The Verizon IndyCar Series accomplished team, Schmidt Peterson Motorsports, and the award-winning Napa Valley winery, Trefethen Family Vineyards, will partner for the upcoming 2015 GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma, scheduled for Aug. 27-30, at Sonoma Raceway in Sonoma, Calif..
Trefethen Family Vineyards’ logo will be displayed on the No. 5 Arrow Electronics Honda Indy car, to be driven at the 2015 IndyCar season finale, GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma, by the multiple Verizon IndyCar Series race winner: Australian Ryan Briscoe.
Sam Schmidt, Lorenzo Trefethen and Ryan Briscoe
“Sam Schmidt is absolutely inspiring. It was a real honor to meet him at the last race in Mid-Ohio, and we couldn’t be more pleased at Trefethen Family Vineyards to partner with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports for the Grand Prix of Sonoma,” said Lorenzo Trefethen. “Together, we’re going to bring our two worlds together in a really exciting way, welcoming racing fans at the winery, and fans of our wines at the track. I daresay it’s going to be a beautiful collaboration, and we’re already having a lot of fun together.”
Trefethen Family Vineyards will host Schmidt Peterson Motorsports’ sponsors and guests at the winery, located in the heart of Napa Valley, and the IndyCar team will do the same, throughout the Sonoma race weekend, at its racetrack hospitality compound for Trefethen Family Vineyards’ guests.
"The Trefethen partnership is one that the team and its partners will truly enjoy... literally,” said Schmidt Peterson Motorsports co-owner Sam Schmidt. “It's no secret Ric, myself and our families enjoy wine and the super people at Trefethen produce some of the best. We look forward to hosting their guests at the track and then enjoying a fantastic dinner at the winery. Hopefully we can conclude the weekend with a victory on Sunday as I already know where the party would be."
This is not Trefethen Family Vineyards’ first experience with racing. John Trefethen and his son, Lorenzo, are avid race-car drivers. This season, Lorenzo Trefethen drives the No. 13 Trefethen Family Vineyards/BRM Chronographes/750 Group Porsche GT3 Cup in the Pirelli World Challenge, and is third in the 2015 Pirelli World Challenge GT-Cup Class driver point standings, entering Sonoma. Two rounds of the Pirelli World Challenge, featuring Trefethen and his ANSA Motorsports Porsche GT3 Cup, are scheduled during the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma weekend on Saturday, Aug. 29 and Sunday, Aug. 30.
The GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma is scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 30 at 4 p.m. ET. Both races will be broadcast live on NBC Sports Network.