Sonoma Raceway (aka Sears Point, Infineon Raceway)

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  1. EDK

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    • A 2.5 Mile Road Course in Northern California (USA), opened in 1967, nearly 60 years ago.
    • One of the most historic road racing circuits in the world.
    • Host to one of two road course events on the NASCAR Sprint Cup calendar.
    • Also hosts events from IndyCar, NHRA Drag Racing, and FIA World Touring Car Championships.
    • Featured on GT4 as "Infineon Raceway".
    • Track Website Link
    • Wiki Link
    Road Course Carousel (Sports Car) Layout
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    Road Course Chute (NASCAR) Layout

    800px-Infineon_%28Sears_Point%29_with_emphasis_on_NASCAR_track.svg[1].png
     
  2. GTCHAMPION1

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    this racetrack used to be in the game before... back in GT3 or so I think
     
  3. die996

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    My problem with Sonoma is its versions... NASCAR version and full LMP version are a must but what do you do with the Indycar/bike version and the extended Indycar/Bike version? Also, I think it has to do with rights and maybe we will never see it again, sadly

    PS : if you add it, please make the setting properly, I've never seen a piece of grass in Sonoma!
     
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  4. PsuPepperoni

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    They could add a version with no barriers, so players can use whichever variant they want or drive down the dragstrip.
     
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  5. Duke

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    Anybody but me miss this big, beautiful bastard? Sears Point has to be one of my favorite courses in any racing game I've ever played. Such a great rhythm and flow to it - fun to get into the groove here. Hard to master, but very rewarding. Running a track day here is definitely on my bucket list.

    Vote up!

    [​IMG]
     
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    Dammit. I searched for ALL of those terms, individually and together, and no threads came up. Sorry.
     
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  8. VDG

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    You don't have to say sorry for that. But good for you many people voted for this track already ;)
     
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  9. z71L28

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    I was madly in love with this track when GT4 came out. I enjoy time trieling or hot laping wich ever you wana call it. When I was play GT4 I was on this track. This one is number 1 at the top of my wish list, if it comes to GT6 I think my head will explode!.
     
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  11. z71L28

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    My alltime favorite, want so badly.
     
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  12. Blood*Specter

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    PLEASE SEE THIS LINK: http://bcove.me/1cucwt0p

    Besides being upstaged by I-racing, GT6/7 needs this track to get players into driving challenging road courses.
    I remember it being in GT4 (?) and I wonder why PD ever removed it. I would love to see it updated.
    It has everything that GT players have been asking for: FIA course, NASCAR and a drag strip.
    PD could kill several birds with on well placed redesigned stone. And yes, weather and 24 hour time please.
    A REAL NO BRAINER:idea: http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q...&mid=C431F039DCD33D997B6DC431F039DCD33D997B6D
     

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  14. The Vanishing Boy

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    -> Why not include the Drag Stip too!? On which was never featured in GT, but was in Forza. ;)

    NHRA Strip
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    -> Here are the variations that were featured in GT4 and TT:

    SCCA Circuit
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    NASCAR Course
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    AMA Superbike Course
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    ^ Sorry if I have to repost these track layouts.

    :)
     
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    Scca layout was in GT4, dont remember It? AMA layout is sick, me want!
     
  17. The Vanishing Boy

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    ^ I know the SCCA & NASCAR was on GT4, did you look at the pic itself? lol :D

    -> Based on my experience on Forza 4, I would think the AMA variation was featured.
     
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    Only in GT4.
     
  19. SkylineObsession

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    Yeah, i'd actually like this track back too. :(
     
  20. EDK

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    Seems I've made the mistake of not occasionally replying to this to keep it closer to the front page. :sly:
     
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    I see what you did there. :p



    To at least make it worthwhile
     
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  22. Kingofweasles

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    As this is the closest racing circuit to me, I would like to see it return to Gran Turismo.
     
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  23. EDK

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    Same for me, 1 hour without traffic (whenever that is).
     
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  24. 2cam16

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    Well after attending the Indy race last Sunday, I now want Sears Point back. It's been a few GT's now and I think PD should try to get the license for it. And like a few of you here, it's a toss up for me between Laguna and Sears as I live kinda in the middle of both. lol I love driving on Laguna more than Sears.
     
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  25. EDK

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    I ran a track day in my Challenger at this track over the last weekend. Some fast laps here, the first 3 are, anyhow. I made a mistake and shifted forward one lap from where I intended, so have a yellow flag lap in there.

    Fast laps here are in the 2:02.5 range.

     
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    This track features in GT4 but it was gone in GT5/6 :( It should be back.
     
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  27. cbarbosa

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    Why not? Voted! :tup:
     
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    Also in the PSP
     
  29. JoaoSilva

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    Good memories from this track back in GT4 , i wonder why it wasn't brought back ...

     
  30. JR98

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    Don't forget the god awful lap in a Chrysler PT Cruiser! I hated that car but Infenion Stock Car Course was my favourite for hot lapping on GT4
     
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