|Burning up Sonoma Raceway track
Hector Arana Jr. beats Andrew Hines to the finish line in the pro stock motorcycle races at last year’s NHRA Sonoma Nationals. This weekend, the touring stars of the NHRA return to Sonoma Raceway for the 26th consecutive year. Four professional drag race classes will race this weekend, as well as hundreds of amateur racers from across the country. Nitro classes include the popular dragsters and funny cars with drivers like John Force, Ron Capps, Tony Schumacher, Doug Kalitta and many others hoping to be in the 16-car field in each class during eliminations on Sunday. Pro stock car and motorcycle drivers will also attempt to qualify for Sunday’s races. Qualifying under the lights on Friday night should be a sight, with the fuel cars spewing flames from their headers the entire length of the track.
Photo by Cliff Mills