Wednesday nights. Sideways cars. Screeching Tires. White Smoke. All this can only mean one thing: the return of Sonoma Drift.

Sonoma Drift runs in conjunction with the weekly Wednesday Night Drags program, providing a safe, legal and controlled environment in which professionals and amateurs can perfect their drifting skills. Drifting is a high-skill motor sport that calls for drivers to control a high-horsepower car while it slides sideways at high speeds through a marked course. This is a sport where drivers are judged on style and execution rather than who finishes with the fastest time.

Each week, racers will drift on a specially-designed course in the Sonoma Raceway paddock area. Entries can range anywhere from the style and curves of a Nissan 350z to the pure power of American-made muscle cars. All cars must pass a simple technical inspection before drifting begins at 4 p.m. Entrance is $10 for spectators.

Donut Pad Only

We had a large amount of people in 2018 asking if they could only participate in the Donut Pad at Turn 7 run-off. Beginners or people that want to only stick to the Donut Pad can now register for just that area. This registration will NOT let you onto Summer Jam Course or the Paddock. The Donut Pad will be open between 4-8 p.m. on nights there is Wednesday Night Drifting. All tech requirements remain the same. Normal registration will still allow drivers from group A, B and C to use the Donut Box.