Prix at Sonoma Raceway. The 2008 Sonoma winner set the fastest lap of the day during the afternoon session, setting a flying lap of 1:16.6678. “The Hitachi Chevrolet is dialed in,” said Castroneves. “When we left here on Thursday, we felt confident and we tried a lot of bits and I guess it paid off. Today is just a continuation of what we finished that day and it seemedRead More
By Frank Santoroski, Staff Writer This coming weekend the Verizon Indycar Series will race at Sonoma Raceway for the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma. The event is slated for September 16-18, 2016. About the Race The GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma is the sixteenth and final round for the Verizon Indycar Series in 2016. The event is held on a natural terrain road course, one of six such races on the schedule. The race will decide the 2016 Indycar Series Championship, and pay double points. This will be the thirteenth race forRead More
After a two hour Wild West showdown, Scott Dixon eventually emerged as the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series champion after taking the win in the GoPro Grand Prix at Sonoma Raceway. Pole sitter Will Power picked up from where he left off in qualifying yesterday as he jumped into an early lead over Josef Newgarden. The drama started early as the leaders made their first pitstops on lap 15. Newgarden came in right behind Power but was blocked by Power’s Team Penske teammate Simon Pagenaud as stopped right in front ofRead More

Posted On August 29, 2015By Frank SantoroskiIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

IndyCar title fight comes down to Sonoma

As the NFL is gearing up for the season, and NASCAR is ready for its Chase for the Championship, the Verizon Indycar Season is winding down, as planned, before Labor Day. The final race on the schedule, The Go Pro Grand Prix of Sonoma, will take place this weekend, with a season champion being crowned on Sunday afternoon. With any luck, we will have a longer season in 2016 and beyond, but, I’ll write about that on another day. It will undoubtedly be a subdued celebration on Sunday as theRead More
Among the two superteams fighting for the Verizon IndyCar Series championship are two small teams that have risen above the odds to become championship contenders. Graham Rahal of Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing stands second in points with two wins (Auto Club Speedway, Mid-Ohio), 34 marks behind points leader Juan Pablo Montoya, and is in a rebirth of his career after finishing 18th and 19th in points the last two seasons. The reasons for Rahal’s quick rise range from father Bobby Rahal no longer calling the shots on his pitbox toRead More