EXPERIENCE VELOCITY


The Sonoma Speed Festival is now the Velocity Invitational!

We have officially moved our 2021 event from Sonoma Raceway to WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca.


Over 250+ of the rarest and most valuable race cars on the planet will participate

Eleven invited race groups spanning the history of motorsports from the Brass Era to the modern age competing on track

Historic exhibits featuring vehicles from notable museums and private collections

Special vehicle demos and new car displays

Local cuisine and wine tasting


In 2021, the Velocity Invitational will gather an extraordinary group of vintage racing vehicles for a three-day celebration of flat-out wheel-to-wheel competition at the illustrious WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. Join us as manufacturer McLaren’s Formula 1 and Indy cars challenge the Corkscrew of this classic circuit and enjoy all the event’s entertainment through one of our VIP Experiences. Take in the local cuisine at our Sip & Savor Pavilion featuring tastings from local wineries, or hang-out at one of our many hospitality venues throughout the paddock – sampling local cuisine and viewing these great race cars from a totally one-of-a-kind perspective.

Schedule of Events

VIP ACCESS ONLY

7:00am: Paddock opens

8:45am – 5:00pm: Practice Sessions on track

6:00pm: Paddock closes

6:00pm – 9:00pm: Opening Celebration – VIP Access Only

Spectator tickets required

7:00am: Paddock opens

8:00am – 5:00pm: Qualifying on track

4:30pm – 6:30pm: Sip & Savor Kick-Off Reception – Sip & Savor Pavilion. Tickets available for purchase here.

5:00pm – 6:00pm: Mini vs. Mustang Enduro Night Race

5:00pm – 9:00pm: Future of Motorsports Panel Discussion. Panel discussion begins at 6:00pm. Tickets available for purchase here.

6:00pm: Paddock closes

Spectator tickets required

7:00am: Paddock opens

8:00am – 5:00pm: Races and Exhibitions on track

6:00pm: Paddock closes

7:00pm – 10:00pm: Closing Celebration – VIP Access only

Spectator tickets required

7:00am: Paddock opens

8:00am – 5:00pm: Feature Races and Exhibitions on track

6:00pm: Paddock closes

Check out our full race schedule here:

Event Schedule

Brought to you by the Sonoma Speed Festival team

Event Map
  1. Parking Shuttle Stop
  2. General Admission Entrance 
  3. Monterey Touring Vehicles Display
  4. Guest Relations and First Aid
  5. O’Gara Driver’s Lounge
  6. The Luxury Collection Display
  7. McLaren Racing Limited
  8. McLaren Automotive Limited
  9. O’Gara Lounge
  10. Laguna Seca Raceway Foundation
  11. Pit Row Suites
  12. Road & Track
  13. Velocity Lane False Grid
  1. Event Plaza & Compass Beverage Garden 
  2. All American Racers Display
  3. Sip & Savor Pavilion
  4. VIP Drop-Off
  5. James Hetfield Display
  6. Hypercraft Display
  7. Porsche Lounge and 917 Display  
  8. Porsche Taycan Ride and Drive
  9. Media Center
  10. Mechanics’ Lounge
  11. McLaren Speedtail Display
  12. Bubble Lounge
  13. Ford and GTLM Display
  1. Bonhams’ Stirling Moss Memorial
  2. CycleKart Display
  3. Mini Special Exhibition Group
  4. Ragtime Racers
  5. MotoAmerica 
  6. Winner’s Circle
  7. Car Corral
  8. VIP Entrance
  9. VIP Parking
  10. Registration and Will Call
  11. Preferred Parking
  12. RADWood
  13. CycleKart Track

Check out highlights from our 2019 event