More than 200 Northern California drag racers took to Sonoma Raceway's drag strip, April 25, during Wednesday Night Drags. In addition, Top the Cops™ kicked off its season opener with high school students and Bay Area law enforcement officers going head-to-head on the quarter mile drag strip.

The Wednesday Night Drags program, which is in its 30th 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. Gates open at 3:30 p.m. with racing spanning from 4-10 p.m. Eliminations start at 7 p.m. allowing more track time for the racers. Anyone with a driver's license can compete, providing their vehicle or motorcycle passes a simple technical inspection.

Wednesday's class winners included Petaluma's Ron Love (Gear Jammer); Novato's Doug Love (Motorcycle); Newark's Rick Mcllmoil (Sport Street); Fairfield's Paul Nosbisch (High School) and San Marin's PJ Femenia (Top the Cops). All other racing categories were split due to curfew.

Winner circle photos are posted on the Sonoma Raceway Drag Racing Facebook page. Click HERE for race results.  

Wednesday Night Drags will resume next Wednesday, May 2. High school students interested in drag racing local law enforcement officers, visit For more information about Wednesday Night Drags, visit or call 800-870-RACE (7223). For track weather conditions, please call 800-870-RACE ext. 209.