SONOMA RACEWAY’S 2014 Big O Tires racing season begins with the 13-race Summit ET Bracket Drag Racing Series on Jan. 5, followed by the Sonoma Chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities inaugural Laps for Charity event, benefitting Sonoma County youth organizations, taking place Saturday, taking place Jan. 18 – for more information or to register for a spot, visit sonoma.speedwaycharities.org/charitylaps or contact Diana Brennan at firstname.lastname@example.org. Sonoma Raceway’s 2014 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 from Sept. 20 to 21; and the Classic Sports Racing Group Charity Challenge on Oct. 4 and 5. For details on 2014 tickets; getting an early start in renewing Toyota/Save Mart 350 tickets or sign-up for priority pre-sale; or for general Sonoma Raceway information, call 800-870-RACE (7223), or visit racesonoma.com or ticketmaster.com.
SONOMA VALLEY HIGH School’s seventh annual Dragon Hall of Fame banquet and ceremony will be held for the third straight year at Hanna Boys Center, Arnold Drive and Aqua Caliente Road, on Saturday, May 10, 2014. The Dragon Hall of Fame 2014 class includes longtime track and field coach Sherman Harris accepting the D.A. Pfeiffer Coaches Award, and Margaret Cunningham receiving the Mulas Family Recognition Award, which is named for the late Schellville fire chief and dairy farmer, Mitch Mulas. Individual athletes being inducted into the Dragon Hall of Fame are John Koeberer for the 1960s; John Litzenberg and Alexis Howell for the 1980s; Bobbie O’Gorman, Richard Davison and Veronica Perez for the 1990s; and Melissa Van Paris for the 2000s. Sonoma’s “team of the decade” being honored is the 1984 Dragons’ football squad. For Dragon Hall of Fame ticket information, to make donations or for more details, contact hall of fame committee member and SVHS alumnus Bob Kruljac at 483-1856.