SONOMA (KBCWtv) – NBA champion, Klay Thompson has been named Grand Marshall at the GoPro Grand Prix this weekend.
For his first time to a motorsports event at Sonoma Raceway, the Golden State Warriors guard will take part in pre-race activities on Sunday including command of waving the green flag and making the announcement “Drivers, Start Your Engines!”
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“I am beyond excited to be Grand Marshal for the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma,” said Thompson. “I have heard so many good things about this race, and I can’t wait to see everything up close in person.”
Thompson will also take a high-speed lap around track with none-other than racing legend Mario Andretti at the wheel of a two-seat Indy car.
With his numerous community efforts, Thompson’s efforts earned him an honored spot with Sonoma Raceway. “Klay is a core member of one of the greatest sports teams in Bay Area history,” said Steve Page, President and General Manager Sonoma Raceway. “He’s a true champion and we’re excited he will be with us to help crown the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series champion this Sunday.”READ MORE: Batwoman Star Javicia Leslie Says 'I’m Really Excited For The Villains'
The GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma happens this weekend, September 15th through 17th at Sonoma Raceway.
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