Grand Prix of Sonoma

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For the IndyCar race, see Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma.
Grand Prix of Sonoma
Venue Sonoma Raceway
First race 1976
Last race 2008
Most wins (driver) James Weaver (3)
Most wins (team) Dyson Racing (4)
Most wins (manufacturer) Porsche (7)

The Grand Prix of Sonoma was a sports car race held at Sonoma Raceway (formerly Sears Point Raceway and Infineon Raceway) in Sonoma, California. It began in 1976 as an IMSA GT Championship race, before joining the American Le Mans Series from 1999 to 2005. It was a Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series race from 2006 to 2008.

Winners[edit]


Date Overall Winner(s) Entrant Car Distance/Duration Race Title Report
IMSA GT Championship
1976 United States Jim Busby United States Busby Racing Porsche Carrera 100 miles (160 km) Coca-Cola Bottler's Weekend report
1977 United Kingdom David Hobbs United States McLaren North America BMW 320i Turbo 100 miles (160 km) report
1978 United Kingdom David Hobbs United States McLaren North America BMW 320i 100 miles (160 km) 3rd Annual Camel GT Challenge report
1979 United States Peter Gregg United States Peter Gregg Porsche 935/78 100 miles (160 km) Sprite Grand Prix report
1980 United Kingdom John Fitzpatrick United States Dick Barbour Racing Porsche 935 K3/80 100 miles (160 km) Datsun's Golden State Challenge Grand Prix report
1981 Germany Klaus Ludwig United States Team Zakspeed-Roush Ford Mustang Turbo 100 miles (160 km) Datsun Camel GT report
1982 Germany Klaus Ludwig United States Team Zakspeed-Roush Ford Mustang Turbo 100 miles (160 km) Sears Point Camel GT report
1983 United States Al Holbert
United States Jim Trueman
United States Holbert Racing March 83G-Porsche 3 hours Ford California Camel GT report
1984 United States Bill Whittington United States Blue Thunder Racing Team March 83G-Chevrolet 100 miles (160 km) Ford California Camel GT report
1985 France Bob Wollek United States Bayside Disposal Racing Porsche 962 300 km (190 mi) Ford California Grand Prix report
1986 United States Rob Dyson
United States Price Cobb
United States Dyson Racing Porsche 962 300 km (190 mi) Ford California Grand Prix report
1987 Germany Jochen Mass United States Bayside Motorsports Porsche 962 300 km (190 mi) Ford California Grand Prix report
1988 Australia Geoff Brabham United States Electramotive Engineering Nissan GTP ZX-T 300 km (190 mi) Lincoln-Mercury California Grand Prix report
1989 Australia Geoff Brabham United States Electramotive Engineering Nissan GTP ZX-T 300 km (190 mi) Lincoln-Mercury California Grand Prix report
1990 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio II United States All American Racers Eagle HF89-Toyota 300 km (190 mi) California Camel Grand Prix report
1991-1994: Not held
1995 United Kingdom James Weaver United States Dyson Racing Riley & Scott Mk III-Ford 1 hour, 45 minutes Apple Computer, Inc. presents the California Grand Prix report
1996 South Africa Wayne Taylor
United States Scott Sharp
United States Doyle Racing Riley & Scott Mk III-Oldsmobile 3 hours Toshiba California Grand Prix report
1997 United Kingdom Andy Wallace
United Kingdom James Weaver
United States Dyson Racing Riley & Scott Mk III-Ford 2 hours California Grand Prix report
1998: Not held
American Le Mans Series
1999 Finland JJ Lehto
United Kingdom Steve Soper
Germany BMW Motorsport BMW V12 LMR 2 hours, 45 minutes Grand Prix of Sonoma presented by Toshiba report
2000 United Kingdom Allan McNish
Italy Rinaldo Capello
Germany Audi Sport North America Audi R8 2 hours, 45 minutes Grand Prix of Sonoma report
2001 Italy Rinaldo Capello
Denmark Tom Kristensen
Germany Audi Sport North America Audi R8 2 hours, 45 minutes X-Factor Grand Prix of Sonoma report
2002 Australia David Brabham
Denmark Jan Magnussen
United States Panoz Motor Sports Panoz LMP 01 2 hours, 45 minutes Grand Prix of Sonoma presented by Foster's Lager report
2003 United States Butch Leitzinger
United Kingdom James Weaver
United States Dyson Racing Lola EX257-AER 2 hours, 45 minutes Infineon Grand Prix of Sonoma report
2004 Finland JJ Lehto
Germany Marco Werner
United States ADT Champion Racing Audi R8 2 hours, 45 minutes Infineon Grand Prix of Sonoma report
2005 Germany Frank Biela
Italy Emanuele Pirro
United States ADT Champion Racing Audi R8 2 hours, 45 minutes Infineon Grand Prix of Sonoma report
Rolex Sports Car Series
2006 United States Scott Pruett
Mexico Luis Díaz
United States Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates Riley Mk XI-Lexus 400 km (250 mi) report
2007* United States Jon Fogarty
United States Alex Gurney
United States GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing Riley Mk XI-Pontiac 400 km (250 mi) Armed Forces Grand-Am 250 report
2008* Italy Max Angelelli
Canada Michael Valiante
United States SunTrust Racing Dallara DP01-Pontiac 250 miles (400 km) Armed Forces 250 report

*Daytona Prototypes only.

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