The heaviest traffic at the raceway located at state Highways 37 and is expected Sunday between 9 a. Gates to the event open 10 a. Friday and 8 a. Saturday and Sunday. The racing is expected to conclude around 4 p.
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Drag races expected to cause traffic headaches near Sonoma Raceway this weekend
Each Wednesday afternoon from April through August, high school students in the Bay Area are given the chance to rev their engines and stare down a quarter-mile track at the Sonoma Raceway as they race local police officers in official vehicles. The program just finished its 23rd season, and according to McKinnie, incidents of illegal street racing have declined dramatically in the area. Then the students are allowed a few practice runs before going head-to-head against officers in their patrol cars. When not waiting for the light to turn green, officers converse with teens about their race times, talk a little trash, and offer tips for safe driving and warnings about the dangers of drugs and alcohol, especially behind the wheel.
Starting today, high school students will have the chance to drag race against Bay Area law enforcement officers at the Infineon Raceway in Sonoma County. Tonight marks the opening night of the 18th season of the raceway's "Top the Cops" program, which runs from April 4 to Aug. According to the raceway, the program offers an alternative to illegal street racing on city or backcountry roads. Brennan said agencies have come and gone over the years but that there are no new agencies this year.