More than 100 Northern California drag racers convened on the Sonoma Raceway drag strip, October 23, for the Wednesday Night Drags.

The Wednesday Night Drags program, which is in its 25th 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 teen-agers 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 4 p.m. with racing spanning from 5-10 p.m. anyone with a driver's license can compete, providing their vehicle or motorcycle passes a simple technical inspection.

Class winner included Concord's Patrick Granford (Gear Jammer); Novato's Doug Love (Motorcycle); Santa Rosa's Jorge Valencia (Comp Rod); Newark's Rick McLlmoil (Sport Street); San Francisco's Vince Cardinale (Street); and Napa's Andrew Galvin (High School).

The Wednesday Night Drags will resume on October 30.


Don't miss your chance to help feed the needy and get a $10 voucher for admission to a Wednesday Night Drags/Sonoma Drift event in 2014!  Just bring four or more non-perishable food items to the raceway on Wednesday, Oct. 30, Nov. 6 or Nov. 13 to receive your $10 voucher.  All food collected at the front gate will benefit Friends in Sonoma Helping (FISH) and Community Action Napa Valley Food Bank. *Limit one voucher per person. 

For more information, visit or call 800-870-RACE (7223).