Velocity Invitational Takes Place of Sonoma Speed Fest


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Salinas, CA — After twice rescheduling final yr’s Sonoma Pace Competition, its organizers have created an identical occasion with a distinct title — the Nov. 11-14 Velocity Invitational motorsports and way of life occasion at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca.

Sonoma Pace Competition founder Jeff O’Neill stays on the helm of the Velocity Invitational that guarantees to “reunite the world’s most interesting racing vehicles, preserving these automotive’s historical past by exhibiting them as they had been meant to be seen and heard — on monitor.”

Classic race vehicles in 9 race teams will meet in flat-out wheel-to-wheel competitors on the iconic WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca.

And a particular group of historic McLaren System 1 and Indy vehicles will problem the Corkscrew of the traditional circuit. Amongst them is the 1998 MP4/13A (chassis quantity 02), a V10-powered System 1 automotive pushed by David Coulthard and two-time System 1 World Champion Mika Häkkinen. It’s the identical automotive that Häkkinen drove to victory on the Australian GP.

McLaren can even deliver the 2011 MP4/26A and 2012 MP4/27A System 1 vehicles pushed by Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button in period, in addition to the 1998 MP4/98T two-seat System 1 demonstration automotive — which is able to take a fortunate few passengers on a trip across the circuit.

Velocity Invitational will construct on the success of the inaugural Sonoma Pace Competition in 2019 with an occasion that mixes wheel-to-wheel classic racing, tastings from prime California wineries and eating places, in addition to different historic and cultural displays.

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