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More than 120 Northern California drag racers took to Sonoma Raceway's drag strip, May 10, during Wednesday Night Drags.

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.

Class winners included Napa's Larry Ball (Jackpot); Fremont's Brad Hawkes (Gear Jammer); Novato's Doug Love (Motorcycle); Vacaville’s Jonathan Pinten (Comp Rod); Novato’s John Lemos (Sport Street); Novato’s Bobby Grabrian (Street); and Novato's P.J. Femenio (High School).

Top the Cops returnees and San Marin High School students, P.J. Femenio and Justin Teshan, fell short in defeating the reigning local law enforcement champions, California Highway Patrol Officer Officer Marc Renspurger and Sonoma County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Jack Neely. Think you got what it takes to take down the best on the drag strip? We invite you to get ahead of the flashing red and blue lights and for once, enjoy it with victory!

The Wednesday Night Drags and Top the Cops will resume next Wednesday, May 17. For more information, visit or call 800-870-RACE (7223). For track weather conditions, please call 800-870-RACE ext. 209.