Sears Point Festival of Fire Drag Races, June 30-July 2

WHAT: Sears Point Raceway will host The Fox 101.7/Team Chevrolet Festival of Fire drag races and fireworks celebration, June 30-July 2. The weekend will feature exciting racing action from the NHRA Federal-Mogul Division 7 Drag Racing Series, as...

WHAT: Sears Point Raceway will host The Fox 101.7/Team Chevrolet Festival of Fire drag races and fireworks celebration, June 30-July 2. The weekend will feature exciting racing action from the NHRA Federal-Mogul Division 7 Drag Racing Series, as well as the North Bay's largest fireworks show (Saturday, July 1), country barbecue, and exhibition passes by a jet car. There will also be an aerobatic, pyro jet-fighter demonstration.

WHERE: Sears Point Raceway, Highways 37 & 121, Sonoma.

WHEN: Gates open at Sears Point Raceway on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 7 a.m. Time trials and qualifying will take place on both Friday and Saturday, with final eliminations for all classes beginning at 9 a.m. on Sunday.

COURSE: Quarter-mile drag strip

WHAT TO EXPECT: Antioch resident Rick Santos is on fire again this season with a commanding lead in both Division 7 and the national points standings. With one more win, Santos will become the winningest driver in the 19-year history of the series. This season, Santos has three consecutive wins in Division 7 competition. He is also the defending two-time Festival of Fire champion, as well as the defending three-time national and Division 7 champion. Other pilots to watch at this event include: Larry Miner, John Weaver, Kyle Seipel, and Tony DeFrank.

IN ADDITION: This weekend will also feature the North Bay's largest fireworks show, a country barbecue with live music, an explosive jet car exhibition, and Bill Reesman's "MiG-17 Meteor" jet, the world's only night aerobatic, pyro jet-fighter act. Before the fireworks begin, fans will witness 6,000-horsepowered jet cars roar down the drag strip, while Reesman will light up the sky twice on Saturday with one show in the afternoon and another in the twilight hours. This flame-throwing, aerobatic exhibition will be an exciting preview to the "Pyro Spectacular" fireworks show. The 30-minute fireworks show will begin around 9:15 p.m. on Saturday. The best view for the show is from Turn 2.

TICKETS: Tickets are $5 on Friday, $25 on Saturday, and $20 on Sunday. A three-day pass is available for $45. Children 12 and under are free. For more information call 800-870-RACE or visit www.searspoint.com.

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Series Drag
Drivers Rick Santos , Tony DeFrank