Wednesday Night Drags - July 5
The hills of Sonoma Valley rumbled as Northern California drag racers stormed onto Sonoma Raceway's drag strip, July 5, during Wednesday Night Drags.
The Wednesday Night Drags program, which is in its 29th year, gives drag racers the opportunity to drag race on Sonoma Raceway's world-famous quarter-mile drag strip. The objective of the program is to give people, from teenagers to working professionals, a safe, legal and controlled environment in which to race their vehicles, as opposed to using city streets or back-county roads.
Racing is featured in six classes. Timed runs begin at 3:30 p.m. with racing spanning from 4-10 p.m. Anyone with a driver's license can compete, providing their vehicle or motorcycle passes a simple technical inspection.
Local law enforcement officers from Fairfield PD, Sonoma County Sheriff's Office, Novato PD and the California Highway Patrol dominated the field once again, winning five out of six races.
Think you got what it takes to see the flashing blue and red lights behind you on Sonoma Raceway's world-famous drag strip? Come compete against local law enforcement officers to test your racing kills during the next Top the Cops next Wednesday.
Class winners included Petaluma’s Marco Perovolaris (Jackpot); American Canyon’s Jonnah Delacruz (Gear Jammer); Novato's Doug Love (Motorcycle); Benecia’s Patrick Lannoo (Comp Rod); Santa Rosa’s Craig Love (Sport Street); San Rafael's Scott Sterley (Street) and Petaluma’s Jessica Coulman (High School). Novato's P.J. Femenia topped the cops.
The Wednesday Night Drags and Top the Cops will resume next Wednesday, July 12 for the last time before August 2. For more information, visit www.sonomaraceway.com/track/you-can-race/ or call 800-870-RACE (7223). For track weather conditions, please call 800-870-RACE ext. 209.