converted from rFactor to GTR2 by N2LO
release date : May, 2007
I would like to thank Bud Lucas who made this track originally for rFactor and allowed me to convert it to GTR2.
See “ReadMe Sears Point rFactor.txt” for more infos.
I would also like to thank RacerM for his tutorial on converting rFactor tracks to GTR2.
Also thanks to Dave Noonan for his program 3DSimED.
Track Infos from Wikipedia :
Sonoma Raceway, formerly Sears Point Raceway and Infineon Raceway is a 2.52-mile (4.06 km) road course and drag strip located on the landform known as Sears Point in the southern Sonoma Mountains in Sonoma, California, USA. The road course features 12 turns on a hilly course with 160 feet (49 m) of total elevation change. It is host to one of only three Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races each year that are run on road courses (the others being Watkins Glen International in Watkins Glen, New York and the Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Charlotte, North Carolina). It is also host to the Verizon IndyCar Series, the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, and several other auto races and motorcycle races such as the American Federation of Motorcyclists series. Sonoma Raceway continues to host amateur, or club racing events which may or may not be open to the general public. The largest such car club is the Sports Car Club of America.
With the closure of Riverside International Raceway in Riverside, California after the 1988 season, NASCAR, wanting a west coast road course event to replace it, chose the Sears Point facility. Riverside International was razed for a shopping center development.
In 2002, Sears Point Raceway was renamed after a corporate sponsor, Infineon. However, as with many renamings of sports complexes, many people still call it by its original name. (It was never affiliated with Sears, Roebuck and Company, having been named for the nearby Sears Point Ranch founded in the 1850s by settler Franklin Sears.) On March 7, 2012, it was announced that Infineon would not renew their contract for naming rights when the deal expired in May, and the track management is looking for a new company to take over naming rights. Until it can find a new corporate sponsor, the course is simply identifying itself as “Sonoma”.
This track supports :
– long and short layout available
– 42 cars
– working start and pit lights
– fully working pace car
– rain reflections
– flag marshals
– rolling starts
No night lighting though.
This is a pretty difficult track to drive as the blind turns and elevation changes are a challenge. This is one of my favorite road courses.
Just extract this zip into your “GTR2\GameData\Locations” folder.
update v1.01 by Team PBB :
– fixed problem with SearsPoint Short