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Indy Racecar Driver Will Power to Visit Sacramento

Will Power at Sonoma. Image by Ahsan Awan for American Presswire

Open wheel auto racing returns to the region as the Verizon IndyCar Series GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma takes place August 22-24 in the heart of the wine country. Sacramento fans will again have an opportunity to see drivers and cars that visit and pass through Sacramento the week before the race, and lucky motorists on Interstate 80 might just catch a glimpse of their favorite teams driving west on their way to Sonoma.

In what is the 103rd season of open wheel racing in the USA, and the 19th season of the IndyCar series, local fans will see drivers and teams spanning three generations and representing 11 different countries. Raceway sources indicate Australian driver Will Power of Team Penske, winner of three of the last four Indy races at Sonoma, will visit Sacramento.

Northern California native J.R. Hildebrand would be exciting to see as well, as would the lone female driver in the field, the UK’s Pippa Mann. Neither is scheduled to stop in Sacramento yet, but Power is sure to draw a crowd. Currently tied atop the Verizon Indycar Series standings with fellow Team Penske driver Helio Castroneves of Brazil, Power is the odds favorite to find his way back to the winner’s circle in Sonoma.

The schedule includes practice and qualifying on Friday, August 22, more qualifying on Saturday, August 23, and of course the main event on Sunday, August 24. Kids are always free and fans interested in attending should check www.racesonoma.com or www.facebook.com/racesonoma for details. Fans can also check twitter (@racesonoma) for breaking updates regarding who’s coming to visit Sacramento, where they’re going to be and when as well as what’s happening the week before the race.

Will Power at Sonoma. Image by Ahsan Awan for American Presswire
Will Power at Sonoma. Image by Ahsan Awan for American Presswire.
Will Power at Sonoma. Image by Ahsan Awan for American Presswire
Will Power at Sonoma. Image by Ahsan Awan for American Presswire.
Will Power at Sonoma. Image by Ahsan Awan for American Presswire
Will Power at Sonoma. Image by Ahsan Awan for American Presswire.
Helio Castroneves at Sonoma. Image by Ahsan Awan for American Presswire
Helio Castroneves at Sonoma. Image by Ahsan Awan for American Presswire.
Helio Castroneves at Sonoma. Image by Ahsan Awan for American Presswire
Helio Castroneves at Sonoma. Image by Ahsan Awan for American Presswire.
Helio Castroneves at Sonoma. Image by Ahsan Awan for American Presswire
Helio Castroneves at Sonoma. Image by Ahsan Awan for American Presswire.
Checkered Flags at Sonoma. Image by Ahsan Awan for American Presswire
Checkered Flags at Sonoma. Image by Ahsan Awan for American Presswire.
Helio Castroneves at Sonoma. Image by Ahsan Awan for American Presswire
Helio Castroneves at Sonoma. Image by Ahsan Awan for American Presswire.
Will Power at Sonoma. Image by Ahsan Awan for American Presswire
Will Power at Sonoma. Image by Ahsan Awan for American Presswire.
Will Power at Sonoma. Image by Ahsan Awan for American Presswire
Will Power at Sonoma. Image by Ahsan Awan for American Presswire.
Will Power at Sonoma. Image by Ahsan Awan for American Presswire
Will Power at Sonoma. Image by Ahsan Awan for American Presswire.

 

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