Nearly 150 Northern California drag racers convened on the Sonoma Raceway drag strip, April 2, 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 seven 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 Napa’s Nick Miller (Gear Jammer); El Cerrito’s Denny Alves (Motorcycle); Petaluma’s Shaun Burr (Comp Rod); Rodeo’s Doublas McCay (Sport Street); Dwayne Opperman (Street); and Napa’s Andrew Galvin (High School).