SEARS POINT INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY

SEARS POINT INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY WINNERS

The 2.52 – mile road course was constructed on 720 acres by Marin County owners Robert Marshall Jr, an attorney from Point Reyes, and land developer Jim Coleman of Kentfield. Ground was broken in August 1968 and paving of the race surface was completed in November. The first official event at Sears Point was an SCCA Enduro held on December 1, 1968. In 1969 the track was sold to Filmways Corp, a Los Angeles based entertainment company for $4.5 million. In May 1970 the track was closed and became a tax shelter for Filmways. Hugh Harn of Belevedere and Parker Archer of Napa arranged to lease the track from Filmways in 1973. Bob Bondurant and Bill Benck took over management and control of the leased raceway from Archer and Harn in 1974. A few years later a group calling itself Black Mountain Inc which included Bob Bondurant, William Kolb of Del Mar and Howard Meister of Newport Beach purchased the track from Filmways for $1.5 million. In 1980 Filmways regained ownership of the track after a financial dispute with Black Mountain group. Jack Williams, the 1964 NHRA top-fuel drag racing champion, Rick Betts and John Andersen purchased the track from Filmways at an auction for $800,000. In 1985 the track was completely repaved. In 1986 Harvey “Skip” Berg of Tiburon took control of the track and became a major stockholder in Brenda Raceway Corp which controlled the track untilo 1996. In 1987 a five year contract was signed with the National Hot Rod Association for the California Nationals and the NASCAR Winston Cup series debuted in 1989. In 1994 more than $1 million was spent on a beautification project. In the following years a major $3 million renovation pland included VIP suites and a two story driver’s lounge/emergency medical facility. Owner “Skip” Berg sold the track to O. Burton Smith, chairman of Speedway Motorsports, Inc in November 1996. Sears Point was a permanent seating capicity of 47,000. During major races the capicity is increased to 102,000 seats. The facility underwent a major expansion in 2004 which resulted in 64,000 hillside seats, 10,000 permanet grandstands, a wastewater treatment facility, 100 acres of restored wetlands, permanent garages. new retail space, a go-kart track and a new drag strip.

