High School Students Look to Teach Local Police Officers Lesson in Drag Racing
High school students will drag race against Bay Area law enforcement officers when the popular Top the Cops™ program returns as part of Sonoma Raceway's weekly Wednesday Night Drags program, April 13.
The Top the Cops™ program, which enters its 22nd season this year, offers an alternative to illegal street racing and gives teens the chance to race against law enforcement officers, who compete in full uniform in their official vehicles on the quarter-mile drag strip. The program also provides a unique environment for the officers to talk with teens about safe driving and the rules of the road.
Wednesday, April 13; Sonoma Raceway, Highways 37 & 121, Sonoma.
Practice runs, 4 p.m.; Racing, 5-8 p.m.
Bay Area law enforcement officers in full uniform will drag race in their patrol cars against area high school students on the quarter-mile drag strip. Officers and students will be available for interviews.
The eight participating law enforcement agencies are:
- Sonoma County Sheriff's Dept.
- California Highway Patrol
- Novato Police Dept.
- Fairfield Police Dept.
- City of Sonoma Police Dept.
- Fremont Police Dept.
- Petaluma Police Dept.
- Town of Windsor Police
Laurence Lea: 707-933-3927 or firstname.lastname@example.org