It’s going to be a hot weekend in the Valley, not only weather-wise, but with plenty of motorsports action on Sonoma Raceway’s world-class quarter-mile drag strip.
The National Hot Rod Association’s 27th annual Sonoma Nationals begins today at the Valley raceway, where four race categories of competition, including Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle, will run through tomorrow, Saturday, July 26, and conclude Sunday, July 27.
Adding to this year’s drag-racing thrills will be more intra-family battles and a talented woman driver rapidly rising up the ranks in Funny Cars.
Along with popular names such as Force and Pedregon going head-to- head on the drag strip, some of the new families making 2014 history in Pro Stock Motorcycle are the husband-and-wife duo Matt and Angie Smith and the Arana family.
For the first time in NHRA history, a husband and wife recently met in the final round, with Angie Smith posting her first NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle win over her husband, Matt, the defending PSM Champion.