Wednesdays Are "Race a Cop" Days at Sonoma Raceway

If you ever wanted to go head to head with a police car, this is the place to do it

2y ago

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I'm sure after we all saw Baby Driver, the first thing we all wanted to do was rob a bank and lead the police on a high speed chase throughout the city (No? Just me?). Doing so, however, would be a one way ticket to a bad time, so of course, common sense kicked in and we just sat back and enjoyed the movie.

However, if you really feel that need to race the police, there's a place you can do it legally (a few places around the nation, actually). At Sonoma Raceway in California, Wednesdays are devoted to letting high school students race the police. It's part of a program to improve the public perception of law enforcement, giving teens a safe space to burn some rubber.

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The program, called "Top the Cops," is entering it's 23rd year and was start by Kevin Mckinnie, a retired police officer who started the program to help cut down on illegal drag racing. Not only does "Top the Cops" help get rid of the some of the street racing scene, but it also builds a positive relationship between the community and the police.

But wow, do all these kids come from wealthy families or something? Some of these cars are insane. My high school car was a clunker; some of these kids are driving around in new Challenger RTs, Chargers, Mercedes, and completely modified drag cars. Must be nice to have such a ride in high school!

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Comments (7)

  • What they mean is that the cops do this on their own dime and time. $0 public funds go into this.

      2 years ago
    • oh, so the officer pays for any damage done to the car? I didn't realize. that's better

        2 years ago
  • It's easy to outrun a cop car, but it's their radio that'll get you every time. lol

      2 years ago
  • so if the engine in the car goes who replaces it? it sounds cool, but I think just taking your car to the track is enough.

      2 years ago
  • yep it's better than tax dollars going to pry two dead idiots out of wreckage on a public street and the victims life theyve ruined from szreet racing.

      2 years ago
  • tax dollars going to racing?

      2 years ago
    • They always make a point of saying that no tax dollars are used.

        2 years ago
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