SONOMA RACEWAY’S POPULAR Wednesday Night Drags and drift program begins its 26th season on Wednesday, March 5. 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 ticketmaster.com.
SONOMA VALLEY YOUTH Football and Cheer Junior Dragons begin online registration for grid ages 6-to-12-years-old, and cheerleaders ages 5-to-12 – the season runs from July through November – tomorrow, March 1, at sonomajrdragons.net. For costs or more details, contact Tricia Baker at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SONOMA COUNTY ALLIANCE is offering free soccer clinics – under the direction of high school varsity coaches, Sonoma County Sol players and high-level Bay Area youth coaches – for all Valley age groups on back-to-back Wednesdays, March 5 and 12, starting at 6 p.m. on the Sonoma Developmental Center’s fields in Glen Ellen. For more details, contact scasoccer.com.