A makeshift shelter, a noose was found hanging from a tree at the Sonoma Raceway in California, and officials said they were investigating the incident. Raceway President Steve Page said a “piece of string tied in what appeared to be a noose” was found hanging from a tree Saturday, behind a former office of administration, have been reporting.
Page said the incident was under investigation by the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Department. He also said that he has asked staff and on-site business tenants to share any information or ” any possible alternative explanation. ”
Sonoma has been closed for the weekend due to the sars coronavirus pandemic.
The discovery, in Sonoma, the largest racing venue in the Bay Area, comes after a noose was found hanging in the garage for Bubba Wallace on Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway, in Alabama. Wallace is the only full-time Black driver in NASCAR.
Wallace has been a prominent activist in the sport and has played a role in the appeal of NASCAR to ban flags Confederate at its events.
He placed 14th in the NASCAR Cup Series race Monday.