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Old 10-09-2017
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Below please find an update from Sonoma Raceway President and General Manager Steve Page as of 9:30 a.m. on Monday morning. Additional updates will be shared as needed.

All of us at Sonoma Raceway extend our heartfelt thoughts and prayers to those who have been touched by the devastating North Bay fires. Our facilities team and a number of local fire companies have been battling grassland fires on Cougar Mountain and elsewhere around our property, and at this point it does not appear any of the raceway's structures or other facilities are at immediate risk. We appreciate all of the good wishes that have flooded in from friends around the country.


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Fire got close! But looks like their out of danger for now.
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More here: http://competitionplus.com/drag-raci...sonoma-raceway
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Spoke to my cuz, he used to live there and owns properties nearby. Too much rain and now growth of vegetation with the possibility of arson.
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This deal is very serious. I caní t even see the mountains five or six miles from the house & shop from the smoke and we are over two hundred miles away from Sonoma. We have been evacuated three times in the past year and over a hundred houses in our little valley burned in less than three hours last year. The whole wine country is pretty much gone. While itís a shame that the race track is close to the fire it is insignificant compared to all who lost everything including their animals and a dozen dead with two hundred unaccounted for. In Bakersfield yesterday thirty six horses died because there was no time to get then out of the fire or smoke. Wind up to eighty/ninty miles per hour is wiping out whole communityís in no time. The race track is probably best suited to help those who are left with nothing but the clothes on their back right now as a place for shelter.
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Obviously it's a different terrain but in New Jersey, They do Controlled burns in the pine barrens so there are not devastating results. What they do there is intently prep and light fires to burn off tree debris and ground cover so it doesn't become a tragedy of this magnitude. I've been there riding atv's with my friends and seen them do it. Once they have an area trenched, They walk around with flame throwers, roofing torches.
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Raceway now open to evacuees:

http://competitionplus.com/drag-raci...nd-to-evacuees
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This is better than anything they could do at a racing event to promote good will and show that the track and racing community are considerate and ready to help any way possible. It may even have people want to check out the races when things get better.
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This is better than anything they could do at a racing event to promote good will and show that the track and racing community are considerate and ready to help any way possible. It may even have people want to check out the races when things get better.
Agree! Death toll is rising. Just terrible to see the destruction on the news. Stay safe, Roger!
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My cuz who owns property there said everything is almost gone
They moved to Oregon recently and have houses that they rent folks to
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