SONOMA, Calif. — A 75-year old Napa resident died after an on-track crash at Sonoma Raceway on Wednesday evening.
The participant was racing his 1976 Ford Pinto in the Wednesday Night Drags program on the facility’s quarter-mile drag strip.
The accident occurred at approximately 6:15 p.m. He was the only racer on track at the time. The racer’s name is being withheld until it is released by the Sonoma County Coroner’s Office.
This is the first on-track fatality in the 30-year history of the Wednesday Night Drags program.