Young people, fast cars and trying to outrun the police- it’s all just a part of life in California.
While this usually has serious implications, it is just another Wednesday at Sonoma Raceway, where high school students go one-on-one with Cali LEOs- from troopers to town police.
Called “Top the Cops,” the program -which allows youth to legally street race police- is in its 23rd year and as popular as ever.
Engines rev, tires squeal and gasoline burns into raw power as teens quench their need for speed in a hot pursuit between civilians and law enforcement, forging both street cred and a positive community bond with their local police.
“Top the Cops” was founded by Kevin McKinnie, a retired police officer looking for a way to help curb illegal drag racing.
The only one of its kind, the “Top the Cop” events don’t appear to be slowing down anytime soon.