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Infineon Raceway Announces 2007 Schedule SONOMA, Calif. -- Whether it's two wheels, four wheels or 7,000 horsepower, you'll find it at Infineon Raceway during the 2007 Big O Tires Racing Season. The Sonoma Valley facility will feature the...

Infineon Raceway Announces 2007 Schedule

SONOMA, Calif. -- Whether it's two wheels, four wheels or 7,000 horsepower, you'll find it at Infineon Raceway during the 2007 Big O Tires Racing Season.

The Sonoma Valley facility will feature the most diverse motor racing schedule in the country, highlighted by the 19th consecutive visit by the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series. Overall, the raceway will boast seven major events in 2007, ranging from the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series to the IndyCar® Series.

The 2007 schedule, which was unveiled today by raceway officials, will be headlined by the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series, June 22-24. Vallejo native Jeff Gordon not only notched his record fifth victory at Infineon Raceway in 2006, but he also announced his engagement to Ingrid Vandebosch. The three-day event, one of the biggest sporting weekends in Northern California, will also feature the Blue Lizard Suncream 200 NASCAR Grand National Division West Series, presented by Supercuts (June 23).

Tickets for all of the 2007 major events go on-sale to the general public on Dec. 9. For more information or special renewal options, call 800-870-RACE or visit www.infineonraceway.com or www.ticketmaster.com.

"Once again, Northern California fans will have an opportunity to experience every major form of professional racing at one facility. It should be another phenomenal year," said Steve Page, president and general manager of Infineon Raceway.

In addition to NASCAR, the upcoming season will again feature back-to-back weekends of world-class drag racing, beginning with the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series for the 20th annual FRAM Autolite NHRA Nationals (July 27-29). Seven of eight professional track records were reset in 2006, including a 331.36-mph blast by Top Fuel driver David Grubnic -- a world record was also set in Pro Stock Motorcycle. Infineon Raceway continues to be one of the quickest and fastest drag strips in the country, and similar results are expected for 2007.

The following weekend (Aug. 3-5) will feature the Cal-Steam/KOHLER Division 7 NHRA drag races, presented by Korbel; a number of NHRA POWERade regulars competed in the 2006 event, including Top Alcohol Dragster winner Morgan Lucas.

The IndyCar® Series and the Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series will also return to Infineon Raceway for the Grand Prix of Sonoma County (Aug. 24-26). History was made on two fronts in 2006 as Marco Andretti became the youngest driver (19 years old) in the world to win a major open-wheel event, while the Grand-Am Series had its debut with a stout 37-car field.

Two-wheel racing will also take center stage at Infineon Raceway in two different forms. The Kawasaki AMA Superbike Showdown, presented by Supercuts, will kick-off the 2007 season, May 18-20 -- this will mark the 18th consecutive year the AMA has visited the Sonoma Valley.

Pedal-powered two-wheel racing will take over the Infineon Raceway facility for the fourth consecutive year during the Infineon Cougar Mountain Classic, July 5-8. The event will feature the best in road cycling, mountain biking, gravity racing and more.

The complete major event schedule for 2007 is as follows:

2007 Big O Tires Racing Season Schedule

Kawasaki AMA Superbike Showdown, presented by Supercuts - May 18-20

Wine Country Classic vintage car races - June 2-3

NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series - June 22-24

Infineon Cougar Mountain Classic - July 5-8

FRAM Autolite NHRA Nationals - July 27-29

Cal-Steam/KOHLER Div. 7 NHRA drag races, presented by Korbel - August 3-5

Grand Prix of Sonoma County - August 24-26

For more information on the 2007 event schedule or for ticketing information, call 800-870-RACE or visit www.infineonraceway.com.

-credit: irsp

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Series AMA , IndyCar , NASCAR , NHRA
Drivers Jeff Gordon , Marco Andretti , Morgan Lucas