The rain-delayed 2018 season of Sonoma Raceway’s Wednesday Night Drags finally starts today.
This will be the 30th season for this part of Sonoma Drift and Drags Powered by Universal Technical Institute.
Wednesday Night Drags let licensed drivers a safe, legal and controlled place to race their cars – Sonoma Raceway’s quarter-mile drag strip.
The season will have drag racing most Wednesdays through Nov. 14.
Gates open today at 3:30 p.m. and drag racing runs will take place from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. About 200 drivers are expected to turn out for the opening night, and entrants range from high school students to working professionals.
For the past 30 years, the drag racing program has grown in popularity with a fan base among local drag racing enthusiasts. It lets local drivers an area racers fulfil their “need for speed,” organizers said.
Sonoma Drift also will take place behind the main grandstand and on the road course today.
Those interested may visit the webpage www.sonomaraceway.com/track/wednesday_night_drags or call 800-870-RACE (7223). Sonoma Raceway is at the intersection of California Highways 37 and 121 in Sonoma.