More than 120 Northern California drag racers convened on the Sonoma Raceway drag strip, October 16, for the Wednesday Night Drags.

The Wednesday Night Drags program, which is in its 25th 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 teen-agers 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 4 p.m. with racing spanning from 5-10 p.m. anyone with a driver's license can compete, providing their vehicle or motorcycle passes a simple technical inspection.

Class winner included Concord's Patrick Granford (Gear Jammer); Novato's Doug Love (Motorcycle); American Canyon's Steve Caldwell (Comp Rod); Newark's Rick McLlmoil (Sport Street); Santa Rosa's Barrie Beffa (Street); and Sonoma's Cody Oakes (High School).

The Wednesday Night Drags will resume on October 23th. For more information, visit or call 800-870-RACE (7223).