Infineon Raceway will open its gates for another year of its popular “Drags and Drift” program, featuring the best of amateur racing on its world-famous quarter-mile drag strip, as well as drifting behind the main grandstand. “Drags and Drift” will be featured most Wednesday nights from March 7- Nov. 14. Check www.infineonraceway.com/schedule/complete_schedule/ for details on the full schedule. 

This marks the 24th consecutive year for the popular STP Wednesday Night Drags. This program gives people a safe, legal and controlled environment in which to drag race their vehicles, as opposed to using city streets or back-county roads. Anyone with a driver’s license and a car that passes a simple technical inspection is invited to race on the world-famous Sonoma Valley drag strip — it’s the same racing surface used by the world’s fastest drag racers of the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series. 

Sonoma Drift, Powered by NOS enters its second year at Infineon Raceway and runs most Wednesday nights in the paddock behind the main grandstand. Drifting is a high-skill form of motor sport that requires drivers to control their car while it slides sideways at high speeds through a marked course. Drivers are judged on execution and style rather than who finishes the course fastest. Entries have included everything from Nissans to American-made muscle cars. All cars must pass a simple technical inspection before racers can compete. 

The season begins on Wednesday, March 7.
STP Wednesday Night Drags — Practice runs at 4 p.m., with racing from 5-10 p.m.
Sonoma Drift, Powered by NOS — 4-10 p.m. 

STP Wednesday Night Drags — $25 competitors ($15 with valid high school ID).
Sonoma Drift, Powered by NOS — $40 pre-register (www.infineonraceway.com/sonomadrift); $50 at gate.

Both STP Wednesday Night Drags and Sonoma Drift, Powered by NOS are great spectator events. Fans are encouraged to attend the racing each Wednesday night and the cost is just $10. Children 12-and-under are FREE and parking is FREE.

Visit www.infineonraceway.com/youcanrace, 800-870-RACE (7223).