Infineon Post-Race Traffic
Don’t give a darn about auto or bike racing? Think you can safely ignore Infineon’s schedule during your travels in Sonoma? Not if you’re wise in the ways of event traffic. The turnoff to Infineon Raceway lies roughly at the intersection of Highways 37 and 121. These charming and scenic two-lane roads are great for motoring and sightseeing — unless, of course, you’re stuck in bumper-to-bumper race traffic. The absolute worst time to try to drive either of these roads (particularly Hwy. 37 out of Sonoma) is when a major race event has finished.
The wretched traffic jams, which truly are more stop than go, can last for hours as people try to exit the racetrack into the unprotected intersection. In the summer, the sweltering heat causes both engines and tempers to overheat, to no good end.
So what can you do?
© Liz Hamill Scott from Moon California, 2nd Edition