Sonoma Raceway, VOM Pétanque Oktoberfest, tennis program
SONOMA RACEWAY’S 24th season of Wednesday Night Drags continues on its world-famous drag strip every Wednesday evening through Nov. 14, along with the motorsport of drifting, and the equally popular “Top the Cops” program. Top the Cops is designed to help take illegal racing off the streets and bring it to a safe, legal and controlled environment, allowing high school students the opportunity to drag race against law enforcement officers, who will be driving their squad cars. The Wednesday Night Drags are open to anyone with a driver’s license, and they can race any vehicle or motorcycle they bring to the track, provided it passes a simple tech inspection. Gates open for “Drag and Drift” at 3:30, practice begins at 4, and the racing takes place from 5 to 10 p.m., with the STP Wednesday Night Drags cost being $25 for competitors, $15 for students with a high school ID, and $10 for spectators – season-long passes are also available – while the drifting costs are $40 for pre-registration and $50 at the gate. For more details, or for general Sonoma Raceway information, call 800-870-RACE (7223), or visit www.infineonraceway.com/tickets.
VALLEY OF THE Moon Pétanque Club will hold its final event of the 2012 season with its Oktoberfest Tournament, which takes place at the Henri Maysonnave Memorial Courts in Sonoma’s Depot Park this Sunday, Oct. 28. Registration for melee random draw tourney is $5 a player and ends at 10 a.m. before play begins. Lunch – pork chops, mashed potatoes, sauerkraut and German draft beer – costs $15 a person, with beer only being $8. It’s suggested you bring your own steins and plateware to avoid plastic. Pre-registration for the tourney is not required, but lunch reservations are needed by today, Oct. 26. To make lunch reservations or for more details on the event, contact the VOMPC at 343-9465 or visit vompc.org.
SONOMA VALLEY TENNIS Association is offering a free program for beginners and returning players – under the direction of teaching pros Sam Levy and Jordan Walker – from 3 to 4 p.m. on Saturdays, Oct. 27, and Nov. 3, 10 and 17, at the Maxwell Farms courts. No registration is required. For more details, call Levy at 738-7694.
THE NINTH ANNUAL baseball “Camp for a Cure” for players ages 8 to 15, will take place this year at Rancho Cotate High School in Rohnert Park on Sunday, Oct. 28, with all the proceeds going to the American Cancer Society, the Lupus Foundation of America, and the American Diabetes Association. Local professional baseball players, high-school coaches, pro scouts and volunteers run the camp. To register or for more details, visit the Web site at www.campforacure.org, email Leslie.email@example.com, or call Gregg at 480-9214.
SONOMA BOCCE BALL Association recently ended its 2012 seasons of play in the Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday leagues. Anyone who would like to join the SBBA – the annual membership cost is $20 a person – or for more details, call (John) 938-2101 or (Ginette) 935-3337.