If you want to get your senses assaulted then Sonoma Raceway is the place to be the weekend of July 26 to 28. The ground will shake with the 11,000 horsepower fuel cars of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series taking part in the 32nd annual Sonoma Nationals. Friday night qualifying is always spectacular with the header flames shooting into the air. Quick and fast times are usually to be seen as the track has good atmospheric conditions and a great racing surface.
Drivers and riders in four Professional categories-Top Fuel Dragsters, Fuel Funny Cars, Pro Stock Car and Pro Stock Motorcycle will attempt to qualify on Friday and Saturday in order to get into the 16 car fields in each class for eliminations on Sunday. In addition to the pros there will be the sportsmen and women racing in various categories.
Sonoma Raceway is celebrating its 50th Anniversary year and will have numerous things for spectators to do during the weekend such as a car show on the lawn at the front gate, a nostalgia get together and a cacklefest for vintage fuel cars on Friday night.
Photos by Cliff Mills