WHAT:
Sonoma Raceway will open its gates for another year of its popular "Drags and Drift" program, featuring drag 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 12- Nov. 12. Check  www.racesonoma.com/schedule for details on the full schedule.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT DRAGS:
This marks the 26th consecutive year for the popular 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 Mello Yello Drag Racing Series.

SONOMA DRIFT:
Sonoma Drift enters its third year at Sonoma 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.

WHEN:
The season begins on Wednesday, March 12.
Wednesday Night Drags — Time runs at 4 p.m., with racing from 6:30 p.m.-10 p.m.
Sonoma Drift — 4 p.m.-10 p.m.

COST:
Wednesday Night Drags — $25 competitors ($15 with valid high school ID).
Sonoma Drift — $40 pre-register (www.racesonma.com/sonomadrift); $50 at gate.

SPECTATORS:
Both Wednesday Night Drags and Sonoma Drift 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.

MORE INFORMATION:
Visit www.racesonoma.com/youcanrace, 800-870-RACE (7223).