More than 120 Northern California drag racers convened on the Sonoma Raceway drag strip, October 30, 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 Santa Rosa's Craig Love (Gear Jammer); San Rafael's Richie Love (Motorcycle); San Bruno's Jonathan Pinten (Comp Rod); Rodeo's Douglas McCay (Sport Street); Napa's Dwayne Opperman (Street); and Napa's Andrew Galvin (High School).

The Wednesday Night Drags will resume on November 6th. For more information, visit or call 800-870-RACE (7223).


Don't miss your chance to help feed the needy and get a $10 voucher for admission to a Wednesday Night Drags/Sonoma Drift event in 2014!  Just bring four or more non-perishable food items to the raceway on Wednesday, Oct. 30, Nov. 6 or Nov. 13 to receive your $10 voucher.  All food collected at the front gate will benefit Friends in Sonoma Helping (FISH) and Community Action Napa Valley Food Bank. *Limit one voucher per person.