The Infineon Raceway website was finally updated with the details: IRL is coming to Infineon on August 26-28 2005. This will be the first ever road course event since IRL was founded in 1996. It's also the first major open wheel event coming to Sonoma since 1970.
In a smart move, the raceway already has 2005 ticket information posted. In a maybe-not-so-good move, the price for season tickets jumped from $295 to $425. It's still a good deal and I'll probably renew my tickets, but it's not quite the steal it used to be.
Today the Indy Racing League (IRL) released its schedule for 2005. The big news is the addition of two road courses to the circuit which normally runs only on ovals. Infineon Raceway is one of the tracks added which is a big win for SF Bay Area race fans. Infineon already hosts AMA motorcycle, NASCAR Nextel Cup, and NHRA PowerAide races each year.
2005 IRL SCHEDULE
March 6 Homestead-Miami Speedway
March 19 Phoenix International Raceway
April 30 Twin Ring Motegi
May 29 Indianapolis Motor Speedway
June 11 Texas Motor Speedway
June 25 Richmond International Raceway
July 3 Kansas Speedway
July 16 Nashville Superspeedway
July 24 The Milwaukee Mile
July 31 Michigan International Speedway
Aug. 14 Kentucky Speedway
Aug. 21 Pikes Peak International Raceway
Aug. 28 Infineon Raceway
Sept. 11 Chicagoland Speedway
Sept. 25 Watkins Glen International
Oct. 16 California Speedway