Drag Racing fans can join NHRA drag racing legends Don "the Snake" Prudhomme and Ed "the Ace" McCulloch at a special pre-race Starting Line Party before final eliminations at the Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals on Sunday, July 31. This year, NHRA is celebrating 50 years of Funny Car racing and Sonoma Raceway has put together this special event to get you close to these racing veterans.

These legendary racers will be featured as part of the Starting Line Party ticket package, which includes a reserved seat in the main grandstand and access to a special Q&A with Prudhomme and McCulloch prior to final eliminations on Sunday. The Q&A will be followed by a Track Walk down the drag strip. The package also includes a Thunder Alley pass, the closest access to the strip for race fans.

Prudhomme, a four-time NHRA Funny Car national champion, was the first Funny Car driver to exceed 250 mph. Prudhomme is the only driver to win in two Pro categories in Sonoma: Funny Car (1989) and Top Fuel (1992). He retired in 1994 to manage his own racing team and went on to win two Top Fuel championships (2002, '03) with driver Larry Dixon.

McCulloch, who scored 22 wins in his driving career (18 in Funny Car and four in Top Fuel), traded his firesuit for wrenches in 1995 and began a second career as a winning crew chief, racking up 27 more wins, including 16 with Ron Capps.

This is your opportunity to join two of NHRA's greatest Funny Car drivers on Sunday morning of the Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals before final eliminations.

Starting Line Party ticket package runs from $80-$85, depending on seat location, for the full ticket package, or just $20 as an upgrade to your reserved-seat purchase. Get yours today at 800-870-7223 or SonomaRaceway.com/nhra.