After nearly three decades at the helm of one of Northern California’s premier motorsports facilities, Sonoma Raceway President and GM Steve Page announced that he will retire at the end of 2020.
Page’s 29-year tenure at the road course and drag strip, which began in 1991 at then-Sears Point Raceway, spanned two owners and the evolution from an underdeveloped facility to a modern professional sports venue and performance automotive center. Page promoted and supervised events with a variety of the top racing series, including NASCAR, NHRA, INDYCAR and more.
“I have been so fortunate to work all these years with an amazing team and to have the support of a company in Speedway Motorsports that is committed to operating the top facilities in our industry,” said Page, who resides in Sonoma with his wife, Judy. “This decision did not come easily, but I ultimately decided it was time to begin a new chapter and find other ways to be active in this wonderful community where we are so fortunate to live.”
In addition to ushering the 1,600-acre property through a $100 million modernization from 1999-2002, Page is a member of the Sonoma County business and non-profit community. Under his leadership, the Sonoma chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities has distributed more than $6.8 million to Sonoma County nonprofit youth organizations since 2001.
Page is also a board member of Speedway Children’s Charities and the Road Racing Industry Council, and serves on advisory boards for 10,000 Degrees Sonoma County and Social Advocates for Youth. He is also a former chair of the Sonoma County Tourism Council.
Speedway Motorsports, the raceway’s parent company, will launch a national search to recruit candidates for the position.
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