Sonoma Raceway will kick off the holiday weekend with a full day of drifting at the 2nd annual Winter Jam on Saturday, Dec. 22. The event is hosted by Sonoma Drift, powered by NOS Energy Drink.

Drifting will take place between Turns 4 and 7 of the 12-turn road course, as drivers work to control a high-horsepower car while it slides sideways at high speed.  Drivers are judged on execution and style rather than who finishes the course fastest. 

The first-place finisher will receive FREE entrance to all 2013 Sonoma Drift events, including Summer Jam, Winter Jam, and all four rounds of the all-new Sonoma Drift Series.

Professional Formula DRIFT competitors Luke Lonberger, Matt Field and Ryan Bell, as well as four newly-crowned professional drifters, including Boulder Creek’s Marcus Fry, Rohnert Park’s Sean Hoover, San Jose’s Eugene Kretschmer and San Diego’s Tyler Wolfson are scheduled to attend and will run in the morning practice session.

Winter Jam practice gets under way at 8 a.m. and qualifying is slated for 11:15 a.m. followed by the main competition. Competitors can still register for the event for $140 (4pt. roll cage required). Admission is just $10 for spectators and children 12-and-under will be admitted for free.

For more information on Winter Jam or other Sonoma Drift events, visit racesonoma.com/sonomadrift or contact Brook at (707) 933-3957 or bshaw@racesonoma.com.