Sonoma Raceway Rolls Out 13th Annual High Speed Blood Drive

April 1, 2013

Community members and race fans alike can enjoy the ride of a lifetime and help save lives during the 13th annual High Speed Blood Drive at Sonoma Raceway on Monday, April 29.

The raceway will partner with the American Red Cross on this one-of-a-kind blood drive, which will be held from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Sonoma Raceway. Since 2001, the High Speed Blood Drive has collected more than 1,000 pints of blood for patients in need.

In true high-speed fashion, the raceway will put its own “spin” on the traditional blood drive, as donors can get their hearts pumping with a high-speed “hot lap” around the 12-turn road course before giving blood. Donors will ride along with a professional instructor.

Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental permission), meet height and weight requirements (at least 110 pounds based on height) and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. All donors must bring a valid photo ID.

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit or join our blog at

Who: Sonoma Raceway and the American Red Cross

What: High Speed Blood Drive

When: Monday, Apr. 29 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Where: Sonoma Raceway (29355 Arnold Drive in Sonoma)


Sonoma Raceway
29355 Arnold Drive
Sonoma, CA, 95476
United States
38° 16' 37.7292" N, 122° 28' 14.088" W
See map: Google Maps