Sonoma Raceway undamaged by quake; race will continue

Sonoma Raceway undamaged by quake; race will continue
August 24, 2014, 10:45 am
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The current top 5 at Sonoma: Ryan Hunter-Reay, Ryan Briscoe, Josef Newgarden, Will Power and James Hinchcliffe. (AP) 

SONOMA -– Racing will continue as planned today at Sonoma Raceway for the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma Verizon IndyCar Series event.

The raceway and its facilities experienced no damage from this morning’s 6.0-magnitude earthquake, which was centered in nearby American Canyon. All major systems, including the 12-turn road course, have been inspected by officials, and all emergency responders will be on-site at the facility, as planned. No fans or campers were injured during the quake.

The 85-lap Verizon IndyCar Series event is slated to take the green flag at 1:40 p.m. Race fans are advised to check current reports and road conditions for the best routes to and from the raceway.

Sonoma Raceway media relations