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To Infineon and beyond

On and off-road racing in California’s wine region

By Motorcycle.Com Staff, May. 12, 2008
Two-wheeled action hits Sonoma, Calif. as Infineon Raceway hosts a weekend of racing, including an AMA Superbike double-header, May 16-18.

The 2.22-mile circuit in the middle of California’s wine region will host the fourth stop in the AMA Superbike Championship.

The story heading into the weekend is the continuing dominance of the Suzuki GSX-R1000. Mat Mladin leads teammates Ben Spies and Tommy Hayden in the overall standings. Overall, Rockstar Makita Suzuki has won all but two podium spots after five races this season.

Infineon will also host the AMA Supersport, Superstock and the Formula Xtreme series. Fans can also catch a glimpse of the future of AMA racing with the next stop of the Red Bull AMA US Rookies Cup.

For off-track action, fans can look beyond turn seven as 500 riders compete for a $25,000 purse hosted by Wine Country Motocross in the first motocross event at Infineon since 2002.

Also Supermoto USA hosts 300 competitors, including Carey Hart, who will compete for $5,000 in prizes on Infineon’s kart track.

Other festivities include the SBFreaks Street Freestyle Show, the third annual Grape Crushers run and KTM demo rides.