Wednesday Night Drags Results, May. 28

More than 120 Northern California drag racers convened on the Sonoma Raceway drag strip, May 28, for the Wednesday Night Drags.

The Wednesday Night Drags program, which is in its 26th 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 seven 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 Santa Rosa's Barrie Beffa (Gear Jammer); Novato's Doug Love (Motorcycle); Petaluma's Marko Perivolaris (Comp Rod); Rodeo's Douglas McKay (Sport Street); Napa's Dwayne Opperman(Street); and Wyatt Lennon (High School).

Things started off with the Top The Cop program where once again the High School students took 3 of 5 against area law enforcement agency officers. Officers Amy Yardley and Anna Paulson prevented a sweep by the students with their wins. Officer Paulson once again posted the best reaction time among the police officers.

The Wednesday Night Drags will resume on June 4. For more information, visit www.racesonoma.com/youcanrace or call 800-870-RACE (7223).

 

Results:

Top The Cops

Winner: Erica Luzaich (Windsor HS) 05 Infinity .157 RT 15.410 ET (15.28 dial in) 88.37 mph
Runner-up: Officer Scott McKinnon (Windsor PD) 14 Ford Explorer
.405 RT 16.203 break out (16.25) 86.55

Winner: Shelby Ledoux (Justin Sienna HS) 08 BMW .306 RT 14.103 (14.10) 99.22
Runner-up: Officer Robert Marin (Fairfield PD) 03 Ford .223 RT 18.837 (16.71) 81.52

Winner: Officer Amy Yardley (Novato PD) 11 Ford .157 RT 17.050 (16.87) 82.97
Runner-up: Brooks Livingston (Concord HS) 05 GMC .372 RT 15.769 (15.61) 85.38

Winner: Officer Anna Paulson (Napa CHP) 11 Ford .050 RT 16.474 (16.40) 83.83
Runner-up: Jake Jones (Rodriquez HS) 99 Mustang .163 RT 16.322 (16.18) 86.35

Winner: Madison Nirenstein (Redwood HS) 04 BMW .313 RT 15.505 (15.28) 89.79
Runner-up: Officer Eric Thompson (Napa PD) 13 Chevy .403 RT 15.254 (14.80) 93.53

Gear Jammers

Winner: Barrie Beffa (Santa Rosa) 93 Mustang .116 RT 11.672 (11.65) 100.28
Runner-up: Tony Shatara (Santa Rosa) 14 Ford .349 RT 12.370 break out (12.48) 112.18
Semi Finals: Patrick Granfors (Pittsburg) 99 Pontiac T/A

Motorcycle

Winner: Doug Love (Novato) 01 Triumph .012 RT 13.183 (13.12) 89.81
Runner-up: Rich Johnson (Sebastopol) 06 Suzuki .292 RT 11.590 break out (11.63) 115.23
Semi Finals: Scott Neely (Novato) 08 Harley

Comp Rod

Winner: Marko Perivolaris (Petaluma) 00 Chevy S10 .009 RT 10.878 (10.90) 132.78
Runner-up: Dan Brown (Napa) 70 Camaro foul -.009 RT 11.834 (11.88) 114.03
Semi Finals: Joe Piazza (Novato) 50 Chevy

Sport Street

Winner: Doug McCay (Rodeo) 12 Ford F 150 .113 RT 14.482 (14.30) 75.91
Runner-up: Thomas Moran (San Francisco) 12 Mercedes Benz .767 RT 15.072 break out (15.10) 91.05
Semi Finals: Rick McIllmoil (Newark) 90 Toyota

Street

Winner: Dwayne Opperman (Napa) 67 Camaro .040 RT 12.030 (12.03) 105.60
Runner-up: Michaela Rossi (Napa) 11 Camaro .075 RT 13.333 break out (13.35) 106.33
Semi Finals: Kari Pinten (San Bruno) 69 Chevy Truck

High School

Winner: Wyatt Lennon (Sonoma) 70 Dodge Charger .060 RT 14.932 (14.70) 83.71
Runner-up: Madison Nirenstein (Mill Valley) 04 BMW .575 RT 15.312 (15.28) 89.98
Semi Finals: Sabrina Kumre (Rohnert Park) 95 Honda