POPULAR PROGRAM GIVES PEOPLE A SAFE, LEGAL, CONTROLLED ENVIRONMENT IN WHICH TO DRAG RACE THEIR CARS, AWAY FROM CITY STREETS

WHAT
The popular Wednesday Night Drags program will kick off its 26th consecutive year at Sonoma Raceway on March 5, 2014. The raceway will open its gates most every Wednesday night from March 5-Nov. 12 for fans who would like to race down the world-famous quarter-mile drag strip.

OBJECTIVE
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.

WHEN
Most Wednesday nights through Nov. 12th. Gates open at 3:30 p.m., racing spans from 4 p.m.-10 p.m. 

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WHERE 
Highways 37 and 121, Sonoma, Calif., 95476.

WHO
Anyone with a driver's license can compete, providing their vehicle or motorcycle passes a simple technical inspection. All vehicles must have mufflers. To see the rules and regulations for Wednesday Night Drags, please click here. The event attracts a varied crowd, including teen-agers, mothers, working professionals and grandparents racing everything from Corvettes to Mini-Vans. Three-hundred cars are allowed to compete each Wednesday night. The weekly event attracts an average of 900-1,200 people (competitors and spectators).

TOP THE COPSTM
An added bonus to the Wednesday Night Drags is the Top the CopsTM program, which enters its 20th season in 2014.

Top the Cops allows high school students the rare chance to drag race against Bay Area law enforcement officers on the quarter-mile drag strip. Both are given practice runs, leading up to a final-round showdown between the student and an officer who competes in his/her squad car and in full uniform. The Top the Cops program runs from April 23 through August 13.  

Participating law enforcement agencies include:

  • California Highway Patrol                                       
  • Fairfield Police Department
  • Fremont Police Department
  • Napa Police Department                                          
  • Novato Police Department
  • Sonoma County Sheriff's Department                                                
  • Sonoma Police Department
  • Windsor Police Department

COST
$25 competitors, $15 for students with their high school identification card, $10 spectators.

MORE INFORMATION
For more information, call 800-870-RACE (7223).

DISCUSS
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