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Sonoma Raceway Laps of Appreciation

Laps of Appreciation is a chance to enjoy a ride around the Sonoma Raceway road course in your choice of first responder vehicles from several North Bay fire and police agencies. Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the event for $25 per person; each ticket includes three ride tickets for laps around the road course. All proceeds from the evening will benefit the Sonoma County Resilience Fund and the Disaster Fund for Mendocino County.

Sonoma Raceway will match up to $50,000 in contributions generated through sponsorship and attendance at the event. Laps of Appreciation, which will run from 5-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 12, is open to all and is a family-friendly event.

In addition to rides on the raceway’s 10-turn, 1.99-mile road course in the first responder vehicle of choice, guests will also enjoy a race car display, photos with the Sonoma Raceway Girls and a card station where guests can write thank you notes to local fire departments. The evening will also feature fun for children at the Kids Club display featuring a build-a-racer booth, the Friedman’s Home Improvement racing ramp, face painting and balloon animals. Food and beverage, as well as event-themed t-shirts will be available for purchase.

To purchase tickets in advance or for more information, visit or call 800-870-RACE. Parking is free at the benefit and riders of all ages are welcome. Sponsorship opportunities are also available as part of the matching fund or to sponsor the attendance for a local, non-profit youth group. Laps of Appreciation will run rain or shine.

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