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Sonoma Raceway’s Wednesday Drags and drift begins Wednesday

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The 26th season of the popular Wednesday Night Drags, packaged with the motorsport of drifting for a “Drag and Drift” program, will begin at Sonoma Raceway tomorrow, March 5, and will be held every Wednesday evening through Nov. 12.

Open to anyone with a driver’s license, who can race any vehicle or motorcycle they bring to the world-famous quarter-mile drag strip, provided it passes a simple tech inspection, the gates open for Wednesday’s “Drag and Drift” at 3:30 p.m., with time runs beginning at 4, and drag racing taking place from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Drifting runs  from 4 to 10 p.m.

Cost for the Wednesday Night Drags cost is $25 for competitors, $15 for students with a high school ID, and $10 for spectators. Season-long passes are also available, and children ages 12-years-old-and-under, and parking, are free. The drifting costs are $40 for pre-registration, with no on-site registration.

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Sonoma Raceway’s 2014 Big O Tires major events schedule will open with the Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival on May 17 and 18, and will close with the Classic Sports Racing Group Charity Challenge on Oct. 4 and 5.

In between will be the popular NASCAR Toyota/Save Mart 350 weekend – the Valley’s largest attended motorsports event – taking place Friday through Sunday, June 20 to 22.

Then the annual NHRA Sonoma Nationals weekend will be held 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, arrives the weekend of Aug. 22 through 24; with the FIA World Touring Car Championship being held from Sept. 20 to 21.

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.