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Thursday Testing Canceled Due to Sonoma Track Conditions

Sonoma Raceway, series officials cancel Thursday testing due to track conditions…

Photo: Fabian Lagunas/SRO

Thursday’s planned track activity for SRO America at Sonoma Raceway has been canceled due to track conditions on the newly resurfaced circuit.

Track management and series officials have decided to call off the second and final day of pre-season testing on the 12-turn, 2.520-mile Californian circuit after patches of the new pavement came up during Wednesday’s action.

It resulted in the second and final Fanatec GT World Challenge America powered by AWS/GT America powered by AWS test session of the day to be canceled, as well as all action on Thursday that was due to include Fanatec GT, GT America, Pirelli GT4 America and TC America powered by Skip Barber Racing School.

“During yesterday’s test day, it appears that some of the new pavement came apart in some areas around the track,” a statement from SRO America read.

“As a precautionary measure, track management and series officials collectively elected to cancel today’s session to undergo some repairs.”

This weekend marks the first major event on the newly resurfaced circuit, which was completed during the winter.

Thursday’s forecast calls for rain showers and scattered thunderstorms, which could impact repair efforts, as resurfacing is typically performed in dry weather.

Official track action, however, is currently scheduled to get underway on Friday with practice sessions for the SRO America series.

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