SONOMA RACEWAY’S POPULAR Wednesday Night Drags and drift program has begun its 26th season and will be held every Wednesday evening through Nov. 12. The Valley raceway’s 2014 Big O Tires major events schedule will open with the Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival on May 17 and 18, followed by the popular NASCAR Toyota/Save Mart 350 weekend taking place Friday through Sunday, June 20 to 22: the annual NHRA Sonoma Nationals the weekend of July 25 through 27, preceded by the NHRA Division 7 Drag Races July 18 through 20; the IndyCar Series, featuring the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma, set for the weekend of Aug. 22 through 24; the FIA World Touring Car Championship, which has been moved up a weekend to Sept. 13 and 14; and the Classic Sports Racing Group Charity Challenge on Oct. 4 and 5. For details on 2014 tickets, including the all-encompassing Track Pass and the Buy-Early-and-Save options for all four of the major event weekends, or for general Sonoma Raceway information, call 800-870-RACE (7223), or visit racesonoma.com or <a href="http://www.ticketmaster.com/">ticketmaster.com</a>.
SONOMA STOMPERS PRO baseball team, which is a member of the four-team Pacific Association of Professional Baseball Clubs league, will be holding its first open tryout starting 8 a.m. on Saturday, March 15, at Sonoma’s Peterson Field, 175 First St. W. Pre-registration cost is $100 and day-of registration is $150. To register, contact Pacifics’ director of operations, Tristan Barbieri, at 415-485-1563, with pre-registration ending at 4 p.m. on Friday, March 14.
ST. FRANCIS SOLANO’S CYO basketball program is hosting a second day of playoff games on Sunday, March 9, at Sonoma Valley High School’s Pfeiffer Gym. For more information about St. Francis CYO hoops, contact CYO Athletic Director Nickolai Mathison at 343-1051.