Sustainable Performance Summit
In 2011 and 2012, Sonoma Raceway hosted the Accelerating Sustainable Performance Summit, a day-long forum for innovators and thought-leaders from the business, engineering, media and research communities to discuss the next steps in sustainable automotive development and marketing.
Sustainable Performance Ranking Metric
The metric is a collaboration between the Sonoma Raceway and Dominican University of California’s Green MBA Program. The metric, which is a beta-version, boasts a new rating system for consumer vehicles that combines the factors most closely associated with both sustainability AND performance.
Novvi Engine Oil, Performing Green
Sonoma Raceway is increasing the use of Novvi Engine Oil, a high performance oil sourced from plant sugars. The oil is a drop-in replacement for traditional lubricating oils, but is also renewable. Novvi Oil provides enhanced performance while reducing the environmental impact.
Electric Motorcycle Racing
The raceway ventured into green technology on-track for the first time in 2010, highlighted by the debut of the TTXGP U.S. Championships which marked the first zero-emission motorcycle race on American soil. The TTXGP Series will return to Sonoma on Saturday May 5th and Sunday, May 6th, 2012.
NASCAR Green Clean Air
The raceway participates in NASCAR’s “Green Clean Air” project, a unique program that plants ten trees for each green flag dropped during NASCAR races, capturing 100% of the carbon produced by the on track racing at the events. The raceway has planted more than 100 trees in Petaluma and Vallejo.
The pace car at the 2011 Toyota/Save Mart 350 will be a Toyota Camry Hybrid. In addition, more than 25-percent of the raceway’s fleet of Toyota vehicles are powered by Hybrid engines.