Full Weekend of Drifting and Dragging in Sonoma

High-speed drifting and drag racing events will take place side-by-side at Sonoma Raceway this weekend with Sonoma Drift's Summer Jam, as well as Summit ET Bracket Drag Racing, Aug. 9-10.

The Summer Jam Series Championship event, which is hosted by Sonoma Drift, will take place on Turns 2-4 of the 12-turn road course, as the drivers work to control their high-horsepower car while it slides sideways at high speed.  Drivers are judged on execution and style rather than who finishes the course fastest.

Drifting action gets under way each day at 8:15 a.m. and admission is $15 per day for spectators (kids 12 and under FREE), and $20 for Sunday's show car registration. You can register your show car in advance by emailing bshaw@racesonoma.com or visit racesonoma.com/sonomadrift for more information.

In addition, the Summit ET Bracket Drags take over the lightening-quick quarter-mile drag strip with back-to-back days of straight-line racing. Featured classes include High School, Trophy, Motorcycle, Sportsman, Pro and Super Pro.

Gates open at 8 a.m., with racing spanning from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Cost for spectators is $15, while cost for competitors is as follows: High School and Trophy ($25); Sportsman or Motorcycle ($40); Association classes ($50); Pro or Super Pro ($60).