Sonoma Raceway’s popular Wednesday Night Drags program, which starts Wednesday, March 14, enters its 30th season this year.

Attracting more than 200 drivers nightly, Wednesday Night Drags is one of the most anticipated events among local racing enthusiasts. The amateur drag racing competition runs most Wednesday evenings from March 14 through Nov.14 and gives anyone with a driver’s license and a car that passes a simple technical inspection a chance to race down the quarter-mile drag strip.

The fan-favorite Top the Cops program, which gives teens the chance to race against law enforcement officers, who compete in full uniform in their official vehicles on the quarter-mile drag strip, will run from April through August in conjunction with Wednesday Night Drags.

Wednesday Night Drags begins at 3:30 p.m. with eliminations starting at 7 p.m.

The cost for students with a valid high school ID is $15 and $25 for all other competitors. Sonoma Drift runs from 6 to 10 p.m. Drivers interested in participating in Sonoma Drift should pre-register online; entry fee is $40 in advance or $50 at the gate.

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For more information on these programs or for the complete drag strip schedule, visit or call 800-870-RACE (7223).