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#1 SRW_Ojan

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 09:18 PM

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Opened: August 25, 2011
Location: Sonoma, California, USA
Turns: 12
Length: 2.3 mi
Real-world record: 1:16.491 - Ryan Briscoe
SRW virtual record: 1:43.787 - Barh

Sitting atop Sears Point, the southernmost peak of the Sonoma Mountains in California, the undulating Infineon Raceway plays host to a wide range of major motorsport events, including contests from the IZOD IndyCar, NASCAR Sprint Cup, and NRHA Full Throttle Drag Racing series. The World Touring Car Championship will also be visiting the track from 2012. Originally opened in 1968, the full 2.52-mile road course features an intricate series of twelve turns that use the site's natural gradients to produce a real challenge for competitors of all abilities. Following the addition of the infamous "Chute" in 1998 and further modifications in 2001, a 1.99-mile configuration, currently used in NASCAR races, was also introduced. Infineon Raceway is home to the Simraceway Performance Driving Center, Simraceway's very own permanent driving facility.

Please share your reviews, videos, pictures, or critiques about Sonoma in the comment section. And be sure to check back regularly to read our very own Simraceway staff give you some insight into the creation of this racing venue. 


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#2 LoneWolfGAM

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Posted 14 February 2014 - 02:30 AM

Yeah buddy! Lets get ready for Sonoma GP 2014!!  ;)

 

 

You will be destroyed if you're not ready  :ph34r:  :ph34r:


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#3 mxsr

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Posted 15 February 2014 - 02:11 PM

You will be destroyed if you're not ready

 

Excision?!...Are you there?


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#4 reynaldo123

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 02:23 AM

Yeah buddy! Lets get ready for Sonoma GP 2014!!  ;)

 

 

You will be destroyed if you're not ready  :ph34r:  :ph34r:

1:04 look like a codemasters f1 game :D


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#5 Tiptoe

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Posted 29 March 2015 - 02:30 PM

The autocross layout needs stricter track limitations, though.

Autocross is about precision driving and warrants sensitive penalties for each knocked over cone.

Here in SRW, you can almost step a car width over the line without penalty, which somehow robs its earnesty.

 

Great idean, though! I love the autocross layout! :-)


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#6 Mesder13

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Posted 29 March 2015 - 03:55 PM

Here in SRW, you can almost step a car width over the line without penalty, which somehow robs its earnesty.

I think that's because the track boundary is right against the cones, but because SRW's penalty system allows you to drop two wheels off the track before penalizing you, you can effectively "cut" the corners, as long as your outside wheels stay on the track.






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