Northern California drag racers took to Sonoma Raceway's quarter-mile drag strip, Oct. 25, for popular Wednesday Night Drags racing.

The Wednesday Night Drags program, which is in its 29th 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 teenagers 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 3:30 p.m. with racing spanning from 4-10 p.m. Anyone with a driver's license can compete, providing their vehicle or motorcycle passes a simple technical inspection.

Wednesday's class winners included Vacaville's Mark Chancey (Gear Jammer); Novato's Doug Love (Motorcycle); Santa Rosa's Tom Johnson (Comp Rod) and Santa Rosa's Don Waltenspiel (Sport Street); Fairfax's Chris Burton (Street) and Novato's Logan Knowlton (High School).

Don't miss your chance to help feed the needy and get a $10 voucher for admission to any Wednesday Night Drags/Sonoma Drift event in 2018! Just bring four or more non-perishable food items to the raceway on Nov. 1 or Nov. 8 to receive your $10 voucher. All food collected at the front gate will benefit Friends in Sonoma Helping (F.I.S.H.) and the Redwood Empire Food Bank. Expired food will not be accepted. Limit one voucher per person.

The Wednesday Night Drags will resume next Wednesday, Nov. 1. For more information, visit or call 800-870-RACE (7223). For track weather conditions, please call 800-870-RACE ext. 209.