Northern California drag racers took to Sonoma Raceway's quarter-mile drag strip, Oct. 4, 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 San Francisco's Carlos Hillson (Gear Jammer), Novato's Doug Love (Motorcycle) and Joe Piazza (Comp Rod); Vallejo's Steve Del Buono Jr. (Sport Street); Cotati's Ryan Haluska (Street) and Woodside's Gabriel Goldberg (High School).

The Wednesday Night Drags will resume next Wednesday, Oct. 12. For more information, visit or call 800-870-RACE (7223). For track weather conditions, please call 800-870-RACE ext. 209.