Over 200 Northern California drag racers heated up Sonoma Raceway's drag strip, July 8, during Wednesday Night Drags.

The Wednesday Night Drags program, which is in its 30th consecutive year, gives drag racers the opportunity to 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, back-county roads or parking lots.

Racing is featured in eight classes. Gates open at 3:30 p.m. with racing spanning from 4-10 p.m. Eliminations begin at 7 p.m. allowing more track time for the racers. Anyone with a valid driver's license can participate, providing their vehicle or motorcycle passes a simple technical inspection.

Wednesday's class winners included:

  • Jackpot: Napa's Dan Brown
  • Gear Jammer: Sonoma's Bill Burns
  • Motorcycle: Hayward's Joe Sisk
  • Comp Rod: Novato's Joe Piazza
  • Sport Street: Billy Taggart
  • Street: Windsor's Nitro-Nicky Eagan
  • High School: Mill Valley's Eddie Schultz

Winner circle photos are posted on the Sonoma Raceway Drag Racing Facebook page. 

Wednesday Night Drags will resume on Wednesday, August 15. High school students interested in drag racing local law enforcement officers or for more information about Wednesday Night Drags, visit http://www.sonomaraceway.com/track/wednesday_night_drags/ or call 800-870-RACE (7223). For track weather conditions, please call 800-870-RACE ext. 209.