For Immediate Release
April 25, 2013
Contact: Diana Brennan
Senior Director, Media & Community Relations for Sonoma Raceway
NASCAR Express Offers Train to NASCAR in Sonoma
SONOMA, Calif. (April 25, 2013) – For the first time ever, Northern California NASCAR fans can get on board the NASCAR Express train service to the Toyota/Save Mart 350 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event at Sonoma Raceway.
The raceway has partnered with the Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority (CCJPA) to offer a first-of-its-kind express train that will transport fans directly from the Sacramento area to the raceway on race day, Sunday, June 23, 2013. The train will depart from Sacramento, with stops in Davis and Suisun City, and traverse some of Northern California’s most spectacular scenery before dropping passengers just steps from the raceway’s main entrance.
“We couldn’t be more excited to finally offer fans this unique and hassle-free enhancement to their race-day experience,” said Steve Page, president and general manager of Sonoma Raceway. “We have worked for nearly two decades to make this happen and we are very grateful for the support and cooperation of all the agencies who’ve come together to make it happen.”
“Striking a partnership with Sonoma Raceway to provide train service to one of the Bay Area’s premier events is just tremendous,” said Jim Spering, CCJPA Board Chair. “Anytime we can help create a safe transportation solution that is convenient for fans, helps mitigate traffic congestion, and provides an environmental benefit is incredibly gratifying.”
The NASCAR Express train is an exciting development for the raceway, which has worked for years to make train transportation available to its race fans. The program finally came together this year after upgrades to the adjacent tracks and through the coordinated efforts of a host of railroad and regulatory agencies.
The NASCAR Express offers fans a unique option to avoid highway traffic and parking hassles on race-day, and will feature two café cars with on board food and beverage service. The train is also a great option for small and large groups to enjoy the entire NASCAR race-day experience together.
It’s an easy one-stop shop to purchase your race-day ticket and NASCAR Express pass. The $199 premium package includes:
* A reserved-seat in the Main Grandstand
* Round-trip travel from Sacramento, Davis or Suisun
* VIP main-gate entry
* On-track access to driver introduction and pre-race ceremonies
* Special T-shirt
Don’t miss your chance to get onboard the NASCAR Express train to Sonoma. The Toyota/Save Mart 350 marks NASCAR’s only stop in Northern California, and has become one of the most exciting and unpredictable events on the circuit as tempers flare on the road course’s tight turns.
Seats are limited, so for more information on the NASCAR Express or to purchase your ticket package today, call 800-870-RACE (7223) or visit www.racesonoma.com/nascarexpress