This just in from Sonoma Raceway, AKA Infineon and Sears Point:
We are saddened to share that we have lost our dear friend and colleague, John Cardinale.
He passed away at home with his family after a two-year battle with gastric cancer. John was 47 years old and is survived by his wife, Andrea, and their two daughters.
For those who would like to make a donation in John's honor, a memorial fund has been set up on behalf of his family. Donations may be sent to the John Cardinale Memorial Fund, care of Sonoma Raceway, 29355 Arnold Drive, Sonoma, CA 95476.
We will share information on services and other arrangements as they become available.
Thoughts from Steve Page, president & general manager of Sonoma Raceway:
"There is a hole in the heart of this organization.
John Cardinale was as true a friend, as loyal a colleague, as devoted a husband and father and as fine a human being as you could ever hope to know.
John has been a part of every good thing that has happened at this track over the last 15 years. We are all so fortunate to have had him in our lives and to have shared in his intelligence, his wit, his integrity and his brave spirit."
He will be incredibly missed,
Diana and the Sonoma Raceway Staff