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SRO America Adjusts Weekend Schedule Amid Track Repairs

Emergency track resurfacing at Sonoma Raceway to postpone most track activity to Saturday…

Photo: John Dagys

SRO America has announced a revised schedule amid extensive track repairs at Sonoma Raceway that will delay the start of official on-track action for Fanatec GT World Challenge America powered by AWS, Pirelli GT4 America and GT America powered by AWS to Saturday.

The surface on multiple corners of the 2.52-mile circuit began breaking apart during the first day of the scheduled two-day pre-season test on Wednesday, prompting SRO America and track officials to cancel the remainder of the day’s activities, as well as all of Thursday’s planned sessions.

Sportscar365 understands that patches or large portions of Turns 4, 7, 9 and 11 are currently being worked on, including what appears to be a complete re-pavement of Turn 11 (pictured above). Intermittent rain showers have impacted re-paving initiatives on Thursday.

An updated timetable, released on Thursday afternoon, will see the SRO America-sanctioned Toyota GR Cup North America be the only series with a scheduled session on Friday with a single 30-minute practice. The one-make series did not take part in Wednesday’s test sessions.

It will be followed by a compressed schedule on Saturday for Fanatec GT America, GT4 America, GT America and TC America powered by Skip Barber Racing School.

All four series will have a single practice session, labeled as Practice 2, that is expected to set the grids for Saturday’s races, which will run to their scheduled durations.

The schedule for Sunday currently remains unchanged, with the aim to not impact competitors’ travel schedules.

“We express our sincere gratitude to our staff, teams, partners, and Sonoma Raceway for their collaborative efforts in managing this difficult situation,” said SRO America President and CEO Greg Gill.

“Their commitment and cooperation played a crucial role in overcoming the challenges we faced.”

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for and SPEED Channel and has contributed to numerous other motorsports publications worldwide. Contact John

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