2015 – Indy Car Practice at Sonoma Raceway (Aug 29)

The final round of the IndyCar series was held at Sonoma Raceway. The 2.4 mile road course is located at Sears Point in the beautiful Sonoma mountains in California. Going into the race weekend, six drivers from four different teams were in contention for the championship title. The race weekend started with a 3.5 hour practice session on Friday afternoon. Will Power in the #1 Team Penske Chevrolet topped the practice timesheet, followed by Graham Rahal in the #15 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda, and Ryan Hunter-Reay in the #28 Andretti Autosport Honda. Hope you like the photos.

2015 Sonoma (4A4A0472)IndyCar paddock

2015 Sonoma (222A5951)Crew pushing the #22 Team Penske Chevrolet to the inspection station

2015 Sonoma (222A5974)Speed cow in the paddock

2015 Sonoma (222A5965)Tire-gun

2015 Sonoma (222A5969)Beautiful blue cloudy sky

2015 Sonoma (222A6163)Flag at half-mast in memory of Justin Wilson

4A4A0512For the afternoon practice session headed over to the outside of Turn 3A. At the top of this turn you can get some shots of the beautiful Sonoma Valley and sky. Tristan Vautier in the #19 Dale Coyne Racing Honda

2015 Sonoma (HC7A5745)To the right of Turn 3A you can get shots of the cars speeding up the hill. Juan Pablo Montoya in the #2 Team Penske Chevrolet

HC7A5806Will Power in the #1 Team Penske Chevrolet

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2015 Sonoma (222A6272)Scott Dixon in the #9 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet

2015 Sonoma (HC7A5852)Rodolfo Gonzalez in the #18 Dale Coyne Racing Honda

2015 Sonoma (HC7A5661)To the left of Turn 3A you can get shots of the cars heading over the crest of the hill, although this is a “blind” shot. Jack Hawksworth in the #41 A.J. Foyt Enterprises Honda

2015 Sonoma (HC7A5668)Rodolfo Gonzalez in the #18 Dale Coyne Racing Honda

2015 Sonoma (HC7A5682)Into Turn 4A with Charlie Kimball in the #83 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet

2015 Sonoma (222A6179)Speeding through Turn 4A with Mikhail Aleshin in the #77 Schmidt Peterson Motorsports

 

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