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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.

Grand Prix of Sonoma
VenueSonoma Raceway
First race1976
Last race2008
Most wins (driver)James Weaver (3)
Most wins (team)Dyson Racing (4)
Most wins (manufacturer)Porsche (7)

WinnersEdit

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

*Daytona Prototypes only.

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