Legends cars Infineon World Finals preview

Legends cars return to Infineon Raceway for 6th Annual World Finals, Nov. 8-9. SONOMA, Calif. - More than 100 cars and drivers from all over the world will invade Infineon Raceway for the 6th annual INEX Legends Car World Finals, Nov....

Legends cars return to Infineon Raceway for 6th Annual World Finals, Nov. 8-9.

SONOMA, Calif. - More than 100 cars and drivers from all over the world will invade Infineon Raceway for the 6th annual INEX Legends Car World Finals, Nov. 8-9.

This event returns to Infineon Raceway for the sixth year and will take place on the 12-turn, 2.52-mile road course. Gates open each day at 7 a.m., with practice and heat races scheduled for Friday, Nov. 8. Championships will be decided on Saturday, Nov. 9, beginning at 11 a.m. in four divisions: Professional (drivers with extensive racing experience); Semi-Pro (drivers with limited racing experience); and Master (40 and older). The weekend will also feature championship competition in the Thunder Roadster class. Admission is free.

The weekend will feature local and international drivers, with competitors from as far as Scotland and the United Kingdom. Local drivers will include Skip Brown of Suisun, Steve Wilson of Livermore, Michael Peeler of Sacramento, Walt Binswanger of Concord and Hank Smedley of Pittsburg. Randy Raduechel of Oakdale is also expected to be a top contender in the Pro division and enters this event ranked 18th in points.

"All of the racers are excited about coming to Infineon Raceway with the newly completed construction," said Darrel Krentz, executive director of INEX. "Everyone's looking forward to coming back to the Bay Area and finishing up the season in style."

The Legends series was introduced in 1992 to provide an affordable, uniquely-designed race car that requires little maintenance or cost. These five-eights scale cars feature five-speed, 1,250cc Yamaha motorcycle engines, which can reach speeds up to 120 mph on the Infineon Raceway road course.

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