Vintage and contemporary cars mix in Sonoma this weekend
SONOMA >> Vintage Trans-Am cars from over 50 years ago and contemporary SCCA Pirelli Trans-Am competitors will glide down Sonoma Raceway this weekend as part of the SVRA Mission Foods Sonoma SpeedTour Historic Races.
Marin pilots will feature in the old and new. John Hildebrand, father of IndyCar driver JR Hildebrand, would mix it up in his ’64 Pontiac Tempest GTO with the Mustangs, Camaros, Mercury Cougars and Dodge Challengers driven by racing superstars in the late ’60s and early ’70s.
Kentfield’s Tim Lynn will race a 2020 Mustang in the TA2 class in Trans-Am, after finishing 23rd in a massive 45-car field at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca near Salinas last weekend.
Gary Lucas of Tiburon will make a stately presence in his 1916 Ford, while the Hugo family of Mill Valley will drive a quartet of cars ranging from a pair of Porsche 356s to a Corvette and Dodge Viper. Marc and Alec will drive the Porsches while Edward double dips at the controls of a V8 and a V10.
Ed Matsuishi of San Rafael will drive a 1971 Datsun 510. All vintage classes will race Saturday and Sunday. Saturday’s 65-minute Pirelli Trans-Am race gets the green flag at 1:05 p.m., while Sunday’s TA2 round, with Lynn in her Mustang, starts at 1:40 p.m.
Tickets at the door are $35 both days.