Sonoma Names Nick Bublitz As Drag Strip Manager

Sonoma Raceway logo, Nick Bublitz headshot

Nick Bublitz has been named Sonoma Raceway’s Drag Strip Manager and will manage the raceway’s 1/4-mile drag strip and drag racing programs.

In his new role, Bublitz will be responsible for the drag strip’s day-to-day operations, including the weekly Wednesday Night Drags program, which is set to kick off on March 17. Bublitz takes over for Kyle Seipel, who has been the drag racing manager at Sonoma Raceway since 2017 after stepping in for his mother, Georgia, upon her retirement after 30 years at the raceway.

“I’m the first non-Seipel track manager in over 30 years, and I am honored to be chosen to stay the course. This is one of the best tracks on the west coast with some of the best people, racers, and staff, so I look forward to getting started,” said Bublitz, who officially starts on February 1.

Bublitz, 29, began drag racing at the Northern California track 10 years ago when he attended Sonoma State University. He has earned six Wally trophies from Summit ET Series bracket drag racing events and was the 2015 Division 7 ET Challenge Sportsman Champion. Bublitz is also currently the Track Announcer and Race Director at Redding Drag Strip.

The drag strip is set to host the NHRA Sonoma Nationals on July 23-25, 2021.

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