SONOMA, Calif. (Jan. 8, 2015) - Northern California race fans are in for a treat in 2015, as Sonoma Raceway is set to host 50 days of drag racing on its world-famous drag strip.

            Highlighting the adrenaline-packed schedule is the 28th annual NHRA Sonoma Nationals, July 31-Aug. 2. The fastest motorsport in the world boasts 10,000-horsepower dragsters that cover the drag strip in less than four seconds. The weekend will feature racing in Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle, including the race-within-a-race Miramonte Records Pro Stock Bike Battle.

            Nearly 400 sportsman racers will battle head-to-head when the NHRA Division 7 Drag Races, presented by Korbel, come to town, July 24-26. The regional drag racing series kicks off back-to-back weekends of drag racing, as the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series returns the weekend prior to the national event. The weekend will also feature the West Coast Outlaw Pro Modified Series and nitro-powered Top Fuel Harley Davidson motorcycles.

            The raceway's popular Wednesday Night Drags program enters its 27th season in 2015. The amateur drag racing competition runs most Wednesday evenings from March 4-Nov.18 and gives anyone with a driver license and a car that passes a simple technical inspection a chance to race down the drag strip. The Top the Cops™ program, which gives high school students the opportunity to drag race against local law enforcement officers, will run from April through August in conjunction with the Wednesday Night Drags.

            The Summit ET Bracket Drag Racing Series, which kicked off on Jan. 4, will feature 14 races in 2015, including the popular Memorial Day and Independence Day weekend events. These events feature five classes of competition, and generally attract more than 400 competitors.

            For more information on these programs or for the complete drag strip schedule, visit www.racesonoma.com/youcanrace or call 800-870-RACE (7223).