More than 110 Northern California drag racers convened on the Sonoma Raceway drag strip, September 25, 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 Glen Ellen's Larry Philpot (Gear Jammer); Novato's Steve Neeley (Motorcycle); San Bruno's Jon Pinten (Comp Rod); Newark's Rick McIlmoil (Sport Street); Novato's Brad Bowen (Street); and Sonoma's Garret Walker (High School).

The Wednesday Night Drags will resume on October 2nd. For more information, visit or call 800-870-RACE (7223).