More than 120 Northern California drag racers convened on the Sonoma Raceway drag strip, September 18, 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 San Bruno's Justin Clark (Gear Jammer); Novato's Alfredo Escamadi (Motorcycle); Santa Rosa's Tom Johnson (Comp Rod); Rodeo's Doug McCay (Sport Street); Novato's Bobby Grabbian (Street); and Sonoma's Garret Walker (High School).

The Wednesday Night Drags will resume on September 25th. For more information, visit www.racesonoma.com/youcanrace or call 800-870-RACE (7223).