Ferraris to race at Infineon Raceway April 29 – May 1

This is the 6th straight year the North American Ferrari Challenge Series begins its season at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma. The Ferrari Challenge was designed to permit Ferrari owners the opportunity to race against each other and on some of the greatest tracks in North America. It all started in 1994 with the first full season driving the Ferrari 348 and they have competed every year since. According to “As newer mid/rear V8 models were announced — the 355, 360 and F430 — special Challenge versions of these cars were included in the series. As of 2011, the 458 Challenge, the newest special racer created just for the series, has filled the grids. The 458 Challenge will share the track alongside the F430 Challenge for the 2011 season. The cars will qualify for separate classes.”

A Ferrari F430 Challenge on the track at Infineon Raceway.
A Ferrari F430 Challenge on the track at Infineon Raceway.


“The weekend will be highlighted by the North American debut of the new Ferrari 458 Challenge, the fifth and latest generation of Challenge cars. Adding to the excitement, the Corse Clienti Department’s 599XX, FXX and F1 Clienti programs will also participate on track, and the Ferrari F430 Challenge will compete alongside its successor, the new Ferrari 458 Challenge.” reports

Spectators are welcome to attend the race, and enjoy an open paddock area and the Ferrari-festival atmosphere. The weekend will feature practice on Friday with qualifying and racing in all classes set for Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are available through or by calling 800-870-RACE (7223).

The Ferrari Challenge Series is organized by Ferrari North America, Inc. and sanctioned by the Grand American Road Racing Association. Complete Ferrari Challenge information can be found on

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