Northern California has been gripping with wildfires that has been exacerbated by dry weather and high winds. The fires throughout the area has been particularly terrible as tens of thousands of acres are being burned.

Earlier today, reports surfaced that Sonoma Raceway, the track that hosts NASCAR, IndyCar and the NHRA, was on fire as wildfires surrounded the facility.

Sonoma Raceway President and GM Steve Page updated people on the status of the track as of 12:30 ET Monday.

“All of us at Sonoma Raceway extend our heartfelt thoughts and prayers to those who have been touched by the devastating North Bay fires. Our facilities team and a number of local fire companies have been battling grassland fires on Cougar Mountain and elsewhere around our property, and at this point it does not appear any of the raceway’s structures or other facilities are at immediate risk. We appreciate all of the good wishes that have flooded in from friends around the country.”

The track provided pics of the situation that show parts of the surrounding hills burned and fire very close to the track.

Obviously, while everyone hopes the damage is minimal, the greater fear is the people living in Northern California. Buildings can be rebuilt but hopefully everyone there, as well as those who are fighting to contain and put out these fires, can be safe and sound.

[Photos: Sonoma Raceway]

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