NASCAR WEST SERIES

6/8/69 Wiebel 150 – Ray Elder

8/10/69 Sta-Power 150 – Jack McCoy

8/13/78 – Jimmy Insolo

8/12/79 Sears Point 100 – Jimmy Insolo

9/27/81 Sears Point Western 200 – Bill Schmitt

8/8/82 Winston 200 – Roy Smith

5/22/83 Winston West 200 – Hershel McGriff

10/14/84 Sonoma 200 – Jim Bown

4/28/85 AC Delco 200 – Hershel McGriff

4/27/86 AC Delco 300 – Jim Robinson

4/26/87 AC Delco 200 – Hershel McGriff

4/24/88 7-Up 200 – Bill Schmitt

10/1/89 – Bill Schmitt

10/7/95 Sonoma 100 – Doug George

10/5/96 Sonoma 100 – Butch Gilliland

10/5/97 Fay’s Electronics/Omega Zip 100 – Butch Gilliand

10/11/98 Iomega/Fry’s 100 – Kevin Harvick

6/24/2006 Blue Lizard Sunscreen 200 – Brian Vickers

6/23/2007 Blue Lizard Sunscreen 200 – David Gilliand

6/21/2008 Bennett Lane Winery 200 – Jason Bowles

6/20/2009 Bennett Lane Winery 200 – Jason Bowles

6/19/2010 Thunder Valley Casino Resort 200 – Andrew Ranger

6/25/2011 Thunder Valley Casino Resort 200 – Joey Logano

USAC STOCK CAR

4/12/70 NorCal 200 – Roger McCluskey

NASCAR CUP

6/11/89 Banquet Frozen Foods 300 – Ricky Rudd

6/10/90 Banquet Frozen Foods 300 – Rusty Wallace

6/9/91 Banquet Frozen Foods 300 – Davey Allison

6/7/92 Save Mart 300K – Ernie Irvan

5/16/93 Save Mart Supermarkets 300K – Geoff Bodine

5/15/94 Save Mart Supermarkets 300 – Ernie Irvan

5/7/95 Save Mart Supermarkets 300 – Dale Earnhardt

5/5/96 Save Nart Supermarkets 300 – Rusty Wallace

5/4/97 Save Mart Supermarkets 300 – Mark Martin

6/28/98 Save Mart/Kragen 350 – Jeff Gordon

6/27/99 Save Mart/Kragen 350 – Jeff Gordon

6/25/2000 Save Mart/Kragen 350 – Jeff Gordon

6/24/2001 Dodge/Save Mart 350 – Tony Stewart

6/23/2002 Dodge/Save Mart 350 – Ricky Rudd

6/22/2003 Dodge/Save Mart 350 – Robby Gordon

6/27/2004 Dodge/Save Mart 350 – Jeff Gordon

6/26/2005 Dodge/Save Mart 350 – Tony Stewart

6/25/2006 Dodge/Save Mart 350 – Jeff Gordon

6/24/2007 Toyota/Save Mart 350 – Juan Pablo Montoya

6/22/2008 Toyoya/Save Mart 350 – Kyle Busch

6/21/2009 Toyota/Save Mart 350 – Kasey Kahne

6/20/2010 Toyota/Save Mart 350 – Jimmie Johnson

6/26/2011 Toyoya/Save Mart 350 – Kurt Busch

6/24/2012 Toyota/Save Mart 350 – Clint Bowyer

NASCAR SOUTHWEST TOUR

6/6/92 -Jon Paques

5/15/93 Budweiser 200 – Ron Hornaday Jr

5/14/94 Budweiser 200 – Ken Schrader

6/23/2001 Snap-On Tools 200 – Jim Inglebright

6/22/2002 Snap-On Tools/Jelly Belly 200 – Jim Inglebright

6/21/2003 Snap-On Tools/Jelly Belly 200 – Kevin Harvick

6/26/2004 Snap-On Tools 200 – David Gilliand

6/25/2005 Blue Lizard Australian Suncream 200 – Tom Dyer

NASCAR CRAFTSMAN TRUCK SERIES

10/7/95 Subway 100 – Rom Hornaday Jr

10/7/96 Kragen 151 – Dave Rezendes

10/5/97 Kragen/Exide 151 – Joe Ruttman

10/11/98 Kragen/Exide 151 – Boris Said

USAC/IRL INDY CAR

4/4/70 Golden State 150 – Dan Gurney

8/28/2005 – Tony Kanaan

8/27/2006 – Marco Andretti

8/26/2007 Motorola Indy 300 – Scott Dixon

8/24/2008 Peak Indy Grand Prix Of Sonoma – Helio Castroneves

8/23/2009 Indy Grand Priz Of Sonoma – Dario Franchitti

8/22/2010 Grand Prix Of Sonoma – Will Power

8/28/2011 Grand Prix Of Sonoma – Will Power

SCCA CAN AM

9/23/77 – Patrick Tambay

5/24/80 – Patrick Tambay

10/9/83 – Jacques Villeneuve

9/30/84 – Michael Roe

SCCA TRANS AM

9/21/69 - Mark Donohue

5/21/78 – Greg Pickett

10/25/81 – Tom Gloy

7/25/82 – Doc Bundy

10/3/82 – Tom Gloy

6/5/83 – David Hobbs

9/18/83 – Willy T Ribbs

6/3/84 – Greg Pickett

9/30/84 – Greg Pickett

6/2/85 – Willy T Ribbs

9/28/85 – Willy T Ribbs

9/29/85 – Elliott Forbes-Robinson

6/1/86 – Wally Dallenbach Jr

9/27/86 – Wally Dallenbach Jr

5/31/87 – Scott Pruett

5/29/88 – Willy T Ribbs

5/7/89 – Darin Brassfield

5/6/90 – Darin Brassfield

IMSA GT/Sports Car

7/25/76 – Jim Busby

7/31/77 – David Hobbs

7/30/78 – David Hobbs

7/29/79 – Peter Gregg

7/27/80 – John Fitzpatrick

7/26/81 – Klaus Ludwig

7/25/82 – Klaus Ludwig

7/24/83 – Al Holbert/Jim Tureman

8/5/84 – Bill Whittington

8/4/85 – Darin Brassfield

8/3/86 – Willy T Ribbs

8/1/87 – Jack Baldwin

8/14/88 – Willy T Ribbs

9/10/89 – Hans Joachim Stuck

7/15/90 – Juan Fangio II

7/16/95 – James Weaver/Butch Leitzinger

7/14/96 – Wayne Taylor/Scott Sharp

7/13/97 – Andy Wallace/James Weaver

7/25/99 – Steve Soper/J.J. Lehto

7/23/2000 – Rinaldo Capello/Allan McNish

7/22/2001 – Tom Kristensen/Rinaldo Capello

7/27/2003 – Butch Leitzinger/James Weaver

7/18/2004 – Marco Werner/J.J. Lehto

7/17/2005 – Emanuele Pirro/Frank Biela

GRAND AM ROLEX

8/26/2006 – Scott Pruett/Luis Diaz

8/25/2007 – Jon Fogarty/Alex Gurney

8/23/2008 – Max Angelelli/Michael Valiante

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