Wednesday Night Drags, Bottomfeeders Open, adult/youth tennis
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.
MURPHY’S IRISH PUB’S 16th annual Bottomfeeders Open will take place this Friday, Oct. 12, at Oakmont Golf Club’s West Course. For more information, stop by the pub or go to www.vintagehouse.org.
SONOMA VALLEY TENNIS Association will host its SVTA Fall Mixed Doubles Round Robin Tournament – cost is $10 a player – this Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Maxwell Farms Regional Park courts. To sign up, or for more details, contact Noel Barbulesco at 364-9211 or online at email@example.com. The SVTA’s final Friday Night Round Robin event of 2012 at the Maxwell Farms Regional Park courts is on Oct 19, with warmups starting at 5, and play beginning at 5:05 p.m. to be finished before nightfall. Cost is free to SVTA members and $10 for nonmembers, with the player limit being the first 20 registering. To pre-register, or for more details, e-mail Corky Rosengren at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about SVTA visit www.sonomavalleytennis.org. Also, the SVTA 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. 20 and 27, and Nov. 3 and 10, at the Maxwell Farms courts. No registration is required. For more details, call Levy at 738-7694.
VALLEY OF THE Moon Pétanque Club, which plays at the Henri Maysonnave Memorial Courts in Sonoma’s Depot Park, continues to offer events for its members to partake. For more information on the events, to join the VOMPC or for more details call 343-9465 or visit www.vompc.org.
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.