Sonoma Drift Info:

Wednesday nights. Sideways cars. Screeching Tires. White Smoke. All this can only mean one thing: the return of Sonoma Drift.

Sonoma Drift runs in conjunction with the weekly Wednesday Night Drags program, providing a safe, legal and controlled environment in which professionals and amateurs can perfect their drifting skills. Drifting is a high-skill motor sport that calls for drivers to control a high-horsepower car while it slides sideways at high speeds through a marked course. This is a competition where drivers are judged on style and execution rather than who finishes with the fastest time.

Each week, racers will drift on a specially-designed course in the Sonoma Raceway paddock area. Entries can range anywhere from the style and curves of a Nissan 350z to the pure power of American-made muscle cars. All cars must pass a simple technical inspection before drifting begins at 4 p.m.

"People don't understand how much control and technique it takes to do this. We come here and learn the fundamentals to become solid drivers. Sonoma Drift is making the streets safer." said Joe Tardiff, a regular attendee from Vallejo.“ If you’re on the fence about coming out, you should just come out and join the family.”

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2014 Drifting Information

Competitors: $40 (Pre-Register by clicking button below, or call Brook Shaw at 707-933-3957)

All cars must have seatbelts and mufflers to participate, and sounds levels must not exceed 115 decibels.

If you are under 18, and have a valid Driver License and would like to drift, complete the 'Minor Waiver' below.  If you have questions, complete minor information can be found here.

If you are UNABLE to attend, make sure to call Brook by 2PM on date you are signed up for, so we can fill all 45 spots. Otherwise no refunds will be given, for un-claimed tech cards.


2014 Sonoma Drift Series

March 1-2: Round 1 - Sonoma Drift Series
April 19: Round 2 - Sonoma Drift Series
May 25-26: Round 3 - Sonoma Drift Series
August 9-10: Round 4 - Sonoma Drift Series / Summer Jam

In exception to April 19, all Series events are 2days:

Day 1 is a Practice Day on the Summer Jam Layout - No Cage required. - $75
2 Day Events: (Day 1: practice & Day 2: qual. & comp.) - 4pt roll cage required - $150

One-Time Tech Inspection with CorteX Racing required for 2-Day Series Competitors - $40 payable to CorteX Racing, contact Trent Musser at: 707-655-2909

Spectator tickets are available for purchase day-of, at gate. $15 per day / $30 for weekend (Kids 12 and Under are FREE).

Register for Series Sonoma Drift Series Rule Book  Contact Cortex Racing