GENERAL INFORMATION


2021 Velocity Invitational
November 11 – 14, 2021
WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca

Brought to you by the Sonoma Speed Festival team, the Velocity Invitational reunites the world’s finest racing automobiles, preserving these car’s history by exhibiting them as they were meant to be seen and heard—on track. Throughout the weekend guests will enjoy opportunities to experience speed through immersive activities and track action alongside historic and cultural exhibits featuring vehicles from notable museums and private collectors. The region’s spectacular restaurants, wine, beer and coffee will be offered as well, providing visitors with the opportunity to explore the area’s cuisine and car culture in a unique environment.

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Schedule of Events

VIP ACCESS ONLY

7:00am: Paddock opens

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

6:00pm: Paddock closes

5:30pm – 9:00pm: Opening Celebration

Spectator tickets required

7:00am: Paddock opens

8:00am – 5:15pm: Qualifying on track

4:30pm – 6:30pm: Sip & Savor Kick-Off Reception

5:30pm – 6:00pm: Exhibition Night Race

6:00pm: Paddock closes

Spectator tickets required

7:00am: Paddock opens

8:45am – 5:15pm: Races and Exhibitions on track

6:00pm: Paddock closes

6:00pm – 10:00pm: Closing Celebration

Spectator tickets required

7:00am: Paddock opens

8:45am – 5:15pm: Feature Races and Exhibitions on track

6:00pm: Paddock closes

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Our Story

2019: May 31 – Jun 2, Sonoma Raceway

Our inaugural year at Sonoma Raceway, celebrating the 50th anniversary of Mark Donohue’s 1969 SCCA Trans Am Championship victory in the Penske Camaro and featuring the 10-time Grand Prix winning car of Lewis Hamilton run by Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport exhibited alongside the legendary 1952 Mercedes-Benz W154 and 1954 Mercedes-Benz W196. The event also introduced the annual Sip & Savor Pavilion, featuring local wineries and cuisine and a variety of paddock exhibits focused on the Evolution of Speed from The Henry Ford and the Mullin Automotive Museum.


2020: Canceled

2020 was a challenge for all of us and we joined the automotive community in wanting to get back on the track as soon as possible! After such a successful event in 2019 we were excited to host yet another year of spectacular racing. While the show did not quite go on in 2020, we are happy to introduce a more versatile and long lasting brand for 2021 that will host a variety of events in the future with the same attention to detail and dedication to motorsports, drivers and our growing public of enthusiasts.


2021: Nov. 11-14, WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca