Drag Racer Dies At Sonoma

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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.